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European stocks slide; Adidas sparks Ukraine worries LONDON: European stocks sank on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of results, with Frankfurt sliding after German sportswear giant Adidas issued a gloomy profits warning linked to the crisis in Ukraine.Investor sentiment remained cautious on the eve of the crucial US non-farm payrolls data, which is a major indicator of the health of the world's biggest economy.In early afternoon deals, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.18 percent to stand at 6,760.88 points, the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.75 percent to 4,280.92 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 0.91 percent to 9,506.42.Lisbon stocks fell 3.0 percent, driven by a 45-percent slump in shares of stricken Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES), which posted a record first-half loss of 3.57 billion euros late on Wednesday.The European single currency meanwhile eased to $1.3390 from $1.3395 late in New York on Wednesday.Europe's main equity indices had already fallen Wednesday on concerns ...

Russian stocks, rouble stronger after new EU sanctions list MOSCOW: Russian stock indexes rose strongly on Thursday after the European Commission published a new list of individuals and companies subject to sanctions over Ukraine which spared major listed companies.Analysts warned, however, that further EU sanctions expected to be announced later on Thursday could deflate the market mood.At 0700 GMT, the dollar-denominated RTS index was up 1.5 percent to 1,241 points, while the rouble-based MICEX rose 1 percent to 1,395 points.The sanctions list published by ...
European shares sink again, dollar holds strong LONDON: Doubts about the health of Europe's economy dominated trade on its major stock markets on Thursday after a cautious message from the U.S. Federal Reserve did little to stem the dollar's charge to 10-month highs.A steady rise for the U.S. currency is the central story for global financial markets so far this month and a jump in U.S. economic growth reported on Wednesday extended the dollar's gains against the euro to 6 cents since ...
UK's FTSE floored by weak financial stocks LONDON: Britain's top equity index fell on Thursday as a drop at UK bank Lloyds hit financial stocks, while concerns about the impact on Europe from tensions between Russia and Ukraine also kept traders on the back foot.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.3 percent, or 16.79 points, at 6,756.65 points.Shares in Lloyds, which had risen for the last seven sessions, fell 2.6 percent and weighed on other financial stocks, with the FTSE ...
European shares hit 2-week low, Adidas slumps LONDON/PARIS: Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 index of top shares slipped to a two-week low on Thursday, led lower by Adidas after the group warned about business in Russia, while Argentina's default also rattled investors.The broader market was dragged down by sharp declines in some individual stocks, with German sportswear company Adidas falling 13 percent and Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo sinking nearly 50 percent at one point to a record low after booking a 3.6 billion euro ...
European stock markets diverge at open LONDON: European stocks diverged at the start of trading on Thursday, amid geopolitical jitters over Ukraine, as investors digested company results on the eve of key US payrolls data.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index increased 0.22 percent to 6,788.45 points and in Paris the CAC 40 index added 0.53 percent to 4,335.20 points compared with Wednesday's close.On the downside, Frankfurt's DAX 30 fell 0.18 percent to 9,576.16 points, hit partly by an outlook downgrade from German ...
European stock markets strike mixed note LONDON: Europe's stock markets diverged on Monday in mixed trading, ahead of a busy week for economic news, dealers said.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 0.11 percent to stand at 6,799.07 points in late morning deals in the capital.In Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.33 percent to 4,345.47 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 index fell 0.11 percent to 9,633.72 compared with Friday's close.Before the weekend, European equities sank as sentiment was soured by falling German ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,563.30 1.88
Arrow Nasdaq 4,369.77 2.09
Arrow S&P 1,930.67 2.00
Arrow FTSE 6,730.11 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,407.48 1.94
Arrow CAC-40 4,246.14 1.53
Arrow Nikkei 15,620.77 0.16
Arrow H.Seng 24,756.85 0.10
Arrow Sensex 25,894.97 0.74

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