Germany Market Report Headlines

Wed, Sep 29 2010

European shares slip; H&M falls on weak margins

LONDON, Sept 29 - European shares fell to a three-week closing low on Wednesday, with Hennes & Mauritz leading retailers lower after it posted a weak quarterly profit margin, and as heavyweight banks also fell.

European shares extend losses on recovery fears

LONDON, Sept 29 - European shares extended losses on Wednesday on investor fears about the global economic recovery, led by Hennes & Mauritz after it posted forecast-lagging quarterly profits.

China data lifts European shares; commodities gain

LONDON, Sept 29 - European shares rose on Wednesday after falling for the previous two-sessions as pleasing China PMI figures lifted sentiment, with commodity stocks given a boost by the news.

Tue, Sep 28 2010

Europe shares fall on disappointing economic data

LONDON, Sept 28 - European stocks fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, led lower by banking and auto shares, as investors shed riskier assets after a report showed U.S. consumer confidence fell to its lowest since February.

Europe shares slip; caution persists ahead of data

LONDON, Sept 28 - European shares edged down in early trade on Tuesday, with some caution lingering ahead of the release of key economic data, including U.S. consumer confidence, which is expected to reflect the pace of recovery.

Mon, Sep 27 2010

Pharma failures depress Europe stocks, data eyed

* Unilever a top gainer after $3.7 bln Alberto Culver buy

Europe stocks taste bitter pharma pill, eye macro

LONDON, Sept 27 - European stocks were dragged lower by drug test failures for Swiss firm Actelion and Britain's AstraZeneca on Monday, in thin trade ahead of fresh macroeconomic data later in the week.

Europe stocks turn negative, led by drugmakers

LONDON, Sept 27 - European shares turned negative on Monday, with drugmakers pressured by falls in Europe's largest biotech, Actelion , after one of its experimental drugs failed a late-stage study.

European shares edge higher; Unilever rises

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European shares advance on M&A news; Unilever up

* M&A activity boosts food shares; Unilever up 2.8 percent

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.