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The two failed lenders will be pushed together as part of an effort by Spanish authorities to recover bailout funds
OPEC-induced unease, a pending FOMC decision, French politics and Brexit all weighed on sentiment in Europe.
Germany's DAX led the decline on Tuesday following Deutsche Bank capital call
Paris was buoyed by the shifting winds of French politics, but other benchmarks slumped ahead of the Fed chief's talk.
Former economy minister Macron is favourite to win the French Presidential election, though the most popular candidate isn't even running yet, according to a new poll.
European stocks rose as optimism renewed among investors and the Trump Trade returned.
Investing in European banks can work if you choose the right banks.
M&A continued as a key influence for European stocks while politics also returned to the fore as polls narrowed in favor of Le Pen
Kraft Heinz's offer for Unilever boosted the FTSE 100 in London, but markets were in the red elsewhere.
Stocks took heart from Janet Yellen's hawkish remarks to the Senate committee and more corporate earnings
A resignation from the Trump cabinet and worse-than-expected German growth left a sour taste in the mouths of investors
The CAC 40 in France gained 1.25%, leading the charge among major European benchmarks.
France's second-biggest bank posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and unveiled plans to spin off its vehicle-leasing unit.
European stocks traded higher early Thursday amid a hectic session for corporate earnings in France but amid ongoing caution due to political and economic risks in the region.
Societe Generale shares gained firmly in Paris on Thursday after France's second-biggest bank posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and unveiled plans to spin off its vehicle leasing unit.
Weak banks weighed throughout Europe, but the U.K.'s mid-cap index set a new record.
Japanese stocks are on a roll with Shinzo Abe due to meet the new president on Friday, but Trump's stance on trade with the world's third-biggest economy is anyone's guess.
Commodities lent support to London's stock markets but benchmarks were down across the board
Germany's DAX led the pack on Wednesday, with the CAC 40 and FTSE 100 in tow.
The first full day of trading under the new U.S. administration saw investors adopting a risk-off stance across Europe
The banking sector was the biggest source of gains while a recovery in the automotive sector helped to boost markets.
With political risk back on the agenda, stocks were broadly lower throughout much of the morning before a commodity rally pushed British stocks higher.
A pending Brexit from the single market and questions over the EU's survival put politics back on the agenda.
A bloodbath in insurance stocks and a pullback in the banking sector weighed on European benchmarks.
Markets fell on Wednesday with no clear winner emerging from the tussle between higher-risk and defensive stocks.
A resurgent banking sector leads markets higher as investors continue to react to the Fed's latest move.
French and German stocks lead the decline in Europe as most sectors fall.