European Commentary

Share SHARE

The European markets are in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

The UK market is in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

The French market is in negative territory on Thursday, after Germany's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

The German market is in negative territory on Thursday, after the nation's unemployment increased unexpectedly and Eurozone economic confidence weakened more-than-expected in August. Data released by the Federal Labor Agency showed that the number of people out of work in Germany increased by a seasonally...

Swiss stocks were little changed Wednesday, pausing after a 2-week rally sparked by hopes of stimulus from the European Central Bank. The Swiss Market Index was down 3 points at 8,669.90, with Transocean and Richemont among the better performers. Zurich took its cues from other European markets,...

European stocks were unable to extend recent gains on Wednesday following more downbeat consumer news out of Germany, the region's economic engine. An afternoon rally fizzled out, leaving most European averages little changed from the previous session. With much of Europe "out of the office" on...

The European markets are trading mostly lower on Wednesday, following two days of gains, after data showed that German consumer sentiment is set to drop in September. Geo-political concerns also thawed slightly amid reports that discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine counterpart...

The UK market is trading higher on Wednesday, despite unimpressive data from the region. Meanwhile, geo-political concerns thawed slightly amid reports that discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko were positive. A survey conducted by market research...

The French market is trading lower on Wednesday, after data showed that Germany's consumer sentiment is set to drop in September. Meanwhile, geo-political concerns thawed slightly amid reports that discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko were positive. A...

The German market is trading lower on Wednesday, after data showed that the nation's consumer sentiment is set to drop in September. Meanwhile, geo-political concerns thawed slightly amid reports that discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko were positive. A...

Asian-Markets2_27Aug14.jpg European stocks are seen inching lower on Wednesday after two days of strong gains. While the U.S. economy is showing promising signs of improvement, the euro zone economy is in danger of slipping again into recession, rekindling prospects of more stimulus when the European Central Bank's governing council...

Swiss stocks rose in tandem with other European markets on Tuesday, extending strong recent gains amid hopes for a sustained global economic recovery. Easing geopolitical concerns also helped, as Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war. The...

European stocks continued to surge higher on Tuesday, bolstered by signs the U.S. economic recovery is on track. A report from the Labor Department showed U.S. durable goods orders to have surged up by a much better than expected 22.6 percent in July, lifted by a record number of contracts for new...

The European markets are trading mixed on Tuesday, amid valuation concerns, as investors turned cautious after the previous session's rally. Geo-political tensions also impacted sentiment as leaders of Russia and Ukraine are meeting in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, in a bid to resolve the crisis...

The UK market, which opened after Monday's bank holiday, is playing catch-up and is modestly higher on Tuesday, even as geo-political and valuation concerns impacted sentiment elsewhere in the region. On a day of light economic news, data showed that the unemployment rate in Finland decreased more...