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Aug 5, 2015

European shares rise as SocGen surges and car stocks rally

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Wednesday
with Societe Generale surging as the French bank
became the latest major company in the region to post
forecast-beating earnings.

European carmakers, which fell in late July on
concerns about a slowdown in their important Chinese market,
also rallied, with Renault rising after Exane BNP
Paribas increased its price target on the stock.

Aug 4, 2015

European shares hurt by disappointing earnings; Athens retreats further

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – European stock markets lost ground
on Tuesday, with French bank Credit Agricole among the
worst performers after reporting results, and energy stocks hit
by weak oil prices.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down
0.2 percent at 1,580.93 at the close, while the euro zone’s
blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.4 percent.

Aug 4, 2015

Earnings disappointment dent European shares, Athens retreats further

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – European stock markets lost ground
on Tuesday, with French bank Credit Agricole and
German carmaker BMW among the worst performers after
reporting results, while weak oil prices also weighed on energy
stocks.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which rose
0.7 percent on Monday, fell back 0.3 percent while the euro
zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also weakened
by 0.5 percent.

Aug 4, 2015

Earnings disappointment dent European shares, Athens loses more ground

LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – European stock markets lost ground
on Tuesday, with French bank Credit Agricole and
German carmaker BMW among the worst performers after
reporting results, while weak oil prices also weighed on energy
stocks.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had
risen 0.7 percent on Monday, fell back by 0.5 percent while the
euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index also
weakened by 0.6 percent.

Aug 3, 2015

European shares rise, ignoring slump in Greece market

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday,
shrugging off a slump by the Greek stock market when it reopened
after closing for five weeks, as strong results from Heineken
and banks supported the broader market.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.5
percent and the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
gained 0.4 percent. Germany’s DAX advanced
0.5 percent and France’s CAC 0.3 percent.

Aug 3, 2015

European shares rise, shrugging off slump in Greece market

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – European shares rose on Monday as
strong results from HSBC and Commerzbank
offset the impact of weak Chinese data, but Greece’s market
slumped after re-opening following a five-week shutdown.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.7
percent, while the euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index
also progressed 0.5 percent. Germany’s DAX
rose 0.5 percent while France’s CAC gained 0.2 percent.

Jul 31, 2015

UK’s FTSE rises for fourth day, Rolls Royce rallies

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
gained ground for the fourth day in a row on Friday, lifted by a
rise in the shares of engine maker Rolls Royce and cruise
ship company Carnival.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed up 0.4 percent
at 6,696.28 points. The FTSE is up around 2 percent since the
start of 2015 but some 6 percent below a record high of 7,122.74
points set in April.

Jul 31, 2015

Britain’s FTSE fortified by gains at ITV and Carnival

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index
forged ahead on Friday, lifted by a rise in the shares of media
group ITV and cruise ship company Carnival,
which set the market up for a fourth straight day of gains.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was up 0.3 percent at
6,692.17 points going into the close of trading.

Jul 31, 2015

If Greek trades in U.S. are any guide, Athens bourse may have rocky re-start

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S.-listed equity instruments tied to Greece have fallen around 20 percent since the Athens stock market was closed in late June, heralding a potentially rough start when it finally re-opens.

Greece aims to re-open its stock market .ATG on Monday after a five-week shutdown due to the country’s debt and economic problems. The bourse is still awaiting a finance ministry decree detailing new trading rules.

Jul 31, 2015

Britain’s FTSE slips as mining stocks weaken

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Britain’s top equity index edge
down on Friday as a pullback in mining stocks weighed on the
market, which had risen for the last three sessions in a row.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down 0.1 percent at
6,661.53 points going into the middle of the trading session.