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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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