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European stock index futures signal higher open

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher start on Wednesday on expectations of a strong fourth-quarter earnings season and on signs that a four-month extension of the U.S. debt limit could be passed later in the day. At 0704 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were flat to 0.2 percent higher.

European shares edge back up to near two-year highs

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct * Prospects of U.S. debt deal buoy equities * Utility stocks, seen as defensive play, outperform * Richemont slumps after Asia sales growth slows By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on Monday, moving back towards their recent near-two-year high, helped by moves to break a budget impasse in the United States and by gains in the utilities sector.

Europe shares end mostly flat; rally seen intact

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.02 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.04 pct * Miners retreat along with metal prices on China worries * Euro zone equities still relatively cheap -SG's Kaloyan * Aerospace stocks hurt by Dreamliner's woes * Sell any rally in volatility indexes -Deutsche Bank By Blaise Robinson

European stock index futures signal early losses

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Tuesday following comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the economy and the U.S. debt ceiling talks. At 0703 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were down 0.1-0.3 percent.

European stock index futures signal early gains

PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, with shares set to climb along with the euro as investors continue to increase their exposure to the region on hopes the worst of the debt crisis is over. Comments from a Federal Reserve official on Monday about the outlook for the U.S. economy also boosted sentiment. At 0702 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.3-0.4 percent.

European shares' rally pauses for breath

* FTSEurofirst 300 flat, consolidates 22-month high * Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct, charts show trend still up * Chinese inflation concerns hit miners * Cap Gemini leads tech rally * Commerzbank leads fallers on cap hike talk By Francesco Canepa

European shares up on telecom network talk, earnings

* FTSEurofirst 300 index advances 0.3 percent * Telecoms gain on talk of pan-European network * Positive start to U.S. earnings improves sentiment By Atul Prakash LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European shares advanced to trade near a 22-month peak on Wednesday, with talks of creating a regional network boosting telecom shares, while an encouraging start to the U.S. earnings season buoyed investor sentiment.

Europe shares end slightly down; eyes on earnings

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and with a key blue-chip index halted by a major resistance level, as investors braced for sluggish corporate results in the upcoming earnings season. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares provisionally closed 0.1 percent lower at 1,160.45 points, drifting lower along with U.S. indexes. The euro zone's blue chip Euro STOXX 50 index also fell 0.1 percent, to 2,691.73 points.

European shares edge up as telecom stocks rise

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct helped by telecoms * Euro STOXX 50 rises 0.1 pct * DAX underperforms after weak German economic data By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European shares edged up on Tuesday with telecoms stocks rising to offset losses in major financial shares although Germany's benchmark equity index slipped on weak economic data.

U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs

* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher * Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1 * Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges By Atul Prakash LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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