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European stocks spring higher on reviving reflation trade

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - Strength among commodity firms and banking stocks as well as a string of solid updates boosted European shares in early deals on Tuesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-High-flying euro pushes down European shares

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The euro hit a 23-month high on Monday against an ailing dollar, weighing on shares of European exporters before weaker-than-expected German business activity took the shine off the single currency.

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Autos, airlines smoked in sluggish start to European trading week

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - European shares dipped on Monday with the autos sector hitting its lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation into regional carmakers while worries on escalating price wars hurt airlines.

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UPDATE 1-European shares flat as earnings fail to shake euro gloom

* Paysafe surges on 2.86 billion pound bid (Updates with price moves)

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European shares edge down as euro continues to weigh, earnings in focus

LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - European shares edged down on Friday as a fresh flow of corporate earnings failed to change the mood of the previous session, dragged down by the European Central Bank's policy meeting, which pushed the euro close to a two-year high.

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European shares ride global equity wave, ECB policy meeting eyed

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - European shares extended their gains in early deals on Thursday, lifted by buoyant global markets, hours ahead of a highly anticipated policy meeting at the European central bank.

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Earnings lift European shares as ASML boosts tech, Reckitt jumps

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - A slew of upbeat updates from European firms helped regional indexes rise in early deals on Wednesday and recoup some of the previous session's sharp losses.

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Europe slides on Ericsson slump, souring bank mood

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday after disappointing Ericsson and Lufthansa earnings, while scaled-back expectations of monetary tightening by major central banks dented financial stocks.

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European shares weaker as Ericsson slump sours mood

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday on the back of a disappointing set of results from bluechips including Ericsson and Lufthansa, while scaled-back expectations of rate hikes at central banks spurred some profit-taking in financials.

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Telenor, Weir Group and miners lead European shares to 3-week high

* Miners rally as China GDP strong (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

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Telenor, Weir Group lead European shares higher

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - European shares nudged higher in early deals on Monday, though trading was characterized by thin volumes as a busy few weeks of earnings reports from top regional and U.S. firms gets underway.

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European shares poised for quiet end to strong week, earnings loom

LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) - European shares were poised for their best week in more than two months as investors piled back into equities on signs that the world's major central banks would likely not tighten monetary policy as quickly as some had feared.

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Retailers, cyclicals strength give European shares a leg-up; Pearson slumps again

* UK SFO investigation hits Amec Foster Wheeler (Adds quotes and detail, updates prices)

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Defensives drag European shares lower, Pearson drops after stake sale

* Staffing companies hit by Deutsche Bank downgrades (Recasts, adds detail, updates prices at close)

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Defensives drag European shares lower; Apple suppliers jump

* Staffing companies hit by Deutsche Bank downgrades (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Miners, banks lift European shares; Pearson jumps after Penguin stake sale

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - European shares made modest gains for a second session on Tuesday as strength among miners and banks lent a helping hand. The pan-European STOXX 600 edged up 0.3 percent, in line with euro zone stocks and blue-chips, in muted trading punctuated by early earnings updates and more corporate dealmaking activity.

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Financials get European shares off to firm start; payday for Carillion shorts

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - European stocks edged higher on Monday, with banks and utilities the strongest sectors, as mergers and acquisitions rumbled on with some broker notes also prompting individual stock moves.

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Earnings support European shares but oil slump weighs

* But energy stocks weigh as oil drops (Writes through, adds details, closing prices)

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Miners, UK homebuilders support FTSE, rate-sensitives drag Europe

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - European shares fell in early deals on Wednesday, dragged lower by healthcare and utilities stocks, though upbeat results from a British housebuilder and support from mining firms helped limit losses.

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Worldpay, M&A in focus as European shares consolidate; Italy banks up

* Italy banks rally as EU clears Monte Paschi plan (Adds details, closing prices)

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Worldpay, M&A in focus as European shares consolidate

* Italy's banking stocks hit 15-month high after Carige cash call (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar, oil, treasury yields start quarter with gains

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - U.S. and European shares kicked off the new quarter with gains on Monday as talk about interest rate hikes boosted bank stocks, while the dollar edged up from nine-month lows and U.S. Treasury yields hit their highest in more than eight years.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks start quarter with gains, dollar rises

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - U.S. and European shares kicked off the new quarter with gains on Monday as talk of interest rate increases boosted bank stocks, while the dollar edged up from nine-month lows as U.S. Treasury yields hit their highest since mid-May.

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European shares see red as rate-sensitive sectors slide

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) - A sharp turn lower across risky assets just ahead of the open on Wall Street put European shares on course for their worst day since last September, with tech and sectors most sensitive to higher interest rates the biggest drags.

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Banks help European shares as ECB talk dominates, offsetting tech slump

* Antivirus firm Sophos falls despite new global attack (Writes through, adds details, closing prices)

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Tech stocks sour, sending European shares to two-month low

* Bunzl leads European stocks after upbeat update (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Tech, oil slump sends European shares to two-month low

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - A slump among technology stocks after a global cyber attack added to depressed crude prices to cast a cloud over European shares on Wednesday, sending them to their lowest in two months.

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European shares hit reverse as Schaeffler slump drags down autos

* Bankia to buy BMN, shares top gainers (Adds quotes and detail, updates prices)

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European shares hit reverse as Schaeffler slump drags autos

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - A drop in autos stocks after Germany's Schaeffler cut its profit outlook and disappointment over a failed buyout of Stada hit European shares on Tuesday, offsetting gains among basic resources firms and Spain's Bankia.

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Nestle, Italian bank deal prop up European shares

* Oil bounce also supports market (Adds details, updates prices)

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Nestle, Italian banks wind up European shares

MILAN, June 26 (Reuters) - European shares got off to a firm start to the week on Monday as banks rallied after Italy reached a deal on two failed regional banks and consumer bellwether Nestle hit a record high after becoming the next target of activist investor Third Point.

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Oil keeps a lid on European shares, Novartis drives health stocks

* UK's Imagination Tech puts itself up for sale, shares bounce

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Oil keeps a lid on European shares, Imagination Tech soars

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - European shares were in store for another weak session on Thursday pegged back by the slide in commodities-related sectors on the back of depressed oil prices.

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Asian stocks climb as oil crawls up from 10-month low

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks advanced on Thursday as oil prices inched up after hitting a 10-month low overnight on concerns over a supply glut and falling demand, dragging U.S. and European shares lower.

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European shares slip further, Provident Financial plummets

* Italian banks a bright spot (Recasts, adds detail and updates prices at close)

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European shares slide further, Provident Financial plummets

* Oil & gas sector hits 7-month low on crude weakness (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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European shares slide again, Provident Financial plummets

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Weakness among financial and retail stocks sent European shares down again on Wednesday, as a profit warning sent Provident Financial sharply down.

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European shares rise as France stocks gain, banks, retailers rebound

* French stocks, banks gain as Macron solidifies reform mandate

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France, banks, retail rebound make for bright start for European shares

* French stocks, banks gain as Macron solidifies reform mandate

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France, banks and retail rebound make for bright start for European shares

PARIS, June 19 (Reuters) - French stocks outperformed upbeat European indices on Monday following a convincing parliamentary majority for President Emmanuel Macron, while banks bounced following upgrades and the retail sector recovered from last week's losses.

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European shares dragged lower by retailers, resource stocks

* Retailers under pressure on doubts over consumption (Adds closing prices)

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Basic resources, retailers send European shares near 2-month low

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - Weak basic resources stocks amid depressed crude prices sent European shares sliding for the second straight session on Thursday.

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European shares slip on oil drop, weak US data

LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - European shares pulled back on Wednesday, as energy stocks fell on tumbling crude prices and banks were hit after weak U.S. data raised questions over future rate hikes in the world's biggest economy.

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European shares get tech support, Hexagon soars on M&A talk

LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - Recovering technology stocks gave European shares another leg up on Wednesday, while deal chatter sent Sweden's Hexagon soaring to a record high.

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European shares rebound from seven-week lows as techs, Italian banks recover

* Greek stocks rise as focus turns to debt relief (Adds details, closing prices)

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Tech recovery helps European shares bounce back from 7-week lows; Capita rockets

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - European stocks rebounded from seven-week lows in early deals on Tuesday as shares in tech firms recovered and financials rose, while British firms were led by a jump in shares in Capita.

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British vote upset leaves European shares in choppy waters

* Basic resources provide biggest sectoral boost (Adds details, updates prices)

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Defensives drive European shares after UK election upset

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early deals on Friday as investors sought safety in defensive stocks after a shock UK election looked set to throw Britain into fresh political turmoil.

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European shares tread water as UK election, Spanish banks in focus

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) - European equities drifted along in early deals on Wednesday as investors shied away from riskier assets a day ahead of voting in the UK's general election, while Spanish lenders were also in focus.

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European stocks subdued as weaker healthcare stocks, oil prices weigh

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) - European shares extended their fall on Tuesday as weaker oil prices, pulled lower by a major diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states, gave rise to risk adversity.

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Italy outperforms European shares after GDP surprise

* Akzo Nobel falls as PPG drops bid plans (Recasts, adds details, updates prices)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil slides, political worries weigh on sentiment

* Wall Street, European shares slip but still near record highs

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CEE MARKETS-Warsaw leads stocks lower; currencies, bond markets ignore dovish ECB

* Stocks mostly drop on corporate news, EU sentiment * Warsaw's PZU leads equities decline * Currencies, bonds shrug off Draghi's dovish comments By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, May 30 (Reuters) - Warsaw lead a retreat of Central European shares as investors, underwhelmed by dividend payments and takeover offers announced by some companies on Tuesday, booked profits from multi-year highs of recent weeks. Worries over the vote in Italy weighed on investor sentiment across Europe

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Italy lags sluggish European shares as political worries weigh

* Lanxess boosted as Warren Buffet buys stake (Adds details, updates prices)

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European shares off to sluggish start to week, banks weak

LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Euro zone shares fell slightly on Monday, pulling back further from their highest point in almost two years, dragged lower by financials and as holidays in major markets such as the UK and the United States kept investors away.

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Oil, banks trip up European shares

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - European shares slid in thin trade on Friday as shares in energy firms and banks dropped, ending a lacklustre week relatively little changed.

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European shares sputter near highs but OPEC disappointment hits oil stocks

MILAN, May 25 (Reuters) - European shares struggled for direction on Thursday with investors hunting for fresh catalysts as a blistering earnings season that helped stocks surge to new highs nears its end.

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European shares edge back towards 21-mo highs though miners, energy firms drag

* Zodiac, Safran reach deal (Recasts, adds quote and detail, updates prices)

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Buoyant banks lift European shares back towards 21-mo highs

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a deal, continued apace.

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Big oil helps European shares edge up, Fiat drives autos lower

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - European shares, stuck just below 21-month highs for more than a week, fought for direction in early deals on Wednesday as weakness in mining and autos sectors were offset by strength in oil producers.

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European shares off lows; Brazil-exposed stocks slump

* Earnings boost Burberry, SSP Group (Adds details, closing prices)

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U.S. political jitters weigh on European shares as M&A, earnings whir in background

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - European shares dropped in early deals on Thursday as political upheaval in Washington D.C. continued to weigh, though deal-making activity and earnings updates kept the region's outperformance against global peers intact.

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Investors seek safety as European shares dip, Ubisoft weighs

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Wednesday amid a global pullback in stock markets as worries about political turmoil in the U.S. grew, sending investors seeking safety into defensive sectors such as telecoms and food and beverage stocks.

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Earnings drag on European shares, though Vodafone lifts telcos

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - European shares ended little changed on Tuesday as disappointing earnings updates weighed on banks and pharma stocks, but a well-received outlook from Vodafone helped Britain's FTSE 100 touch a record high.

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Earnings a drag on European shares, though Vodafone boosts FTSE to fresh record

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - European shares retreated early on Tuesday as disappointing earnings updates weighed on banks and pharma firms, though a well-received update from Vodafone helped the FTSE 100 touch a record high.

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European shares ease, Unicredit boosts Italian banks

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) - Italian banks shone in lacklustre European trading on Thursday after results led by Unicredit whose results indicated its turnaround was gathering pace.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe shares dip; dollar down on Comey sacking

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - European shares pulled back on Wednesday from 21-month highs hit after strong earnings while the dollar fell on concerns that U.S. President Donald Trump's dismissal of his FBI chief could make passage of his tax reform plans more difficult.

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Financials a bright spot in rare sluggish day for European earnings

LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - European shares fell in early deals on Wednesday, slipping from 21-month highs reached in the previous session, as disappointing results weighed on individual stocks, though index losses were capped by strength in financials.

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CEE MARKETS-Banks lead stocks higher, FX off highs despite upbeat data

* Earnings reports, recommendations help bank stocks * Hungary, Czechs report good trade, retail figures * Currencies trade off highs as French impact fades * Serbian cbank buys euros to drive dinar off 5-month high (Recasts with jump in bank stocks and its causes) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, May 9 (Reuters) - Banks led Central European shares higher on Tuesday, helped by earnings and stock recommendations, as attention shifted to local facto

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European shares hold at 21-month highs, Micro Focus slides

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) - A raft of well-received updates and a recovery in resources stocks helped European shares rebound early on Tuesday from the previous session's slight losses, although shares in Micro Focus dropped.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil falls 5 pct on supply woes; euro up before French vote

* European shares near 21-month high after upbeat data, earnings

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil tumbles on supply concern, euro up ahead of French vote

* European shares at 20-month high after upbeat data, earnings

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Earnings, data, politics push buoyant European shares higher

* Well-received earnings boost InBev, Andritz, Ferrari (Adds details, closing pries)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Macron, earnings hopes send European shares to 20-month high

* Asia stocks lower, after subdued Wall Street, Europe performance

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European shares power ahead as Q1 earnings season gathers pace, HSBC jumps

LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - A flurry of well-received earnings updates boosted European shares on Thursday, with a positive print from HSBC supporting financials while oil stocks also rose.

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European shares slip from 20-month highs; Apple suppliers wobble

* Miners at four-month low (Adds quote and detail, updates prices at close)

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European shares slip from 20-month highs, Apple suppliers slip

* Miners at four-month low (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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European shares slip from 20-month highs, Hugo Boss sinks

LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - European shares slipped slightly from the 20-month highs they hit in the previous session, as investors locked in some profits following some underwhelming company results.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Earnings, data lift European shares, U.S. stocks flat

* Gold touches three-week low as safe-haven demand ebbs (Updates with U.S. market open, changes byline, dateline; previous LONDON)

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European shares stride into May as earnings power gains

LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) - European shares kicked off the first trading day of May with gains underpinned by healthy corporate earnings.

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European shares fall as ECB stands pat, banks drop

* Zodiac drops on doubts over Safran takeover (Adds details after ECB meeting, updates prices)

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Banks drag European shares down from 20-month highs

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) - European shares retreated from 20-month highs on Thursday with financials and commodity-related stocks the main drag on the benchmark index.

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European shares slip slightly, Kering charges to record highs

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - European shares pulled back slightly from 20-month highs on Wednesday as some disappointing corporate results weighed, though shares of French luxury group Kering hit a record high after reporting strong sales.

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European shares firm as earnings, M&A back in play

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-French election relief sends Europe soaring

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares opened sharply higher and the euro briefly vaulted to five-month peaks on Monday after the market's favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock.

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France's CAC 40 set to lead European shares higher

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - European shares were set to rise on Monday, led by a 2 percent bounce on France's bluechip CAC 40 according to financial spreadbetters, after centrist Emmanuel Macron led the first round of the French presidential election.

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Miners, earnings support European shares; French stocks under pressure ahead of election

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) - European shares advanced in early deals on Friday, though France's benchmark CAC 40 declined slightly ahead of the first round of voting in the French presidential election.

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Unilever, Man Group strength boosts European stocks

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - European shares inched up on Thursday as strong results from Unilever lifted bluechip consumers staple stocks and helped offset weakness in the energy sector.

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Results, banking sector bounce help European shares recover

* Edenred a top gainer on higher revenue growth (ADVISORY - Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Results, basic resources' bounce help European shares recover

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - European shares inched up on Wednesday, as a rebound in basic resources stocks and some positive first-quarter results outweighed weakness in oil and gas stocks.

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European shares hit 3-week lows amid jitters over British, French votes

* Britain's PM calls for early election (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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European shares hit 3-week low amid jitters over British, French votes

* Britain's PM calls for early election (Recasts, adds quote and detail, updates prices)

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Miners, oil drag European shares to 2-week low; volatility jumps

* Miners, oil stocks biggest fallers (Recasts, adds quotes and detail, updates prices)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dip as North Korea, France keep investors on edge

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - European shares fell and the dollar dipped against the yen on Tuesday as tensions over North Korea and the coming weekend's knife-edge presidential election in France kept investors nervous.

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Miners, oil a drag on European shares

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Commodity-linked stocks weighed on European shares on Tuesday in a choppy start to the session, with the main pan-European index unable to hold initial gains.

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European shares post weekly loss as banks weigh, SCA gains on bid report

* Sweden's SCA rises on bid speculation (ADVISORY- European stock markets are closed on Friday and Monday. There will be no European market reports on those days.)

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European shares set for weekly loss as banks weigh, SCA shines on bid speculation

* Sweden's SCA rises on bid speculation (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon - see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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European shares dip, set for weekly loss as banks weigh

LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday, leaving an index of the continent's top companies set for a weekly loss with banks the biggest drag.

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Auto stocks drive European shares to fresh 16-month high

* Dialog Semi top faller for second day on Apple risk speculation

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Oil plays and autos lift European shares

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday, driven by gains in financials stocks and carmakers, as first-quarter earnings season kicked off and a rise in the oil price underpinned energy stocks.