European shares retreat as Pearson plummets

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jan 18 : European shares edged lower on Wednesday as a slump in education publisher Pearson’s shares weighed on media stocks, though ASML and Novozymes gained after robust updates. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.2 percent in choppy trade, while Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index was flat, having fallen […]

European shares steady as banks turns positive after May speech

By Danilo Masoni MILAN, Jan 17 : European shares steadied on Tuesday, coming off lows as British Prime Minister Theresa May detailed her country’s position on leaving the European Union, helping banking and travel stocks turn positive. The pan-European STOXX index was up 0.1 percent, having fallen as much as 0.7 percent just before May […]

European shares down, weighed by healthcare sector after Trump comments

By Helen Reid LONDON, Jan 12 : European shares fell on Thursday in early deals, weighed down by healthcare stocks after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump targeted pharmaceuticals’ drug pricing in a press conference. Europe’s healthcare sector index dropped 2.2 percent, the biggest sectoral faller, and headed for its biggest loss since November. The pan-European STOXX […]

European shares up, Britain’s FTSE set for record-breaking streak

By Kit Rees and Helen Reid LONDON, Jan 11 : European shares rose on Wednesday, with retail stocks back in focus after a well-received update from British grocer Sainsbury, though Cobham tanked on disappointing profits. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 percent, while blue-chip FTSE 100 hit a record high of 7,289.79, up […]

European shares down as financials weigh, FTSE hits new record

By Helen Reid LONDON, Jan 10 : Britain’s FTSE 100 share index climbed to fresh record highs on Tuesday with UK retailers gaining, while European blue chips failed to hold early gains, with financials the biggest drag. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.3 percent, while the FTSE 100 hit a new all-time high […]

European shares slip, Britain’s FTSE 100 at record high

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jan 9 : European shares edged lower on Monday, while a rise among basic resources stocks helped Britain’s FTSE 100 index hit a record high. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.5 percent. The FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,239.26 points, putting it on track for its tenth straight […]