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BLOOMBERG EUROPEAN 500
The Bloomberg European 500 Index is a free float capitalization-weighted index of the 500 most highly capitalized European companies. The index was developed with a base value of 120.33 as of December 31, 1996. Look at BE500E Index GRPS <GO> for the Economic Sectors. Index rebalances semi-annually in January and July.
Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker, held informal, now-discontinued talks with AstraZeneca Plc about possibly buying the London-based maker of asthma and heart drugs, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Workers at the world’s largest branded shoemaker, supplier to companies including Adidas AG and Nike Inc., disrupted output for a sixth day in a strike over pay, benefits and the right to elect their own union.