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The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a small increase. After a positive start to the trading day, the market settled into a sideways trend for the majority of the session. Traders were in a cautious mood ahead of the release of the minutes from the most recent policy meeting of the...

The European markets extended their recovery to a third straight session Wednesday, following the sharp drop during the prior trading week. After getting off to a positive start, the markets settled into a sideways trend for the bulk of Wednesday's session. Investors were encouraged by some solid...

sharerising-081617.jpg European stocks rose for a third day on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and flash estimate from Eurostat showed the euro area economy expanded as initially estimated in the second quarter. On a yearly basis, GDP growth has been revised up slightly to 2.2...

U.K. shares rose on Wednesday as higher commodity prices lifted mining and energy stocks and official data showed the country's jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1975, from 4.9 percent a year ago. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 42 points or 0.57 percent at 7,425...

French shares rallied on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and investors looked ahead to the release of Eurozone GDP data later in the day for clues on ECB President Mario Draghi's upcoming moves. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 49 points or 0.96 percent at...

German shares rose sharply on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and investors looked ahead to the release of Eurozone GDP data later in the day for clues on ECB President Mario Draghi's upcoming moves. The benchmark DAX was up 94 points or 0.78 percent at...

stockrising-081517.jpg European stocks may open largely unchanged on Wednesday, with a weaker euro on the back of upbeat U.S. retail sales data and higher oil prices likely to support underlying sentiment. Meanwhile, the campaign of Germany's far-right Alternative für Deutschland against European Central Bank bond-buying...

stockhigher-081517.jpg European stocks recovered further ground on Tuesday, as geopolitical worries abated, oil steadied after sharp overnight falls and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Meanwhile, the day's...

U.K. shares rose on Tuesday and the pound dropped after official data showed U.K. consumer prices unexpectedly held steady in July, helping ease the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates soon. Consumer price inflation climbed 2.6 percent annually in July, the same rate as seen in...

French shares extended gains from the previous session on Tuesday as oil prices steadied after sharp overnight falls and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Safe-haven assets such as...

German shares eked out modest gains on Tuesday as geopolitical worries abated and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Meanwhile, investors shrugged off a government report, which showed...

stockup-081517.jpg European stocks look set to extend gains from the previous session on Tuesday as both Korean and U.S. leaders appeared to indicate a willingness to avert a deepening crisis over North Korea's nuclear program. Asian stock markets are broadly higher, with Japanese shares leading the regional surge,...

The Swiss stock market ended the first day of the new trading week with a significant increase. The gain propelled the market back above the 9,000 point level in the afternoon. Investor sentiment received a boost from the relaxation of the tensions between the United States and North Korea. The Swiss...

The European markets rebounded on the first day of the new trading week, after suffering their worst weekly decline since November last week. Investor sentiment received a boost as tensions between the United States and North Korea eased over the weekend. Senior U.S. national security officials said...

marketrebound-081417.jpg European stocks rebounded from sharp losses seen last week as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after days of verbal sparing between the United States and North Korea. Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that the nation is not on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea,...

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