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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a small increase, bucking the overall trend in Europe. The market ended the trading week with a small gain, after ending the previous week lower. Reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas to over a dozen top Trump campaign officials...

The European markets fluctuated between small gains and losses during Friday's session, but ended the day in the red. Markets were under pressure as the Euro gained ground against the U.S. dollar following reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued subpoenas to over a dozen top Trump campaign...

sharessubdued-111717.jpg European stocks were subdued on Friday as the euro strengthened against the dollar and investors digested comments by ECB President Mario Draghi at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was down 0.3 percent at 383.89 in late opening deals after rising 0.8...

U.K. stocks slipped into negative territory on Friday as builder and outsourcing group Carillion issued another profit warning, helping offset gains in Sky shares on speculation of takeover interest. Carillion shares slumped 31 percent while Sky Plc shares jumped 3 percent. The benchmark FTSE 100...

French shares were subdued on Friday as the euro strengthened against the dollar and caution set in ahead of an upcoming speech by ECB President Mario Draghi. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 9 points or 0.17 percent at 5,327 in late opening deals after rising 0.7 percent in the previous session. Transportation...

German shares were marginally higher on Friday as the euro strengthened against the dollar and investors awaited an upcoming speech by ECB President Mario Draghi. The benchmark DAX was up 6 points at 13,052 in late opening deals after closing 0.6 percent higher the previous day. Deutsche Börse...

marketmixed-111717.jpg European stocks may open on a mixed note on Friday as U.S. tax cuts move closer to passage. It is a "big win", U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted after the GOP plan for tax reform overhaul cleared the House Thursday in a sweeping victory for the Republican leadership. The tax debate now moves to...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session in the green, putting a halt to its recent losing streak. Buyers stepped in to snap up stocks at reduced prices. Cyclical and financial stocks were among the best performers. The positive open on Wall Street, coupled with some positive U.S. economic...

The European markets ended Thursday's session in the green, putting a halt to their recent losing streak. Bargain hunting helped to drive the markets higher, as investors stepped in to snap up stocks at lower prices. Automakers performed well after European new car registrations rebounded in October....

sharehigher3-111617.jpg European stocks rebounded after recent losses on Thursday as oil held steady, the dollar bounced back from four-week lows and investors kept an eye on U.S. tax reform developments. The day's economic reports proved to be a mixed bag, with Eurozone inflation slowing slightly as initially estimated...

U.K. shares were slightly higher on Thursday to snap a five-day losing streak as oil held steady after recent steep losses and the pound traded flat despite better-than-expected retail sales data. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 13 points or 0.18 percent at 7,385 in late opening deals after losing...

French shares rose notably on Thursday, as oil held steady, the dollar rebounded from four-week lows and investors kept an eye on U.S. tax reform developments. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 35 points or 0.65 percent at 5,336 in late opening deals after closing 0.3 percent lower the previous day. Industrial...

German shares rose notably on Thursday, with banks and automakers leading the surge, as oil held steady, the dollar rebounded from four-week lows and investors kept an eye on U.S. tax reform developments. The benchmark DAX was up 80 points or 0.62 percent at 13,056 in late opening deals after declining...

stockhigh-111617.jpg European stocks look set to open a tad higher on Thursday despite U.S. stock markets ending lower for a second straight session overnight in the wake of further declines in oil prices and the release of mixed readings on inflation, retail sales and manufacturing. Asian stocks are trading mostly higher...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session in the red, extending its losses from the previous day. The pullback is being attributed to profit taking, after the market hit a new high for the year last week. However, some investors are beginning to worry that it could be the start of a market correction. Traders...

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