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Asian-Markets2_27May16.jpg European stocks turned positive after a sluggish start as oil prices fell back below the key $50 threshold and data showed growth in profits at Chinese industrial firms slowed in April. Regional economic reports were fairly positive, with U.K. consumer confidence improving in May while French consumer...

U.K. shares edged higher in choppy trade on Friday after a report from market research firm GfK showed its gauge of consumer confidence improved in May. A measure of the economic outlook also increased from the weakest reading in almost three years. Heading into a long weekend, traders await U.S....

French shares drifted lower in lackluster trade on Friday, as falling oil prices and disappointing industrial profits data from China served to induce a little bit of caution following a recent run-up in prices. Traders await U.S. GDP data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later...

German shares inched lower on Friday, as falling oil prices and lackluster industrial profits data from China served to induce a little bit of caution following a recent run-up in prices. Amid little economic data or corporate news, traders await U.S. GDP data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair...

Asian-Market-100912_27May16.jpg European stocks are likely to open on a positive note on Friday after posting modest gains to end at their best level in five weeks in the previous session. U.S. stocks ended narrowly mixed overnight following a two-day rally, as crude prices retreated from the $50 a barrel level and Fed Governor...

The Swiss stock market continued its upward trend Thursday, rising for the fifth consecutive trading session. The market received support from the positive performance of index heavyweights Nestle and Novartis. Rising crude oil prices also contributed to the gains, as they rose above US$50 a barrel for...

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session with modest gains. Following the strong performance of the previous two session, today's performance was relatively flat. Trading action was choppy Thursday, as markets fluctuated back and forth between gains and losses. Banks had been...

Asian-Markets2_26May16.jpg European stocks traded flat in choppy trade on Thursday after two days of strong gains. Oil prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November and copper rose for a third straight session on a weaker dollar, helping investor sentiment somewhat as the G7 meeting of finance ministers...

U.K. shares traded flat in lackluster trade on Thursday, even as a weaker dollar boosted commodities such as copper and oil. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due later in the day and a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on Friday for clues to the...

French shares lacked direction in choppy trade on Thursday as the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Japan got underway and oil prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due later in the day and...

German shares traded slightly higher in a range-bound trade on Thursday as Brent crude prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November and the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Japan got underway. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due...

Markets-111714_26May16.jpg European stocks are likely to open lower on Thursday after two days of strong gains. Oil surged past $50 a barrel for the first time this year and copper edged up as the dollar retreated after recent gains. Gold prices rose for the first time in seven sessions due to short covering. The safe-haven...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session in the green, extending its winning streak to a fourth session. Much like the previous session, financial and insurance stocks turned in a solid performance. Strong consumer and business confidence figures out of Germany and a breakthrough agreement...

The European markets climbed Wednesday after Eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for fresh loans for Greece. Strong consumer and business confidence figures out of Germany also added to the positive mood among investors today. The markets extended the strong gains of the previous session, which...

StockMarket-112814_25May16.jpg European stocks hit a fresh four-week high on Wednesday, as Eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for fresh loans for Greece and investors grew more optimistic that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. Better-than-expected consumer and business confidence figures...

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