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Swiss stocks inched lower on Friday but outperformed slumping European markets ahead of a closely watched speech from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. The Swiss Market Index eased 0.18 percent to 8,554, with gains among Holcim and Novartis providing support. Banks struggled as Julius...

European stocks fell Friday, trimming weekly gains as top central bankers met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the Federal Reserve's annual symposium. All eyes were on Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who delivered a mixed assessment of the U.S. economy. Yellen on Friday warned that rate hikes could come sooner...

The European markets are in negative territory on Friday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the Fed Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is expected to give clues regarding U.S. interest rate decisions. European Central Bank's governor Mario...

The UK market is trading lower on Friday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the Fed Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is expected to give clues regarding U.S. interest rate decisions. European Central Bank's governor Mario Draghi and Bank...

The French market is trading lower on Friday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the Fed Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is expected to give clues regarding U.S. interest rate decisions. European Central Bank's governor Mario Draghi and...

The German market is trading lower on Friday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the Fed Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is expected to give clues regarding interest rate decisions. European Central Bank's governor Mario Draghi and Bank...

Asian-Market-100912_22Aug14.jpg European stocks are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Friday as a string of upbeat U.S. economic reports released overnight pointed to a strengthening economy. At the same time, the data fanned worries of an early rise in interest rates, making it all the more important for investors to watch out...

Swiss stocks edged higher on Thursday along with other European markets. Big banks UBS and Credit Suisse turned in strong performances after smaller rivals said their are not worried about exposure to Russia in the wake of sanctions from the West against the Kremlin. The Swiss Market Index rose...

European markets were higher Thursday with shares in France leading the region. Investors shrugged off mixed economic data amid hopes that central bank policies will remain highly accommodative for the next year. Positive economic news from the U.S. overshadowed concerns about the pace of Europe's...

The European markets are in positive territory on Thursday, following firm cues from Wall Street overnight where the Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes showed most officials do not expect to start raising interest rates until next year, as slack in the labor market remains a concern. Traders largely...

The UK market is in positive territory on Thursday, following firm cues from Wall Street overnight where the Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes showed most officials do not expect to start raising interest rates until next year, as slack in the labor market remains a concern. Traders largely shrugged...

The French market is in positive territory on Thursday, following firm cues from Wall Street overnight where the Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes showed most officials do not expect to start raising interest rates until next year, as slack in the labor market remains a concern. Traders largely...

The German market is in positive territory on Thursday, following firm cues from Wall Street overnight where the Federal Reserve's July meeting minutes showed most officials do not expect to start raising interest rates until next year, as slack in the labor market remains a concern. Traders largely...

Asian-Markets2_21Aug14.jpg European stocks look set to open slightly higher on Thursday, tracking firm U.S. cues and a mixed trend in Asia this morning following the release of disappointing Chinese manufacturing data. Technology stocks could be in focus after tech giant Hewlett-Packard posted a surprise increase in quarterly...

Swiss stocks were flat Wednesday even as other European markets suffered modest losses. Concerns about the pace of the European economic recovery cropped again after recent gains in equities around the region. The Swiss Market Index inched up 0.03 percent to 8,527.91 despite weakness among big banks...