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European stocks drop at open LONDON: Europe's major stock markets fell in opening deals on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.65 percent to 6,319.70 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 lost 0.92 percent to 10,749.98 points, and the Paris CAC 40 shed 1.0 percent to 4,848.86 compared with Friday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Turkish stocks jump five percent after AKP win ISTANBUL: Turkish stocks leapt on Monday after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) reclaimed its parliamentary majority in a decisive weekend election win.The main index on the Istanbul stock exchange, the BIST, was up 5.4 percent at 83,735 points shortly after the opening.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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European stocks firm at open LONDON: Europe's major stock markets rose in opening deals on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 0.16 percent to 6,406.10 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 0.39 percent to 10,842.52 points, and the Paris CAC 40 advanced 0.19 percent to 4,895.03 compared with Friday's close."It's looking like a relatively uneventful start to the day's trade in London with the majority of stocks being little changed in early trade," noted TrustNet analyst Tony ...

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European stocks pause as Fed hints at rate hike LONDON: European equities dipped Thursday after the US Federal Reserve hinted at a potential December interest rate rise, sparking fresh investor uncertainty.News of a possible hike before year-end took the wind out of an advance across global markets in October supported by expectations that an increase would be delayed."The Fed has just created more uncertainty in the markets," said analyst Craig Erlam at trading firm Oanda."The statement was undoubtedly more hawkish than before and put ...

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Hong Kong stocks end down as Fed flags US rate hike HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks retreated on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hinted at a possible US interest rate hike in December, although Shanghai ended higher as China's leaders wound up a key policy meeting.The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong fell 0.60 percent, or 136.63 points, to close at 22,819.94.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.36 percent, or 12.12 points, to 3,387.32, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second ...

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European stocks diverge as Fed hints at December rate hike LONDON: Europe's major stock markets wobbled in opening deals on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve hinted at a possible interest rate hike in December.In initial trade, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies shed 0.43 percent to 6,410.11 points.In the eurozone, however, Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 0.33 percent to 10,867.44 points, and the Paris CAC 40 edged up 0.05 percent to 4,892.88 compared with Thursday's close."The Fed has just created more uncertainty ...

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Shares rise as Riksbank helps ease Fed wait LONDON: European stocks rose for the first time in three sessions on Wednesday after Sweden's central bank increased its bond-buying but other assets were steady as investors wait to see if the Federal Reserve will clarify its rate hike plans later.The Riksbank's decision to ramp up its asset purchases by another $7.6 billion was a first reaction to the ECB's recent signal that it will expand or extend its quantitative easing programme in December.Seeking to ...