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Swiss stocks were lower on Wednesday, although losses were less pronounced than in other European markets hit by downbeat corporate earnings. Bank struggled along with cement maker Holcim, driving the Swiss Market Index down 0.41 percent to 8,497.38. Holcim posted lower-than-expected profit because...

European stocks fell sharply on Wednesday as downbeat corporate earnings overshadowed encouraging news about the world's largest economy. Data released by the Commerce Department showed U.S. GDP to have increased by a more than anticipated 4.0 percent in the second quarter following a revised 2.1...

European stocks fell broadly on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of earnings reports and the U.S. joined European Union in a coordinated effort to increase pressure on Moscow for its role in supporting separatists in Ukraine. Losses remain modest after survey data from the European Commission...

German stocks are trading flat on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of earnings reports and the U.S. joined European Union in a coordinated effort to increase pressure on Moscow for its role in supporting separatists in Ukraine. Stocks pared early losses after survey data from the European Commission...

Asian-Market-100912_30Jul14.jpg European stocks look set to open lower on Wednesday after the U.S. and European Union imposed tougher economic sanctions against Russia targeting broad sectors of its economy. Meanwhile, violence continues in Gaza, with an estimated 60 Palestinians killed after Israeli forces targeted Islamist militants...

Swiss stocks were flat on Tuesday, underperforming gains in other European markets amid positive U.S. economic data. The Conference Board's U.S. Consumer Confidence Index rose to 90.9, above the prior month's showing of 86.4 -- the best reading since 2007. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.02 percent...

European stocks rallied on Tuesday after the best reading on U.S. consumer confidence since 2007. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index rose to 90.9, above the prior month's showing of 86.4. A slew of better-than-expected earnings from global companies also lifted spirits. The Euro...

Most European markets are trading higher on Tuesday afternoon, amid a slew of earnings news from the region. In economic news, Germany's import prices continued to decline in June, data from Destatis showed. Import prices were down 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 2.1 percent...

The UK market is trading higher on Tuesday afternoon, amid a slew of earnings news from the region. In economic news, Germany's import prices continued to decline in June, data from Destatis showed. Import prices were down 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 2.1 percent decrease...

The French market is trading higher on Tuesday afternoon, amid a slew of earnings news from the region. In economic news, Germany's import prices continued to decline in June, data from Destatis showed. Import prices were down 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 2.1 percent decrease...

The German market is trading higher on Tuesday afternoon, amid a slew of earnings news from the region. In economic news, Germany's import prices continued to decline in June, data from Destatis showed. Import prices were down 1.2 percent year-on-year in June, slower than the 2.1 percent decrease...

Swiss stocks were finished lower Monday, led by weakness in Transocean and Credit Suisse. European markets generally struggled amid geopolitical tensions and concerns about valuations in global equities. The Swiss Market Index slipped 0.62 percent to 8.518.41. Credit Suisse fell 1.8 percent and Transocean...

European stocks tumbled in the final hour of Monday's session, as traders expressed caution ahead of the upcoming Federal Reserve interest rate announcement. Tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine along with worries about the euro zone economy overshadowed some upbeat corporate earnings. The Euro...

The European markets are trading mixed on Monday, as investors weighed corporate report cards, amid lingering geo-political tensions. On a day of light economic news, Italy's business confidence unexpectedly fell in July, as new order expectations declined, results of a survey conducted by the statistical...

The UK market is trading marginally higher on Monday, as investors weighed corporate report cards, amid lingering geo-political tensions. On a day of light economic news, Italy's business confidence unexpectedly fell in July, as new order expectations declined, results of a survey conducted by the...