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European shares eke out weekly gains after choppy session

19 Oct 2018

LONDON European stocks ended a choppy trading session broadly flat on Friday but managed to eke out a weekly gain despite mixed third-quarter earnings and while the budget row between Italy's populist government and the European Union heated up.

Bear market deepens as investors pull $16 billion from equities - BAML

19 Oct 2018

Bearish traders' grip on global markets tightened this week with massive outflows from equities and bonds while investors reached for cash and less risky stocks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-FTSE 100 slips into red on Q3 earnings, Wall Street gloom

18 Oct 2018

* Healthcare boosted by Novartis results (Updates prices, adds details)

European shares surrender to falling bank, tech stocks as Wall Street slides

18 Oct 2018

LONDON European shares swung back into the red on Thursday as fears of rising rates and disappointing earnings from U.S. industrials dragged Wall Street down, while HeidelbergCement's profit warning sank European construction stocks. | Video

Healthcare stocks lift FTSE 100, while Unilever slips after results

18 Oct 2018

LONDON, Oct 18 Britain's top share index eked out small gains on Thursday as strong earnings helped lift healthcare stocks, offsetting falls in construction materials' companies and in consumer giant Unilever after disappointing results.

UPDATE 1-FTSE 100 swings back down as earnings cause havoc; airlines dive

17 Oct 2018

* Inchcape falls as investors shun auto stocks (Updates prices, adds details)

Cheap and unloved: Europe Inc can't afford third-quarter miss as Wall Street gap widens

17 Oct 2018

MILAN/LONDON The third-quarter reporting season kicks off this week with European companies on track for a second year of solid profit growth, but investors are shunning them even though valuations have not been this cheap since the euro zone crisis. | Video

FTSE 100 rises, led by Pearson; Mediclinic sinks as earnings sag

17 Oct 2018

LONDON Britain's top stock index climbed on Wednesday, with Pearson's outlook impressing the market, while mid-cap Mediclinic sank by a fifth after its results missed estimates.

Investors gloomiest on world growth in decade, cut U.S. equity holdings - BAML poll

17 Oct 2018

LONDON Global investors have the most pessimistic outlook on the world economy since the 2008 financial crisis, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly survey, which also showed a sharp fall in U.S. equity allocations.

Strong sterling weighs on FTSE 100

16 Oct 2018

LONDON Britain's top stock index missed out on a global rebound on Tuesday, lagging European peers and Wall Street as Brexit optimism and data showing fast-rising wages lifted sterling, acting as an accounting drag for multinationals and exporters.

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