European stocks edge lower in early trading Last Update: 1/19/2011 10:12:02 PM LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets edged mostly lower Thursday amid losses for mining stocks and most banks. Among shares on the move, supermarket operator Ahold dropped 1.5% after reporting its fourth-quarter sales, while French car maker Renault climbed 1.6% after its was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan Cazenove. EasyJet PLC dropped 9.6% in London after a trading update in which the low-cost airline said losses in the first half of the fiscal year could roughly double due to higher fuel costs. Among the major markets, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index fell 0.4% to 5,955.43, the German DAX 30 index dipped 0.1% to 7,078.64 and the French CAC 40 index rose 0.1% to 3,979.55.
China’s worst-kept secret Last Update: 1/19/2011 5:24:08 PM Beijing needs to keep a tighter lid on its economic data as it seeks to build confidence in the numbers, writes Michael Kitchen.
Turkcell sees mobile Web as path to growth Last Update: 1/19/2011 7:24:42 AM The chief executive of Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile-phone operator, is targeting high-single-digit revenue growth this year, fuelled by rising demand for mobile Internet in one of the world’s fastest growing emerging economies. TKC, VOD