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Swiss stocks rallied Tuesday, further trimming significant losses from earlier this month, as relatively upbeat Chinese GDP data soothed fears about the global economy. Among notable gainers, Actelion rose 3 percent as the drug maker posted better-than-expected earnings and issued a sunny outlook...

European stocks raced higher Tuesday, as anxiety about the global economy was eased by relatively upbeat news out of China. A better-than-expected reading on China's third quarter GDP was a welcome distraction from fears the euro area is on the cusp of a deflationary spiral. Just yesterday, official...

European stocks rallied on Tuesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings and bet the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus to revitalize the euro zone economy. The euro dropped and German bond yields rose on reports that the ECB is considering buying bonds issued by companies...

German stocks are moving higher on Tuesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings and bet the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus to revitalize the euro zone economy. The euro dropped and German bond yields rose on reports that the ECB is considering buying bonds issued by...

Asian-Market-100912_21Oct14.jpg European stocks look set to inch higher on Tuesday, with tech stocks likely to be in focus after Apple Inc. posted third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations on strong iPhone sales. Total SA shares may also see heightened activity after the French oil and gas giant confirmed that its...

Swiss shares clawed higher Monday, outperforming other European markets thanks to solid gains from Nestle, Credit Suisse and Novartis. The Swiss Market Index (SMI) was up 0.40 percent to 8,283.32, trimming steep recent losses. Geberit shares rose more than one percent as it lines up a bid from...

European stocks were unable to carry over momentum from the previous session Monday amid fears the euro zone is entering a deflationary spiral. Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster rate as expected in September, data from Destatis showed. Producer prices fell 1 percent year-over-year in...

The European markets are trading lower on Monday, weighed down by some unimpressive corporate news that led to growth worries, even as the Asian stocks rallied after a strong close on Wall Street in the previous session. On the economic front, Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster rate as...

The UK market is trading lower on Monday, weighed down by some unimpressive corporate news from the region that led to growth worries, even as the Asian stocks rallied after a strong close on Wall Street in the previous session. On the economic front, Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster...

The French market is trading lower on Monday, weighed down by some unimpressive corporate news from the region, even as the Asian stocks rallied after a strong close on Wall Street in the previous session. On the economic front, Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster rate as expected in September,...

The German market is trading lower on Monday, weighed down by some unimpressive corporate news, even as the Asian stocks rallied after a strong close on Wall Street in the previous session. On the economic front, Germany's producer prices decreased at a faster rate as expected in September, data from...

Asian-Markets1_20Oct14.jpg European stocks are poised to follow Asian markets higher on Monday as fears about Ebola faded and a rally on Wall Street Friday on the back of upbeat earnings and economic reports eased recent concerns about the health of the world's largest economy. The Asian markets are rising across the board,...

Swiss stocks rebounded Friday after getting pounded earlier in the week, as a European Central Bank official said policy makers will soon offer more stimulus. Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council, said Friday that the central bank was ready with quantitative easing...

European stocks rallied on Friday, trimming steep weekly losses after dovish talk from central bank officials eased fears of a global slowdown. Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank's governing council, said Friday that the central bank was ready offer further stimulus measures if conditions...

The European markets are firmly in positive territory on Friday, reversing the recent sell off on economic worries. Carmakers gained after a monthly report released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association showed that European car sales grew at a faster pace in September, driven by substantial...