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The Swiss stock market got off to a weak start Thursday and remained locked in a sideways pattern throughout the session. Investors had their first opportunity to react to the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve. Many policy makers on the Federal Reserve back an interest rate...

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session in the red. The markets fluctuated between small gains and losses throughout the session, but did not stray too far from the flat line in either direction. However, the markets sold off in late trade following the weak opening on Wall Street. Investors...

Asian-Markets2_23Feb17.jpg European stocks fluctuated between gains and losses on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of earnings releases and official data showed the U.K. lost its title as the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2016 to Germany. German GDP rose by 1.9 percent for the whole of 2016, overtaking the...

U.K. shares were fluctuating on Thursday after official data showed the U.K. lost its title as the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2016 to Germany. German GDP rose by 1.9 percent for the whole of 2016, overtaking the U.K. economy, which grew by 1.8 percent over the same period. The benchmark...

French shares rose in early trade Thursday as oil rebounded from overnight losses and political tensions eased after Emmanuel Macron, the independent French presidential candidate, secured the backing of a leading centrist politician. Also, on a light day on the economic front, figures released by...

German stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings reports and official data showed German GDP growth accelerated as estimated in the fourth quarter. GDP grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, faster than the 0.1 percent expansion seen in the...

Asianmarkets-111914_23Feb17.jpg European stocks are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Thursday, showing little reaction to the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting minutes, which kept the prospect of a March rate hike in play. Fed officials said they may need to raise interest rates "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a modest gain. Strong support from index heavyweight Nestle was largely responsible for the positive finish. Shares of ABB were also in focus, after a South Korean employee was accused of embezzlement. Traders were in a cautious mood Wednesday,...

The European markets ended Wednesday's session with mixed results. The markets climbed to their highest level in 14-months in early trade. Solid German business sentiment data and a number of positive corporate earnings reports helped to fuel early gains. However, the markets pared their early gains...

Asian-Market-100912_22Feb17.jpg European stocks hit 14-month highs on Wednesday, with higher oil prices, upbeat German business climate data and a slew of encouraging earnings updates helping underpin investor sentiment. German business sentiment improved unexpectedly in February, survey data from Ifo institute showed. The business...

Stock-Market-500_22Feb17.jpg European stocks may open flat to slightly higher on Wednesday following firm cues from Wall Street and Asia. Oil prices held near seven-week highs after rising about 2 percent overnight as OPEC reiterated its agreement to further production cuts. The dollar slipped as Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland...

The Swiss stock market ended Tuesday's session solidly in positive territory. The market got off to a weak start, but quickly climbed into the green and advanced further in the afternoon, following the positive start on Wall Street. Investor sentiment received a boost from an increase in crude oil...

The majority of the European markets ended Tuesday's session solidly in positive territory. However, the FTSE 100 of the UK was one notable exception. The UK market struggled due to mixed corporate earnings and concerns over the upcoming French Presidential election. Meanwhile, the rest of Europe...

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...

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