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Asianmarkets-111914_06Dec16.jpg European stocks fluctuated on Tuesday, with a drop in prices of crude oil and industrial metals weighing on the resources sector while banking stocks traded mostly higher despite concerns about Italy's fragile banking system. Investors continue to keep an eye on the latest developments in Italy after...

U.K. shares retreated on Tuesday as a drop in prices of commodities such as crude oil and industrial metals weighed on commodity-related stocks, and Britain's financial watchdog proposed a clamp down on trading in contracts for retail financial spread betting products. The benchmark FTSE 100 was down...

French shares fell slightly in early trade Tuesday after sharp gains in the previous session. Investors seem to exercise some caution after prices of major industrial metals such as copper, nickel and aluminum fell despite a weaker dollar. Traders are also keeping an eye on the latest developments...

German shares held steady in lackluster trade Tuesday after figures from Destatis showed German factory orders increased at the fastest pace in more than two years in October. Factory orders grew 4.9 percent month-on-month in October, reversing a revised 0.3 percent drop in September. This was the...

Asian-Markets2_06Dec16.jpg European stocks are seen opening largely unchanged on Tuesday after shrugging off worries over political instability in Italy to end firmly in positive territory the previous day. The dollar dropped against most currencies while China's yuan hit a three-week high after the country's central bank...

The Swiss stock market ended Monday's session with a gain, despite the results of the Italian referendum on Sunday. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi plans to resign following the stinging defeat over his proposals for constitutional reform. The reaction to the news was much more subdued than had...

The European markets ended Monday's session in the green, despite the political turmoil in Italy following Sunday's referendum. The markets got off to a weak start, but quickly staged a recovery, before settling into a sideways trend. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi plans to resign following...

Asian-Markets1_05Dec16.jpg European stocks traded mostly higher in early trade Monday, even as Italian banking stocks fluctuated on concerns about Italy's political future and increased downgrade risks from rating agencies following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's defeat in a referendum. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index...

Asian-Markets2_05Dec16.jpg European stocks are likely to open lower on Monday after a constitutional referendum in Italy triggered a fresh period of political turmoil in the euro zone's third largest economy. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi quit following the stinging defeat on Sunday over his proposals for constitutional reform,...

The Swiss stock market got off to a weak start Friday and slipped further in early trade, before settling into a sideways trend. Investors were in a nervous mood ahead of the Italian referendum this weekend. However, the market pared its losses following the release of the U.S. jobs report and managed...

The European markets got off to a weak start Friday and were stuck in a sideways trend until the release of the highly anticipated U.S. jobs report. The markets pared their losses following the release of the report and ended the day with relatively small losses. Traders remained in a cautious mood...

stock-market-down_02Dec16.jpg European stocks fell sharply on Friday as nervous investors looked ahead to the U.S. jobs report due tonight and Sunday's Italian referendum and presidential election in Austria. While positive U.S. jobs data for November may prompt the Federal Open Market Committee to hike rates this month, a 'no'...

Stock-Market-010815_02Dec16.jpg European stocks are poised for a weak open on Friday after a lackluster session on Wall Street overnight and a broadly weak trend in Asia this morning. With the OPEC-led market surge appearing to fizzle out, investors are now waiting for cues from the U.S. jobs report due tonight, Sunday's constitutional...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session with a significant loss, following the modest gains of the previous two days. The weak performance of the defensive heavyweights drove the market lower on the first day of December. The SMI finished November with an overall gain of 0.6 percent for the month....

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session in the red, after hitting three-week highs in the previous session. Banks stocks turned in another solid performance and energy stocks extended their gains after yesterday's OPEC agreement. However, with crude oil prices surging back above...

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