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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a very small increase. Investors were reluctant to take on further risk ahead of the weekend as tensions between the United States and North Korea have flared up again. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have traded barbs back...

The European markets ended Friday's session with mixed results. Investors were pleased by the solid private sector data from both Germany and the Eurozone at the end of the trading week. However, optimism over the positive data was offset by geopolitical concerns, as tensions between North Korea and...

stockrising-092217.jpg European stocks were mostly higher on Friday as upbeat readings on German as well as Eurozone private sector helped investors shrug off renewed geopolitical tensions. Investors also looked ahead to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech later in the day and the German federal election, due...

U.K. shares eked out modest gains on Friday as investors shrugged off geopolitical worries and looked ahead to Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit later in the day. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 15 points or 0.20 percent at 7,278 in late opening deals after closing 0.1 percent lower the...

French shares rose on Friday as investors shrugged off geopolitical tensions and looked ahead to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech later in the day and the German federal election, due this weekend. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 28 points or 0.53 percent at 5,295 in late opening deals...

German shares were slightly higher on Friday as investors shrugged off geopolitical tensions and looked ahead to the federal election, due this weekend. It is widely expected that Chancellor Angela Merkel will win a fourth term. The benchmark DAX was up 17 points or 0.13 percent at 12,617 in late...

sharelower-092217.jpg European stocks may open lower on Friday after North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said the country could consider a nuclear test on an unprecedented scale in the Pacific Ocean in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to destroy the rogue nation. Investors also digested a...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session in positive territory. The increase allowed the market to finish above the 9,100 point level for the first time since August. Bank stocks turned in a solid performance, following yesterday's hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed left interest...

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session with modest gains. The markets were stuck in a sideways trend throughout the session, as investors had their first opportunity to react to yesterday's announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed left interest rates unchanged yesterday,...

Sharegain-091217.jpg European stocks rose on Thursday as higher bond yields following resolutely hawkish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve and media reports of a possible merger of Commerzbank with Italy's UniCredit helped fuel a rally in banks. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.2 percent at 382.85...

U.K. shares were little changed on Thursday as a stronger dollar pulled down mining stocks, offsetting gains in the banking sector. The benchmark FTSE 100 was virtually unchanged at 7,272 in late opening deals after closing 0.1 percent lower on Wednesday. Lender Barclays rallied 2.7 percent and...

French shares rose notably on Thursday, with banks leading the surge after the U.S. Federal Reserve struck a hawkish tone by signaling another rate hike this year. The Fed also announced that it would begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet starting October. The benchmark CAC 40 was up...

German shares rose on Thursday as investors largely took the prospect of a further U.S. rate rise this year in their stride. The benchmark DAX was up 41 points or 0.32 percent at 12,609 in late opening deals after rising 0.1 percent the previous day. Commerzbank jumped as much as 5 percent on...

stocktup2-091817.jpg European stocks may open a tad higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged as widely expected but signaled that it expects another rate hike this year. The Fed also decided to begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet starting October, but said the process...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a very slight loss, virtually unchanged on the day. Investors were reluctant to make any major moves ahead of today's policy decision from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged when it concludes its...

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