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The Swiss stock market declined Thursday and slipped back below the 9,000 point level. After a weak start, the market came off its early lows, but remained in negative territory throughout the session. Investor sentiment took a hit from concerns over the political turmoil in the United States. Traders...

The European markets snapped a three day winning streak Thursday, ending the session with modest losses. Investors had their first opportunity to react to the minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve, which were released after the European close yesterday. Financial stocks were...

sharesdown-081717.jpg European stocks were on course to snap their three-day winning streak on Thursday as political turmoil in Washington DC and fading Fed rate hike expectations helped lift the euro against the dollar. The pound also advanced against its key counterparts after a government report showed U.K. retail sales...

stocklower-081717.jpg European stocks may open flat to slightly lower on Thursday despite positive cues from Wall Street and Asia after the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed concern about inflation remaining persistently low. The Japanese yen strengthened against the dollar as Fed rate hike expectations faded...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a small increase. After a positive start to the trading day, the market settled into a sideways trend for the majority of the session. Traders were in a cautious mood ahead of the release of the minutes from the most recent policy meeting of the...

The European markets extended their recovery to a third straight session Wednesday, following the sharp drop during the prior trading week. After getting off to a positive start, the markets settled into a sideways trend for the bulk of Wednesday's session. Investors were encouraged by some solid...

sharerising-081617.jpg European stocks rose for a third day on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and flash estimate from Eurostat showed the euro area economy expanded as initially estimated in the second quarter. On a yearly basis, GDP growth has been revised up slightly to 2.2...

U.K. shares rose on Wednesday as higher commodity prices lifted mining and energy stocks and official data showed the country's jobless rate fell to 4.4 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1975, from 4.9 percent a year ago. The benchmark FTSE 100 was up 42 points or 0.57 percent at 7,425...

French shares rallied on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and investors looked ahead to the release of Eurozone GDP data later in the day for clues on ECB President Mario Draghi's upcoming moves. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 49 points or 0.96 percent at...

German shares rose sharply on Wednesday as the dollar held relatively stable on Fed rate hike expectations and investors looked ahead to the release of Eurozone GDP data later in the day for clues on ECB President Mario Draghi's upcoming moves. The benchmark DAX was up 94 points or 0.78 percent at...

stockrising-081517.jpg European stocks may open largely unchanged on Wednesday, with a weaker euro on the back of upbeat U.S. retail sales data and higher oil prices likely to support underlying sentiment. Meanwhile, the campaign of Germany's far-right Alternative für Deutschland against European Central Bank bond-buying...

stockhigher-081517.jpg European stocks recovered further ground on Tuesday, as geopolitical worries abated, oil steadied after sharp overnight falls and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Meanwhile, the day's...

U.K. shares rose on Tuesday and the pound dropped after official data showed U.K. consumer prices unexpectedly held steady in July, helping ease the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates soon. Consumer price inflation climbed 2.6 percent annually in July, the same rate as seen in...

French shares extended gains from the previous session on Tuesday as oil prices steadied after sharp overnight falls and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Safe-haven assets such as...

German shares eked out modest gains on Tuesday as geopolitical worries abated and the euro edged lower against the dollar, helped by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley backing another rate hike this year. Meanwhile, investors shrugged off a government report, which showed...

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