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European shares jump on Dutch election result and dovish Fed

European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.

European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.

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Repsol's Alaska oil find enough to supply Spain for four years

Spanish energy firm Repsol's shares jumped after it announced it has found a field with enough crude to supply all of needs of Spain for four years.

Spanish energy firm Repsol's shares jumped after it announced it has found a field with enough crude to supply all of needs of Spain for four years.

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Global share markets suffer a Trump slump

Nervous investors sold shares on Monday because of uncertainty about the effects of the immigration curbs introduced by the new US president.

Nervous investors sold shares on Monday because of uncertainty about the effects of the immigration curbs introduced by the new US president.

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Shares rise as Clinton looks more likely to win US election

News that Hillary Clinton won't face criminal charges over her email server scandal helped push up share prices and the value of the dollar on Monday.

News that Hillary Clinton won't face criminal charges over her email server scandal helped push up share prices and the value of the dollar on Monday.

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Global stock markets fall on Trump presidency concerns

Opinion polls showing Donald Trump's numbers improving have hit share prices around the world as well as the value of the dollar.

Opinion polls showing Donald Trump's numbers improving have hit share prices around the world as well as the value of the dollar.

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No DoJ deal for Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank has failed to secure a speedy deal with the US Department of Justice over the misselling of mortgage-backed securities.

Deutsche Bank has failed to secure a speedy deal with the US Department of Justice over the misselling of mortgage-backed securities.

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Pound hits new post-Brexit low

The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.

The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.

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European share bounce back continues, weaker dollar helps the pound

The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.

The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.

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Wall Street drops sharply after Brexit

U.S. stocks have fallen sharply, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping as much as 538 points, as Britain's vote to quit the European Union sent a shock wave through global financial markets.

U.S. stocks have fallen sharply, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping as much as 538 points, as Britain's vote to quit the European Union sent a shock wave through global financial markets.

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Markets show faith in a UK remain vote

The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.

The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.

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Markets calm as EU referendum under way in Britain

European markets opened slightly higher as Britain goes to the polls to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.

European markets opened slightly higher as Britain goes to the polls to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.

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Global stocks surge as Brexit fears wain

The pound has bounced back against the dollar after recent polls from the UK suggest that the campaign to remain in the EU is on a roll.

The pound has bounced back against the dollar after recent polls from the UK suggest that the campaign to remain in the EU is on a roll.

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Brent crude oil surges five percent

Brent crude oil is up five percent, at more than 41 dollars a barrel. The surge is raising hopes that top producers will will agree to freeze

Brent crude oil is up five percent, at more than 41 dollars a barrel. The surge is raising hopes that top producers will will agree to freeze

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ECB stimulus plans fail to boost financial markets

European shares enjoyed only a brief bounce on Thursday before investors focused on Mario Draghi's statement that interest rates will only be cut again in the most extreme of circumstances.

European shares enjoyed only a brief bounce on Thursday before investors focused on Mario Draghi's statement that interest rates will only be cut again in the most extreme of circumstances.

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European shares tumble with banks the main focus of concern

European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investors concerned over the region's banks and slowing global growth.

European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investors concerned over the region's banks and slowing global growth.

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European stocks stabilise but global worries persist

European markets opened the week on a rebound, clawing back some of the losses of the previous week, but the main market preoccupation continues to

European markets opened the week on a rebound, clawing back some of the losses of the previous week, but the main market preoccupation continues to

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Chinese markets plunge again causing more global shudders

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

The volatility in Chinese markets has continued. They were down sharply at the close on Monday, dragging Asian markets down with them. The Shanghai

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European shares fall at the end of a rough week for markets

A day of mixed trading in the markets. European shares fell on Friday with lingering worries about China leaving the region’s stock markets with

A day of mixed trading in the markets. European shares fell on Friday with lingering worries about China leaving the region’s stock markets with

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European shares tumble as worries over China intensify

European markets fell sharply at opening on Thursday off the back of losses in China and across Asia. Germany’s DAX quickly declined by more than 3

European markets fell sharply at opening on Thursday off the back of losses in China and across Asia. Germany’s DAX quickly declined by more than 3

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Inflation headache for ECB with second monthly growth drop

Inflation in the eurozone dipped for the second month running in December, disappointing the European Central Bank whose stimulus measures have so

Inflation in the eurozone dipped for the second month running in December, disappointing the European Central Bank whose stimulus measures have so

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European markets fall after decline in Chinese shares

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

Welcome to 2016 and a rude surprise on the trading floor for those who thought there might be a quiet start to the New Year. What’s been described

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Shares steady as markets shrug off impact of Paris attacks

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares