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Swiss stocks inched lower Friday but performed a bit better than other European markets ahead of Sunday bank ECB bank stress test results. The Swiss Market Index was down 0.16 percent to 8,532.09, with SGS trimming strong gains from the previous session. SGS lost 1.2 percent while Transocean has...

European stocks tumbled Friday trimming strong weekly gains, after a draft statement reportedly showed more than two dozen banks will fail the European Central Bank's stress test. The results of the ECB's check-up on banks will be made official on Sunday. 105 banks passed the test, while 25 banks...

The European markets are trading weak on Friday, as investors exercised caution following some unimpressive corporate reports that led to growth concerns, amid news of a possible Ebola case in New York City. On the economic front, German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly, survey...

The UK market is trading weak on Friday, as investors exercised caution following some unimpressive corporate reports from the region that led to growth concerns, amid news of a possible Ebola case in New York City. On the economic front, German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly,...

The French market is trading weak on Friday, as investors exercised caution following some unimpressive corporate reports from the region that led to growth concerns, amid news of a possible Ebola case in New York City. On the economic front, German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly,...

The German market is trading weak on Friday, as investors exercised caution following some unimpressive corporate reports that led to growth concerns, amid news of a possible Ebola case in New York City. On the economic front, German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly, survey data...

The European markets are poised for a lower open on Friday, amid the release of earnings from some big companies and mixed outing in Asia, after German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly. German consumer climate for November improved unexpectedly, survey data revealed. The forward-looking...

Swiss stocks extended a modest winning streak Thursday, even as Credit Suisse came under despite better-than-expected earnings. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.47 percent to 8,546.08, and continues to outperform other European markets with a gains of 6.50 percent year-to-date. Credit Suisse reported...

European markets nudged higher for a third day Thursday amid strong gains for French and German stocks. Speculation that the European Central Bank will offer fresh stimulus kept investors nibbling at stocks after big losses earlier this month. The Euro STOXX 50 Index lost 1.19 percent, and is now...

Asian-Market-100912_23Oct14.jpg European stocks have turned uniformly lower by mid-session on Thursday in a volatile session. Corporate news flow has been mixed, while private sector activity data released by Markit Economics came in better than expected. The major U.S. stock futures are holding up, although they have come off their early highs.

Swiss stocks rallied for a second day in a row Wednesday, outperforming other European markets despite big fines for Swiss banks accused of trying to rig Libor rates. UBS AG was fined 12.7 million euros and Credit Suisse Group AG 9.2 million euros for colluding with JPMorgan to set spreads on Swiss...

European stocks edged higher Wednesday, extending strong gains from the previous session despite reports that banks from six euro zone countries are set to fail the tests. Three of the banks are Greek, three are Italian, two are Austrian, one is Cypriot, one is Belgian and one is Portuguese, according...

European stocks are little changed on Wednesday as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of ECB's bank stress test results due on Sunday. Sentiment was dampened after media reports indicated that at least 11 banks from six European countries are unlikely to pass the ECB's stress tests. The euro...

German stocks are little changed on Wednesday as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of ECB's bank stress test results due on Sunday. The benchmark German DAX is currently marginally higher at 8,890, while France's CAC 40 is down 0.1 percent and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 is losing 0.2 percent. Lender...

Asian-Markets1_22Oct14.jpg European stocks are set to open higher on Wednesday, with solid earnings and economic news from the U.S. as well as talk of economic stimulus in Europe likely to underpin sentiment. Investors keenly await U.S. inflation data due out later tonight to determine whether the recent fall in inflation expectations...