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Stock-Market-500_02Sep14.jpg The European markets are poised for a higher open on Tuesday, amid hopes that the European Central Bank would unveil some monetary stimulus measures later this week. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday said the country would defend its economy if further sanctions are imposed...

Swiss stocks rallied on Monday, led by Novartis after the drug maker presented findings on a potential breakthrough heart drug. The Swiss Market Index rose 1.05 percent to 8,749.59, even as banks struggled for a second day in a row. At least 10 Swiss banks are dropping out of the U.S. banking program...

European stocks were flat in quiet trading Monday, failing to extend August gains amid lingering concerns about the situation in Ukraine. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of European blue chip stocks was flat at 3172.42, and is up fractionally from a week ago. Swiss stocks outperformed other European markets...

Swiss stock inched higher on Friday, rallying into positive territory after spending much of the day in the red. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.43 percent, and is up 7.6 percent year-to-date, outperforming other European markets. Banks rebounded from yesterday's losses, with Julius Baer picking...

European stocks finished a positive week on a lackluster note Friday, as worries about the euro zone economy overshadowed hopes from stimulus from the European Central Bank. A slew of disappointing data, mostly from the region's economic powerhouse Germany, has markets fearing it will be a long way...

Stock-Market-500_29Aug14.jpg The European markets are trading above the unchanged line on Friday, following the decline in the previous session, after Eurozone inflation slowed as expected in August. However, gains were limited amid worries about Ukraine and some unimpressive data. On the economic front, German retail sales declined...

Stock-Market-500_29Aug14.jpg The UK market is trading above the unchanged line on Friday, following the decline in the previous session. However, gains were limited amid worries about Ukraine and some unimpressive data. On the economic front, German retail sales declined unexpectedly in July from June, provisional data showed....

Stock-Market-500_29Aug14.jpg The French market is trading above the unchanged line on Friday, following the decline in the previous session. However, gains were limited amid worries about Ukraine and some unimpressive data. On the economic front, German retail sales declined unexpectedly in July from June, provisional data showed....

Stock-Market-500_29Aug14.jpg The German market is trading above the unchanged line on Friday, following the decline in the previous session. However, gains were limited amid worries about Ukraine and some unimpressive data. On the economic front, German retail sales declined unexpectedly in July from June, provisional data showed....

stock-market-8_29Aug14.jpg The European markets are poised for a slightly higher open on Friday, after the previous session's decline amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The DAX futures are gaining 26 points, the CAC 40 futures are up 8 points and the FTSE 100 futures are rising 2.5 points. The Swiss Market...

Swiss stocks edged lower Thursday along with other European markets, as investors booked recent profits amid rising geopolitical tensions. Banks struggled along with cyclical stocks such as Richemont and Swatch. The Swiss Market Index lost 0.55 percent to 8,622.23, pulling back from a 2-month peak. Credit...

European stocks fell Thursday, trimming recent gains after the latest in a string of downbeat reports on Germany's economy. German unemployment unexpectedly rose in August as the euro zone's largest economy continued to show signs of strain. The number of people out of work climbed a seasonally adjusted...

The European markets are in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

The UK market is in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

The French market is in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...