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markethigher-102317.jpg European stocks were broadly higher on Monday as investors shrugged off the standoff between Spain and Catalonia and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's solid election win made it tough for the Bank of Japan to scale back its stimulus. A pullback in metals prices weighed on commodity- related stocks...

U.K. shares were little changed on Monday as a pullback in metals prices weighed on commodity- related stocks and financials also lost ground ahead of the ECB's monetary policy decision due Thursday. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 9 points or 0.13 percent at 7,532 in late opening deals after finishing...

French shares inched higher on Monday as investors shrugged off the standoff between Spain and Catalonia and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's solid election win made it tough for the Bank of Japan to scale back its stimulus. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 12 points or 0.22 percent at 5,384 in late...

German shares rose on Monday as investors shrugged off the standoff between Spain and Catalonia and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's solid election win made it tough for the Bank of Japan to scale back its stimulus. The benchmark DAX was up 37 points or 0.28 percent at 13,027 in late opening...

shareshigher-102317.jpg European stocks may open higher on Monday as an emphatic election victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in Sunday's general election paved the way for a continuation of loose monetary policy. The dollar hit a three-month high versus the yen and gold hovered near its lowest...

The Swiss stock market got off to a positive start Friday, but pared its gains over the course of the trading session. The stock managed to cling to a small increase, but ended the day little changed overall. Early strength was sparked by optimism for U.S. tax reform, after the Republican plan was...

The European markets got off to a positive start Friday, but pared their gains over the course of the day. The markets ended the day with small increases. Early strength was sparked by optimism for U.S. tax reform, after the Republican plan was passed by the Senate. Traders were also encouraged by a...

sharesrising-102017.jpg European stocks traded higher on Friday as a slew of upbeat earnings reports and the dollar's gains on increased optimism about the prospects for U.S. tax reforms helped investors shrug off renewed political uncertainty in Spain. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.3 percent at 390.07...

U.K. shares were higher on Friday and the sterling was little changed after data showed the U.K. public sector deficit fell almost 11 percent in September compared with the corresponding period last year. Underlying sentiment was also helped by comments from Bank of England Governor Jon Cunliffe...

French shares were marginally higher on Friday, the euro held steady and bond yields edged higher after the U.S. Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday, a step forward towards overhauling the U.S. tax code. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 3 points or 0.06 percent at 5,371 in late opening...

German shares rose on Friday, the euro held steady and bond yields edged higher after the U.S. Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday, a step forward towards overhauling the U.S. tax code. The benchmark DAX was up 28 points or 0.21 percent at 13,017 in late opening deals after declining...

stockhigh-102017.jpg European stocks are likely to open higher on Friday after the U.S. Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday, a step forward towards overhauling the U.S. tax code. The dollar weakened against its rivals amid political tensions in Spain as a deadline set by Madrid for a final decision...

The Swiss stock market declined Thursday, after reaching a new high for the year during the previous session. Profit taking was partly responsible for the pullback, as well as the weak performance from index heavyweight Roche. Concerns over Catalonia were thrust back to the forefront after the Spanish...

The European markets ended Thursday's session firmly in negative territory. Following the recent run up, which has brought the markets to new highs, profit taking was to be expected. The release of some disappointing economic reports and some weak corporate earnings soured the mood among investors. However,...

stocklower3-101917.jpg European stocks fell on Thursday as investors digested a slew of disappointing earnings reports and fretted over the standoff between Spain and Catalonia. Worries over Catalonia reemerged after the Spanish government said it would continue with the procedures set out in Article 155 of the Constitution...

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