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Aug 28, 2015

European shares rise but still face worst month in 4 years

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – European stocks closed out a
rollercoaster week with modest gains on Friday, although a
leading regional equity index was still on track for its worst
month in four years due to underlying concerns over China.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed up
0.3 percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
rose 0.2 percent. Germany’s DAX edged down
0.2 percent, leaving it 17 percent below a record high in April.

Aug 28, 2015

European shares ease back at end of rollercoaster week

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – European shares eased back on
Friday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a
bruising eight percent drop earlier this week, with markets
cooling off despite hopes of more help from central banks.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.3
percent. The index was broadly flat on the week but still down
nearly 10 percent in August and at risk of its worst monthly
loss in four years.

Aug 27, 2015

European shares recoup week’s losses as U.S. cheers markets

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday,
recouping all of their losses this week, with gains across the
board after market expectations of a U.S. rate hike were pushed
back and as growth figures were revised sharply upwards.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell
1.9 percent on Wednesday, bounced back up by around 3.1 percent,
as did the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
.

Aug 27, 2015

European shares up as Sept. U.S. rate rise seen less likely

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday,
buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets after a U.S. central
bank official said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed
“less compelling” than before.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell
1.9 percent on Wednesday, bounced back up by around 3 percent,
as did the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
.

Aug 27, 2015

European shares jump back up as Sept. U.S. rate rise seen less likely

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Thursday,
buoyed by gains on Asian and U.S. markets after a U.S. central
bank official said the prospect of a September rate hike seemed
“less compelling” than before.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell
1.9 percent on Wednesday, bounced back up by 2.4 percent, as did
the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index.

Aug 26, 2015

European shares end down after Syngenta slumps

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – European shares ended nearly two
percent lower on Wednesday after a volatile session, hit by a
late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer
for the company.

Stocks remain highly sensitive to fears over Chinese growth
which have wreaked havoc in markets for days, but benchmark
indexes closed above session lows on an early Wall Street rally
and hopes of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.

Aug 26, 2015

European shares pare losses as traders bet on ECB monetary support

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300
index pared losses of nearly 3 percent on Wednesday,
despite persistent concerns about China’s economy, on hopes of
further monetary support from the European Central Bank.

The index traded down 0.8 percent at 1,396.14 by 1110 GMT,
having been as much as 2.8 percent lower, after an ECB official
said that commodity price falls put the bank’s inflation target
at risk, and that it was ready to act if needed.

Aug 26, 2015

European shares fall as China concerns still weigh

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – European shares fell on
Wednesday, tracking declines in other markets as concerns about
China’s economy persisted, with bank and mining stocks lagging.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which rose
4.3 percent on Tuesday, fell 2 percent, as did the euro zone’s
blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index.

Aug 25, 2015

European shares end up 4 pct after China cuts rates

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – European shares rose more than 4
percent on Tuesday, their best one-day gain since late 2011, as
a rate cut in China fuelled a recovery from a bruising 48-hour
sell-off.

Battered mining and technology stocks were among the big
winners when China moved to support its stuttering economy and a
plunging stock market that had sent shockwaves around the globe.

Aug 25, 2015

European shares up 4 pct after China rate cut

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – European shares rose more than 4
percent on Tuesday, on track for their best one-day gain since
late 2011, with a rate cut from China providing added juice to a
recovery from a bruising 48-hour sell-off.

Battered mining and technology stocks were the big winners
from China’s move to support its stuttering economy and a
plunging stock market that has sent shockwaves around the globe.