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European stocks were mostly higher on Monday, having reversed earlier losses as investors eyed the latest developments in Sino-US trade and positive data from China and the Eurozone.
European stocks were higher on Thursday after US President Donald Trump said Washington and Beijing could be nearing a resolution to their long-running trade spat.
European stocks remained in the red at the close Wednesday, as investors continued to react to the news of an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, with concerns about Sino-US trade relations also weighing.
European stocks were just above the waterline by the end of trading on Tuesday, as investors eyed the next round of US-China trade negotiations and digested a mixed German Ifo survey.
European stocks were still lower by end-of-play on Monday following the release of weak German manufacturing data, while investors eyed trade negotiations between the US and China.
European stocks were mostly higher on Friday as investors looked to the resumption of Sino-US trade negotiations after a week packed with central bank action.
European stocks were on Thursday as investors digested the impact the Fed's latest rate cut and the Bank of England held its own rates steady.
European stocks ended Wednesday's session a tad higher ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement, while oil prices continued to retreat from Monday's highs.
European stocks were little changed on Tuesday as financial markets steadied following the weekend's attacks on a key Saudi oil processing facility and oilfield, albeit with investors treading cautiously ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy decision scheduled for the next day.
Stocks finished moderately lower at the start of the week as investors tried to assess the scope for further mischief in the Middle East following drone or cruise missile attacks at the weekend that more than halved oil output from Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest producers.
European shares finished higher on Friday amid reports that China will exempt further US goods from additional tariffs, as investors continued to mull the European Central Bank's latest policy moves amid a big move higher in bank shares.
European stocks continued their grind higher towards their best levels of the year after the European Central Bank unveiled a new raft of stimulus measures, including another round of debt purchases or so-called 'quantitative easing', and with ECB chief Mario Draghi also calling on governments to step in with fiscal spending.
European stocks added to their recent gains as China confirmed tariff exemptions on some US goods and investors eyed Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank where rate-setters were expected to unveil further stimulus measures.
The main European stock market indices finished the session higher as investors looked out to the European Central Bank's policy meeting on Thursday and the possibility of further stimulus, reversing an early drop on the back of weak Chinese price data.
European stocks finished the session on a mixed note as investors looked ahead to the European Central Bank's policy decision scheduled for Thursday amid expectations of further stimulus.
European shares finished higher on Friday albeit with confirmation from Washington that high-level US-China trade talks were on for early October offset by a weaker than expected reading on US non-farm payrolls for August.
European shares were up on Thursday after the US and China confirmed their trade representatives will meet again and the threat of a no-deal Brexit appeared to recede, although there appeared to be some discrepancies as to the exact date for top officials from both sides to meet.
European stock markets welcomed the latest political developments in the UK and Italy, the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong and news of fresh stimulus in China.
September got off to a poor start with investors' attention firmly trained on politics around the world, but in particular on the UK, as MPs in Westminster returned from their summer recess and were expected to debate key legislation later in the day that might block a no-deal Brexit.