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Market Report - Europe
24 Jun
Europe midday: Shares extend gains; Eurofins in focus after Muddy Waters report

European stocks extend gains on Monday as investors eyed more interest rate decisions and regional GDP readings later in the week, while shares in French scientific laboratory group Eurofins Scientific slumped after a note published by US activist hedge fund Muddy Waters accused it of financial irregularities.

24 Jun
Europe open: Shares edge higher ahead of rate calls, GDP data

European stocks opened slightly higher on Monday as investors eyed more interest rate decisions and regional GDP readings later in the week.

21 Jun
Europe midday: Eurozone PMI data drags Stoxx lower

European stocks extended losses in the morning on Friday as survey data showed the eurozone’s nascent economic recovery unexpectedly slowed in June, weighed down by weakness in the manufacturing sector.

21 Jun
Europe open: Stocks weaker amid UK data; Zealand Pharma soars

European stocks were weaker at the open on Friday as investors digested data from the UK that showed a rise in retail sales last month, but also government borrowing rising to its highest level since 1961.

20 Jun
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Europe midday: Shares up as Swiss slice rates; UK, Norway hold

European shares held gains on Thursday as Switzerland cut interest rates for the second time this year while the UK and Norway held firm.

20 Jun
Europe open: Shares rally as eyes turn to rate decisions

European shares rallied at the open on Thursday as investors eyed rate decisions from the UK, Switzerland and Norway.

19 Jun
Europe midday: Shares in downbeat mood despite strong Wall St

The ebullient close on Wall Street and a fall in UK inflation to 2% for the first time since 2021 failed to inspire European markets on Wednesday with shares sliding lower.

19 Jun
Europe open: Upbeat Wall St, fall in UK inflation fails to inspire Stoxx

The ebullient close on Wall Street and a fall in UK inflation to 2% for the first time since 2021 failed to inspire European markets on Wednesday with shares opening flat.

18 Jun
Europe midday: Shares up ahead of rate calls; Carrefour slumps

European shares were higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to several central bank rate decisions, including from the Bank of England, while Carrefour shares slumped on a report it was facing a large government fine over franchise contracts.

18 Jun
Europe open: Shares gain ahead of central bank rate decisions

European shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to several central bank rate decisions this week, including from the Bank of England.

17 Jun
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Europe midday: Shares slip into red on French political risk

European shares slipped into the red on Monday as investors digested mixed economic data from China, a $4. 7bn bid for Topdanmark from Finnish insurer Sampo and the start of the French national election campaign.

17 Jun
Europe open: Shares up as Sampo bid for Topdanmark in focus

European shares opened higher on Monday as investors digested mixed economic data from China and a $4. 7bn bid for Topdanmark from Finnish insurer Sampo.

14 Jun
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Europe open: Shares rally, but France lower again on poll fears

European equities staged a slight rally at the open on Friday after a sell-off in the previous session. although French stocks were weaker again, fuelled by worries over the country’s upcoming snap election.

14 Jun
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Europe midday: French stocks slump on election woes; Stoxx in retreat

European equities slumped into the red on Friday, continuing a miserable week, with French stocks weaker again on worries over the country’s upcoming snap election and reports that luxury labels were discounting goods in China to shift inventory.

13 Jun
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Europe midday: Shares extend losses on EZ ind data; Wise slumps

European stocks extended losses on Thursday on weaker-than-expected eurozone industrial production data, while shares in UK fintech firm Wise plunged on a weaker income forecast.

13 Jun
Europe open: Shares lower on Fed rate cut forecast; Atos, Wise plunge

European stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors digested the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision and inflation numbers from across the Atlantic, while shares in Atos plunged again as the troubled French IT firm sold off one of its businesses.

12 Jun
Europe midday: Shares up ahead of US Fed, CPI; Rentokil surges

European shares were higher on Wednesday as investors digested stagnant UK GDP figures and awaited an interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve after inflation data for May.

12 Jun
Europe open: Shares up with eyes on US Fed, inflation

European shares started Wednesday on the front foot as investors digested stagnant GDP figures from the UK and awaited an interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve after inflation data for May.

11 Jun
Europe midday: Shares slide into red; Covestro jumps on bid talk

European shares slid into the red on Tuesday as early optimism turned to caution over the rise of far-right parties in European parliament elections and how a US interest rate decision and inflation data later in the week will play out.