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Swiss stocks rallied to end the abbreviated week on high note, as traders went bargain hunting ahead of the Easter holiday. The Swiss Market Index (SMI) rose 52 points, or 0.63 percent, to 8,375.08. Big banks performed well, led by UBS with a 2 percent gains. Biotech major Actelion posted first-quarter...

European stocks fought back from early losses on Thursday as traders snapped up shares ahead of the Easter break. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks rose 0.53 percent, for a modest weekly gain of 0.09. The German DAX rose 1 percent. The French CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent, the UK's...

The European markets are in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

The UK market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some corporate news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars in...

The French market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

The German market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

Asian-Markets2_17Apr14.jpg European stocks are seen opening largely unchanged on Thursday, as investors pause for breath following the previous session's rally. That said, renewed optimism over the U.S. economic recovery may help keep sentiment from faltering ahead of the Good Friday holiday. After a slew of positive data...

Swiss stocks nudged higher but underperformed other European markets as traders assessed earnings results from big bank Credit Suisse. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.5 percent to 8,322.70. Gainers were led by Actelion, which piked up 5 percent. Adecco rose 2.7 percent. Credit Suisse lost 1.5 percent....

European stocks rebounded Wednesday amid encouraging economic news from China and the U.K. China's GDP gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said. That topped expectations for 7.3 percent, following the 7.7 percent gain in the previous three months. Data...

The European markets are in positive territory on Wednesday, after China's gross domestic product for the first quarter topped expectations. A slew of corporate news also influenced sentiment. China's GDP gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said. That...

The UK market is in positive territory on Wednesday, after China's gross domestic product for the first quarter topped expectations. A slew of corporate news also influenced sentiment in the region. China's GDP gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said....

The French market is in positive territory on Wednesday, after China's gross domestic product for the first quarter topped expectations. A slew of corporate news also influenced sentiment in the region. China's GDP gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics...

The German market is in positive territory on Wednesday, after China's gross domestic product for the first quarter topped expectations. A slew of corporate news also influenced sentiment in the region. China's GDP gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics...

Asian-Market-100912_16Apr14.jpg European stocks are seen opening higher on Wednesday as chipmaker Intel and Internet Company Yahoo! Inc. both delivered positive earnings surprises and data out of China showed the country's GDP growth slowed to an 18-month low in the first quarter, increasing the chances of policy easing. That said,...

Swiss stocks pushed lower on Tuesday as tensions in Ukraine and mixed economic data hung over the markets. Ukraine's acting president saying that a military operation to wrest control of cities in eastern Ukraine from pro-Russian militants is underway. While consumer prices in the U.S. in March...