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European stocks lifted by data, but U.S. holiday keeps a lid on action

European stocks were set to break a four-session win streak on Friday, with upbeat economic data overshadowed by persistent worries about rising virus cases in the U.S. That is as a holiday Stateside was set to keep a lid on trading volumes. 45 min ago

London stocks struggle while U.S. markets are closed for July 4 holiday

London stocks fell on Friday, with the index set to underperform its European rivals for the week, as weak oil prices weighed on major energy names, and alongside concerns that next week’s summer statement from the U.K. Chancellor will lack big tax cuts. 9:26 a.m. Today

FTSE struggles for gains after another dire warning over the economy

London stocks carved out modest gains on Wednesday, as the British Chambers of Commerce called for “swift, substantial and immediate action," to deal with a historic setback revealed in its quarterly economic survey. 11:32 a.m. July 1, 2020

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Mixed data weigh on European stocks, as well as U.S. virus worries

European stocks are struggling as a batch of mixed data halted investor optimism at the start of the third quarter.

9:35 a.m. July 1, 2020
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FTSE 100 jumps 1.3% amid promises of stimulus from U.K. Prime Minister Johnson

U.K. stocks shake off early losses Monday to turn sharply higher, with investors pinning gains to hopes for possible fiscal stimulus to help an economy pounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. The commodity-weighted index also was supported by gains from BP PLC after the energy giant announced plans to sell its petrochemicals unit.

10:46 a.m. June 29, 2020
European equities fight for gains amid continued U.S. virus concerns

European stocks struggled for direction as a new week began on Monday, as investors continued to focus on rising coronavirus infection rates in the U.S. and as global cases surged past 10 million.

10:03 a.m. June 29, 2020
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Stimulus hints help drive a rally for U.K. stocks

Hopes for more stimulus were a big driver behind gains for London stocks on Friday, allowing investors to ignore a record number of COVID-19 outbreaks across several U.S. states. Shares of Tesco shook off earlier losses to trade higher after results.

10:00 a.m. June 26, 2020
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European stocks rise, but gains tempered by U.S. coronavirus concerns

European stocks rose on Friday, brushing aside gloomy news on a record rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S., with gains for German business software group SAP SE and losses for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB.

4:32 a.m. June 26, 2020
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A surge in U.K. retail stocks has gone ‘too far, too fast,’ warns Citigroup

Investors are underestimating downside risks from COVID-19, and the run enjoyed by the retail sector lately is probably not going to last, said analysts at Citigroup, in a note to clients on Wednesday.

8:45 a.m. June 24, 2020
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European stocks in the red as investors fret about rising U.S. Covid-19 infections

European stocks traded lower on Wednesday, as markets struggled to gain traction against a backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in the U.S. Technology stocks were a bright spot after another record session for the Nasdaq Composite

4:53 a.m. June 24, 2020
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European stocks rise on signs of loosening U.S.-China tension while Wirecard gets crushed again

European stocks pushed higher on Friday and were headed for a weekly gain after days of worries over rising coronavirus cases in parts of the world. Potential good news on the U.S.-China trade front was inspiring some gains.

9:34 a.m. June 19, 2020

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