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Swiss stocks edged higher Tuesday, inching back toward 6-year highs amid hopes the euro zone will get monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.67 percent to 8835.14, led by gains among Novartis and Holcim. Novartis rose 1.2 percent after European authorities...

European stocks were generally positive Tuesday, as a report showing euro zone inflation fell to its lowest in five years cemented expectations that the European Central Bank will soon announce full-scale quantitative easing. The ECB meets this week, and while analysts think policy markets will take...

The European markets are mostly in positive territory on Tuesday, after eurozone inflation slowed, triggering speculation that the European Central Bank might enhance stimulus measures to prevent deflation. Eurozone inflation slowed marginally in September as expected, flash data from Eurostat showed....

The UK market turned negative on Tuesday afternoon, after eurozone inflation slowed, triggering speculation that the European Central Bank might enhance stimulus measures to prevent deflation. Eurozone inflation slowed marginally in September as expected, flash data from Eurostat showed. Inflation...

The French market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after eurozone inflation slowed, triggering speculation that the European Central Bank might enhance stimulus measures to prevent deflation. Eurozone inflation slowed marginally in September as expected, flash data from Eurostat showed. Inflation...

The German market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after eurozone inflation slowed, triggering speculation that the European Central Bank might enhance stimulus measures to prevent deflation. Eurozone inflation slowed marginally in September as expected, flash data from Eurostat showed. Inflation...

Asian-Market-100912_30Sep14.jpg The major European markets are likely to open on a mixed note Tuesday amid concerns over sluggish economic growth in China. A private gauge of activity in China's manufacturing sector showed sluggish growth for a second straight month in September, indicating that the world's second-largest economy...

Swiss stocks were flat Monday, with luxury goods makers turning in a poor performance amid jitters about the European economy. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.03 percent to 8,776.73, staying near its highest in six years. Richemont lost 1.7 percent and Swatch fell 2 percent. UBS was moderately...

European stocks fell sharply Monday amid geopolitical tensions and worries about the pace of the euro zone economic recovery. Eurozone economic confidence weakened to a 10-month low in September as consumers and retailers turned more cautious suggesting that the region hardly recovered from a flat...

The European markets are trading lower on Monday, after the Eurozone economic confidence index fell below its long-term average of 100 in September. Additionally, investor sentiment was dampened by pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Survey results from the European Commission showed the economic...

The UK market is trading lower on Monday, after the Eurozone economic confidence index fell below its long-term average of 100 in September. Additionally, investor sentiment was dampened by pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Survey results from the European Commission showed the economic sentiment...

The French market is trading lower on Monday, after the Eurozone economic confidence index fell below its long-term average of 100 in September. Additionally, investor sentiment was dampened by pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Survey results from the European Commission showed the economic...

The German market is trading lower on Monday, after the Eurozone economic confidence index fell below its long-term average of 100 in September. Additionally, investor sentiment was dampened by pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Survey results from the European Commission showed the economic...

Asian-Markets1_29Sep14.jpg European stocks are poised to open on a mixed note Monday as speculators raise bets the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates sooner rather than later. The dollar hit a fresh four-year high against a basket of currencies, dampening demand for commodities priced in the U.S. currency. Brent...

Swiss stocks were little changed Friday as other European markets steadied after recent losses. The Swiss Market Index was up 0.02 percent to 8774.36, and is up almost 7 percent year-to-date despite this week's modest losses. Novartis said its investigational drug Signifor long acting release has...