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The Swiss stock market traded in the green for much of Monday's session, but slipped into negative territory briefly in late trade. The market managed to recover and ended the session with a modest gain. Trading activity in Europe was on the light side, with several markets closed for the May Day holiday. Eurozone...

The majority of the European markets ended Monday's session with modest gains. However, trading action was thin as markets in Greece, Ireland and the U.K. were closed for public holidays. European manufacturing data also failed to impress investors, which kept a lid on the gains today. Low interest...

Asian-Markets1_02May16.jpg European stocks inched higher in quiet trade on Monday, with markets in Greece, Ireland, Russia and the U.K. closed for public holidays. While bargain hunting following steep losses in the previous session provided some support, lackluster factory growth data kept a lid on gains in the region. Eurozone...

French shares rose in thin trading on Monday as investors hunted for bargains following steep losses in the previous session. That said, stocks pared early gains after data showed French manufacturing activity slowed in April to its slowest pace in a year. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 14 points or...

German shares inched higher in thin trading on Monday after steep losses in the previous session. The benchmark DAX was up 77 points or 0.77 percent at 10,116 in midday trading after tumbling 2.7 percent on Friday in the wake of a firmer euro and mixed earnings reports. While automakers BMW,...

Asian-Markets2_02May16.jpg European stocks look set to open flat to slightly lower on Monday, mirroring weak Asian cues as the yen hit a fresh 18-month high against the dollar and the first set of Chinese economic data for April showed the world's second-largest economy continues its slowing trend. Markets may see thin trade amid...

The Swiss stock market ended Friday's trading session with a significant loss. The market got off to a slow start and accelerated to the downside in the afternoon. This resulted in the first loss for the trading week in the month of April. Investors remained in a negative mood following yesterday's...

The European markets ended Friday's session solidly in negative territory. Investor sentiment took a hit after the sharp sell-off on Wall Street overnight and the weak performance of the Asian markets. The Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain from adding stimulus measures and yesterday's disappointing...

European stocks fell sharply on Friday after declines on Wall Street and in Asia sparked by disappointing U.S. GDP data and the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain from adding to stimulus. Gold prices hit a seven-week high and silver jumped to a 15-month high as the BOJ's inaction on stimulus...

U.K. shares drifted lower on Friday after declines on Wall Street and in Asia. While the yen hit an 18-month high against the dollar, oil prices held steady after sharp overnight gains as the dollar index tumbled sparked by disappointing U.S. GDP data and the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain...

French shares tumbled on Friday after declines on Wall Street and in Asia. While the yen hit an 18-month high against the dollar, oil prices held steady after sharp overnight gains as the dollar index tumbled sparked by disappointing U.S. GDP data and the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain...

German shares fell sharply on Friday after declines on Wall Street and in Asia. While the yen hit an 18-month high against the dollar, oil prices held steady after sharp overnight gains as the dollar index tumbled sparked by disappointing U.S. GDP data and the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to refrain...

Asianmarkets-112014_29Apr16.jpg European stocks may open lower on Friday after U.S. shares fell the most in three weeks overnight on the back of disappointing data and weak corporate earnings. Asian shares extended Thursday's losses even as Japanese markets remained closed for a public holiday after steep losses in the previous...

The Swiss stock market was under pressure in early trade Thursday, but staged a comeback in the afternoon and ended the session with a very slight gain. Early losses were sparked by the Bank of Japan's decision not to implement further stimulus measures. The news shocked investors, leading to a sharp...

The European markets ended Thursday's session with mixed results. The markets were under pressure in early trade after the Bank of Japan refrained from expanding its monetary stimulus defying expectations for some actions and kept its negative interest rate unchanged. Some tepid earnings reports and...

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