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May 14, 2015

European shares sag on bond market and foreign exchange jitters

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) – European shares extended a losing
streak on Thursday as bond market jitters and a rebound in the
euro currency, whose weakness has benefited many European
exporters, weighed on stocks.

Record low interest rates and government bond purchases by
the European Central Bank (ECB) have kept a lid on the euro and
buoyed European stocks, but signs of a rebound in the currency
and on bond yields have caused volatile market movements.

May 13, 2015

Rebound in European shares halted as euro rises

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – European shares fell on Wednesday
as weak U.S data moved the euro higher and impacted the
region’s stock markets, whose export-led companies have
benefited up till now from a drop in the euro currency.

Record low interest rates set by the European Central Bank
(ECB) have kept a lid on the euro and buoyed European stocks,
but signs of a slight rebound in the euro on foreign exchange
markets have led to volatile share price movements.

May 13, 2015

European shares propped up by progress in Paris

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – A rise in the Paris market, after
strong French economic data, pushed European shares higher on
Wednesday and enabled the region’s equity indexes to stabilise
from the effects of a bond market sell-off this week.

France posted its fastest economic growth rate in two years
in the first three months of 2015, although Germany slowed from
its robust pace late last year, official data showed on
Wednesday.

May 13, 2015

Paris stock market leads European shares higher

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – A rise in the Paris market, after
strong French economic data, pushed European shares higher on
Wednesday and enabled the region’s equity indexes to stabilise
from the effects of a bond market sell-off this week.

France posted its fastest economic growth rate in two years
in the first three months of 2015, although Germany slowed from
its robust pace late last year, official data showed on
Wednesday.

May 12, 2015

EasyJet slumps as bond market sell-off hits Britain’s FTSE

LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slid
lower on Tuesday, weighed down by airline easyJet as a
global bond sell-off hit markets and ensured that optimism after
a decisive British election was short-lived.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 1.4 percent to
6,933.80 points. The FTSE hit a record high of 7,122.74 points
last month and remains up around 6 percent since the start of
2015, having risen sharply at the end of last week after the
Conservative Party won an outright majority in the election.

May 12, 2015

easyJet leads FTSE lower as global bond rout resumes

LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE slid lower on Tuesday, weighed down by airline easyJet as a global bond sell-off hit markets and ensured that optimism after a decisive British election was short-lived. [MKTS/GLOB]

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 1.6 percent to 6,917.48 points. The FTSE hit a record high of 7,122.74 points last month and remains up around 5 percent since the start of 2015, having risen sharply at the end of last week after the Conservative Party won an outright majority in the election.

May 12, 2015

easyJet leads Britain’s FTSE lower as global bond rout resumes

LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s top share index slid
lower on Tuesday, weighed down by airline easyJet as a
global bond sell-off hit markets and ensured that optimism after
a decisive British election was short-lived.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell 1.6 percent to
6,917.48 points. The FTSE hit a record high of 7,122.74 points
last month and remains up around 5 percent since the start of
2015, having risen sharply at the end of last week after the
Conservative Party won an outright majority in the election.

May 11, 2015

European stocks mixed as Airbus leads French stocks lower

LONDON/EDINBURGH, May 11 (Reuters) – European stock markets
were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst
performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus
shares to drop.

Gains by mining stocks helped to support the market after a
rate cut in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer.

May 11, 2015

European stocks mixed as Airbus leads France lower

LONDON/EDINBURGH, May 11 (Reuters) – European stock markets
were mixed on Monday, with French stocks among the worst
performers after the crash of a military plane caused Airbus
shares to drop.

Gains by mining stocks helped to support the market after a
rate cut in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer.

May 11, 2015

European stock markets pushed down by Athens angst

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Lingering concerns over Greece’s
debt situation pegged back European stock markets on Monday,
though a rate cut in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer,
boosted mining stocks.

Shares in plane maker Airbus fell 4.3 percent after
an Airbus A400M military transport plane crashed outside Seville
on Saturday, killing four test crew and prompting Britain and
Germany to ground Europe’s new troop and cargo carrier.