European shares decline on worries over economic slowdown

referring to European shares fell on Friday as worries about global trade and an economic slowdown in the region weighed on investor sentiment ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting next week that could signpost plans to wind down its massive monetary stimulus. Building materials group CRH, the largest stock on the index, fell 0.4 per cent to €32.11. London Britain's leading stock index fell, tracking a broad sell-off by European shares as investors faced the prospect of tightening financial conditions and growing political risk. Standard Life Aberdeen shares dropped 3.5 per cent, the biggest decline on the FTSE 100, after Lloyds Banking sold its remaining stake in the asset manager. Elsewhere in the banking sector, Deutsche Bank fell 0.7 per cent and Commerzbank dropped 1.6 per cent.

Trade war worries persist as European shares close flat

LONDON (Reuters) - It was a choppy session for European shares on Tuesday, which initially saw a modest bounce after trade tensions triggered losses the previous day, but ran out of steam to close flat. The pan-European STOXX 600 was unchanged in percentage terms and remained at its lowest level since mid-April following Monday's 2 percent slide. Germany's exporter-heavy DAX .GDAXI, which has been the most sensitive to trade tensions, gave up gains to end 0.3 percent lower. Trade disputes and slower economic growth have hit European stocks hard, with the STOXX 600 down 3 percent year-to-date and euro zone stocks .STOXXE down 2.8 percent. But, he added: "If we are looking for triggers then what we'd want is for Trump to stop his trade war with China."

Trade war worries persist as European shares close flat

European shares fall as weaker yuan stokes trades worries

as mentioned in LONDON (Reuters) - European shares slid again on Thursday as China's retreating yuan exacerbated trade tensions and encouraged investors to sell risky assets and search for stock market safe havens. Asian tech stocks had sold off overnight after threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to curb Chinese investment in U.S. tech firms. The auto sector index fell 2.4 percent as a profit warning from lighting firm Osram renewed anxiety over auto tariffs and their impact. Osram plunged over 20 percent after it said restrictions on trade and sales affecting auto manufacturers had created "noticeable uncertainty". "The trade tariff pain is clearly starting to come to the fore in companies connected to autos," one trader wrote.

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