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Market Report - Europe Close
30 Sep
Europe close: Stocks finish September on a positive note

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.

26 Sep
Europe close: Stocks higher on trade war optimism

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.

25 Sep
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Europe close: Stocks remain weak in afternoon trading

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.

24 Sep
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Europe close: Stocks lose steam in late Tuesday trading

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.

23 Sep
Europe close: Stocks finish lower on weak manufacturing data

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.

20 Sep
Europe close: Stocks push higher as US-China trade consultations get under way

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.

19 Sep
Europe close: Stocks advance on heels of US Fed rate cut

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.

18 Sep
Europe close: Stocks edge higher ahead of US central bank decision

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.

17 Sep
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Europe close: Periphery stocks lag following latest political moves

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.

16 Sep
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Europe close: Shares drop as Mideast tensions and oil prices spike

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.

13 Sep
Europe close: Indices continue to grind higher amid positive US-China trade news

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.

12 Sep
Europe close: Stocks continue to grind higher on back of ECB stimulus

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.

11 Sep
Europe close: Stocks gain as trade tensions ebb a bit further

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.

10 Sep
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Europe close: Stocks jump on hopes for further ECB stimulus

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.

09 Sep
Europe close: Stocks finish on a mixed note ahead of ECB decision

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.

06 Sep
Europe close: Stocks higher amid lingering trade optimism ahead of ECB meeting

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.

05 Sep
Europe close: Stocks move higher as trade worries ease a little

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.

04 Sep
Europe close: Investors breath sigh of relief as political tensions ease

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.

03 Sep
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Europe close: Stocks dip ahead of key votes in the UK and Italy

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.