Dec 31, 2015 11:01 AM ET
Germany and France advanced in the year but resource heavy U.K. index closed down in 2015. Interbulk sells 6.6% stake to Den Hartogh. Serco divested its offshore private sector business. Julius Baer raised U.S. tax settlement investigation provision to $547 million.
Dec 30, 2015 10:42 AM ET
European markets declined on Wednesday, led by mining and energy companies. Apple Italia agreed to pay €318 million to settle a tax dispute. Alstom lifted its stake by 8% in Russian Transmashholding. Willis Group acquired the remaining 70% stake in Gras Savoye.
Dec 29, 2015 9:13 AM ET
European markets advanced on Tuesday in light trading. Anglo American sold its 83.3% stake in Australia-based Dartbrook Coal Mine. Deutsche Bank sold its 20% in China-based Hua Xia Bank for €3.7 billion.
Dec 28, 2015 10:30 AM ET
Stock markets edged lower in Europe and trading remained subdued in the holiday-shortened week. adidas expects higher sourcing costs in 2016 due to negative currency effects. Banca Monte dei Paschi sells its loan portfolio to Deutsche Bank. Transocean’s Polar Pioneer contract is terminated by Shell.
Dec 24, 2015 9:10 AM ET
European markets traded higher after resource heavy FTSE 100 index edged up. Indexes in Spain gained but in France edged lower. Markets in Germany were closed.
Dec 23, 2015 9:29 AM ET
European markets jumped 2% after Brent crude rebounded from the lowest since 2004 a day earlier. OPEC report suggested that the demand for its crude in 2020 is likely to be less than in 2016. Game Digital tumbled. Interbulk agreed to be acquired.
Dec 22, 2015 10:58 AM ET
European markets traded slightly higher in a volatile session. Carrefour agreed to buy Romanian supermarket chain Billa Romania. Eurobank sells its 80% stake in Eurolife ERB Insurance. National Bank of Greece sells Finansbank to Qatar National Bank for €2.75 billion.
Dec 21, 2015 10:12 AM ET
European markets advanced and Brent oil dropped to an 11-year low. Markets were under pressure after ruling party failed to garner election win as expected. TeliaSonera agreed to sell its 60.4% stake in the Nepal-based Ncell to Axiata for $1.03 billion.
Dec 18, 2015 11:06 AM ET
European markets retreated on Friday after strong gains earlier in the week. GlaxoSmithKline agreed to acquire H.I.V. treatments drugs from Bristol-Myers Squibb for $1.5 billion. Intertek Group acquires FIT Italia.
Dec 17, 2015 11:45 AM ET
European markets surged after the Fed lifted rates and signaled improving economy. U.K. retail sales were ahead of expectations and construction activities in the euro zone also rose. AstraZeneca agreed to acquire Acerta Pharma for £2.7 billion.