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  • European stocks remained under some slight selling pressure at the midday mark despite what in general terms was a better than expected reading on the Eurozone's manufacturing and service sectors.

  • European shares snapped a three-day winning streak on Wednesday, with tech stocks hit by disappointing results from Ericsson and chip designer ARM Holdings, raising doubts about the sector's earnings. ...

  • BUZZ-European tech stocks: please reboot Reuters - UK Focus - 6 hours ago

    Heightened expectations are colliding with lackluster results at Europe's blue chip technology companies although modestly better prospects for some may help in the longer term. ** Over past week ASML, ...

  • * Juncker wants 5-year freeze on new EU members * Warns London not to block extra power for euro zone BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) - Britain should get a fair hearing for its concerns about the European Union but must not block extra powers for the euro zone, Jean-Claude Juncker, a leading candidate to take one of the …

  • Vodafone could be interested in buying Spain's fourth-largest mobile operator Yoigo once it is clear how tough the European regulator will be on tie-ups in the sector, the British firm's chief executive said. Yoigo, owned by Sweden's Teliasonera (Dusseldorf: TLS.DU - news) , has been a potential bid target for some time, …

  • European stocks have come under slight selling pressure early on following mixed readings on the manufacturing sector in France and Germany.

  • * Ericsson (Xetra: ERCA.DE - news) falls after earnings miss * Primark gives Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) a lift LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Wednesday, retracing some of the previous session's strong gains as investors responded to weak earnings from Ericsson and mixed data out …

  • Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi (Milan: BMPS.MI - news) di Siena (BMPS) rise more than 4 percent after Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) raises its rating on the Italian lender to 'neutral' from 'sell' following the bank's decision to increase the size of its previously announced rights issue. Goldman Sachs also removes …

  • Barclays Plc (LSE: BARC.L - news) needs to cut about 7,500 jobs in its investment bank, or almost 30 percent of its staff, to get its profitability back above its target as tougher regulations squeeze income, analysts at Bernstein say. Barclays is due to release details of a review of its investment bank on May 8, which …

  • European shares edged lower on Wednesday after strong gains in the previous session, pegged back following an earnings miss from Ericsson and weaker-than-expected French data. Shares in the Swedish mobile ...

  • Advisory firm brings global perspective to its unique coverage of the WCM and CEM service provider landscape Digital Clarity Group (DCG), the research-based advisory firm focused on customer experience management (CEM), announced the immediate availability of the European edition of its popular Guide to Service Providers …

  • European regulators and power companies are battening down the hatches in case the crisis escalates

  • Construction sector output in the European Union (EU) registered a slight increase during the month of February, but not so in the case of the UK, which saw the third largest decline out of the 28 members ...

  • M&A in pharmaceuticals helps European shares extend rally Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 17:34 BST

    European shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity in the pharmaceuticals sector and by bullish euro zone consumer confidence data. The STOXX Europe 600 health care index rose ...

  • Investor risk appetite for European property set to keep growing this year

    Investor appetite for risk is set to keep rising throughout 2014 after helping to push deal volumes in the European property market to a five-year high last year, according M&G Real Estate.The fund manager’s ...

  • European refinery output falls 6.2 pct in March -Euroilstock Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 14:00 BST

    European refinery output fell 6.2 percent in March from February as some plants went offline for seasonal maintenance, data from industry monitor Euroilstock showed on Tuesday. Total output fell to 9.919 ...

  • Presentation delivered to up to 900 surgeons, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals involved in the management of Head and Neck Cancer CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE MKT: CVM), a late-stage oncology company, today announced that the Company is a Gold Sponsor of the European Congress on Head and Neck Oncology …

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-M&A talk lifts European shares, euro dips to two-week low Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:13 BST

    * M&A talk in pharma sector lifts European shares * Ukraine tension seen as threat to riskier assets (Updates prices, adds comments) LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - M&A talk in the pharmaceutical sector lifted European shares on Tuesday, but failed to support the euro, which dipped to a two-week low against the dollar as …

  • M&A activity in pharma helps European stocks extend rally Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:08 BST

    European shares rose on Tuesday, extending last week's gains, as mergers and acquisitions activity in the pharmaceuticals sector eclipsed disappointing results from Dutch conglomerate Philips. The STOXX ...

  • STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Put/call ratio shows portfolios hedged Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 09:57 BST

    The Euro STOXX 50 put/call ratio, one of Europe's widely-used gauges of investor sentiment, is hovering around 2, signalling that equity investors have strongly hedged their portfolio against a potential ...

  • M&A in pharma helps European stocks extend rally Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 09:02 BST

    European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday as mergers and acquisitions activity in the pharma sector helped the market extend last week's gains and eclipse disappointing results from Dutch conglomerate ...

  • European shares rise early, Astra surges on M&A talk Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 08:13 BST

    European shares rose in early trade on Tuesday, adding to last week's rally, with AstraZeneca's stock surging on merger and acquisition talk. Shares in the UK drugmaker jumped 7.8 percent after Britain's ...

  • Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU commissioner AFP - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 09:57 BST
    Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU commissioner

    EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger speaks during a press conference in Brussels on January 20, 2014

  • British business needs to be at the heart of the EU Telegraph - Sat, Apr 19, 2014 21:15 BST

    The majority of businesses of all sizes believe that future investment, growth and jobs depend on the UK being part of a reformed EU

  • European stocks climbed after a better-than-expected report on US weekly jobless claims.

  • European shares end higher on upbeat U.S. company results Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 17:42 BST

    European equities finished higher on Thursday after losing ground earlier in the session, with upbeat results from major U.S. companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric improving ...

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 17) Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 17:14 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS None EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES None FIRST-STAGE ...

  • European shares up on encouraging U.S. company results Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 16:10 BST

    European equities rose in late trading on Thursday after losing ground earlier in the session, with upbeat results from major U.S. companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and General Electric improving ...

  • EU wheat survives dry spell but more rain needed Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 15:53 BST

    Wheat crops in the European Union's top four producing countries have survived a dry start to the spring, but more rain is needed in coming weeks, traders and analysts said on Thursday. French analyst Strategie Grains on Thursday forecast the EU's 2014 soft wheat crop will rise 2 percent or 2.1 million tonnes on the year …

  • Strong European currencies eat into company profits Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 14:42 BST

    * Companies' Q1 sales show impact of strong currencies * Some executives say can live with current exchange rates * Others want European Central Bank to act LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - As European policymakers consider action to stop a strong euro holding back jobs growth, companies across the continent say the currency's …

  • Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits TheJournal.ie - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 13:52 BST
    Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

    With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

  • Britain's Drax set to win 300 mln euro EU carbon capture cash Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 13:26 BST

    * Drax plant the only CCS project in the competition LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - British utility Drax is likely to receive a 300 million euro ($414.19 million) grant from the European Commission for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project after Britain this week told the Commission it would back the scheme. Chris …

  • UK's RSA sells east European businesses to Polish insurer PZU Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 13:21 BST

    * RSA sells out of three Baltic businesses, one Polish * Deal valued at 360 mln euros, PZU (Frankfurt: 7PZ.F - news) 's largest ever deal * PZU finally taps some of its $3.3 bln cash pile LONDON/WARSAW, April 17 (Reuters) - Troubled UK insurer RSA has sold the bulk of its eastern European operations to Poland's state-controlled …

  • EU watchdog chief sees no clearing requirement for forex Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 13:20 BST

    Foreign exchange dealers won't face the added cost of having to clear some currency trades if the European Union decides they must come under new EU rules to make derivatives markets safer, a top regulator said. The bloc's executive European Commission is deciding whether part of the $5.3 trillion a day foreign exchange …

  • European shares fall as strong euro, China weakness hits earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:20 BST

    European shares edged lower on Thursday, weighed down by companies reporting earnings that were knocked by currency effects and weak demand from China, confirming a poor start to the earnings season in ...

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