Market Report - Europe Close
European shares were still under pressure on the last day of the quarter with investor sentiment weighed down by increases in case numbers of the Covid-19 Delta variant globally and after soft survey data released overnight in China.
European shares staged a partial comeback on Tuesday, although some analysts expressed concern regarding the ongoing spread globally of the Delta Covid-19 variant.
European shares tumbled into the red on Monday with travel stocks under pressure after Germany pushed the European Union to designate the UK a "country of concern" and introduce strict quarantine measures for British travellers.
European shares were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a deal on Capitol Hill on President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure spending package.
European shares rallied on Thursday as investors focused on a 'dovish' outcome to the Bank of England's policy meeting.
European shares retreated on Wednesday as investors fretted over eurozone surveys showing a better-than-expected rise in June activity, but alongside rising inflation pressures.
European shares finished mostly higher on Tuesday and at their best levels of the session, helped by positive comments from the European Central Bank chief and the continuing advance on Wall Street.
European shares finished higher on Monday as investors appeared to shake off concerns of tighter US central bank policy.
European shares closed weaker on Friday, as investors continued to fret over the US Federal Reserve's move towards a hawkish tone on asset purchases.
European shares finished on a mixed note on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve announced overnight that it might curb stimulus measures sooner than expected as the pace of the post Covid pandemic recovery stoked inflationary fears.
European shares were mostly higher on Wednesday as investors waited on news of the US Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that was scheduled to end later the same day.
European shares finished higher but off their morning highs, as hopes of a swift economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic offset a higher-than-expected reading on inflation in the States.
European shares were little changed, but continued to trade just off records highs on Monday despite reports that the UK was due to delay lifting its Covid lockdown.
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.