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Stocks on the Continent slumped on the back of data showing the weakest reading on euro area manufacturing for 71 months that pushed yields on long-dated German Bunds back into the negative and amid heightened uncertainty around the UK's exit from the European Union.
Stocks on the Continent have failed to track the strong gains seen overnight on Wall Street, hampered by the weakest reading on euro area manufacturing for 71 months that has pushed yields on long-dated German Bunds back into the negative and the ongoing heightened uncertainty around the UK's exit from the European Union.
London stocks were pummeled on Friday, even as the pound regained some composure after European leaders gave the UK a few more weeks to organise its withdrawal from the bloc, while weak German manufacturing data sparked global growth concerns, with the selling in shares extending across the Pond to Wall Street.
RPC's director of finance opted on Thursday to play it safe, selling a large packet of shares in the packaging supplier the day before Berry Group told the market that it would not be tabling a higher takeover offer, unless the company received a better bid from someone else.
Rate-setters in Moscow lowered their forecast for consumer price inflation and opened the door to a cut in official interest as soon as 2019.
Trading on Wall Street has gotten off to a volatile start with weak German manufacturing figures sparking worries about global growth, sending traders scurrying for the relative safety of the fixed income space, although some strategists continued to see gains ahead.
Second hand sales of homes in the States rebounded sharply last month, bolstered by lower mortgage rates, growing incomes and improved consumer confidence.
Capita's finance chief, Patrick Butcher, picked up a large batch of stock in the troubled outsourcer on Thursday.
London stocks finished on a mixed note on Thursday, with some investors visibly more nervous as they moved to discount increased risks of a hard Brexit.
Stocks on the Continent were trading mostly lower with the market spotlight firmly on the UK as investors gear up for what might be a wholly 'hard' exit of Britain from the European Union at the end of next week.
Perhaps the most widely-followed regional manufacturing gauge in the US rebounded sharply in March, but according to economists continued to point to an ongoing slowdown.
US jobless claims, one of the most closely-followed indicators of the health of the jobs market, dropped more sharply than expected over the preceding week.
The Monetary Policy Committee chose to stay put on policy, continuing to guide markets towards gradual hikes in Bank Rate, even as it noted how uncertainty around Brexit might be distorting the signals coming from recent economic data.
The market spotlight will continue to be firmly on all things Brexit on Thursday, as the European Union leaders' summit kicks-off in Strasbourg.
Stocks on the Continent fell going into the US central bank's policy announcement on Wednesday evening, weighed down by very weak corporate updates coming from both sides of the Atlantic.
London stocks dipped on Wednesday, with a drop in sterling unable to stem the selling as investors were suddenly faced with the prospect of further key votes in Parliament on Brexit as soon as the following week.
Wall Street's main stockmarket gauges were moving lower on Wednesday as investors opt to stay on the sidelines ahead of the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
US crude oil inventories shrank sharply during the preceding week as exports and refinery activity picked up.
Holland's coalition government is at risk of losing its Senate majority in provincial elections due to be held on Wednesday evening as the Eurosceptic Forum for Democracy climbs in the polls.
International courier services and air freight giant FedEx reported a sharp drop in both sales and profits for its third quarter, blaming its weaker-than-expected performance on its international arm.