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Germany's financial watchdog has banned "short" selling of Wirecard shares due to volatility in the payments firm's stock following reports in the Financial Times which are now the subject of an investigation by German authorities. Munich prosecutors said on Monday they were investigating a Financial Times journalist, confirming that they had widened a probe into a possible violation of securities trading rules. A spokeswoman for the Munich prosecutors said their inquiry, which was in response to a criminal complaint, was at an early stage and declined to give any further details.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 edged higher Monday, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with officials from the U.S. and China set to resume negotiations this week. The pan-European Stoxx 600 finished up 0.21 percent provisionally, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions.
Investing.com -- Europe’s stock markets are edging higher Friday, on course for what would be their sixth weekly gain in the last seven weeks, but you wouldn’t guess it from the news flow.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.3 percent during mid-morning trade, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. China reported stronger-than-anticipated trade data on Thursday, offering a welcome relief to investors concerned about a global economic downturn. European stocks were higher on Thursday morning, amid a flurry of earnings results, while market participants anxiously wait on any signs of progress in the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks.
The pan-European Stoxx-600 was up around 0.3 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory. On the data front, British inflation fell to a two-year low in January, slipping below the Bank of England's target in the process. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could be tempted to push back the March 1 deadline for reaching a trade agreement with China if the two sides were close a deal.
Investing.com -- Stock markets in Europe are following the U.S. and Asia higher after comments from U.S. President Donald Trump gave cause for optimism on two grounds.
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Monday as traders looked ahead to a new round of trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing this week.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up more than 1 percent during mid-morning deals, with all sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with a delegation of U.S. officials set to travel to China for the next round of negotiations this week. European stocks rallied on Monday morning, with market participants looking ahead to a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks this week.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.6 percent during morning deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in negative territory. France's Publicis Groupe reported a slight fall in third-quarter revenue on Thursday, far below market expectations of growth of 2.5 percent.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up almost 1 percent during lunchtime deals, with almost all sectors and major bourses in positive territory. Europe's oil and gas stocks led the gains, up more than 1.8 percent amid earnings news. European stocks surged to a nine-week high on Tuesday afternoon, as market participants monitored a flurry of corporate earnings results.
Investing.com -- European stocks hit a two-month high Tuesday on hopes that the euro area economy may be bottoming out after a sharp slowdown at the end of last year.
The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index was little changed from the previous session during morning deals, with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Europe's personal and household goods sector led the gains on Wednesday morning, up more than 1.5 percent amid earnings news. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He arriving in Washington to meet U.S. officials on Wednesday.
The tech sector saw big gains even after U.S. chipmaker Intel posted earnings and guidance that missed analysts' expectations. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC that the U.S. and China are "miles and miles" away from reaching agreement on their trade issues. The European Central Bank held interest rates steady, and President Mario Draghi sounded the alarm on risks surrounding the euro area.
*FT report on U.S.- China talks rekindle trade worries. *Data from U.S., Japan and Canada miss forecasts. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open lower, with Britain's FTSE losing 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX slipping 0.2 percent and France's CAC shedding 0.4 percent.
Germany’s weak and disoriented government is doing nothing to lead the EU Commission to even out the playing field in trade relations with China. Italy and France are preoccupied by their growing disputes and their domestic turmoil. Many EU countries are interested in special trade deals with China, serving as Belt and Road points and distribution centers of Chinese merchandise.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index sank around a quarter percent on Monday, with most sectors and major bourses in the red. China's 2018 GDP grew 6.6 percent from the previous year, in line with analyst expectations but at its most sluggish rate in almost three decades. British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a "Plan B" for Brexit failed to deliver much new for traders to consider.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up almost 1 percent during mid-morning deals, hitting its highest level since December 5. Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposed lifting all or some of the tariffs on Chinese imports. European stocks were higher Friday morning, after a report of progress on U.S.-China trade talks raised hopes of a breakthrough in their long-running dispute.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington.