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European shares edge higher, led by Danone

* Danone surges 5.2 pct after sales beat forecasts * FTSEurofirst 300 and Euro STOXX 50 rise 0.4 pct * Broader sentiment cautious as Italy elections loom By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher on Tuesday, led by food group Danone after it posted forecast-beating sales, although broader market sentiment remained cautious before Italian elections at the weekend.

Carlsberg leads European shares lower after Q4 miss

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.4 pct * Carlsberg top faller after results miss, guidance scrapped * Euro STOXX 50 edges below support, faces further falls By Francesco Canepa LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - European shares continued their recent losing streak on Monday with brewer Carlsberg leading fallers after it reported forecast-lagging results.

European shares slip, led by utilities and banks

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.2 percent * Iberdrola fall knocks utility sector * Strategists see dips as buying opportunity * PPR surges on results beat By Tricia Wright LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - European shares nudged lower on Friday, held back by weak utilities and banks, although some strategists saw technical and other evidence of scope for renewed gains.

European shares flat, pegged back by utilities

* FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 edges up 0.1 pct * Iberdrola fall hits European utility sector * Traders see equities falling this month * Traders keep longer-term positive equity outlook * PPR surges after results beat forecasts By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Weak utility stocks held back European equities on Friday and traders said share markets in the region would be vulnerable to profit taking in the next month after a January rally.

Weak banks and chemicals weigh on European shares

* FTSEurofirst flat at 1,164.02 points * Euro STOXX 50 slips 0.1 pct * Fall in banks and Johnson Matthey weigh on equities * PPR surges after results beat forecasts By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Weaker financial and chemicals stocks weighed on European markets on Friday, with traders expecting declines over the next month after a strong January rally.

European shares flat, Johnson Matthey falls

LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - European shares were broadly flat on Friday, extending the consolidation phase after a strong January rally, and with a decline in platinum refiner Johnson Matthey weighing on markets. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was little changed at 1,163.34 points by 0805 GMT, while the euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index slipped 0.1 percent to 2,634.04 points.

European shares drift higher, SocGen drops

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct * Euro STOXX 50 capped by retracement level * Data shows Europe earnings lag U.S. results * Peugeot surges 6 pct in short covering rally By Blaise Robinson PARIS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - European shares climbed for the second day running in choppy trade on Wednesday, although a batch of mixed corporate results limited the gains.

Miners propel European shares to fresh 2-year high

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 percent * Miners buoyed by U.S. data, China growth comments * Euro STOXX 50 volatility index at near 6-year closing low By Tricia Wright LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - European equities scaled fresh two-year highs on Tuesday, boosted by miners, as optimism about economic recovery gained momentum after robust U.S. home price data and comments over growth in top metals consumer China.

European shares edge higher, consolidate near highs

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 flat * William Hill helps travel and leisure sector * Major stock indexes near "overbought" territory By Atul Prakash LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - European shares edged up to hover near two-year highs on Tuesday, with strong earnings reports and a brightening economic outlook lifting sentiment, although technical factors could limit gains in the near term.

European shares edge lower as Nokia extends losses

LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower on Friday, led by a fall in handset maker Nokia, but a key index kept within sight of multi-month highs and charts suggested further gains were on the cards. Nokia shed 2.9 percent, extending a selloff in the previous session, as analysts cut their estimates for the firm after it axed its annual dividend payment for the first time against falling sales.
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