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By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were mostly lower and the euro slipped on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would not accept Greek bonds as collateral – a robust early response to Athens’s efforts to renegotiate bailout terms with creditors. Spreadbetters expected the Greek situation would take a toll on Read More

European shares closed mixed, off session lows on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute would be resolved. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) crept higher in the afternoon to end around 0.4 percent higher. However, major bourses closed in different directions. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks sagged on Tuesday amid ongoing growth concerns, while the Australian dollar plumbed six-year lows after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates to a record low. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent after the latest batch of weak U.S. data worsened Read More

European equities closed lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) ended around 0.5 percent lower, having started the day in positive territory. Stocks pared gains after official statistics showed the euro zone slid further into deflation in January . Prices Read More

By Blaise Robinson PARIS (Reuters) – European stocks dipped on Friday but remained on track to post their best monthly performance in over three years, lifted by hopes the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme will revive the region’s economic growth and corporate earnings. The FTSEurofirst 300 (.FTEU3) index of top European shares was set Read More

European equities were mixed on Thursday as oil prices and a slightly hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to dent investor sentiment. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) was lower, with the oil and gas sector showing losses of over 3 percent. A fourth-quarter earnings report by Shell (London Stock Exchange: RDSA-GB) Read More

European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after seesawing for much of the session, with gains in the technology sector helping to offset a staggering slump in Greek banking stocks. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: .FTSE) benchmark closed provisionally flat, with France’s CAC 40 (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) down 0.6 percent and Germany’s DAX (^GDAXI) unofficially Read More