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The Swiss stock market got off to a weak start Friday and slipped further in early trade, before settling into a sideways trend. Investors were in a nervous mood ahead of the Italian referendum this weekend. However, the market pared its losses following the release of the U.S. jobs report and managed...

The European markets got off to a weak start Friday and were stuck in a sideways trend until the release of the highly anticipated U.S. jobs report. The markets pared their losses following the release of the report and ended the day with relatively small losses. Traders remained in a cautious mood...

stock-market-down_02Dec16.jpg European stocks fell sharply on Friday as nervous investors looked ahead to the U.S. jobs report due tonight and Sunday's Italian referendum and presidential election in Austria. While positive U.S. jobs data for November may prompt the Federal Open Market Committee to hike rates this month, a 'no'...

Stock-Market-010815_02Dec16.jpg European stocks are poised for a weak open on Friday after a lackluster session on Wall Street overnight and a broadly weak trend in Asia this morning. With the OPEC-led market surge appearing to fizzle out, investors are now waiting for cues from the U.S. jobs report due tonight, Sunday's constitutional...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's session with a significant loss, following the modest gains of the previous two days. The weak performance of the defensive heavyweights drove the market lower on the first day of December. The SMI finished November with an overall gain of 0.6 percent for the month....

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session in the red, after hitting three-week highs in the previous session. Banks stocks turned in another solid performance and energy stocks extended their gains after yesterday's OPEC agreement. However, with crude oil prices surging back above...

Markets-111714_01Dec16.jpg European stocks dropped from a three-week high on Thursday, although commodity-related stocks gained ground after the oil cartel OPEC took the surprising move to cut production from January next year. Investors seem to be adopting a cautious stance ahead of a crucial referendum on constitutional...

stock-market-8_01Dec16.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Thursday despite positive cues from Asia after manufacturing data out of China surprised on the upside. Benchmark U.S. crude futures rose about 1.5 percent above $50 a barrel in Asian deals after climbing more than 9 percent overnight as the oil...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session in the green. After a weak opening, the market quickly climbed into positive territory and remained there for the rest of the day. The market received support from the announcement that OPEC has reportedly come to an agreement to cut production at...

The European markets endured a choppy trading session Wednesday and finished the day in the green. Energy stocks were among the top performing stocks on reports that OPEC reached an agreement to cut production. Bank stocks also turned in a solid performance. OPEC has reportedly agreed to cut production...

Asian-Markets1_30Nov16.jpg European shares fluctuated in early trade Wednesday, as investors awaited the outcome of a highly-anticipated OPEC meeting later in the day and the Bank of England warned that the economy has entered a period of adjustment following the referendum. The likelihood that some U.K. specific risks to...

Asian-Market-100912_30Nov16.jpg European stocks are poised to open a tad higher on Wednesday after Wall Street stocks inched up marginally overnight on the back of upbeat GDP, consumer confidence and home price data. Oil prices rebounded a bit in Asian deals after falling as much as 4 percent on Tuesday in the wake of reports that...

The Swiss stock market got off to a weak start Tuesday, but pared its losses in early trade. The market remained in a sideways trend just below the flat line for much of the session, but broke out into the green in late trade. Investors were in a nervous mood Tuesday. The OPEC meeting on Wednesday,...

The European markets ended Tuesday's session with mixed results. The markets were locked in a sideways trend throughout the session, fluctuating between small gains and losses. Investors were reluctant to make any major moves ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting. Uncertainty remains regarding whether...

stock-market-down_29Nov16.jpg European stocks extended losses from the previous session on Tuesday as sliding oil and metals prices weighed on commodity stocks. U.S. crude prices fell about 1 percent in European trade going into Wednesday's OPEC meeting while LME copper futures dropped nearly 1.3 percent ahead of Italy's referendum...

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