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Market Report - Europe Close
05 Mar
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Europe close: Stocks slip, Travel and Leisure names pace declines

European shares slipped at the end of the week dragged down by Travel and Leisure names, amid mounting Covid-19 case counts in many countries, especially in Eastern Europe and Italy.

04 Mar
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Europe close: Stocks shake off early losses, but led by Oil and Gas, and Utilities

European shares were mostly higher on Thursday reversing early losses triggered by worries over rising government bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic.

03 Mar
Europe close: Shares end mixed despite better than expected survey data

European shares finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as investors eyed new budget measures from the UK to help power the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery and shrugged off a survey that suggested the Eurozone might be in recession.

02 Mar
Europe close: Shares finish on a mixed note

European shares finished the session on a mixed note, creeping into positive territory after a cautious start to the session as Asian shares fell overnight.

01 Mar
Europe close: Stocks start March on a strong note

European shares started March on a strong note as the bond market sell off eased with yields falling, while investors also took heart from Covid vaccine rollouts, although inflationary fears persisted.

26 Feb
Europe close: Shares retreat as government bond yields extend gains

European shares finished lower on Friday as rising bond yields and fears of higher interest rates sent investors running for cover.

25 Feb
Europe close: Stocks slip as US jobs data sends Treasury yields higher

European shares slipped on Thursday as investors remained cautious amid inflationary concerns, despite a deluge of corporate news and takeover speculation around UK packaging firm DS Smith.

24 Feb
Europe close: Stocks move higher after stronger-than-expected German GDP

European shares finished higher on Wednesday as stronger-than-expected German economic growth drove gains, investor sentiment was still tempered by inflationary fears.

23 Feb
Europe close: Stocks end on mixed note, German issues drag

European shares finished on a mixed note on Tuesday, as disappointing company earnings in Germany pulled the continent’s benchmark index lower.

22 Feb
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Europe close: Shares dip despite big gains for cyclicals

European shares finished lower at the start of the week, although gains for cyclicals helped to offset weakness in the more interest rate-sensitive areas of the market.

19 Feb
Europe close: Stocks finish week on a positive note

European shares extended their gains on Friday as surveys showed sentiment in the Eurozone picked up as Covid-19 vaccines raised hopes about an economic revival.

18 Feb
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Europe close: Investor sentiment dampened by latest corporate updates

European shares performed poorly on Thursday as corporate results from aviation heavyweight Airbus dampened investor sentiment.

17 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks dragged down by concerns over inflation, rising bond yields

European shares finished lower as concerns that higher near-term inflation and rising government bond yields might eventually sap the strength in equities, although not all analysts were of that view.

16 Feb
Europe close: Stocks little changed despite gains for miners and banks

European shares were listless on Tuesday following the sharp gains seen in the previous session on the back of economic recovery hopes and the long-awaited US stimulus package.

15 Feb
Europe close: Stimulus and vaccine hopes boost shares

European shares extended gains pushed ahead in a big way at the start of the week, fuelled by the prospect of further fiscal stimulus in the States and for the rollout of vaccines.

12 Feb
Europe close: Stocks end higher on US stimulus hopes

European stocks finished moderately higher on Friday as investors continued to hold out hope for progress on US stimulus measures.

11 Feb
Europe close: Stocks rise after Fed chief reassures

European shares were mostly higher on Thursday as investors cheered US central bank chief Jerome Powell's decision overnight to reiterate the Federal Reserve's commitment to buttressing economic growth.

10 Feb
Europe close: Stocks slip as investors monitor US stimulus, vaccine news

European shares slipped on Wednesday as investors looked for direction on US stimulus measures and the pace of vaccine rollouts across the continent.

09 Feb
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Europe close: Oil and Gas, Travel names drag on indices

European shares finished on a mixed note on Tuesday as investors booked profits following the rally seen during the last few days, driven by vaccine roll-outs and hopes the US Covid-19 relief package would make swift progress through Congress.

08 Feb
Europe close: Stocks jump amid optimism for US fiscal stimulus and vaccines

European shares started the second week of February higher amid continuing optimism over the odds of the US Covid stimulus package successfully navigating Congress.