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UPDATE 2-European shares fall as bond yields rise, metals prices slide

* Shire to recommend improved Takeda bid to shareholders (Updates prices, adds details)

Kering, Credit Suisse earnings fail to boost European shares

LONDON, April 25 European shares declined on Wednesday in early deals as worries over rising bond yields trumped a slew of well-received earnings updates from Kering and Credit Suisse, while Shire bounced after accepting an improved offer from Takeda.

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 25

April 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 53 points lower at 7,373 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open.

Stock Quote, 2:54am EDT

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 25

April 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 53 points lower at 7,373 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * SHIRE: Shire Plc said it was willing to recommend a deal with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to its shareholders, after the Japanese company sweetened its acquisition offer to 46 billion pounds ($64.28 billion). Takeda Pharmaceutical fell sharply after it sweetened its takeover bid. * UNILEVER: The scrapping of a Dutch tax on dividends was "decisiv

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European shares choppy as Q1 earnings fail to set clear trend

LONDON, April 24 European shares had a choppy opening on Tuesday as a batch of first-quarter corporate results failed to set a clear trend, and chipmakers were weighed down by AMS' warning of a downturn in orders. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.16 percent by 0735 GMT after spending some time in negative territory as it moved towards a heavy week of earnings.

 
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HVO.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
SYS1.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
BEG.L 3.00to1.00 Buy
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CITYC.L 2.33to3.20 Hold
FOUR.L 1.20to2.00 Outperform

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