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  1. July 7, 2010

    Equities gain ground as banking fears ease

    Optimism about the outlook for the global banking sector helped lift US and European equities on Wednesday as investors...

  2. February 20, 2010

    Thales dives on poor 2010 outlook

    Thales , the French defence group, saw its shares dive 17.5 per cent yesterday, their biggest ever daily fall, after the...

  1. February 19, 2010

    French defence group falls in Europe

    Thales, the French defence group, saw its shares dive 17.5 per cent on Friday, their biggest ever daily fall, after the...

  2. February 12, 2010

    Eurozone uncertainty keeps investors on edge

    News that European leaders had reached an agreement to help Greece if it slashed its budget deficit offered only limited...

  3. February 11, 2010

    Overview: Eurozone uncertainty keeps investors on edge

    News that European leaders had reached an agreement to help Greece if it slashed its budget deficit offered only limited...

  4. January 27, 2010

    Siemens leads the advance for techs

    Technology stocks and drugmakers helped European shares rise and regain ground after five straight sessions of losses....

  5. January 26, 2010

    Siemens leads advance for techs

    Technology stocks and drugmakers helped European shares rise and regain ground after five straight sessions of...

  6. April 17, 2009

    Nokia defies a 90% slump in profits

    Profits plunged at leading mobile phone maker Nokia in the first quarter - realising the market's worst fears - but shares...

  7. April 16, 2009

    Nokia improves European mood

    European equities moved higher on Thursday, with results from technology bellwether Nokia helping improve the mood as the...

  8. January 15, 2009

    Equities plunge as gloomy news batters sentiment

    US and European equity markets were left reeling yesterday as a barrage of negative corporate and -economic news battered...

  9. January 14, 2009

    Overview: Equities plunge on gloomy news

    US and European equity markets were left reeling on Wednesday as a barrage of negative corporate and ­economic news battered...

  10. January 5, 2008

    Equities left in the shade as commodities surge

    Growing fears that the US economy could be heading into recession meant equities got off to a dreadful start to the year...

  11. January 5, 2008

    Equities left in the shade as oil and gold surge

    Growing fears that the US economy could be heading into recession meant equities got off to a dreadful start to the year...

  12. January 4, 2008

    Overview: Equities left in the shade

    Growing fears that the US economy could be heading into recession meant equities got off to a dreadful start to the year...

  13. August 17, 2007

    Relief lifts world markets

    The mood in financial ­markets swung from near-panic to relief on Friday as the Federal Reserve moved to calm recent...

  14. August 17, 2007

    What goes up, must come down

    Making sense of the weird and wacky world of credit derivatives was a challenge for the average financial brain this week...

  15. July 11, 2007

    Investors shaken by latest chapter in credit saga

    Nervousness returned to global markets yesterday amid fresh concerns about subprime lending and the US housing market....

  16. July 10, 2007

    Global overview: US housing woes hit markets

    Nervousness returned to global markets on Tuesday amid fresh concerns about subprime lending and the US housing market....

  17. May 31, 2007

    Chinese upheaval produces few knock-on effects

    A steep fall for the rampant Chinese stock market yesterday triggered only a modest ripple around the world. The overall...

  18. May 30, 2007

    Global overview: China contagion limited

    A steep fall for the rampant Chinese stock market on Wednesday failed to prevent the S&P 500 index finally closing at a...

  19. May 25, 2007

    Housing data outweigh Greenspan pessimism

    A brighter outlook for the US housing market yesterday helped dispel the dark clouds cast by former Federal Reserve...

  20. April 12, 2007

    Eiffage bid hopes start to fade

    The rollercoaster ride endured by Eiffage shareholders continued yesterday as speculation about an imminent bid for the...

  21. March 8, 2007

    M&A speculation lifts Eurofirst

    A wave of merger and acquisition speculation helpedlift European stocks for a second successive session yesterday....

  22. March 7, 2007

    Truckmakers drive Europe higher

    A wave of merger and acquisition speculation helped lift European stocks for a second successive session on Wednesday....

  23. December 15, 2006

    Earnings and M&A take attention away from sharp oil price increase

    World equity markets made impressive gains yesterday as investors brushed aside sharply higher oil prices and focused on...

  24. December 14, 2006

    Year-end equity rally gains momentum

    World equity markets made impressive gains on Thursday as investors brushed aside sharply higher oil prices and focused on...

  25. December 12, 2006

    Corus whets desire for mergers

    Steelmakers led European equity gains yesterday as the prospect of a bidding war between Brazil's CSN and India's Tata for...

  26. December 11, 2006

    European gains driven by steelmakers

    Steelmakers led European equity gains on Monday as the prospect of a bidding war between Brazil’s CSN and India’s Tata for...

  27. November 30, 2006

    VW helps indices to shift gear

    Another strong performance from Volkswagen helped European stocks snap afive-session losing streak yesterday. The...

  28. November 29, 2006

    Carmakers lead Europe’s rebound

    Another strong performance from Volkswagen helped European stocks snap a five-session losing streak on Wednesday. The...

  29. November 25, 2006

    Single currency's strength hurts carmakers

    European stocks came under fire yesterday as the strength of the euro against the dollar sent exporters tumbling. Carmakers...

  30. November 24, 2006

    Europe falls as carmakers skid

    European stocks came under fire on Friday as the strength of the euro against the dollar sent exporters tumbling. Carmakers...

  31. October 20, 2006

    Earnings from Nokia disappoint

    Nokia fell out of favour with investors yesterday as the Finnish mobile handset maker's third-quarter earnings fell short...

  32. October 19, 2006

    Bourses end flat despite steep fall for Nokia

    Nokia fell out of favour with investors on Thursday as the Finnish mobile handset maker’s third quarter earnings fell short...

  33. September 8, 2006

    Ahold results help bag gains

    Shares in Ahold climbed to a three-year high yesterday as forecast-beating results from the Dutch retailing group diverted...

  34. September 7, 2006

    European shares hit one month low

    Shares in Ahold climbed to a three-year high on Thursday as forecast-beating results from the Dutch retailing group diverted...

  35. August 29, 2006

    Aerospace M&A talk lifts European stocks

    Merger rumours lifted the European aerospace and defence sector on Tuesday amid speculation of a bid for Zodiac, the French...

  36. July 27, 2006

    Peugeot shares hit two-year low

    European stocks rose for a third successive session yesterday but the focus for many investors was the steep fall for...

  37. July 26, 2006

    Bourses inch higher but Peugeot tumbles

    European stocks rose for a third successive session on Wednesday but the focus for many investors was a steep fall for...

  38. July 22, 2006

    Soothing news helps boost equity markets

    Global equity markets push-ed higher this week on soothing news on US interest rates, a slide in oil prices and earnings...

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