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Paris, Madrid stocks down more than 3pc as oil drops back under $30 PARIS: The Paris and Madrid stock exchanges fell more than 3 percent in afternoon trading on Tuesday as Brent crude oil prices briefly fell below $30 per barrel.The CAC 40 index was down 3.1 percent at 4,256.35 points, while Madrid's IBEX 35 was down 3.4 percent at 9,491.9 points. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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European equities sell-off gathers pace LONDON: European stock markets plunged further Tuesday as BP's vast annual earnings loss rattled an energy sector already battered by sliding oil prices.London equities shed 1.6 percent, with British energy giant BP tumbling almost nine percent after posting the company's biggest loss in at least 20 years on the oil-price collapse.BP suffered a loss after tax of $6.48 billion (5.97 billion euros) last year, compared with a net profit of $3.78 billion in 2014, and ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European stock markets extend losses at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets fell further at the start of trading on Tuesday, with sentiment dogged by weaker oil prices and global economic fears centred on China.London's FTSE 100 benchmark index of top blue-chip companies slid about 0.4 percent to 6,037.28 points compared with Monday's close.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed nearly 0.4 percent to 9,721.2 points and the Paris CAC 40 declined 0.53 percent to 4,368.9.The region's markets had also fallen ...

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Energy shares drag FTSE down from 3-week highs LONDON: Britain's top equity index retreated from three-week highs on Monday, with commodity shares falling after a factory survey in China, a major consumer of metals and oils in the world, disappointed investors.The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed 0.4 percent weaker at 6,060.10 points, after falling to an intra-day low of 5,993.84 points. The index hit a three-week high in the previous session, but is still down more than 3 percent since the beginning of ...

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European shares fall after slump in Nokia and Alcatel LONDON: European shares fell on Monday, pulled lower by telecom equipment stocks amid investor disappointment over the terms of a deal between Nokia and Samsung to settle a legal dispute.The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which fell 6 percent in January in its biggest monthly drop at the start of a year since 2008, dipped 0.38 percent to 1,344.75.Germany's DAX and the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 fell 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent respectively.Shares in ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European, US equities dip on Chinese economic gloom LONDON: Europe's main stock markets and US stocks fell Monday after losses across most of Asia on poor Chinese data and a drop in oil prices.Frankfurt, London and Paris ended the day down around half of one percent, as investors eyed sliding share prices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and declining oil prices.Most Asian bourses sank after a key gauge of Chinese factory activity hit a more than three-year low, but Tokyo's Nikkei index soared ...

Markets - Equity - Europe

European stock markets stable at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday, with London's FTSE 100 index up 0.5 percent at 6,113.1 points.In the eurozone, Frankfurt's DAX 30 index rose almost 0.3 percent to 9,823.7 points and the Paris CAC 40 was essentially flat at 4,418.1 compared with the close on Friday.Stock markets around the world had rebounded before the weekend, ending a volatile month with a bang after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly ...