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European shares slide as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

European shares fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump furiously reacted to China's latest imposition of tariffs on certain U.S. goods, while a lack of direction in the U.S. central bank's rate outlook somewhat frustrated investors.

Trump tweet topples FTSE 100

London's main share index handed back its early gains to end lower on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's tweeted "order" that U.S. companies shut operations in China, which dragged internationally exposed miners and banks into the red.

European shares end lower in choppy session, FTSE lags

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the U.S. interest rate outlook made investors nervous, while a jump in the pound dented London stocks.

FTSE 100 falls after Fed minutes, pound rally

London's FTSE 100 fell on Thursday as the latest signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve dampened hopes of hefty interest rate cuts, while exporter stocks slipped as the pound rose after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments on the Brexit deal.

Oil majors, exporters boost FTSE 100; Fed minutes eyed

London's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as oil majors tracked gains in crude prices and exporters benefited from a weaker pound, while markets waited for minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting for signs of further policy easing.

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FTSE 100 » 7,094.98 -0.47%
Euro Stox » 1,459.44 -0.83%
S&P » 2,847.11 -2.59%
Nikkei 225 » 20,710.91 +0.40%
GBP / USD » 1.2277 +0.00%
EUR / GBP » 0.9075 +0.00%
GBP / JPY » 129.3900 +0.00%
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
MIDW.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
KCOM.L 2.00to1.00 Buy
TUNE.L 3.00to2.00 Outperform
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
CFX.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
SPD.L 3.75to5.00 Sell
HAOG.L 2.00to3.00 Hold