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The Swiss stock market ended Tuesday's session with a modest loss. The market got off to a weak start and slipped further late in the morning, before settling into a range. The weak performance of the defensive heavyweights pressured the overall market. The terror attack at a concert in Manchester,...

The European markets got off to a positive start Tuesday, despite the news of the suspected terrorist attack at a concert in Manchester, England yesterday. Early gains began to erode in the afternoon, but the majority of the markets held on to small gains. Upbeat economic reports from Germany, France...

stockMarket-Higher-052317.jpg European stocks held steady on Tuesday as upbeat economic reports from Germany, France and the euro zone helped investors shrug off worries over U.S. political risks, another suspected terrorist attack in the U.K. and the lack of progress on Greek debt talks. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index...

U.K. shares extended gains from the previous session on Tuesday, although overall gains remained muted following last night's terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. While basic resources stocks retreated, the pound's weakness against both the euro and the dollar helped...

French shares rose notably on Tuesday, as a string of upbeat economic reports helped investors shrug off worries over U.S. political risks, another suspected terrorist attack in the U.K. and the lack of progress on Greek debt talks. Eurozone private sector logged the fastest growth for six years in...

German stocks inched higher after a subdued start on Tuesday as a slew of economic reports on German GDP, private sector output and business sentiment helped investors shrug off news of another suspected terrorist attack in the U.K. and the lack of progress on Greek debt talks. German GDP grew 0.6...

stockMarket-down-052317.jpg European stocks are seen opening on a subdued note on Tuesday as investors react to news of an appalling terrorist attack in the north of the U.K. and lack of progress on Greek debt talks. Campaigning has been suspended in Britain's national election after an explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert...

The Swiss stock market began the new trading week with a solid gain, after losing around 1 percent during the previous week. The market got off to a positive start and advanced further in the afternoon, following the early gains on Wall Street. The positive performance by index heavyweights Novartis...

The European markets ended the first day of the new trading week with mixed results. The markets fluctuated between small gains and losses over the course of the trading day and ended the session little changed overall. There was little stimulus to drive the direction of trade Monday. Economic data...

sharehigh-052217.jpg European stocks held steady on Monday, with higher oil prices, a weaker euro and dovish comments from a Federal Reserve official helping underpin investor sentiment. The pound also weakened against the dollar after Brexit Secretary David Davis warned that the U.K. will walk out of Brexit talks unless...

stockup-052217.jpg European stocks are likely to open higher on Monday, even as a weaker dollar on concerns about Washington's political turmoil and reduced expectations for Fed rate hikes in 2017 may keep regional exporters under selling pressure. The Dow and the S&P 500 rose about 0.7 percent each on Friday, with...

The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a substantial increase, following the sharp pullback of the previous two days. The market climbed back above the 9,000 points level, after falling below it during yesterday's session. Despite the rebound, the market still finished the trading week with...

The European markets ended Friday's session with modest gains, recovering some of the lost ground from the previous two days. However, the markets suffered their worst week since November due to the mid-week sell-off. The FTSE 100 of the UK was a notable exception. The market strung together four straight...

stockMarket-Higher2-051917.jpg European stocks recovered from heavy losses suffered earlier this week as oil extended gains for the third straight session and strong U.S. economic data helped investors put Trump worries on the back burner. The Trump administration took the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free...

MarketUp-051917.jpg European markets are set to open a tad higher on Friday after U.S. stocks recovered from early losses to finish modestly higher overnight. The dollar gained some reprieve against a basket of currencies as solid U.S. economic data put the focus back on a widely anticipated rate increase at the Fed's...

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