LONDON/MILAN Juventus shares soared more than 20 percent on Wednesday after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to overturn a two-goal deficit and defeat Atletico Madrid in a key Champions League match.
MILAN European shares had their best day in four weeks on Monday, rebounding from three straight sessions in the red thanks notably to merger chatter in the battered banking sector, which help offset worries over a slowdown in the global economy.
MILAN/LONDON European shares fell from five-month highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank changed its interest rate guidance and announced a new round of cheap bank loans sooner than expected, though with tougher terms than previous rounds.
LONDON European stocks edged higher at the close of a choppy and directionless session where indexes hovered around the flotation mark in the lack of news about Sino/U.S. trade talk.
LONDON European shares hit five-month highs on Monday with cyclical stocks outperforming defensives, helped by hopes over a deal to end the U.S.-Sino trade war.
MILAN/LONDON European shares scored a second straight month of gains in February after a choppy session on Thursday when optimism about European banks offset caution over U.S.-China trade.
MILAN/LONDON European shares dipped on Thursday, weighed down by several weak earnings updates and after data showed that euro zone factory output unexpectedly fell last month.
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LONDON European shares rose on Wednesday as optimism about trade talks lifted global markets and data showed earnings growth forecasts for Europe were stabilizing after steep downward revisions.