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sharemixed-091917.jpg European stocks were mixed on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of a two-day policy meeting of the Federal Reserve staring later today, with investors looking for hints on future U.S. monetary policy. Meanwhile, the day's economic reports were mostly positive. Germany's economic confidence strengthened...

U.K. shares edged higher on Tuesday as the pound pulled back from a 15-month high against the dollar, helping spur bargain hunting in shares of multinational companies on the benchmark index. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that "some withdrawal of monetary stimulus" would be...

French shares edged lower on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of a two-day policy meeting of the Federal Reserve staring later today, with investors looking for hints on future U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 3 points or 0.06 percent at 5,226 in late opening deals after declining...

German shares fell slightly on Tuesday as caution crept in ahead of a two-day policy meeting of the Federal Reserve staring later today, with investors looking for hints on future U.S. monetary policy. The benchmark DAX was down 14 points or 0.11 percent at 12,545 in late opening deals after closing...

sharessubdued-091917.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Tuesday as a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve gets underway later today. While leaving interest rates unchanged, the Fed may announce details on its trillions balance sheet unwinding. The dollar held firm near 8-week highs against the yen...

The Swiss stock market ended the first day of the new trading week with a slight gain. The positive performance of the Asian markets provided an early boost to the Swiss market, as well as easing geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the United States. Traders are looking forward to the Federal...

The European markets got off to a positive start Monday, as geopolitical concerns continued to ease. Early strength also came from a surge in Portuguese stocks. A rally in euro-area peripheral bonds was sparked after S&P Global Ratings raised Portugal's credit rating to investment grade with a stable...

stocktup2-091817.jpg European stocks hit six-week high on Monday, with Portugal shares leading the surge amid a rally in euro-area peripheral bonds after S&P Global Ratings raised Portugal's credit rating to investment grade with a stable outlook. Easing of geopolitical tension and fading expectations for Fed tightening...

U.K. shares rebounded on Monday as the pound's momentum slowed in the currency markets, helping offset downbeat housing data. Investor sentiment was also buoyed by a rally in euro-area peripheral bonds after S&P Global Ratings raised Portugal's credit rating to investment grade with a stable outlook. The...

French stocks rose on Monday as geopolitical worries eased and investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan's meetings later this week for clues on the direction of monetary policy. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 23 points or 0.44 percent at 5,236 in late opening deals after losing...

German shares rose on Monday as geopolitical tensions eased and S&P Global Ratings raised Portugal's credit rating to investment grade with a stable outlook, helping spur a rally in euro-area peripheral bonds. The benchmark DAX was up 68 points or 0.56 percent at 12,588 in late opening deals after...

stockhigh-091817.jpg European stocks are seen opening higher on Monday as the weekend passed with no new provocation by North Korea and investors awaited the details of U.S. President Donald Trump's plan for overhauling the tax code. Market participants also await the outcome of the Fed's policy meeting on Tuesday and...

European stocks moved mostly lower during trading on Friday amid geopolitical concerns and a disappointing batch of U.S. economic data. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell by 0.4 percent, while the French CAC 40 Index and the German DAX Index both edged down by 0.2 percent. The U.K.'s...

sharesflat-091517.jpg Renewed geopolitical tensions pulled European stocks lower on Friday, although losses remained modest following a muted reaction to the latest flare-up in tensions on the Korean peninsula. While Asian markets ended on a mixed note, trading in U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat opening later in...

shareslower-091417.jpg European stocks are likely to open lower on Friday after North Korea fired another ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido this morning, its second such provocative move in weeks. Japan's PM Shinzo Abe said his country would "never tolerate" North Korea's dangerous actions"....

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