LONDON European shares dropped on Friday following disappointing company updates, although French stocks performed better after a poll eased anxieties over the impact on markets of the presidential election.
LONDON Britain's top share index steadied after hitting a record high on Thursday, with a slump in Capita, which missed its profit target and announced the departure of its chief executive, weighing.
LONDON Britain's top share index hit a two-week low on Friday and ended a run of three straight weeks of gains, with lenders Standard Chartered and RBS among the biggest fallers.
LONDON/MILAN European shares fell slightly on Thursday, weighed down by a pull-back in banking and mining stocks in a day where trading activity was dominated by a raft of company earnings.
LONDON Britain's top share index edged up on Wednesday as Lloyds reported its highest annual profit in a decade and Unilever promised a far-reaching review.
LONDON Tobacco company Imperial Brands and nutritional ingredients maker Glanbia are attractive targets for Japanese companies looking to expand into international markets, Exane BNP Paribas analysts said in a note to clients.
LONDON/MILAN European shares rose to their highest in over 14 months on Tuesday, with optimism generated by encouraging manufacturing surveys outpacing a steep decline in HSBC shares after a slump in the heavyweight bank's annual pre-tax profit.
LONDON Britain's top share index steadied after hitting a new one-month high on Monday, with a slump in Unilever after Kraft ditched its bid offset by stronger firms like Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls Royce .
LONDON Britain's top share index ended higher on Friday as Unilever rallied after a surprise $143 billion takeover bid from Kraft Heinz Co , leading the index to its third straight week of gains.
LONDON European equities fell on Thursday after seven straight sessions of gains, with weaker metal prices weighing on miners and a poor update battering shares in engineering group Cobham .