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A heavy presence of gold miners helped British stocks keep out of the red on Tuesday while banks and politics weighed elsewhere.
Last week's missile strike and an increasingly unpredictable French election race saw investors take risk off the table Monday
London's blue chip index avoided the Monday blues thanks to gains at a handful of index heavyweights
Commodity exposure drove London higher, Paris broke even and Frankfurt dipped
While Continental stocks reversed losses convincingly, London remained under pressure as ex-dividends weighed
Ex-dividends weighed in London while risk stocks pulled back more broadly in the wake of Wednesday's Fed meeting minutes
Retreating commodity prices and an evaporating appetite for risk drove a rout across Europe on Monday
Unease over the outlook for global trade, monetary policies and politica stability torpedoed markets from early on Tuesday
Both of London's indices set records on Friday while Frankfurt and Paris were also buoyant.
The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to rate hikes lifted commodity stocks and London's benchmarks while politics and earnings boosted continental Europe.
Deutsche Lufthansa led German stocks higher Thursday after Europe's second-largest airline posted stronger-than-expected full year earnings and sealed a labor agreement with striking pilots.
A rebound in commodities and expectations of a Fed rate hike helped to drive markets higher
Earnings from Worldpay and Adidas surprised on the upside and buoyed both London and Frankfurt early on Wednesday
Paris and Frankfurt rose but London was hit by worse than expected earnings at HSBC
European stocks drifted lower Thursday despite a strong session in Asia as a U.S. dollar retreat and mixed corporate earnings allowed benchmarks to pull back from recent multi-month highs
European stocks drifted lower Thursday despite a strong session in Asia as a U.S. dollar retreat and mixed corporate earnings allowed benchmarks to pull back from recent multi-month highs.
A hawkish tone from Janet Yellen in Washington sent European markets surging on Wednesday.
Stocks took heart from Janet Yellen's hawkish remarks to the Senate committee and more corporate earnings
Continental indices led the charge following strong gains for auto stocks.
The CAC 40 in France gained 1.25%, leading the charge among major European benchmarks.
Commodities lent support to London's stock markets but benchmarks were down across the board
Benchmarks were hit by political and inflation concerns.
Company news came back to the fore for European stocks on Wednesday as earnings season approaches.
The FTSE 100 led the decline in Europe as dollar earners reversed gains.
With political risk back on the agenda, stocks were broadly lower throughout much of the morning before a commodity rally pushed British stocks higher.
The German flag carrier faces headwinds going into 2017 amid oil price increases and political uncertainties.
U.S. futures point to a lower open Monday amid a drift in European shares, but a weaker pound boosts FTSE to another all-time high.
European stocks opened mixed Monday as a renewed slump in the pound helped boost U.K. stocks and solid economic data from Germany supported underlying sentiment even as benchmarks weakened modestly.