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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's trading session with a modest decrease and ended the overall trading week in the red. The volatile trading week was plagued by persistent worries over a hard landing in China, while the Chinese central bank made adjustments in an attempt to strengthen its economy....

The European markets ended Friday's session with a mixed performance, capping a volatile week of trading. Investors cashed in some profits, following the strong bounce back in recent days from the sharp declines of the prior week. Energy stocks were among the best performing stocks, following the rally...

The European markets surrendered early gains on Friday as caution set in following sharp gains yesterday on the back of dovish comments from a Federal Reserve official and upbeat U.S. GDP data offering further evidence of underlying strength in the world's largest economy. While the revised GDP figures...

German stocks pulled back on Friday after posting strong gains the day before on the back of dovish comments from a Federal Reserve official and upbeat U.S. GDP data offering further evidence of underlying strength in the world's largest economy. While the revised GDP figures helped ease global...

Asian-Markets2_28Aug15.jpg The European markets are likely to open flat to slightly higher on Friday as the latest U.S. GDP numbers indicating a far bigger rebound last quarter than initially thought served to reduce investor anxiety over slowing global growth. However, at the same time, newly revised figures have built up expectations...

The Swiss stock market bounced back from Wednesday's pull back and ended Thursday's session with a significant gain. The market got off to a positive start and ended the day just below its intraday high. The strong performance of the U.S. equity markets provided a boost in the afternoon. Early optimism...

The European markets rallied sharply higher Thursday, following the weak performance of the previous trading day. Investors were encouraged by the sharp rally in China, following the precipitous drop in the nation's equities over the past few days. China's Shanghai Composite index soared 5.3 percent,...

The European stocks rose for the second time in three days Thursday after Wall Street recorded its biggest rally since 2011 overnight and Asian stocks posted strong gains, led by a surge in Chinese markets. China's Shanghai Composite index soared 5.3 percent, aided by strong buying in the final 45 minutes...

German stocks bounced back from Wednesday's steep losses after Wall Street recorded its biggest rally since 2011 overnight and Asian stocks posted strong gains, led by a surge in Chinese markets. China's Shanghai Composite index soared 5.3 percent, aided by strong buying in the final 45 minutes of trade,...

Asian-Markets1_27Aug15.jpg The European markets are seen opening higher on Thursday as risk aversion subsided globally. Wall Street stocks saw their biggest single-day gain in four years overnight and Asian shares are rising across the board after hints the U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates next month due...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a significant decrease. The index sank sharply in late trade, due to the steep drop in shares of Syngenta. The erosion of early gains on Wall Street also contributed to the late decline. Investors remain concerned over the slowdown in China, despite...

The European markets ended Tuesday's session in the red, as concerns over the slowdown in China persist. The pull back came despite continued efforts by the Chinese central bank to boost its economy. The European markets briefly turned positive ahead of the open of the U.S. equity markets, but slipped...

The European markets were in negative territory on Wednesday, as concerns about China continued, even after China's central bank Tuesday cut its key interest rates and reserve ratio, boosting efforts to support the slowing economy. On a light day for economic news, U.K. mortgage approvals rose for...

The UK market was in negative territory on Wednesday, as concerns about China continued, even after China's central bank Tuesday cut its key interest rates and reserve ratio, boosting efforts to support the slowing economy. On a light day for economic news, U.K. mortgage approvals rose for a seventh...

The French market was in negative territory on Wednesday, as concerns about China continued, even after China's central bank Tuesday cut its key interest rates and reserve ratio, boosting efforts to support the slowing economy. On a light day for economic news, U.K. mortgage approvals rose for a seventh...

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