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European bourses and indexes were trading sideways at the opening of markets on Tuesday, as a new set of third-quarter earnings pulled companies' stocks sharply in different directions. The pan-European ...
European shares edged higher on Monday, though banks weighed and Madrid's bourse lagged peers as Catalonia's political crisis deepened. The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended the session 0.2 percent higher, while Spain's benchmark IBEX fell 0.6 percent, with banks including BBVA and Banco Santander, both down more than 1 percent, taking the most points off the index. "At this moment you don't have contagion from Spain to the broader European market.
British broadcast and mobile masts company Arqiva (IPO-ARGL.L) plans to raise around 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) in the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in London so far in 2017. Private equity owned Arqiva, which carried the BBC's first television broadcast in 1936, said on Monday it will use the proceeds from next month's listing to pay down debt. After 2.6 billion pounds worth of debt held by shareholders is converted into equity, Arqiva's implied enterprise value, which includes debt, could be around 6 billion pounds, a source told Reuters following the announcement.
European shares opened sideways on Monday, with Madrid's bourse underperforming its peers for another session as the ongoing crisis in Catalonia continued to take its toll. The pan-European STOXX 600 was ...
Dealmaking activity helped European shares inch higher on Wednesday as the focus turned to a flurry of third-quarter company earning updates. Spanish road toll operator Abertis soared to a record high after German builder Hochtief tabled a $20.1 billion bid, topping a rival offer from Italy's Atlantia. Abertis rose 7 percent, leading gainers on the STOXX 600 index and helping the pan-European benchmark end up 0.3 percent, near four month highs.
World stocks stayed near peaks and currencies moved in tight ranges on Wednesday as China's Communist Party conference opened and the focus in Europe turned to speeches from top euro zone central bankers ...
European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday as a flurry of fresh third-quarter results came in, though politics kept Spanish equities in negative territory. By 0712 GMT, the pan-European STOXX ...
Sterling slipped below $1.32 for the first time in four days on Tuesday after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as broadly dovish. "Comments coming out uniformly signaled a dovish and cautious stance among policymakers and indicated a growing debate internally on the path for interest rates forward," said Neil Jones, Mizuho’s head of currency sales for hedge funds in London. Members of the Bank of England's interest-rate-setting committee were speaking to parliament's Treasury Committee.
Sterling accelerated earlier falls to slip below $1.32 for the first time in five days on Tuesday, after comments by Bank of England policymakers were interpreted by markets as broadly dovish. The British ...
European shares traded sideways in early deals on Thursday despite new highs in Asia and on Wall Street, with financial shares being the biggest burden and Just Eat the top performer after its merger with Hungryhouse got provisional clearance. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.01 percent in early deals with no clear direction across the continent. Just Eat posted the best performance of the index with a 6.4 percent rise to a new record high of 748.5p as British competition authorities gave a provisional go-ahead to its acquisition of Hungryhouse.
Spanish stocks led a rebound in European shares on Wednesday as Catalonia's leader stopped short of declaring formal independence from Spain, allaying fears over a constitutional crisis in the region and boosting shares in banks. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 percent in early deals, while Spain's benchmark IBEX was the standout regional performer with a gain of 1.6 percent. Spanish equities have lagged their European peers in October, having shed more than 1 percent so far this month, as concerns rose over tensions in the region following Catalonia's independence referendum on Oct. 1.
European bourses ended the day slighly lower on Tuesday as investord braced themselves for a possible unilateral declaration of independence at the Catalan parliament, which, it is anticipated, would lead ...
European shares opened slighly higher on Monday after four consecutive weeks of gains, with Germany's Dax touching a fresh new high, as worries about the situation in Catalonia eased off after Sunday's demonstration against independence. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.2 percent in early trading while the was up 0.3 percent to a new record of 12,997 points. Spain's IBEX rebounded 1 percent with Caixabank spiking 2 percent after its board agreed to move its registered office to Valencia.
European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region's economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia crisis, whose impact remained confined to Spanish equities. While Spain's IBEX ended a tumultuous week down 1.9 percent after a banned referendum last weekend in the wealthy Spanish region overwhelmingly backed independence, the pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.4 percent on the day but posted a five-day gain of 0.3 percent. Redemptions in Spanish stock funds hit their highest level in nearly three years over the past week as investors became alarmed by the confrontation between Madrid and Catalonia, EPFR Global data showed.
Europe's major benchmarks were set to end a tumultuous week on a slightly softer note, with investors' focus turning from a separatist crisis in Catalonia to U.S. jobs data expected later in the day. The pan-European STOXX 600 dipped 0.1 percent in early trading, but remained on track for its fourth straight weekly gains. Spain's IBEX declined 0.2 percent after a strong rally in the previous session as nerves over Catalonian independence eased.
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Japanese and Hong Kong shares led Asian stocks higher on Wednesday, supported by optimism about global growth and as the Chinese central bank's weekend move to free up liquidity boosted mainland financial stocks. Japan's Nikkei climbed to a more than two-year peak while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose to a level not seen since May 2015.
Spanish stocks sank on Monday after a violent referendum in Catalonia, underperforming the wider European market as political uncertainty dented bank shares. The pan-European STOXX 600 jumped into the fourth quarter with a 0.3 percent gain, boosted by strong travel stocks and a mining sector supported by better metals prices. Spanish banks opened sharply lower, down between 1.8 and 3.2 percent, leading the IBEX down, with shares in Catalonia-headquartered Banco Sabadell and Caixabank the worst-performing.
A weakening euro has taken pressure off Europe's equities and especially the exporter-heavy DAX, helping investors find renewed enthusiasm for the asset class after the slow summer months. "Europe is ticking more and more boxes," said Monique Wong, director of global markets at Coutts.
European stocks headed for their best monthly gains this year on Friday as the third quarter drew to a close, while Volkswagen shares sank after the German carmaker said it had to increase provisions for settlements in North America. The pan-European STOXX 600 steadied at a two-month high, while euro zone stocks hit their highest in three months, on track for a quarterly gain after falling back in the second quarter. Volkswagen shares dropped 3.5 percent after the car manufacturer said it was increasing its provisions for settlements in North America over its diesel cheating scandal.
Hints on the future trajectory of rates could emerge after market close (1645 GMT) when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives a speech on inflation and monetary policy in Ohio. Big oil firms Royal Dutch Shell and Eni rose 1 percent and 0.4 percent respectively as gains in crude prices cemented hopes that the worst performing sector in Europe so far this year could finally offer some upside. The energy sector, which Citi upgraded to overweight on Monday, turned negative in afternoon trading after crude oil prices succumbed to profit-taking after hitting 26-month highs earlier in the session.
European shares rose slightly on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Investors said the likelihood of a coalition government in Europe's biggest economy dampened hopes of stronger political integration but the economic outlook remained strong. "European stocks are set to do well in the coming 3-6 months especially if the euro pulls back against the dollar," said Andrea Cuturi, chief investment officer at Anthilia Capital.
U.S. Treasury and gold prices rose while the Japanese yen strengthened on Friday as a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States fueled geopolitical concerns. North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat on Tuesday to destroy the reclusive country. The aversion to risk drove investors into assets considered safer during times of geopolitical turmoil, like the yen, bonds and gold, though the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index reversed mild losses late in the day to end higher.
U.S. Treasury and gold prices rose while the Japanese yen strengthened on Friday as a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States fueled geopolitical jitters. North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat on Tuesday to destroy the reclusive country. "Big noise out of North Korea will keep today's trading defensive," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial in New York.
European banking stocks were in particular focus, with the sector trading 0.5 percent lower as investors awaited the conclusion of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting for clues as to whether a third interest rate hike is on the cards for this year. Banks, which have outperformed the broader market so far this year, are a beneficiary of higher interest rates.