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Stock-Market-500_23Apr14.jpg European stocks posted modest losses on Wednesday. The slide was prompted by some profit taking, as investors eased their long positions following the previous session's rally. A new batch of earnings reports and data out of China affected trading. The latest statistics showed that activity in the...

Stock-Market-500_23Apr14.jpg European stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors took some profits off the table following the previous session's rally. Traders are also digesting a slew of earnings reports and data out of China, which showed that activity in the Chinese manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month...

German stocks declined on Wednesday as investors took some profits off the table following the previous session's rally. Traders are also digesting a slew of earnings reports and data out of China, which showed that activity in the Chinese manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month in...

Asian-Markets2_23Apr14.jpg European stocks are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Wednesday as investors pause for breath following the previous session's rally. The upside momentum would be capped by Chinese data signaling sustained weakness in manufacturing. Asian stocks are turning in a mixed performance, paring early...

stock-market-9_22Apr14.jpg European stocks rallied on Tuesday, as trading resumed after a four-day Easter holiday break. Solid gains on Wall Street overnight and a firm trend in Asia supported sentiment, helping investors shrug off concerns over the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone...

German stocks rose notably on Tuesday, as trading resumed after a four-day Easter holiday break. Solid gains on Wall Street overnight and a firm trend in Asia supported sentiment, helping investors shrug off concerns over the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine. The benchmark German DAX is...

Asian-Markets1_22Apr14.jpg European stocks are poised to open higher on Tuesday as trading resumes after a long weekend. Investors will take cues from Wall Street, where stocks posted solid gains overnight, buoyed by positive earnings reports. The Asian markets are also trading higher, although gains remain capped due to concerns...

Swiss stocks rallied to end the abbreviated week on high note, as traders went bargain hunting ahead of the Easter holiday. The Swiss Market Index (SMI) rose 52 points, or 0.63 percent, to 8,375.08. Big banks performed well, led by UBS with a 2 percent gains. Biotech major Actelion posted first-quarter...

European stocks fought back from early losses on Thursday as traders snapped up shares ahead of the Easter break. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks rose 0.53 percent, for a modest weekly gain of 0.09. The German DAX rose 1 percent. The French CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent, the UK's...

The European markets are in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

The UK market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some corporate news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars in...

The French market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

The German market is in negative territory on Thursday, ahead of reports on weekly jobless claims and Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity from the world's largest economy. Sentiment was impacted by some earnings news, following the rally in the previous session. Demand for new passenger cars...

Asian-Markets2_17Apr14.jpg European stocks are seen opening largely unchanged on Thursday, as investors pause for breath following the previous session's rally. That said, renewed optimism over the U.S. economic recovery may help keep sentiment from faltering ahead of the Good Friday holiday. After a slew of positive data...

Swiss stocks nudged higher but underperformed other European markets as traders assessed earnings results from big bank Credit Suisse. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.5 percent to 8,322.70. Gainers were led by Actelion, which piked up 5 percent. Adecco rose 2.7 percent. Credit Suisse lost 1.5 percent....