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Drugmaker Shire agrees to £32-bn takeover from AbbVie

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 16:33

Shire Pharmaceuticals has accepted a £32-billion (USD54-billion, 40-billion-euro) takeover bid from AbbVie, the two companies announced on Friday, in a deal aimed at slashing the US giant`s tax bill.

European stock markets kick off week on downbeat note

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 18:17

Deflation is such a threat that the European Central Bank has moved into negative interest rates to get cash flowing.

European stock slip at open; London FTSE down 0.21%

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:53

Europe`s stock markets weakened at the open on Friday, with London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.21 percent at 6,793.75 points.

European stocks inch higher

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:41

European markets staged a mild rebound following recent weakness on the back of the Iraq conflict.

Global shares slip, euro gains as ECB seen poised to act

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 04:48

Global equity markets slipped from record or multi-year highs, while euro zone inflation data gave the euro some respite on relief that price growth in the single currency zone did not slow as much as some had expected.

Europe stocks dip, euro steady before inflation data

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 15:23

The pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 equity index was down 0.12 percent at 0810 GMT, with technology and telecommunications stocks among the worst performers.

European stocks fall at open; London down 0.23%

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 13:26

Frankfurt`s DAX 30 dipped 0.12 percent to 9,926.73 points and the CAC 40 in Paris sank 0.44 percent to 4,510.40 points, compared with Thursday`s closing level.

European stocks steady at open, London up 0.04%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 13:15

Europe`s main stock markets were stable at the start of trading on Thursday, with London`s FTSE 100 index of top companies adding 0.04 percent to 6,853.67 points

European stocks mixed as London reopens after break

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 18:05

London`s FTSE 100 index of top companies climbed 0.52 percent from Friday`s closing level to stand at 6,850.96 points around midday in the capital.

European stocks subdued as polls open

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 17:51

London`s FTSE 100 index of top companies edged up 0.03 percent to stand at 6,822.79 points in early afternoon trade.

European stocks drop on poor earnings

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:03

European equities retreated Tuesday, with London hit by poorly-received results from British retailer Marks & Spencer and mobile phone giant Vodafone.

European stock markets sag at open, FTSE loses 0.14%

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 14:16

Europe's main stock markets slid at the start of trading on Tuesday.