Stocks Europe Slide, Bonds and Yen Gain as Risks Pile Up

Shares in Europe followed Asian counterparts lower as investors eyed risks from Turkey to North Korea. Treasuries advanced with the dollar, while oil dropped with most commodities.

U.S. equity-index futures also declined as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks faded together with prospects for President Donald TrumpA?ai??i??ai???s historic summit with North KoreaA?ai??i??ai???s leader. Concerns over TurkeyA?ai??i??ai???s financial-market stability drove the lira to successive record lows and weighed on emerging-market currencies. The yen rose as traders sought a haven, while equity benchmarks from Hong Kong to Sydney declined.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.3 percent at 395.91 as of 8:07 a.m. London time.

Source : Bloomberg

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European Stocks Seesaw as North Korea Risks Return

European stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday, as traders weighed the return of concerns over North Korea against a batch of upbeat corporate news.

Eurozone inflation data confirmed consumer prices rose 1.2% last month, meeting forecasts.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 0.1% to 392.14, after closing with a 0.1% gain on Tuesday.

The U.K.A?ai??i??ai???s FTSE 100 index rose 0.1% to 7,728.03, on track for its highest close since Jan. 16, according to FactSet data.

FranceA?ai??i??ai???s CAC 40 index dropped 0.2% to 5,543.61, while GermanyA?ai??i??ai???s DAX 30 index gave up 0.1% to 12,961.62.

Source : Marketwatch

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Europe Markets Open Lower Amid Geopolitical Risks

European markets opened lower on Tuesday morning, as investors monitored key political and economic risks while oil prices hovered close to multi-year highs.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down around 0.2 percent shortly after the opening bell, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory.

In Asia, equities dipped as investors looked ahead to the second round of trade talks between the U.S. and China later this week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, was down around 0.65 percent on Tuesday.

Source : CNBC

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