Thursday, December 18, 2014   

European benchmarks firm
(04-08 15:32)

Europe's main stock markets opened steadily at the start of trading after the previous day's slump and as investors looked ahead to the release of British manufacturing data.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.01 percent to 6,622.23 points.
In Paris, the CAC 40 index grew 0.18 percent to 4,444.02 points and Frankfurt's DAX 30 edged up 0.15 percent to stand at 9,525.07 compared with Monday's closing values.—AP

   
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German business confidence grows in December (1 hr 10 mins ago)
Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate (1 hr 31 mins ago)
Hang Seng finishes higher, Shanghai down (1 hr 59 mins ago)
Ruble rallies in early trading on day of Putin press conference (2 hrs 51 mins ago)
Nikkei soars on weaker yen (12-18 14:59)
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Fed says can be 'patient' on rate rise (12-18 12:11)
China's home prices continue to cool, declines narrowing (12-18 12:09)

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