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  • The German share prize index board and the trading room of Frankfurt's stock exchange are photographed during afternoon trading session in Frankfurt

    By Danilo Masoni and Helen Reid MILAN (Reuters) - European shares fell from 20-month highs on Thursday as weaker banks weighed, with the broader market little moved by a widely expected European Central Bank decision to stand pat on policy. The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> index fell 0.2 percent, after hitting a 20-month …

  • European shares fall as ECB stands pat, banks drop Reuters - UK Focus - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    European shares fell from 20-month highs on Thursday as weaker banks weighed, with the broader market little moved by a widely expected European Central Bank decision to stand pat on policy. The pan-European ...

  • By Francesco Guarascio LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union banks are upset by proposals from 13 smaller EU states to boost the power of national supervisors in setting lenders' capital buffers against the risk of failure, a move that could increase banks costs. New banking rules, proposed by the European Union executive …

  • Live coverage of European markets now available on cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets Summary: **European shares set to snap 6-day winning streak **ECB keeps rates on hold, Mario Draghi comments ...

  • FILE PHOTO: EU and Union flags fly above Parliament Square in London

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The European Union will reach a free trade deal with Britain after the country leaves, the bloc's trade commissioner said on Thursday. "It's uncharted territory but I'm sure we will solve it. We will have a free trade agreement, that is for sure," Cecilia Malmstrom told a conference …

  • The European Commission ordered Belgium on Thursday to end restrictive conditions for postal licences and open up its postal market, dominated by state-owned BPost , or face court action. The conditions include that postal operators should deliver mail twice a week and companies should extend to cover the whole of the …

  • EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom delivers a speech in Ottawa

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The European Union sees a good case for reviving frozen free trade talks with the United States, its trade commissioner said on Thursday. "There is still a very good case to take negotiations on TTIP between EU and the US forward but I think we need to wait a little bit more for them to assess …

  • European shares retreated from 20-month highs on Thursday with financials and commodity-related stocks the main drag on the benchmark index. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.4 percent in early ...

  • Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem attends a European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels

    The euro zone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), could, in the future, be turned into a European Monetary Fund, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers Jeroen Dijsselbloem told the European Parliament on Thursday. "The ESM in my mind should be in the lead in designing, negotiating and monitoring …

  • Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union will be very demanding both for the British and the remaining 27 members of the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. "The exit ...

  • Markets in Europe were lower this Thursday as investors waited to hear from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and digested fresh corporate earnings.

  • A model of China's ARJ21 aircraft is seen at the CAAC - EASA Aviation Safety Conference in Shanghai

    Chinese and European aviation regulators said on Thursday they will forge closer ties over aircraft manufacturing and certification as the global industry turns its eyes to China ahead of the maiden flight of the Chinese-built C919 jet. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and European Aviation Safety Agency …

  • Make trade not war: firms across Europe urge UK and Brussels to seek ambitious deal

    European leaders must "get on" with securing an ambitious trade deal between the UK and EU that will secure jobs and boost living standards after Brexit, the head of Britain's biggest business group says today. Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), will call on policymakers …

  • City veteran Spencer warns EU against plot to seize euro-clearing

    Shifting euro-clearing away from Britain and into the eurozone would be a “deeply, deeply bad event” that could cripple European firms, City veteran Michael Spencer has warned. Speaking to an audience in London yesterday, Mr Spencer said that such a move would make it impossible for eurozone institutions to access London …

  • Zoetis Receives European Commission Marketing Authorization for Cytopoint® (lokivetmab)

    ZAVENTEM, Belgium--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The first monoclonal antibody authorized for veterinary use in the European Union A single injection of Cytopoint treats the clinical signs of atopic dermatitis in dogs, ...

  • French blue chips hit a fresh 9-year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near a 20-month peak. ...

  • Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

    By Kit Rees and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - French blue chips hit a fresh 9-year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near a 20-month peak. The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> benchmark ended the session up …

  • Brexit: EU should stop squeezing UK for 'divorce settlement' and focus on trade deal, CBI says

    European leaders should stop focusing on securing a hefty “divorce settlement” from the UK and start hammering out a post-Brexit a trade deal, Britain’s leading business group will say on Thursday. Businesses across Europe want the closest possible economic relationship post-Brexit, Carolyn Fairbairn, director general …

  • Brexit exodus of top UK banks to Europe is inevitable International Business Times - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 17:02 BST
    Brexit exodus of top UK banks to Europe is inevitable

    UK banks will begin the process of moving some operations to Europe fairly soon, in order to avoid any major post-Brexit disruption, the chief executive of Barclays said. Speaking in London on Wednesday (26 April), Jes Staley said lenders are likely to struggle to get the complete picture of Britain's trading terms with …

  • European markets closed higher on Wednesday, supported by a deluge of earning results which largely outperformed market expectations.

  • SYNLAB, the leading laboratory diagnostic services provider in Europe, and Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service company headquartered in the United States, have entered into an agreement for the commercialization of Counsyl’s proprietary Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS) test in selected countries in …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (April 26) Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 15:08 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS -- Swiss car importer Emil Frey France to acquire French car parts ...

  • The boss of one of the world's biggest exchange groups said EU markets rules are the 'worst piece of legislation' he's ever seen

    The boss of one the world's biggest exchange groups said that the upcoming MiFID II rules for financial services companies are "the worst piece of legislation" he has seen in his decades-long career. Jeffrey Sprecher, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange said that implementing MiFID II — which comes …

  • By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital investments in financial services startups are showing a geographical split, with funding for so-called "fintech" companies in the United States cooling but soaring in Europe, according to a new report out Wednesday. Years of hype that led to high valuations, …

  • Physicians’ Education Resource® announces a collaborative partnership with the Spanish Lung Cancer Group (GECP) for PER®’s 1st Annual European Symposium on Lung Cancers™. The symposium will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on July 7-8. In making the announcement, Phil Talamo, president of PER®, said: “It brings us great …

  • Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is the EU's sixth-biggest export market. For Japan, it would show it can still do deals despite the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, once a pillar of Washington's Asia policy. The EU has estimated an ambitious deal could give an economic boost of up to 300 billion euros, …

  • EU in rush to fill Trump trade void with Pacific partners Reuters - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 14:09 BST

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's claim to be the global champion of open trade and a counterweight to the threatened protectionism of U.S. President Donald Trump risks ringing hollow if it cannot sign a new Pacific free trade deal by the end of 2017. As part of the process, the European Union needs to …

  • European car makers rev up results as industry steps up a gear  The Telegraph - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 13:48 BST
    European car makers rev up results as industry steps up a gear 

    Three of Europe’s biggest car makers have reported accelerating sales as the global car market gets into gear. Mercedes owner Daimler led the pack, reporting an 87pc surge in operating profit in the first quarter to €4bn (£3.4bn), helped by rising demand for its luxury cars. Consensus forecasts for Daimler’s full-year …

  • Sourcepoint recognized by ePrivacyseal EU Business Wire - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 13:07 BST

    Sourcepoint, the first content compensation platform for premium digital publishers, has been recognized by ePrivacy GmbH for its development efforts and awarded the ePrivacyseal EU. Following a thorough technical and legal assessment the seal has been awarded to Sourcepoint to acknowledge its strict compliance with …

  • The European Energy Exchange (EEX), the continent's biggest power bourse, will expand trading in North America and elsewhere this year as it reported record sales and earnings for 2016 due to contract sales and acquisitions. "As a result, we will directly expand our offering with contracts for Northern America which is …

  • Brexit: France wants EU to regulate the City of London after UK leaves

    France has warned Britain that the City must continue to be overseen by European regulators after Brexit and financial services could be excluded from any trade deal. Securing the future of the UK's banking and financial services is seen as a key priority for a deal once the UK leaves the EU. “The 27 will not necessarily …

  • ICE calls for pause in new EU rules during Brexit talks Reuters - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 11:09 BST
    Jeff Sprecher, chief executive officer of IntercontinentalExchange speaks during the Sandler O'Neill global exchange and brokerage conference in New York

    New European Union securities rules due to be implemented next year should be postponed while Britain and the bloc work out new trading terms in financial services, InterContinental Exchange Chief Executive Jeff Sprecher said on Wednesday. Sprecher said the EU's "MiFID II" rules were "daft" and the worst piece of legislation …

  • ICE calls for pause in new EU rules during Brexit talks Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:58 BST

    New European Union securities rules due to be implemented next year should be postponed while Britain and the bloc work out new trading terms in financial services, InterContinental Exchange Chief Executive ...

  • European shares edge up, Kering charges to record highs Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:51 BST

    French luxury group Kering hit a record high on Wednesday after reporting strong sales and European shares hovered near a 20-month peak, supported by a wave of earnings results that largely outperformed ...

  • Protesters wave Greek and EU flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in Athens

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged euro zone countries to draw up more debt relief measures for Greece next month, saying Athens needed help after making "huge progress" in its economic reforms. Euro zone finance ministers will meet in Brussels on May 22 to discuss progress made in talks to conclude …

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