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European shares rally after surprise BoJ easing

PARIS, Oct 31 - European shares surged in early trade on Friday, tracking sharp gains in Tokyo after the Bank of Japan stunned global financial markets by easing policy further.

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday Oct 31

EDINBURGH, Oct 31 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up higher on Friday, with futures up 1.4 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday Oct 31

EDINBURGH, Oct 31 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 18 to 54 points, or 0.8 percent higher on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

Peripheral banks lead European shares lower after positive start

LONDON, Oct 30 - European shares turned lower on Thursday as banks in countries such as Italy, Greece and Spain resumed their recent downtrend.

French stocks lead Europe higher on positive company results

LONDON, Oct 30 - French stocks Alcatel Lucent , Technip and Renault led a rise in European shares early on Thursday after posting upbeat corporate updates.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Oct 30

EDINBURGH, Oct 30 - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening slightly higher on Thursday, with futures firming 0.3 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

 
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