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LONDON Ericsson and Volvo led European shares higher on Friday with well-received earnings reports during a session where financials and tech stocks also outperformed.
LONDON European shares fell across the board on Thursday as Spain's political showdown with Catalonia deepened, and a batch of third-quarter results brought some disappointments for investors.
LONDON European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday as a flurry of fresh third-quarter results came in, though politics kept Spanish equities in negative territory.
LONDON British shares edged lower on Tuesday, with a flurry of trading updates driving sharp swings in individual stocks including tourist attractions operator Merlin Entertainments, which plummeted after disappointing summer sales.
LONDON Britain's major share index ended Friday within touching distance of the previous session's record close, boosted by a late rally in mining stocks but dragged down by gains in the pound and a profit warning from engineering group GKN.
LONDON European shares traded sideways in morning deals on Thursday despite new highs in Asia and on Wall Street, with financial shares being the biggest burden and Just Eat the top performer after its merger with Hungryhouse got provisional clearance.
LONDON European bourses ended the day slightly lower on Tuesday as investors braced themselves for a possible unilateral declaration of independence at the Catalan parliament, which, it is anticipated, would lead to turmoil on Spanish markets and beyond.
LONDON European shares rose on Monday, with Germany's DAX touching a new record high and Spain's IBEX its highest for a week, as political risk concerns over Catalonia eased a day after a demonstration in Barcelona against independence.
LONDON British shares edged higher on Friday and held to their highest level in two months as political uncertainties linked to Theresa's May's premiership pushed the pound lower, giving a boost to dollar-earning groups such as pharma stocks.
LONDON A sharp fall in sterling boosted Britain's main share index on Thursday, with basic resources and oil and gas stocks contributing most to the upswing.
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