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European stocks rise on firm data, as EU eyes sanctions LONDON: European stock markets rose on Thursday and the euro recovered from a fresh eight-month low against the dollar following positive regional data.Traders said that markets had already priced in looming European Union sanctions against Russia, while shares were helped also by robust Chinese manufacturing data.London's benchmark FTSE 100 index edged up 0.09 percent to stand at 6,804.25 points around midday, while in Paris the CAC 40 jumped 0.72 percent to 4,407.78 with analysts saying it was boosted by strong eurozone purchasing managers' data.Frankfurt's DAX 30 index gained 0.47 percent to 9,799.33 points compared with Wednesday's close .Madrid's IBEX 35 surged 1.45 percent in the wake of official data showing that the unemployment rate in Spain fell sharply in the second quarter -- slipping beneath 25 percent."Eurozone growth rebounded in July," the private Markit research group, which published the eurozone PMI data, said while warning that the crisis in Ukraine ...

European shares edge lower on mixed earnings, PMIs LONDON: European shares opened slightly lower on Thursday, with investor attention dominated by a raft of mixed company earnings and economic data that appeared unlikely to dispel worries about the euro zone's pace of recovery.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 slipped 0.2 percent in early trade to 1,372.80 points, with benchmark indexes in France, Germany and the UK down 0.3 to 0.6 percent.An early batch of second-quarter company results pointed to a mixed performance for European firms: ...
Euro gets lift from business activity data, China PMI helps emerging stocks LONDON: The euro pulled off 8-month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the bloc's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July, and emerging equities hovered near 17-month highs after strong Chinese data.European stocks edged up too after digesting Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of companies across the euro zone and a good early indicator of overall growth. The overall index rose to 54.0 in July from 52.8, its ...
UK's FTSE supported by rally in Reed Elsevier LONDON: Britain's main equity index climbed higher on Thursday, as gains at media company Reed Elsevier more than offset a slump in home improvements retailer Kingfisher.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose by 0.1 percent, or 8.97 points, to 6,807.12 points by the middle of the trading day.Reed Elsevier rose 3.2 percent after reporting first-half earnings that beat market expectations.However, Kingfisher slumped 7.5 percent after it suffered a sharp slowdown in trading in June.Weak corporate results ...
Russian assets slip as investors eye new EU sanctions LONDON: Russian shares fell and the rouble slipped half a percent on Thursday ahead of a meeting between European states on whether to impose tougher sanctions over its role in Ukraine's crisis.Russian credit default swaps (CDS) fell 8 bps to 197 bps, however, the lowest cost for insuring its debt against default in over a week, according to Markit.EU states are due to meet later to discuss harsher measures against Russia for its continued involvement ...
Russian stocks trim losses on details of possible EU sanctions MOSCOW: Russian equities trimmed their early session losses on Thursday after the European Union revealed details of possible further sanctions on Moscow.At 1015 GMT, the dollar-traded RTS index was down 0.2 percent at 1269 points, after trading as much as 1.5 percent down earlier in the session.The rouble-traded MICEX was less than 0.1 percent down to 1,406 points, trimming its 0.5 percent losses seen earlier in the session. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
European stock markets steady at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets were mostly steady at the start of trading on Thursday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index flat at 6,797.64 points.The CAC 40 in Paris was little changed at 4,376.69 points, while Frankfurt's DAX 30 index rose 0.19 percent to 9,772.15 compared with Wednesday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,083.80 0.02
Arrow Nasdaq 4,472.11 0.04
Arrow S&P 1,987.98 0.05
Arrow FTSE 6,821.46 0.34
Arrow DAX 9,794.06 0.42
Arrow CAC-40 4,410.65 0.78
Arrow Nikkei 15,284.42 0.29
Arrow H.Seng 24,141.50 0.71
Arrow Sensex 26,271.85 0.48

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