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Market Report - Europe
22 Jan
Europe midday: Shares extend losses after weak PMI readings

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.

22 Jan
Europe open: Shares lower on tighter Covid curb plans, UK retail sales

European stocks fell on Friday as tighter Covid-19 restrictions hit travel stocks and UK retail sales disappointed.

21 Jan
Europe midday: US stimulus hopes lift shares as investors eye ECB

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.

21 Jan
Europe open: Shares up on US stimulus hopes as Biden takes charge

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.

20 Jan
Europe midday: Shares gain on US stimulus optimism

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.

20 Jan
Europe open: Shares higher as markets await Biden inauguration

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.

19 Jan
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Europe open: Yellen US stimulus remarks boost sentiment

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.

19 Jan
Europe midday: Shares higher on upbeat earnings, Yellen comments

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.

18 Jan
Europe midday: Stocks flat as covid curbs hit sentiment

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.

18 Jan
Europe open: Shares slip as French govt scuppers Carrefour merger talks

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.

15 Jan
Europe midday: Shares still listless as Covid lockdowns worry investors

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.

15 Jan
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Europe open: Investors ignore Biden package to focus on Covid curbs

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.

14 Jan
Europe midday: Shares higher on hopes of bigger Biden package

European shares were higher at lunchtime on Thursday driven by hopes of a potentially increased US stimulus package from incoming US President Joe Biden.

14 Jan
Europe open: Shares higher on China exports, US stimulus hopes

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.

13 Jan
Europe midday: Carrefour merger chat helps stocks tread water

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.

13 Jan
Europe open: Shares muted as investors look for direction

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.

12 Jan
Europe midday: Shares run out of steam on persistent Covid worries

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.

12 Jan
Europe open: Shares bounce back on US stimulus hopes

European shares started Tuesday in positive form, rebounding from Monday’s session as upbeat corporate news and US stimulus hopes drove sentiment.

11 Jan
Europe midday: Tougher Covid curbs keep lid on shares

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.

11 Jan
Europe open: Shares start week lower as Covid cases rise

European shares opened the first session of the week lower, as fears over the growing number of coronavirus cases dampened sentiment.