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stockhigh-011818.jpg European stocks may open on a positive note Thursday as investors bet on increased economic growth and improved corporate earnings. Asian stocks are trading mixed ahead of a raft of Chinese data due later in the day. Official data released earlier in the day showed that China's property market remained...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session in the red again, adding to the losses of the previous two days. Index heavyweight Roche turned in another loss, while shares of the big banks extended their losses. The Swiss Market Index decreased by 0.25 percent Wednesday and finished at 9,440.01....

The majority of the European markets ended Wednesday's session in negative territory. Investor sentiment took a hit after Tuesday's reversal on Wall Street, which left the U.S. markets in the red after the Dow Jones Industrial had reached a new record high in early trade. Disappointing earnings updates...

sharedrops-011718.jpg European stocks fell on Wednesday, with disappointing earnings updates, uncertainty over the shape of the government in Germany and a looming government shutdown in the U.S. keeping investors worried on a light day on the economic front. The euro paused after having rallied to more than three year...

U.K. shares fell on Wednesday following disappointing earnings updates from the likes of Burberry and Pearson and Informa's takeover approach for a rival. The benchmark FTSE 100 was down 22 points or 0.28 percent at 7,734 in opening deals after declining 0.2 percent in the previous session. Pearson...

French stocks retreated on Wednesday, with uncertainty over the shape of the government in Germany and a looming government shutdown in the U.S. keeping investors worried on a light day on the economic front. The euro paused after having rallied to more than three year highs overnight, helping limit...

German stocks were moving lower on Wednesday amid growing opposition within the German SPD to start formal coalition talks. The euro paused after having rallied to more than three year highs overnight, helping limit overall losses to some extent. Meanwhile, on a light day on the economic front,...

shareslower-011718.jpg European stocks may open lower on Wednesday following declines in U.S. counterparts overnight as investors await progress on talks to prevent a U.S. government shutdown this weekend. Congress needs to pass a spending bill by the end of Friday to avoid a government shutdown. A point of contention between...

The Swiss stock market dropped again on Tuesday, adding to the losses of the previous day. The weak performance by index heavyweight Roche pressured the overall market. The Swiss Market Index decreased by 0.77 percent Tuesday and finished at 9,464.48. The Swiss Leader Index dropped 0.55 percent and...

The European markets were stuck in a sideways trend for the majority of Tuesday's session and finished with mixed results. After rallying for several days, the Euro pulled back during today's session, which provided some relief to exporters. Investors continue to keep an eye on Germany after a report...

markethigher-011618.jpg European stocks were flat to slightly higher on Tuesday as the euro paused after recent rally and investors awaited more earnings news from the U.S. as trading resumes following a long weekend. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.3 percent at 398.81 in opening deals after declining 0.2...

U.K. shares were little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited U.K. inflation data due later in the day for direction. The benchmark FTSE 100 was marginally higher at 7,771 in opening deals after closing 0.1 percent lower in the previous session. JD Sports jumped 6.7 percent as the retailer raised...

French stocks held steady on Tuesday as the euro paused after recent rally and investors eyed fresh corporate earnings for direction. The benchmark CAC 40 was marginally higher at 5,512 in opening deals after closing 0.1 percent lower on Monday. Airbus rose 0.2 percent. The Brexit developments...

German stocks were modestly higher on Tuesday as the euro paused after recent rally and investors eyed fresh corporate earnings for direction. The German DAX was up 34 points or 0.26 percent at 13,232 in opening deals after declining 0.2 percent in the previous session. Luxury fashion house Hugo...

stockhigher-011618.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Tuesday amid a lack of direction from Wall Street as U.S. markets were closed overnight for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Treasuries steadied and gold held flat while the euro stood near a 3-year high on speculation the ECB may cut back on...

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