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The European markets are trading mixed on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment rate unexpectedly reached a record low, and Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved for a second consecutive month in November. Data from the European Commission showed Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly...

The UK market is marginally lower on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment rate unexpectedly reached a record low, and Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved for a second consecutive month in November. Data from the European Commission showed Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved...

The French market fell in early trade on Thursday. The CAC 40 was down 0.20 percent as of 12.05 ET, when a technical fault in Euronext affected calculation. Technip lost 2.4 percent and Total was down 1.1 percent. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are meeting in Vienna today. Michelin...

The German market is moderately higher on Thursday, after the country's unemployment rate unexpectedly reached a record low, and Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved for a second consecutive month in November. Data from the European Commission showed Eurozone economic sentiment unexpectedly...

stock-market-8_27Nov14.jpg The European markets are poised for a higher open on Thursday, after data showed that Germany's unemployment rate dropped in October from the previous month. A couple of major companies could be in focus due to their earnings reports. Figures from the Federal Statistical Office or Destatis said the...

The European markets are trading higher on Wednesday, amid firm cues from Asia, after the U.K. economy grew as estimated in the third quarter. The second estimates from the Office for National Statistics revealed Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, unrevised...

The UK market is trading modestly higher on Wednesday, amid firm cues from Asia, after the U.K. economy grew as estimated in the third quarter. The second estimates from the Office for National Statistics revealed Gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent sequentially in the third quarter, unrevised...

The French market is trading fractionally higher on Wednesday, amid firm cues from Asia, after French consumer confidence strengthened in November. Survey data from the statistical office Insee revealed that French consumer confidence strengthened in November. The consumer confidence index rose to...

The German market is trading higher on Wednesday, amid firm cues from Asia, after the pace of decrease slowed for the country's import prices in October. Germany's import prices continued to decline but the pace of decrease slowed in October, figures from Destatis showed. The import price index dropped...

Asian-Markets2_26Nov14.jpg European stocks are seen opening slightly higher on Wednesday, as stronger-than-expected U.S. GDP data spurred optimism the U.S. economy is on a solid footing despite an uncertain global economy. Traders eye more U.S. data later in the day, including reports on jobless claims, durable goods orders,...

European stocks advanced Tuesday, extending recent gains after data confirmed the German economy escaped recession last quarter. Revised estimates released by the German Federal Statistical Office showed that the German economy expanded 0.1 percent sequentially in the third quarter. Meanwhile,...

Swiss stocks failed to rise along with other European markets for a second day in a row Tuesday, as health care majors Novartis and Roche lost ground. The Swiss Market Index eased 0.17 percent to 9,024.74, staying away from last week's 7-year highs. Swisscom was flat amid talk that regulators...

The European markets are in positive territory on Tuesday, after the German economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially...

The UK market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after Germany's economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially estimated...

The French market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after Germany's economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially...