Thursday, December 18, 2014   

European markets open lower
(06-03 15:27)

Europe's main stock markets drifted lower at the start of trading on Tuesday, with London's FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.09 percent to 6,858.20 points.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 eased 0.002 percent lower to 9,949.96 points and the CAC 40 in Paris slid 0.06 percent to 4,513.28 points, compared with Monday's closing level. --AFP   
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China's home prices continue to cool, declines narrowing (12-18 12:09)
Avon beauty firm pays US$138m to settle China bribe probe (12-18 11:20)
Nikkei jumps by break (12-18 11:17)
Baidu invests in controversial taxi app Uber (12-17 19:00)
UK unemployment rate steady at 6.0% (12-17 18:37)
Russian ruble recovers losses (12-17 18:29)

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