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The European markets opened higher on Friday, following firm cues from Asia and Wall Street overnight as investors continued to cheer the Fed's dovish remarks, but moved into negative territory in the afternoon. On the economic front, the market research group GfK said German consumer confidence is...

The UK market was moderately higher on Friday afternoon, erasing early gains that followed firm cues from Asia and Wall Street overnight as investors continued to cheer the Fed's dovish remarks. On the economic front, the market research group GfK said German consumer confidence is set to improve...

The French market turned negative on Friday afternoon, erasing early gains that followed firm cues from Asia and Wall Street overnight as investors continued to cheer the Fed's dovish remarks. On the economic front, the market research group GfK said German consumer confidence is set to improve to...

The German market turned negative on Friday afternoon, erasing early gains that followed firm cues from Asia and Wall Street overnight as investors continued to cheer the Fed's dovish remarks. On the economic front, the market research group GfK said German consumer confidence is set to improve to...

stock-up_18Dec14.jpg European stocks are seen opening notably higher on Friday following the biggest two-day surge in U.S. stocks since late 2011 on Wall Street overnight. Commodities steadied after recent plunge and the dollar inched higher against the safe-haven Japanese yen in the wake of the Fed's pledge for patience...

The European markets soared on Thursday afternoon, after Germany's business confidence improved as expected in December. Sentiment was influenced by reassuring comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen after the FOMC meeting, where she played down worries about plunging oil prices and the turmoil in Russia's...

The UK market climbed on Thursday afternoon, after Germany's business confidence improved as expected in December. Sentiment was influenced by reassuring comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen after the FOMC meeting, where she played down worries about plunging oil prices and the turmoil in Russia's economy,...

The French market climbed on Thursday afternoon, after Germany's business confidence improved as expected in December. Sentiment was influenced by reassuring comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen after the FOMC meeting, where she played down worries about plunging oil prices and the turmoil in Russia's...

The German market climbed on Thursday afternoon, after the country's business confidence improved as expected in December. Sentiment was influenced by reassuring comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen after the FOMC meeting, where she played down worries about plunging oil prices and the turmoil in Russia's...

Asian-Markets1_18Dec14.jpg European stocks are seen opening sharply higher on Thursday after the Federal Open Market Committee replaced the phrase "considerable time" in its policy statement with "patient," in deciding when to raise interest rates. At a press conference after the FOMC meeting, Fed Chair Janet Yellen played...

The European markets fell on Wednesday afternoon, as investors remained cautious amid the fall in oil prices and the currency crisis in Russia. Investors also turned their attention to the FOMC meet for clues on monetary policy. The Russian rubble crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on...

The UK market fell on Wednesday afternoon, as investors remained cautious amid the fall in oil prices and the currency crisis in Russia. Investors also turned their attention to the FOMC meet for clues on monetary policy. The Russian rubble crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday...

The French market fell on Wednesday afternoon, as investors remained cautious amid the fall in oil prices and the currency crisis in Russia. Investors also turned their attention to the FOMC meet for clues on monetary policy. The Russian rubble crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday...

The German market fell on Wednesday afternoon, as investors remained cautious amid the fall in oil prices and the currency crisis in Russia. Investors also turned their attention to the FOMC meet for clues on monetary policy. The Russian rubble crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday...

Asian-Markets2_17Dec14.jpg European stocks are seen opening lower on Wednesday as investors pause for breath after sharp gains yesterday. Focus now turns to the FOMC meeting later in the day that could indicate when the Fed starts raising interest rates. Investors are waiting to see whether policymakers will reiterate their...