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European stocks advanced Tuesday, extending recent gains after data confirmed the German economy escaped recession last quarter. Revised estimates released by the German Federal Statistical Office showed that the German economy expanded 0.1 percent sequentially in the third quarter. Meanwhile,...

Swiss stocks failed to rise along with other European markets for a second day in a row Tuesday, as health care majors Novartis and Roche lost ground. The Swiss Market Index eased 0.17 percent to 9,024.74, staying away from last week's 7-year highs. Swisscom was flat amid talk that regulators...

The European markets are in positive territory on Tuesday, after the German economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially...

The UK market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after Germany's economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially estimated...

The French market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after Germany's economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially...

The German market is in positive territory on Tuesday, after the country's economy expanded as initially estimated in the third quarter. The Asian stocks ended mixed, while the US futures point to a higher open. A detailed report released by the Destatis showed the German economy expanded as initially...

Asian-Market-100912_25Nov14.jpg European stocks look set for a flat start on Tuesday as investor enthusiasm over the prospects of further ECB stimulus fades. With strong German business sentiment data diminishing expectations for immediate action, investors look forward to the release of final third-quarter gross domestic product...

Swiss stocks settled lower Monday, edging into negative territory late in the session amid weakness in health care majors Novartis and Roche. The Swiss Market Index was down 0.24 percent to 9,058, easing from a recent 7-year peak despite decent gains from big banks Credit Suisse and Julius Baer. Credit...

European markets were mixed Monday, with UK stocks struggling while shares in Germany and France advanced. Banking stocks performed well as traders weighed last week's dovish comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who hinted at imminent stimulus for the region's sluggish economy. Meanwhile,...

Asianmarkets-111914_24Nov14.jpg European stocks rose on Monday, building on Friday's rally, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi pledged to do more to stimulate a sluggish euro zone economy and boost inflation as soon as possible. Also bolstering investors' risk appetite, China's central bank surprised investors last...

StockMarket4-112114_24Nov14.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Monday after a sharp rally on Friday on the back of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's fairly dovish talk. U.S. indexes set another record high Friday and the Asian markets rose broadly this morning, led by China and Hong Kong, as the...

Swiss stocks advanced Friday, paced by gains among luxury good makers Richemont and Swatch as central bankers in Asia and Europe eased concerns about the global economy. The Swiss Market Index rose 1.01 percent to 9,080.55, its highest in seven years. Despite the advance, Swiss shares were outperformed...

European stocks surged Friday, extending this week's strong gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi repeated vows to stoke inflation with monetary stimulus. Draghi said the ECB will expand its asset purchase program if inflation fails to soon show signs of returning to the targeted...

The European markets are trading higher on Friday, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi confirmed his intention to raise inflation as fast as possible. Draghi said at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress that the firm anchoring of inflation expectations is critical under any circumstances....

The UK market is trading higher on Friday, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi confirmed his intention to raise inflation as fast as possible. Draghi said at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress that the firm anchoring of inflation expectations is critical under any circumstances....