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Swiss stocks succumbed to afternoon selling selling pressure on Friday, as traders feared geopolitical conflicts could disrupt the global economic recovery. Also, a reading on German business confidence fell short of expectations, sparking fresh concerns about the pace of euro zone growth. The...

European stocks fell sharply on Friday, ending a roller coaster week on a downbeat note as traders feared an escalation of geopolitical tensions over the weekend. Violence in the Middle East has flaring all week, with militants blowing up Christian holy sites in Iraq and Palestinians calling for a...

The European markets are trading lower on Friday, amid a slew of earnings and corporate news, with geo-political worries continuing to weigh on investor sentiment. In economic news, Germany's business confidence declined for a third successive month in July and at a faster-than-expected pace, reports...

The UK market is trading slightly up on Friday, amid a slew of earnings and corporate news from the region, even as geo-political worries continuing to weigh on investor sentiment. In economic news, Germany's business confidence declined for a third successive month in July and at a faster-than-expected...

The French market is trading lower on Friday, amid a slew of earnings and corporate news from the region, with geo-political worries continuing to dampen investor sentiment. In economic news, Germany's business confidence declined for a third successive month in July and at a faster-than-expected...

The German market is trading lower on Friday, amid a slew of earnings and corporate news from the region, with geo-political worries continuing to dampen investor sentiment. In economic news, Germany's business confidence declined for a third successive month in July and at a faster-than-expected...

stock-market-8_25Jul14.jpg European stocks are seen opening lower on Friday as geopolitical concerns persist and growth worries resurfaced. In an update to its World Economic Outlook report, the International Monetary Fund slashed its 2014 global growth forecast to 9.4 percent this year, down from 3.7 percent it predicted in April,...

Swiss stocks edged higher on Thursday in line with most European markets, bolstered by signs the global economy is picking up. A better-than-expected U.S. jobless claims report and encouraging euro zone PMI kept investors in good spirits. Health care major Roche saw shares rise 0.65 percent after...

European stocks continued to rally on Thursday, rising to their highest in more than two weeks amid encouraging economic news from both sides of the Atlantic. Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) of companies across the euro zone rose to 54.0 in July from 52.8, its highest since April. Meanwhile,...

Asian-Market-100912_24Jul14.jpg European stocks erased early losses to extend gains for a third day on Thursday, as U.S. earnings continue to surprise on the upside and Chinese as well as Eurozone PMI data eased concerns surrounding the global economy. The Asian markets rose broadly, with the regional benchmark index extending...

German stocks rose on Thursday, as U.S. earnings continue to surprise on the upside and Chinese as well as Eurozone PMI data eased concerns surrounding the global economy. The Asian markets rose broadly, with the regional benchmark index extending gains for a fourth day, after a manufacturing gauge...

Asian-Markets2_24Jul14.jpg European stocks are seen flat to slightly lower on Thursday amid a lack of cues to sustain two days of gains. Geopolitical concerns remain and the earnings season is picking up pace, rendering investor mood cautious. In economic releases, investors eye PMI reports from major European economies and...

European stocks rose for a second consecutive session on Wednesday as companies such as Daimler and Akzo Nobel posted better than expected earnings. Investors continued to ignore geopolitical concerns to focus on upbeat U.S. earnings and economic data. Stocks have risen despite the prospect of...

Swiss stocks were flat Wednesday, overcoming a slightly negative start to spent most of the session bouncing around the unchanged line. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.13 percent on a quiet day in the European markets. Investors focused on stock-specific news amid a flurry of earnings reports. ABB...

European stocks rose for a second consecutive session on Wednesday as companies such as Daimler and Akzo Nobel posted better than expected earnings and investors set aside geopolitical concerns to focus on upbeat U.S. earnings and economic data. Gains remain capped amid the prospects of more sanctions...