Thursday, March 5, 2015   

European benchmarks in the red
(04-07 18:59)

European stocks fell today, after heavy losses elsewhere, as investors fretted over the global technology sector, the US interest rate outlook and unrest in Ukraine.
Markets won a modest boost after Swiss cement group Holcim and French rival Lafarge announced a merger creating a global leader in the concrete industry.
Approaching mid day, London's FTSE 100 index of leading companies slid 0.42 percent to 6,667.68 points.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 index shed 1.03 percent to 9,595.81 and in Paris the CAC 40 index dipped 0.55 percent to 4,459.93 points.—AFP
   
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IMF tells Sri Lanka no immediate need for US$4b loan (03-04 18:39)
RBS to shed 14,000 investment banking jobs (03-04 17:50)
Court annuls ECB’s clearing houses requirement (03-04 17:41)
Toyota elevates Frenchman, American to management ranks (03-04 17:36)
StanChart chief allows himself a fine assessment, recalls 2002 and 2006 profits (03-04 17:01)
StanChart says earnings disappointing, income tumbles by 37pc (03-04 16:40)
European benchmarks advance (03-04 16:34)
Australia reports weak growth (03-04 16:08)

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