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The Swiss stock market ended Friday's session with a modest loss. However, the market pared its losses heading into the close. The pullback was attributed to profit taking, following the recent rally. Investors remain concerned about the upcoming presidential election in France, as well as the political...

The European markets ended Friday's session in negative territory, adding to the losses of the previous session. However, the markets did manage to pare their losses in late trade. A slew of disappointing corporate earnings reports weighed on investor sentiment at the end of the trading week. Concerns...

AsianMarkets-011615_24Feb17.jpg European stocks edged lower on Friday, with overnight declines in metals prices, French election worries, a slew of disappointing earnings updates and concerns about policy uncertainty in the U.S. weighing on markets. On a light day on the economic front, survey results from the statistical office...

U.K. shares fell slightly on Friday as French election worries persisted and investors digested another raft of mixed earnings results. Amid a lack of triggers, investors now await more clarity on U.S. President Donald Trump's proposals, when he delivers a speech to a joint session on Congress Tuesday. The...

French shares retreated on Friday as concerns over European political risks and policy uncertainty in the U.S. helped fuel demand for safe-haven assets. Amid a lack of triggers, investors now await more clarity on President Donald Trump's proposals, when he delivers a speech to a joint session on...

German stocks fell in early trade Friday as sudden falls in copper and other commodity prices coupled with lingering worries surrounding the French presidential election sapped investors' appetite for risk. Also, with U.S. foreign policy injecting uncertainty, market participants look forward to...

StockMarket4-112114_24Feb17.jpg European stocks look set to open higher on Friday after French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron outlined his economic plan that includes corporate tax cuts and public sector redundancies. Investors may also take cues from the currency markets after reports emerged that U.S. President Donald...

The Swiss stock market got off to a weak start Thursday and remained locked in a sideways pattern throughout the session. Investors had their first opportunity to react to the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve. Many policy makers on the Federal Reserve back an interest rate...

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session in the red. The markets fluctuated between small gains and losses throughout the session, but did not stray too far from the flat line in either direction. However, the markets sold off in late trade following the weak opening on Wall Street. Investors...

Asian-Markets2_23Feb17.jpg European stocks fluctuated between gains and losses on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of earnings releases and official data showed the U.K. lost its title as the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2016 to Germany. German GDP rose by 1.9 percent for the whole of 2016, overtaking the...

U.K. shares were fluctuating on Thursday after official data showed the U.K. lost its title as the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2016 to Germany. German GDP rose by 1.9 percent for the whole of 2016, overtaking the U.K. economy, which grew by 1.8 percent over the same period. The benchmark...

French shares rose in early trade Thursday as oil rebounded from overnight losses and political tensions eased after Emmanuel Macron, the independent French presidential candidate, secured the backing of a leading centrist politician. Also, on a light day on the economic front, figures released by...

German stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday as investors digested mixed earnings reports and official data showed German GDP growth accelerated as estimated in the fourth quarter. GDP grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, faster than the 0.1 percent expansion seen in the...

Asianmarkets-111914_23Feb17.jpg European stocks are seen opening flat to slightly higher on Thursday, showing little reaction to the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting minutes, which kept the prospect of a March rate hike in play. Fed officials said they may need to raise interest rates "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session with a modest gain. Strong support from index heavyweight Nestle was largely responsible for the positive finish. Shares of ABB were also in focus, after a South Korean employee was accused of embezzlement. Traders were in a cautious mood Wednesday,...

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