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Swiss stocks rebounded Friday after getting pounded earlier in the week, as a European Central Bank official said policy makers will soon offer more stimulus. Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council, said Friday that the central bank was ready with quantitative easing...

European stocks rallied on Friday, trimming steep weekly losses after dovish talk from central bank officials eased fears of a global slowdown. Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council, said Friday that the central bank was ready offer further stimulus measures if conditions...

The European markets are firmly in positive territory on Friday, reversing the recent sell off on economic worries. Carmakers gained after a monthly report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that European car sales grew at a faster pace in September, driven by substantial...

The UK market is firmly in positive territory on Friday, following the recent sell off in the region on economic worries. Carmakers gained after a monthly report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that European car sales grew at a faster pace in September, driven by...

The French market is firmly in positive territory on Friday, following the recent sell off in the region on economic worries. Carmakers gained after a monthly report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that European car sales grew at a faster pace in September, driven...

The German market is firmly in positive territory on Friday, following the recent sell off in the region on economic worries. Carmakers gained after a monthly report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that European car sales grew at a faster pace in September, driven...

Asian-Markets2_17Oct14.jpg Stock futures indicate further downward pressure in Europe on Friday, although losses could remain capped as stock markets around the world stabilize after the recent brutal sell-off. Asian stocks are turning in a mixed performance, with the markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New...

Swiss stocks fell sharply on Thursday, extending steep recent losses as big banks were pressured by concerns about the euro area financial system. The Swiss Market Index dropped 1.07 percent to 8,057.54. At one point the SMI fell below 8,000 for the first time this year. Talk of more sovereign...

European stocks closed in negative territory yet again Thursday, but the major averages finished well off session lows after some encouraging economic news from the United States. However, Greek shares were hit especially hard amid concerns that the nation's borrowing costs have risen sharply in a...

European stocks surrendered early gains to trade sharply lower on Thursday, as renewed fears about slowing global growth sent investors scrambling for the safety of government bonds, pulling German yields to an all-time low. Commodities continue to decline and the dollar resumed its uptrend after...

German stocks are tumbling on Thursday, extending the previous session's steep sell-off as renewed fears about slowing global growth sent investors scrambling for the safety of German government bonds, pulling yields to an all-time low. Commodities continue to decline and the dollar resumed its uptrend...

Asian-Markets1_16Oct14.jpg European stocks look set to open slightly higher on Thursday after a steep sell-off in the previous session on mounting worries about weakening global growth. U.S. stocks finished Wednesday's session well off their day's lows, the Asian markets trimmed early losses and copper prices remain somewhat...

European stocks were pummeled Wednesday, dropping to their lowest in more than ten months amid further signs the global economy has hit a rough patch. U.S. retail sales fell dropped 0.3 percent last month after a 0.6 percent gain in August, the Commerce Department said. The data raises speculation...

Swiss stocks were battered Wednesday, falling to their lowest since August amid a global market meltdown sparked by economic and geopolitical jitters. Led by slumping banks, the Swiss Market Index tumbled 2.3 percent to 8,144,88 points, after reaching an intraday low at 8,085 points in the afternoon. Julius...

European stocks lost ground on Wednesday as investors weighed corporate earnings and mixed economic reports from Germany and the U.K. The annual rate of consumer inflation in Europe's largest economy held steady at 0.8 percent as initially estimated in September, final data from Destatis showed,...