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Euro drops, global equities rise as ECB's Draghi hints of more stimulus

The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, while European stocks and U.S. stock futures rose after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi i...

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FTSE 100 retreats as crude oil slump weighs on commodity-heavy benchmark

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Europe stocks stumble as weak oil prices, trade worries weigh on investors

Europe stocks rise as investors digest ECB announcement

Europe’s markets ticked up on Friday, as investors digest yesterday’s interest rates announcement from the European Central Bank’s and eye up a pos...

London markets push higher as global crude oil spikes

London markets gained on Friday, as a spike in global crude oil prices lifted stocks across all sectors. Investors were also optimistic about a pos...

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London markets higher, but gains pared as ECB’s rate stance disappoints

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Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
UKX FTSE 100 Index 7407.50 -16.94 -0.23%
DAX DAX 12339.92 -15.47 -0.13%
PX1 CAC 40 Index 5528.33 -7.24 -0.13%
I945 FTSE MIB Index 21388.63 27.19 0.13%
IBEX IBEX 35 Index 9227.20 18.70 0.20%
SXXP STOXX Europe 600 Index 384.76 -1.40 -0.36%

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Italian bond yields jump, bank shares fall as Rome, EU head for budget showdown

The possibility of a tussle between Rome and Brussels is rattling investors, draining appetite for Italian government paper.

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European stocks higher after EU elections; Fiat, Renault climb on merger proposal

European stocks move higher on Monday, with some relief over EU Parliament election results and drug, banks and auto shares among companies leading markets north.

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European stocks rally as Trump hints at softening Huawei ban; U.K.’s May quits

Europe’s bourses head higher Friday as investors appear to find some buying appetite as President Donald Trump moderates his tactics against Huawei Technologies Inc., signaling some softening in U.S.-China trade animosities

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London markets climb as Trump considers easing Huawei ban

London’s markets ticked up on Friday, as investor concerns were dulled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s indication the ban on Huawei Technologies Co. could be eased

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European markets hit by slowing Chinese economic growth

Weak Chinese economic data for April dragged European markets down on Wednesday, hitting some of the gains made during Tuesday’s rebound.

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London markets retreat as U.K. voters head to the European polls

London markets were on the back foot on Thursday, as UK voters head to the European elections polls and tension between the U.S. and China mounts

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European markets drop amid fears of U.S.-China trade standoff

European markets traded in the red on Thursday, as the U.S. and China are set to brace themselves for a prolonged trade standoff.

Amazon to lead $575 million investment in U.K.'s Deliveroo

London-based Deliveroo said Friday that Amazon.com Inc. will lead a $575 million investment in the delivery service. Existing investors T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Greenoaks will also tale...

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Oil, luxury goods drive rebound for Europe stocks

nvestors licked their wounds after a bruising selloff Monday, using the opportunity to pick up oversold mining and financial stocks

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Trump trade spat sinks Europe markets

The U.S. President’s blunt message on trade negotiations with China spooked global investors

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London airline stocks win after Trump’s jawboning on oil

The U.S. President’s claim to have asked producers to raise their output sank oil prices

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Spain leads European stocks lower after elections; weak oil prices also weigh

The IBEX 35 was down close to half a percent, but Europe’s other indices were broadly higher

S&P Affirms Italy's BBB credit rating

S&P Global Ratings said on Friday it had affirmed Italy's BBB credit rating, two notches above junk, while holding a negative outlook on the country. The agency said it would consider lowering Italy's rating within 24 mont...

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Here are 3 things Europe-wary investors will be watching for as ECB meets

Ugly European data is contributing to fears of a global economic slowdown. Here are three things investors will be watching for when European Central Bank policy makers meet Wednesday.

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Here’s why oil giant Saudi Aramco is selling bonds like it’s a government

The yields for Saudi Aramco’s debut bond offering is close to its government. Here’s why.

Italy slashes 2019 GDP forecast to 0.1% from 1%, reports say

Italy cut its 2019 growth forecast for gross domestic product to 0.1% from 1%, according to Bloomberg, which cited a draft document. The report said Rome also raised its 2019 deficit forecast to 2.5% of gross domestic prod...

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Chance of no-deal Brexit ‘alarmingly high,’ declares Bank of England’s Carney

The potential for Britain to crash out of the European Union has increased to worrisome levels, said Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney on Wednesday, according to Sky News.

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Amount of global debt yielding less than 0% approaching $10 trillion

This chart shows the total sum of negative yielding debt has increased by more than 50% since September

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Risk of a no-deal Brexit on the rise after third rejection of May’s vote, say analysts and EU

The risk of a no-deal Brexit is on the rise after the British Parliament on Friday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement for a third time.

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U.K. Parliament again rejects Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement

The British Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal once again on Friday, leaving the U.K. to come up with an alternative plan by April 12. The withdrawal agreement was rejected by a margin of 58 votes...

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