Watch: Global market slowdown intensifies fears

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year on Friday and commodities had another bruising day .

Watch: Change in role of global market indexes

The video tells about two weeks series looking at the rise and role of indexes in setting market prices around the world.

European stocks surge on Greek relief; FTSE hits historic high

European stocks ended the week on a high Friday with London`s FTSE surging past the 7,000 mark for the first time in history, after Greece pledged new reform plans and the EU offered two billion euros in emergency aid.

European stocks climb at open before UK budget, Fed

European stocks climbed Friday, with London striking a fresh record peak on takeover news and after Greece pledged new plans to reform its bailout, dealers said.

European stocks mixed in opening deals

Europe`s main stock markets diverged at the start of trade on Thursday, as comments by the US Federal Reserve cooled expectations of an early rate hike.

European stocks diverge

Frankfurt`s DAX 30 index however fell 0.48 percent to 11,923.02 points, while the CAC 40 in Paris edged up 0.12 percent to 5,034.75 points.

Growth gloom knocks stocks back a year

IMF chief said there was a 35-40% chance of the eurozone slipping back into recession if action was not taken.

European stocks fall, euro hits new dollar-low

Banks led the losers board in Europe, where London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 0.61 percent at 6,608.78 points in afternoon trade.

European stocks diverge, with focus on ECB

Europe`s main stock markets diverged on Thursday in nervous trading, with investors on tenterhooks before an important policy decision by the ECB in Frankfurt.

European stock markets fall at open

London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index inched down 0.04 percent to 6,630.28 points and Frankfurt`s DAX 30 dropped 0.15 percent to 9,166.92. 

European stock markets stumble before rate calls

London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.14 percent to stand at 6,627.07 points approaching midday in the British capital.

European stock markets kick off week on downbeat note

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%

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

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

Europe stocks dip, euro steady before inflation data

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%

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%

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

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

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

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