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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a sharp increase, extending its winning streak to five sessions. The market broke out past the 8,100 point level at its intraday high, its highest level since mid-October. The strong performance of the pharmaceutical stocks drove the market higher. The...

The majority of the European markets ended Friday's session with modest gains. The markets were locked in a sideways trend for much of the day, but took out the highs of the day in late trade following the positive open on Wall Street. Bank stocks turned in a weak performance following yesterday's rally. Trading...

stockmarket-121814_09Dec16.jpg European stocks traded mixed in opening deals on Friday, as gains among miners offset declines in the banking sector. With the ECB euphoria fading, investors now look ahead to next week's Fed meeting for clues into the potential pace of rate hikes in 2017. The day's economic reports painted a mixed...

U.K. shares traded slightly higher Friday to hover around a five-week high, even as Capita shares continued to slide and banking stocks succumbed to selling pressure after recent sharp gains. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 12 points or 0.17 percent at 6,943 in opening deals after closing 0.4 percent...

French shares held steady on Friday even as banking stocks fell broadly after recent sharp gains. With the ECB euphoria fading, investors now look to next week's Fed meeting for clues into the potential pace of rate hikes in 2017. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 6 points or 0.13 percent at 4,741 in opening...

German shares struggled to find direction in early trade Friday, as investors digested the ECB's bond purchase changes and looked ahead to next week's Fed meeting for clues into the potential pace of rate hikes in 2017. The benchmark DAX was marginally lower at 11,177 in early deals after rallying...

Asian-Markets2_09Dec16.jpg European stocks are seen opening largely unchanged on Friday as investors look ahead to next week's Federal Reserve meeting amid expectations the U.S. central bank will raise rates by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 0.5 percent to 0.75 percent. The dollar is seeing broader strength...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session with a small gain. Investors were focused on today's announcement from the European Central Bank. The ECB surprised investors by announcing that bond purchases will be extended till the end of next year, which is longer-than-expected, but its pace will...

The European markets were largely flat in early trade Thursday, ahead of today's announcement from the European Central Bank. However, they broke out higher after the central bank surprised the markets. The ECB announced that bond purchases will be extended till the end of next year, which is longer-than-expected,...

AsianMarket-112614_08Dec16.jpg European stocks pared early gains to trade mixed on Thursday ahead of the highly-anticipated ECB policy meeting later in the day. Losses remained capped somewhat after Chinese trade came in unexpectedly strong, with exports and imports both beating forecasts. The ECB's policy statement will be released...

U.K. shares gave up opening gains on Thursday as oil prices held steady around $50 a barrel on doubts over OPEC's implementation of an output cut and investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of the ECB policy announcement due later in the day. The ECB's policy statement will be released at 7:45...

French shares pared early gains to trade on a flat note Thursday as caution crept in ahead of the highly-anticipated ECB policy meeting later in the day. The ECB's policy statement will be released at 7:45 am EST, followed by ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference at 8:30 am EST. It is...

German shares held steady in early trade Thursday as investors look ahead to the highly-anticipated ECB policy meeting later in the day. The ECB's policy statement will be released at 7:45 am EST, followed by ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference at 8:30 am EST. It is widely expected that...

Asian-Markets1_08Dec16.jpg European stocks look set to open higher on Thursday after U.S. shares logged their biggest one-day rally since the election on Wednesday amid bets that President-elect Donald Trump's policies would accelerate economic growth. Risk appetite received a further boost after official data showed China's...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a slight increase. The market got off to a positive start and charged higher in the first few hours of trade. However, the market then began to pare its gains and briefly dipped into the red in the late afternoon, before climbing back into positive...

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