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LONDON European shares slid in thin trade on Friday as shares in energy firms and banks dropped, ending a lackluster week relatively little changed.
MILAN 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.
MILAN British shares steadied on Thursday as investors sought fresh catalysts after a run that lifted the country's main indexes to record highs, while Petrofac saw one third of its value wiped out amid worries over a fraud investigation.
MILAN UK blue chip stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by gains in Marks & Spencer after its solid results and by advances in energy stocks, although weaker miners kept a lid on the British market.
MILAN Big money managers have started buying cheap Greek stocks from banks to lotteries as clouds over talks between Athens and its international creditors gradually clear, anticipating big returns. A deal in May when Greece agreed to more austerity measures raised hopes of possible debt relief for a country that has endured economic hardship for years, resulting in the longest winning streak for the Athens bourse in more than two decades.
MILAN European shares steadied on Monday as fresh political concerns in Spain weighed though mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity and stronger commodities underpinned broader regional benchmarks.
MILAN/LONDON European shares staged a modest recovery on Friday after suffering heavy losses this week prompted by political turmoil in the United States that fuelled worries over President Donald Trump's stimulus plans and dented appetite for riskier assets.
MILAN European shares suffered their worst day since September on Wednesday as political turmoil in the United States pushed investors into safe havens following a strong run that sent regional benchmarks to record highs.
MILAN European shares edged higher on Monday, helped by a bounce in oil prices and fresh dealmaking activity, while a global hacking attack boosted shares of software security firms.
MILAN European shares inched up on Friday, underpinned by gains among drugmakers and some fresh dealmaking activity, while luxury group Richemont fell on a disappointing earnings update.