logo

European Commentary

Share SHARE

Markets-111714_06May16.jpg European stocks are seen opening lower on Friday as investors await a key U.S. jobs report due tonight following a mixed batch of economic readings recently. Any evidence of weakness in the U.S. jobs market could weaken the dollar and complicate the Federal Reserve's plans for raising interest rates...

The European markets ended Thursday's session with mixed results in light holiday trading action. Several markets were closed today for the Ascension Day holiday, including Switzerland, Denmark and Austria. The markets climbed in early trade thanks to a boost from the rise in crude oil prices. A...

European stocks rose for the first time in five sessions on Thursday as oil prices rallied and a rally in bond markets fizzled out ahead of the April U.S. jobs report, set for release on Friday. The gains, however, were tempered by lackluster data out of China and the U.K. and the Ascension Day holiday...

U.K. shares traded modestly higher on Thursday, with firmer oil prices and better-than-expected results from BT Group helping underpin investor sentiment. With oil prices climbing about 2 percent on concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region, investors shrugged off survey data from...

French shares eked out modest gains on Thursday as oil prices advanced on concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region and investors looked ahead to the April U.S. jobs report, set for release on Friday, for clues about the path of future rate hikes. Asian shares turned in a mixed...

German stocks rose notably on Thursday as oil prices advanced on concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region and investors looked ahead to the April U.S. jobs report, set for release on Friday, for clues about the path of future rate hikes. The benchmark DAX was up 87 points or 0.89...

European stocks may open higher on Thursday, with a jump in oil prices and a pullback in demand for safe-haven assets such as gold and the Japanese yen likely to support sentiment on a relatively quiet day on the economic front and the Ascension Day holiday in parts of Europe. U.S. stocks closed lower...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a substantial decrease, extending yesterday's losses. The market got off of a positive start today, but quickly slipped into the red and added to that weakness after the opening of the U.S. markets in the afternoon. Investor concerns over a global...

The European markets ended Wednesday's session in the red, extending its losses from the previous session. Investor sentiment was impacted by some disappointing regional economic data and some weaker than expected corporate earnings results. Euro area private sector expanded at a slower pace as estimated...

AsianMarkets-011615_04May16.jpg European stocks fell in choppy trade on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of earnings reports and mixed regional data. While final survey data from Markit showed the euro area private sector expanded at a slower pace as estimated in April, Eurozone retail sales dropped for the first time in five...

U.K. shares fell sharply on Wednesday as investors digested a slew of earnings reports and sluggish regional data. While final survey data from Markit showed the euro area private sector expanded at a slower pace as estimated in April, Eurozone retail sales dropped for the first time in five months...

French shares reversed early gains on Wednesday after the release of Eurozone private sector growth and retail sales data. While final survey data from Markit showed the euro area private sector expanded at a slower pace as estimated in April, Eurozone retail sales dropped for the first time in five...

German shares gave up early gains in choppy trade on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings reports and final survey data from Markit showed the euro area private sector expanded at a slower pace as estimated in April. The composite output index dropped marginally to 53, in line with...

Markets-111714_04May16.jpg European stocks are poised for a lower open on Wednesday as worries about global growth and creeping deflation helped support the dollar and pushed commodities lower. While copper, iron ore and gold all lost ground, oil traded flat after two days of steep declines. The yen slipped from an 18-month...

The Swiss stock market endured a broad sell-off Tuesday and ended the session with a significant loss. The market was under heavy pressure in early trade, but recovered some ground in the early afternoon. Shares of UBS were in focus after the bank's disappointing report. Investor sentiment took a...

Follow RTT