Market Report - Europe
European shares extended losses as fears of extended Covid travel curbs on the continent, downbeat UK retail sales and weak business survey readings all hit sentiment.
European stocks fell on Friday as tighter Covid-19 restrictions hit travel stocks and UK retail sales disappointed.
European shares remained in positive mood as investors awaited action from new US President Joe Biden on the Covid-19 pandemic, including a new fiscal stimulus package to bolster the country's battered economy.
European stocks started Thursday with a spring in their step after the inauguration of new US President Joe Biden with investors now looking for an increased package of stimulus measures to boost the battered economy.
European stocks were still higher on Wednesday as investors awaited the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next US President and were cheered by prospects of a large stimulus package for the American economy.
European stocks opened higher on Wednesday as investors awaited the inauguration of Joe Biden as the next US President and were cheered by prospects of a large stimulus package for the American economy.
European shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors were cheered by a rally in Asia and positive remarks by incoming US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the proposed $1. 9trn stimulus plan.
European shares were still in the green at lunch on Tuesday, kept afloat by upbeat earnings reports and positive remarks on US stimulus measures by US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen.
European stocks were flat at midday with investors ignoring positive China GDP data, while the termination of merger talks between French retailer Carrefour and Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard also dampened sentiment.
European stocks started the week lower with investors ignoring positive China GDP data, while the termination of merger talks between French retailer Carrefour and Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard also hitting sentiment.
European stocks were lower at lunchtime on Friday as investors ignored long-awaited US stimulus proposals from President-elect Joe Biden and focused on Covid lockdowns in Germany and France.
European stocks started lower on Friday as investors pushed aside new US stimulus proposals from President-elect Joe Biden to focus on Covid lockdowns in Germany and France.
European shares were higher at lunchtime on Thursday driven by hopes of a potentially increased US stimulus package from incoming US President Joe Biden.
European shares opened higher on Thursday, driven by positive economic data from China and continuing hopes of a larger US fiscal stimulus package under incoming President Joe Biden.
European shares were struggling to find direction at lunch on Wednesday, with merger news involving French supermarket giant Carrefour countering negative sentiment around tightening Covid restrictions on the Continent.
European shares were subdued on Wednesday with a profit warning from Danish wind farm developer Oersted and worries over the rise in Covid-19 cases dragging on sentiment.
European shares had slipped from morning gains by lunchtime on Tuesday as continuing concerns about the Covid pandemic and poor UK retail sales put the brakes on sentiment.
European shares started Tuesday in positive form, rebounding from Monday’s session as upbeat corporate news and US stimulus hopes drove sentiment.
European stocks were still lower at lunch on Monday as investors fretted over rising coronavirus cases across the continent and mainland China and the prospect of tougher curbs hitting the economy.
European shares opened the first session of the week lower, as fears over the growing number of coronavirus cases dampened sentiment.