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European stocks were clobbered for a third straight session on Friday, with global markets spooked by geopolitical tensions and concerns about the European banking system. News about Argentina missing a debt repayment deadline also weighed on sentiment. A mixed U.S. jobs report gave investors little...

The European markets are a sea of red on Friday, amid a global sell-off, impacted by geo-political concerns and unimpressive corporate news, ahead of some key data from the world's largest economy. In economic news, Eurozone manufacturing activity growth remained stable at June's seven-month low,...

The UK market is firmly in negative territory on Friday, amid a global sell-off, impacted by geo-political concerns and unimpressive corporate news, ahead of some key data from the world's largest economy. In economic news, Eurozone manufacturing activity growth remained stable at June's seven-month...

The French market is firmly in negative territory on Friday, amid a global sell-off, impacted by geo-political concerns and unimpressive corporate news, ahead of some key data from the world's largest economy. In economic news, Eurozone manufacturing activity growth remained stable at June's seven-month...

The German market is firmly in negative territory on Friday, amid a global sell-off, impacted by geo-political concerns and unimpressive corporate news, ahead of some key data from the world's largest economy. In economic news, Eurozone manufacturing activity growth remained stable at June's seven-month...

Asian-Markets1_01Aug14.jpg European stocks are set to open lower on Friday after the U.S. markets saw broad sell-off overnight attributed to a range of factors. Investors eye U.S. reports on personal income and spending, manufacturing activity and construction spending along with the all-important jobs report later in the day...

Europeans stocks were hammered on Thursday amid ongoing concerns about corporate earnings and geopolitical tensions. The prospect of interest rate hikes in the U.S. and U.K. weighed on sentiment, and fears about the Portuguese banking system also cropped up. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone...

Swiss stocks fell sharply on Thursday as big banks continued to struggle. Other European markets were hard hit as well, stung by concerns about Portuguese lenders and sluggish economic growth. The Swiss Market Index slipped 0.95 percent to 8,416.46. Credit Suisse admitted it is being investigated...

The European markets fell for a second day on Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings reports and Argentina's second debt default in 13 years rattled investors. The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is declining 0.9 percent and the Stoxx Europe 50 index, which includes some major...

German stocks fell sharply on Thursday as a slew of companies reported downbeat earnings and Argentina's second debt default in 13 years rattled investors, offsetting positive retail sales and employment data. German retail sales rose 1.3 percent in June after falling for three consecutive months,...

Asian-Markets2_31Jul14.jpg European stocks are set to open on a cautious note Thursday as investors digest a slew of earnings reports, with French bank BNP Paribas reporting a hefty loss of 4.317 billion euros for the second quarter after making provisions to help cover a nearly $9 billion U.S. fine in a sanctions case. Geopolitical...

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...