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Mar 24, 2014

China data hits Europe shares, Crimea keeps nerves taut

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares edged lower on Monday after further signs of a slowdown in China, although robust data from France and Germany limited their decline.

The euro briefly strengthened against the dollar and German Bund futures extended losses after data compiler Markit said its March flash composite purchasing managers’ index for France jumped to 51.6 from 47.9 last month.

Mar 18, 2014

Europe shares rise; Putin says wants no further Ukraine split

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Tuesday
and the safe-haven yen pared gains after President Vladimir
Putin, while approving plans to make Crimea part of Russia, said
his country did not want Ukraine to split further.

Gold, also sought in times of tension, fell and low-risk
government bond yields rose.

Mar 18, 2014

European shares dip with investors wary of Ukraine, Fed

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares dipped and the safe-haven yen rose as investors kept a wary eye on the standoff over Crimea and a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting starting later on Tuesday.

The FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 slipped at the open, after stocks gained in Asia and on Wall Street on Monday.

Mar 6, 2014

World stocks rise on Ukraine diplomacy, ECB easing speculation

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rose on Thursday, supported by diplomatic efforts to cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro held steady on speculation the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy later in the day.

The ECB was expected to keep interest rates on hold but loosen lending conditions to ward off the threat of excessively low inflation and support the euro zone’s fragile economic recovery.

Mar 6, 2014

Stocks rise on Ukraine diplomacy, ECB easing speculation

LONDON (Reuters) – World shares rose on Thursday, supported by diplomatic efforts to cool the crisis in Ukraine, while the euro held steady on speculation the European Central Bank would ease monetary policy later in the day.

The ECB was expected to keep interest rates on hold but loosen lending conditions to ward off the threat of excessively low inflation and support the euro zone’s fragile economic recovery.

Feb 24, 2014

Europe shares, euro rise as German morale brightens

24 (Reuters) – European stocks rose and the
euro strengthened against the dollar on Monday as a surprise
improvement in German business morale added to optimism over the
euro zone’s recovery, although worries over credit tightening in
China kept investors wary.

In Ukraine, where ousted President Viktor Yanukovich was on
the run and being hunted for “mass murder”, the country’s dollar
bonds rose, debt insurance costs fell and the hryvnia currency
weakened but there was little impact on developed markets.

Feb 24, 2014

Europe stocks gain after German morale jump

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares and the euro got a boost on Monday after German business morale unexpectedly rose in February, lifting investors out of a funk caused by a fall in Chinese home prices.

In Ukraine, where Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich was ousted from the presidency, the country’s dollar bonds rallied and the hryvnia currency fell, though there was scant impact on developed markets.

Feb 24, 2014

Europe stocks, euro gain after German morale jump

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares and the euro got a boost on Monday after German business morale unexpectedly rose in February, lifting investors out of a funk caused by a fall in Chinese home prices.

In Ukraine, where Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich was ousted from the presidency, the country’s dollar bonds rallied and the hryvnia currency fell, though there was scant impact on developed markets.

Feb 21, 2014

Stocks, dollar rise after upbeat US data

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Global shares and the dollar rose
on Friday, buoyed by upbeat U.S. data the previous day, while
Ukraine’s currency and bonds firmed on hopes that plans to end a
violent crisis there would bear fruit.

European stocks pushed higher, tracking gains in Asia and on
Wall Street after Markit’s flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing
Managers Index on Thursday hit its highest since May 2010,
reinforcing investor confidence economic recovery was on track.

Feb 21, 2014

U.S. data soothes nerves, lifting world stocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares and the dollar rose on Friday, buoyed by upbeat U.S. factory activity data the previous day, while Ukraine’s currency and bonds firmed on prospects of a deal to end a crisis that has killed 75 people in two days.

European stocks pushed higher, following gains in Asia and on Wall Street, after Markit’s flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index on Thursday hit its highest since May 2010, easing investor worries over recent data suggesting the economy was stuttering.

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      "I have been a specialist editor on the financial markets team in London since October 2009 after four years running editorial training in EMEA. I joined Reuters from UK regional newspapers in 1986 and was a correspondent in Helsinki, Moscow and Prague before returning to London in 1999 to join the government bonds desk."
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