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European markets bruised by Fed, German data LONDON: European equities ended in the red on Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve warned it could raise rates faster than expected, adding to gloom over poor German data.Paris's CAC 40 fell 1.03 percent compared to Monday's closing levels to settle at 4,305.31 points.London's FTSE 100 index lost 0.53 percent to close at 6,710.45 points while Frankfurt's DAX 30 dipped 0.65 percent to 9,719.41.Shares lost ground after Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the improving US labour market meant the central bank could raise rates earlier than thought, pointing to high stock valuations."European markets were drifting into positive territory after more major US corporations beat earnings expectations but soon dropped back into the negative again after Fed Chair Yellen," said Jasper Lawler, an analyst at CMC Markets UK.The first rate hike could come "sometime in 2015," Yellen said, potentially meaning the Fed could act before the middle of ...

European markets slide on poor German survey LONDON: European equities slid Tuesday on news of falling investor sentiment in eurozone powerhouse Germany, and in cautious deals before more US bank results, dealers said. In late morning trading, London's FTSE 100 fell 0.12 percent to 6,738.15 points, Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 0.41 percent to 9,742.44 points and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.34 percent to 4,335.15.Milan stocks dropped 1.10 percent and Madrid sank 1.16 percent, while Lisbon was down 0.72 percent in value. ...
Stocks, bonds edge up after Draghi, data eyed LONDON: European shares edged up and euro zone bond yields dipped on Tuesday as investors balanced accommodative signals on monetary policy against a pre-earnings season warning from the software industry.Global stock markets have been supported by dovish policy measures from major central banks amid evidence of an economic recovery, though worries over the pace of growth in Europe and the health of the region's banks have weighed.Markets also awaited German sentiment data for the region's ...
Stocks hit 17-month highs, dinar weak LONDON: Expectations major central banks will keep monetary policy loose pushed emerging stocks to their highest since February 2013 on Tuesday, while the Serbian dinar neared a two-year low after the finance minister quit.Russian assets also fell on signs of renewed tensions in Ukraine.European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said late on Monday that a stronger euro exchange rate was a risk to the sustainability of the euro zone recovery.Investors took this as a sign ...
Drops in DAX and Lisbon market weigh on European shares LONDON: European stocks fell as declining investor morale hit Germany's benchmark DAX equity index and lingering worries over Portuguese bank BES weakened the Lisbon stock market.The declines on the DAX and Lisbon's PSI-20 equity index contributed to a retreat by the region's stock markets on Tuesday from the multi-year highs they reached in late June.The DAX fell 0.5 percent to 9,730.14 points, down from its record high of 10,050.98 points in late June. The ZEW ...
European stock markets weaken at open LONDON: Europe's main stock markets sagged at the start of trading on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.15 percent to 6,735.82 points.Frankfurt's DAX 30 dipped 0.19 percent to 9,764.69 points and the CAC 40 in Paris retreated 0.13 percent to 4,344.50 compared with Monday's close.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
European markets get week off to a strong start LONDON: European equities got off to a strong start on Monday, with London boosted by Shire Pharmaceuticals' backing of a takeover bid by US giant AbbVie and Adidas a big winner at the World Cup.Investors also kept an eye open for US bank results and an ear out for comments this week from the head of the Federal Reserve about the US economy and the likely timeline for raising interest rates.When trading closed in Europe, ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,982.59 0.13
Arrow Nasdaq 4,444.91 0.10
Arrow S&P 1,978.91 0.03
Arrow FTSE 6,788.07 0.05
Arrow DAX 9,598.17 0.48
Arrow CAC-40 4,344.77 0.33
Arrow Nikkei 15,529.40 0.46
Arrow H.Seng 24,428.63 0.88
Arrow Sensex 25,991.23 0.52

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