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Deal-making and earnings underpinned European stock markets on Tuesday as the focus shifted back to fundamentals and away from politics, for now. DUB(...)

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Unilever products. Shares in the Marmite, Dove soap and PG Tips firm were down 157.5 pence to 3,191 pence at the close

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On Wall Street, US shares slipped on disappointing earnings reports. Photograph:  Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares ended lower after a strong start yesterday, with Germany’s DAX briefly touching a new peak for 2016. Early sentiment was knocked, how(...)

Total revenue at Costa owner Whitbread rose 8.1 per cent to £1.55 billion. Photograph: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News

Britain’s Whitbread said its first-half profit rose 5.4 per cent, helped by growing demand at its Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee chain. Whit(...)

UK shares ended higher with commodity stocks rebounding from early weakness, as the equities market continued to price in a greater likelihood of the country voting to stay in the EU. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

European shares rose on Tuesday as Brexit fears eased, although many still expect a close vote. The latest opinion poll showed that the campaign for t(...)

EasyJet gained almost 4 per cent. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Markets rebounded yesterday after two weeks of losses, aided by gains in both Germany and Greece. However, weaker than expected Chinese data hit min(...)

The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index weakened by 0.3 per cent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.5 percent, falling for the first time in six days. Germany’s DAX and the Cac 40 in France were both slightly lower

A five-day winning streak in European stocks ran out of steam, with Whitbread and Evonik among the biggest decliners after earnings. DUBLIN The Du(...)

C&C chief executive Stephen Glancey in the company’s Dublin warehouse. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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 Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner Whitbread unveiled a hike in half-year profits but warned it will face up to an extra £20 million a year in staff costs from the new national living wage. (Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

Whitbread’s profit rose about 14 per cent in the first half as new openings and growing demand at both its Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee ch(...)

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