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Market Report - Europe Close
Europe close: Stocks up in quiet start to the week

European shares began the week on the front foot on a relatively quiet day for economic reports and company earnings.

05 Aug
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Europe close: Stocks slip after data shows US jobs market still running hot

European shares were mostly in the red on Friday as investors digested a far stronger-than-expected US payrolls report.

05 Aug
Europe close: Stocks extend rally

European stocks made gains on Thursday despite the biggest rise in UK interest rates since 1995, and growing tensions between the US and China.

03 Aug
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Europe close: Stocks shake off geopolitical angst to end higher

European shares continued to push higher on Wednesday as investors as concerns about the impact of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan ebbed.

03 Aug
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Europe close: Geopolitical tensions hold shares back

European shares were down as fears of an economic slowdown and rising geopolitical tensions between the US and China dampened sentiment.

01 Aug
Europe close: Stocks mostly higher despite weak manufacturing PMIs

European stocks were mostly higher at the start of August, even as investors digested weak manufacturing data for the eurozone and China.

30 Jul
Europe close: Stocks end week firmly higher

European shares were higher at midday on Friday as the never-ending deluge of corporate earnings continued with investors also cheered by better-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone.

27 Jul
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Europe close: Italian shares outperform as Unicredit ups guidance

European shares were higher on Wednesday amid a deluge of corporate results as cautious investors eyed the energy supply situation and awaited a rise in US interest rates.

26 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks fall back as natural gas futures leap

European stocks fell back on Tuesday as natural gas futures leaped higher on the back of Russia's announcement the day before of a further cut to its gas supplies to Germany, claiming maintenance issues.

25 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks end the session higher, outside of the German Dax

Most of Europe's main stock market indices shares rallied from early losses as investors braced themselves for the never-ending deluge of corporate news and a policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve later in the week.

22 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks end week on an up note, despite poor data

European shares finished the week on a slightly positive note Friday even after the results of two key surveys pointed to a contraction in the euro area's economy in July - albeit alongside a marked cooling in price pressures.

21 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks come off lows to end the day mixed

Stocks finished on a mixed note on Thursday, but off their lows of the session in all cases, as the European Central Bank's surprise 50 basis point rate hike and new policy tools offset news of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's resignation.

20 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks slip as geopolitical tensions run high

European stocks ended the day a tad lower after Russia's foreign minister said the scope of its invasion of Ukraine would be expanded should the West provide Kyiv with long-range weaponry.

19 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks jump after report gas supplies through Nordstream 1 to resume

European shares pushed higher on Tuesday following a report from Reuters that Moscow would resume natural gas exports to Europe through the Nordstream 1 pipeline at the same limited volumes as before this year's annual maintenance began on 11 July.

18 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks extend bear market rally

European shares extended gains on Monday, taking their cues from a positive session in Asia, as investors eyed a European Central Bank policy meeting on Thursday and Moscow's decision that same day as to whether to restart gas exports through the Nordstream 1 pipeline.

15 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks rise heading into the weekend

Stocks ended the week on an up note, as traders pared their bets for interest rates hikes by the US central bank at their next meeting.

14 Jul
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Europe close: Markets weaker on economic, political jitters

Stocks on the continent ended in the red on Thursday, as political troubles continued to percolate in Italy, and following modest losses overnight in US stock markets.

13 Jul
Europe close: Stocks slumps after hotter-than-expected US June CPI print

Stocks fell on Wednesday following the release of data on the other side of the Pond showing the fastest rise in annual headline consumer prices in the US since late 1981.

12 Jul
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Sector movers: Cyclicals top gains on FSTE 350, but alongside defensives

General Industrials and Retailers led gains on the FTSE 350 in the middle of the week, but similar gains for some of the more defensive segments of the stock market, such Electricity and Tobacco, betrayed latent caution.

12 Jul
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Europe close: Stocks mostly higher, Spanish issues hit by tax on windfall profits

Stocks in Europe finished on a mixed note but for the most managed to reverse early losses, despite continued market chatter around new Covid-19 cases in China and the release of a weaker-than-expected survey on economic confidence in Germany.