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stock-market-9_21Feb17.jpg European stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as upbeat Eurozone private sector data and a recovery in commodity prices helped investors shrug off mixed earnings updates as well as increasing political risks in Europe. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.23 percent at 371.91 in late...

U.K. shares fell in early trade Tuesday as mixed corporate earnings results and growing concerns surrounding the upcoming French presidential election took shine off a recovery in commodity prices. The pound was mixed against its major rivals as the debate on the government's Brexit Bill entered...

French shares inched higher in choppy trade Tuesday as upbeat Eurozone private sector data helped investors shrug off increasing political risks in Europe. Flash survey data from IHS Markit showed today that Eurozone private sector growth improved markedly to hit a near six-year high in February....

German stocks erased early losses to inch higher on Tuesday after flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Eurozone private sector growth improved markedly to hit a near six-year high in February. The composite output index rose to a 70-month high of 56.0 from 54.4 in January, with growth accelerating...

Markets-111714_21Feb17.jpg European stocks are likely to open a tad lower on Tuesday, with investors likely to take cues from bond markets after a fresh poll showed leader Marine Le Pen gaining ground on her main election rivals for the French election, sending the country's risk premium sharply higher. On the positive side,...

Asian-Market-100912_20Feb17.jpg European stocks were mostly higher in early trade Monday, as higher commodity prices and optimism about U.S. President Donald Trump's promised tax and regulation cuts helped outweigh French election worries. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.21 percent at 370.99 in late opening deals...

French shares rose in early trade Monday, although trading volumes remained thin on a light day on the economic front and amid the Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 17 points or 0.34 percent at 4,884 in late opening deals after declining 0.7 percent on Friday. Banks...

German shares were higher on Monday, although trading volumes remained thin amid the Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. The benchmark DAX was up 72 points or 0.62 percent at 11,829 in opening deals after closing virtually unchanged on Friday. Deutsche Telekom shares jumped over 2 percent after...

Asian-Markets1_20Feb17.jpg European stocks are likely to open a tad higher on Monday even as trading volumes may remain thin amid the Presidents Day holiday in the U.S. Asian markets are trading mostly higher, although the underlying mood remained cautious ahead of a busy week for the Fed, with speeches by at least five Fed...

The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session in the green and concluded the trading week with an overall gain. The market managed to cross the 8,500 point level thanks in large part to the solid performance of the index heavyweights. The Swiss Market Index increased by 0.46 percent Friday and finished...

The majority of the European markets ended Friday's session in the red, extending their losses from the previous session. The recent rally in Europe and on Wall Street appears to be running out of steam due to uncertainties over the U.S. fiscal and monetary policies. Investors were also disappointed...

Stock-Market-010815_17Feb17.jpg European stocks fell for the second day running on Friday after Wall Street's record-breaking rally stalled overnight on uncertainties over the U.S. fiscal and monetary policies. The day's economic reports also disappointed investors, with U.K. retail sales falling unexpectedly in January for the...

U.K. shares inched lower in choppy trade on Friday, although stocks remained on track for a weekly gain. Underlying sentiment turned cautious after official data showed U.K. retail sales fell unexpectedly in January for the third month running amid an uptick in inflation. Retail sales including automotive...

French shares fell on Friday as banks gave up some of their recent gains on uncertainties over the U.S. fiscal and monetary policies. The benchmark CAC 40 was down 29 points or 0.58 percent at 4,870 in opening deals after losing half a percent the previous day. BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole and...

German shares fluctuated in a narrow range on Friday amid broad-based losses, even as Allianz rallied following solid 2016 results and more generous dividend. The benchmark DAX was down 9 points or 0.08 percent at 11,747 in opening deals after losing 0.3 percent in the previous session. Banks...

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