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European stocks slip at open; Milan slumps 2pc   LONDON: Europe's stock markets slid in opening deals on Monday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after losing a key referendum, sparking fresh eurozone fears.Investors were however comforted after independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen beat far-right rival Norbert Hofer in Austria's presidential election.Milan's benchmark FTSE MIB index dived more than two percent in initial deals before pulling back to 16,970 points, down 0.7 percent from Friday's close.Elsewhere, Frankfurt's DAX 30 dropped 0.2 percent to 10,494.64 points and in Paris the CAC 40 shed 0.5 percent to 4,506.66.Outside of the eurozone, London's FTSE 100 lost nearly 0.4 percent to 6,704.88. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Oil prices jump as European stocks stumble      LONDON: Oil prices rose Thursday, building on a surge triggered by OPEC's output decision, while European stock markets retreated as attention switched to US jobs data and Italy's weekend referendum.World crude prices gained four percent on Thursday, after having soared almost 10 percent on Wednesday after OPEC hammered out a deal to cut oil output for the first time in eight years."Oil adding to Wednesday's large gains tells you the market got what it wanted," said market analyst Jasper Lawler at ...

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Markets win boost on hopes of OPEC oil cut   LONDON: Oil prices rallied more than six percent Wednesday, pushing European and US stocks higher as traders seized on hopes that OPEC could later decide to cut crude output.Saudi Arabia's influential oil minister Khaled al-Falih sounded an upbeat note that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries -- which pumps about a third of global oil -- would announce a deal to cut production.The comments boosted the global oil market, long awash with crude, as ministers from the 14-nation cartel met ...

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European shares fall, banks knocked by Italy jitters MILAN/LONDON: European shares fell on Monday, weighed down by a drop in banks which were led lower by Italian lenders which hit their lowest point since end-September on continued worries over a cash call at troubled lender Monte dei Paschi. The pan-European STOXX Europe 600 index was down 0.8 percent at 339.83 by the close. The regional bank index closed down 1.8 percent, the biggest sectoral faller. Italian banks fell 3.9 percent, hitting an 8-week ...

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Britain's FTSE index slips as Trump rally falters LONDON: Britain's top share index slipped on Monday as a rally sparked by Donald Trump's election as US president appeared to falter with financial and energy shares showing the biggest declines, though gold miners and utilities rose. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index closed down 0.6 percent. The benchmark index is still up about 8 percent so far this year even after falling around 5 percent since its October peak.The UK banking index fell 1.3 percent, ...

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European stocks catch Italian cold LONDON: Shares in Italian banks slumped Monday on jitters over the outcome of a crucial weekend referendum, dragging down markets across Europe, while the outlook on an OPEC production deal fluctuated along with oil prices.In afternoon trading, shares in Italian lenders Unicredit and Banco Popolare were down around 3 percent compared with Friday's closing levels.The poor sentiment extended to the rest of Europe, with Royal Bank of Scotland and Societe Generale falling 1.4 percent, while ...

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Energy and banking stocks drop, government bond yields retreat BUDAPEST: Central European equities mostly eased on Monday as a drop in crude oil prices hit energy shares while worries over Italian banks ahead of the country's looming referendum hurt the financial sector.Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who wants to bail out troubled banks, could resign if voters reject a constitutional amendment at Sunday's referendum.Oil prices fell on expectations that OPEC oil producers will not agree on output cuts at this week's meeting to consider ...