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The Swiss stock market declined Thursday, after reaching a new high for the year during the previous session. Profit taking was partly responsible for the pullback, as well as the weak performance from index heavyweight Roche. Concerns over Catalonia were thrust back to the forefront after the Spanish...

The European markets ended Thursday's session firmly in negative territory. Following the recent run up, which has brought the markets to new highs, profit taking was to be expected. The release of some disappointing economic reports and some weak corporate earnings soured the mood among investors. However,...

stocklower3-101917.jpg European stocks fell on Thursday as investors digested a slew of disappointing earnings reports and fretted over the standoff between Spain and Catalonia. Worries over Catalonia reemerged after the Spanish government said it would continue with the procedures set out in Article 155 of the Constitution...

U.K. shares fell on Thursday after official data showed U.K. retail sales declined more than expected in September. Retail sales including auto fuel, dropped 0.8 percent sequentially in September, reversing a 0.9 percent rise in August. This was the first fall in four months and the biggest since...

French shares drifted lower on Thursday after the Spanish government said it would continue with the procedures set out in Article 155 of the Constitution to restore the legality of self-rule in Catalonia. Spain prime minister will convene a special Cabinet meeting Saturday to trigger process to take...

German stocks fell on Thursday amid worries over the constitutional crisis between Spain and Catalonia after the Spanish government said it would continue with the procedures set out in Article 155 of the Constitution to restore the legality of self-rule in Catalonia. Spain prime minister will convene...

stocklower-101917.jpg European stocks may open marginally lower on Thursday after official data showed China's GDP growth eased to 6.8 percent in the third quarter from 6.9 percent in the second quarter, as widely expected. Industrial output and retail sales figures topped forecasts, while fixed investment growth eased...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a modest gain. The market rose to a new intraday high for the year, at 9,318.04 points, this afternoon. The strong performance from index heavyweights Nestlé and Roche provided a boost to the rest of the market. The Swiss Market Index increased...

The European markets ended Wednesday's session with modest gains. A weakening of the Euro and the British pound against the U.S. dollar provided a boost to shares of exporters. Chinese President Xi Jinping conveyed a positive view of the Chinese economy at the opening of the 19th Communist Party...

sharerising-101817.jpg European stocks were modestly higher on Wednesday as the dollar firmed up on speculation over next Fed Chair, China pledged to deepen economic and financial reforms, and a survey showed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday's general election. The...

U.K. shares rose on Wednesday as the pound continued to fall following comments from the new Bank of England deputy governor that he was not close to voting for an interest rate hike because there is no sign of second-round effects onto wages from higher recent inflation. Meanwhile, there was little...

French shares were modestly higher on Wednesday as the dollar firmed up on speculation over next Fed Chair, China pledged to deepen economic and financial reforms, and a survey showed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday's general election. The...

German shares eked out modest gains on Wednesday as the dollar firmed up on speculation over next Fed Chair, China pledged to deepen economic and financial reforms, and a survey showed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday's general election. The...

shareflat-101717.jpg European stocks may open higher on Wednesday as oil consolidated overnight gains and the dollar traded firm on inflation expectations and amid the buzz that U.S. President Donald Trump is leaning toward nominating Stanford University economist John Taylor to head the Federal Reserve. Brent crude futures...

The Swiss stock market got off to a positive start Tuesday, but slipped into the red by midday and remained there for the rest of the session. However, the market ended the day little changed overall. Traders were in a cautious mood, as the earnings reporting season in the United States has begun....

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