News by: Himanshu Singh
And the eurozone’s battered economy enjoyed an unexpected growth spurt at the start of the year - with output rising faster than in Britain and the US.
And Europe has been bad for growth, Brexit economists have claimed.
Stocks fell early in the day on the Bank of Japan’s decision to hold steady in the face of soft global demand and a rise in the yen.
And Samsung profits jump 14% on success of Galaxy S7 smartphone.
The tech sector remained the largest weight on the market after Apple slumped more than 6%.
And Edinburgh Woollen Mill chief stalks BHS as Green faces grilling and calls to be stripped of knighthood.
Nasdaq added to losses following 7.0% fall in Apple's shares after the company reported earnings below expectations.
Investors were reluctant to make big bets in advance of central bank policy meetings in the US and Japan later this week.
And vulture funds and rival retailers circle to pick the bones of BHS that entered into administration.
Major exporters in Japan were mixed, with shares of Toyota up 0.68%, Honda flat and Sony down 6.03%.
And fears for 11,000 jobs as BHS expected to enter administration soon.
And Tata's UK steel plant 'almost back in profit' even before its Indian parent put it up for sale last month.
And global carmakers face emissions questions as VW scandal deepens.
And pay protests have widened as 42% of investors vote against Anglo American chief's compensation.
Telecommunications and utilities shares led the broad losses, which pulled the Dow Jones back below 18,000.
Better-than-expected quarterly profits pushed several stocks higher, with VMWare jumping 13.74% and Discover Financial Services rallying 8.16%.
And Google has been accused of abusing Android smartphone monopoly in new battle with Brussels.
Chevron and other energy stocks got a lift from a rally in crude after a strike by oil workers in Kuwait dented the OPEC country's output.
And the City of London could lose its position as the world’s leading financial centre in the event of Brexit, Mark Carney has warned.
And economists have blasted 'one-sided' Treasury warning on Brexit.