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European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday as fears over the stability of China's property sector and rising energy prices spooked investors, although travel shares outperformed on hopes on a resumption of travel to the US from the UK and EU.
European shares finished the week lower as a weak opening on Wall Street, slump in mining stocks and rising euro zone inflation hit sentiment.
European stocks finished higher on Thursday as a positive update out of RyanAir, Europe's largest airline, which served to lift some of the gloom hanging over the sector.
European stocks fell on Wednesday as investors sifted through disappointing Chinese data and amid surging energy prices.
European stocks ended the Tuesday session on a mixed note as a weaker-than-expected reading on US consumer prices failed to assuage inflation concerns and amid Covid-19 concerns in China.
European stocks attempted a rally on Monday, shrugging off a weaker overnight performance in Asia, after a top European Central Bank official said recent gains in inflation did not yet pose a risk.
European shares finished lower on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street.
European stocks finished mostly higher on Thursday, despite fears over a slowdown in global growth as a result of the Delta variant of Covid-19.
European stocks were lower on Wednesday following losses overnight in Asia and the US and nerves ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on Thursday which could see rate-setters slow their emergency bond purchases.
European stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday as investors mulled over the latest reading on German investor sentiment, with all eyes on this week’s European Central Bank meeting.
European stocks advanced at the start of the week although trading volumes remained low on account of the Labor Day holiday Stateside.
European stocks finished the week on a down note as investors digested a weaker than expected reading on US non-farm payrolls.
European stocks were little changed on Thursday, as investors awaited the release of the monthly non-farm payrolls report the next day.
European stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday despite a slight slip in euro zone manufacturing survey data and a weaker than expected reading on a closely-followed jobs survey in the US.
European stocks closed in negative territory on Tuesday, as investors digested euro zone data showing inflation hit its highest level for a decade.
European stocks managed a positive finish on Friday, after Fed chair Jerome Powell said the US central bank was on track to begin tapering by the end of the year.
European shares ended Thursday in the red, as investors took a cautious stance ahead of a key two-day meeting of US Federal Reserve policymakers, while a German consumer survey showed sentiment weakening.
Wednesday's session saw stocks drift slightly higher across the Continent, as investors digested weak German business sentiment data and eyed a key gathering of US Federal Reserve officials on Thursday and Friday.
European shares drifted lower as investors bid their time ahead of the start of the eagerly-awaited Jackson Hole central banking symposium two days later.
European stocks tracked gains on Wall Street after the previous week's drubbing, with UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's surging on takeover speculation.