Connect to share and comment

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 stock index futures signal lower open

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday after recent advances to 22-month highs, with investors seen trading cautiously before the start of the fourth quarter earnings season. At 0703 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were 0.2 percent lower.

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.
Syndicate content