Market Report - Europe Close
European shares hit record highs on Friday buoyed by the European Central Bank's decision the day before to increase its pace of asset purchases despite rising inflation.
European shares finished off their worst levels of the session despite news of a much higher-than-expected reading on consumer prices from across the Pond.
European shares finished Wednesday's session on a mixed note as the latest China inflation data and a rising number of UK Covid cases kept a lid on sentiment.
European stocks finished the session little changed on Tuesday as weak German industrial output data kept a check on sentiment ahead of key releases on consumer prices scheduled for later in the week.
European shares were mostly higher on Monday, having erased earlier declines as investors shrugged off weaker-than-expected China trade data and a profits warning from workspace provider IWG.
European shares finished the week on an up note despite the release of a mixed US jobs report, while travel stocks suffered after the UK government's decision to expand its list of "red" countries that require a quarantine on return to Britain.
Stocks on the Continent finished on a mixed note on Thursday following the release of stronger-than-expected readings on monthly private sector US payrolls and weekly jobless claims.
European shares finished slightly ahead on Wednesday as investors bided their time ahead of the release of the all-important monthly US non-farm payrolls report due out at the end of the same week.
European stocks pushed further still into record territory on Tuesday, with miners on the rise driven by strong metal and oil prices and encouraging manufacturing data.
European shares pushed further into record territory on Friday with investors apparently brushing off data in the US showing quickening inflation.
European shares finished mostly higher on Thursday, buoyed by better-than-expected data out of the US.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as US and eurozone central bankers maintained dovish positions on interest rates and British retailer Marks & Spencer pleased despite posting a hefty annual loss.
European shares were little changed on Tuesday even as investors cheered a strong reading on the closely-followed gauge of business confidence in Germany.
European stocks renewed their push higher at the start of the week helped by gains for technology stocks, albeit on the back of holiday-depleted trading volumes.
European shares were mostly higher at the end of the week and near record highs despite continuing worries about inflation.
European equities rebounded sharply from a sell-off during the previous session sparked by inflation fears.
European stocks slid from record highs on Wednesday after the People's Bank of China and the European Central Bank took aim at cryptocurrencies, adding to an already modestly risk averse mood.
European stocks finished on a mixed note on Tuesday, but off their worst levels, as investors cheered the ongoing relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions and positive earnings updates from across the Pond.
European shares were mostly lower on Monday, albeit only slightly, as the UK lifted more Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, despite worries about the India variant of the virus.
European shares ran up on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street despite slightly weaker-than-expected readings on economic activity in the US.