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ECB's Draghi pulls European stocks back into black

European stock markets recovered from early falls on Tuesday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi promised more monetary stimulus if the economy does not improve, offsetting another warning on slowing sales from the chip sector.

Miners, Ashtead support UK shares; AstraZeneca gains

London's FTSE 100 edged higher on Tuesday with tool hire firm Ashtead gaining after an upbeat earnings report and miners boosted by a rise in copper prices driven by expectations of a global shortfall in production.

Europe closes in the red as Broadcom warning rocks chip sector

Trade-sensitive technology stocks led losses in European markets on Friday after U.S. chipmaker Broadcom's sales warning and disappointing industrial data out of China came as the clearest signs yet of the damage trade war may do to global growth.

European shares end slightly higher as trade worries linger

Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks end slightly higher on Thursday, with concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman and continuing U.S.-China trade tensions sapping early enthusiasm among investors.

Oil majors, banks drive European shares from three-week high

Weakness in oil companies and banks halted a week long rally in European shares on Wednesday, as soft Chinese factory activity data and Washington's tough stance on trade talks with Beijing prompted investors to cash in some of June's gains.

FTSE rally out of steam as trade nerves return, BAT slides

London's main index eased as the latest salvoes in the U.S.-Chinese trade dispute kept investors on edge and weak demand outlook knocked oil shares, while British American Tobacco slid after warning of steeper declines in cigarette sales.

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Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
BKY.AX 2.00to1.00 Buy
SMT.L 2.00to1.00 Buy
CAU.L 2.00to1.00 Buy
Symbol 4 wk rating
Current mean
VLX.L 2.00to3.00 Hold
LWB.L 1.00to2.00 Outperform
DLAR.L 2.00to3.00 Hold