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The Swiss stock market bucked the overall trade in Europe Friday, finishing the session with a modest gain. Shares of the luxury goods companies advanced despite renewed concerns over global trade and the defensive heavyweights all finished in the green. Renewed trade war concerns weighed on the rest...

The European markets ended Friday's session with mixed results. Renewed trade war concerns weighed on the markets after President Donald Trump indicated a willingness to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports to the U.S. The new hit shares of European automakers hard. "I'm ready to go to 500," Trump...

asianmarkets-111914_20jul18.jpg European stocks were moving in a narrow range on Friday as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on the Federal Reserve and watched movements in the Chinese yuan. Trump said that he is "not thrilled" with interest rate hikes by the Fed but he respects the independence of the central...

U.K. shares were marginally higher on Friday as the pound continued to slide on concerns a hard Brexit is nearing closer. The U.K. financial watchdog has told banks and insurers to prepare for a hard Brexit and plan for a range of scenarios, in case a transition period is not in place next March. Investors...

French stocks were subdued on Friday as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on the Federal Reserve and watched movements in the Chinese yuan. Trump said that he is "not thrilled" with interest rate hikes by the Fed but he respects the independence of the central bank. China's...

German stocks were fluctuating on Friday as the recent bout of yuan weakness raised fears of a full-blown currency war between the United States and China. The benchmark DAX was marginally higher in choppy trade after losing 0.6 percent the previous day. BMW dropped half a percent and Volkswagen...

markets-111714_20jul18.jpg European stocks are seen opening lower on Friday after China allowed its yuan currency to slide further to its lowest level in a year, stoking concerns that China could turn a trade war into a currency war. In addition, the European Union is preparing a new list of American goods to hit with protective...

After struggling in early trade, the Swiss stock market climbed into positive territory for much of Thursday's session. However, a late sell-off dragged the market back into negative territory just before the close of trade. The Swiss Market Index decreased by 0.05 percent Thursday and finished at...

The European markets were stuck in a sideways pattern throughout Thursday's session and ended the day with mixed results. Corporate earnings proved mixed and mining stocks were under pressure due to a pullback in metal prices. The weak performance of the Asian stocks overnight and the early struggles...

asianmarkets-112514_19jul18.jpg European stocks were subdued on Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings updates and awaited new developments on global trade disputes. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was down 0.1 percent at 386.55 in late opening deals after rising half a percent on Wednesday to end at its highest level...

U.K. stocks recovered from early losses to edge higher on Thursday, buoyed by a weaker pound after retail sales data fell short of market expectations. U.K. retail sales unexpectedly declined in June, but the quarterly growth rate was the fastest since 2015, preliminary data from the Office for National...

French stocks fell modestly on Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings updates and awaited new developments on global trade disputes. The benchmark CAC 40 index was down 24 points or 0.45 percent at 5,423 in opening deals after rising half a percent in the previous session. Alstom rose half...

German stocks were moving lower on Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings updates and awaited new developments on global trade disputes. The benchmark DAX was down 50 points or 0.39 percent at 12,715 in opening deals after climbing 0.8 percent the previous day. Business software provider...

asian-markets2_19jul18.jpg European stocks may open largely unchanged in cautious trade on Thursday as investors await new developments on global trade disputes. Larry Kudlow, U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, blamed Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking a U.S.-China trade deal and suggested that the...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a substantial gain, bouncing back from yesterday's weak performance. Strong gains among the pharma heavyweights helped to drive the market higher. The Swiss Market Index increased by 1.29 percent Wednesday and finished at 8,938.12. The Swiss Leader...

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