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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a significant decline and sank beneath the 9,000 point level. The pullback in crude oil prices had a negative impact on investor sentiment, ahead of a closely-watched OPEC meeting. The rest of the European markets were hit hard by the continued rise...

The European markets ended Friday's session solidly in negative territory. The markets were little changed during the first few hours of the day, before turning definitively to the downside. The continued strengthening of the Euro against the U.S. dollar has weighed on the European markets this week....

sharelittlechange-072117.jpg European stocks were little changed in cautious trade on Friday as the euro held at two-year highs against the dollar on seemingly hawkish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index was up 0.1 percent at 384.38 in late opening deals, but remained on track for...

U.K. stocks shrugged off a lackluster trend across Europe to edge higher on Friday as a weaker pound helped lift shares of top exporters. The pound hit its lowest level since last October against the euro in the wake of seemingly hawkish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi and reports of disagreement...

French shares were little changed on Friday, with automakers leading the decliners, as the euro held at two-year highs against the dollar on seemingly hawkish comments by ECB President Mario Draghi. The benchmark CAC 40 was up 3 points or 0.06 percent at 5,202 in late opening deals after declining...

German stocks were marginally lower on Friday as the euro held at two-year highs against the dollar, hurting exporters, after comments by ECB chief Mario Draghi suggesting that policymakers would discuss possible changes to the central bank's bond-buying scheme in the autumn. The benchmark DAX was...

marketlow-072117.jpg European stocks may open on a subdued note on Friday as media reports that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the Russia probe to include President Donald Trump's business dealings added to uncertainty over prospects for U.S. healthcare reform. Gold held steady and remains on track...

The Swiss stock market ended Thursday's choppy trading session little changed overall. The market spent much of the day in positive territory, but dropped into negative territory late in the afternoon. However, the market managed to inch back into the green just before the close of trade. As expected,...

The European markets spent much of Thursday's session in positive territory, but remained stuck in a sideways pattern. However, the majority of the markets dropped in late trade and finished the session in the red. There were a number of corporate earnings reports for investors to sift through Thursday,...

sharesteady-072017.jpg European stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as oil prices held stable after strong overnight gains and the euro held below 14-month highs against the dollar ahead of the key ECB meeting followed by President Mario Draghi's press conference. The ECB rate decision is expected at 7.45 am ET, with...

U.K. shares held steady on Thursday as oil prices held stable after strong overnight gains and official data showed U.K. retail sales recovered at a faster than expected pace in June. Retail sales grew 0.6 percent month-on-month in June, reversing a 1.1 percent fall in May. Sales were forecast to...

French shares eked out modest gains on Thursday as oil prices held steady and the euro held below 14-month highs against the dollar ahead of the key ECB meeting followed by President Mario Draghi's press conference. Investor sentiment was also buoyed by upbeat earnings news and deal activity. The...

German stocks rose on Thursday as investors braced for the European Central Bank's rate decision and President Mario Draghi's press conference for clues as to whether the central bank will begin paring stimulus measures. The benchmark DAX was up 86 points or 0.69 percent at 12,537 in late opening...

stockflat-072017.jpg European stocks are likely to open higher on Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept its monetary stimulus intact and sounded more upbeat about the economy, but downgraded its outlook for inflation. The euro held near a 14-month high against the dollar as investors look to hints from the ECB meeting,...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a modest increase. Investors were in a cautious mood ahead of tomorrow's announcements from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. The ECB is widely expected to keep all its three interest rates unchanged for an eleventh consecutive...

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