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The Swiss stock market continued its upward trend Thursday, rising for the fifth consecutive trading session. The market received support from the positive performance of index heavyweights Nestle and Novartis. Rising crude oil prices also contributed to the gains, as they rose above US$50 a barrel for...

The majority of the European markets ended Thursday's session with modest gains. Following the strong performance of the previous two session, today's performance was relatively flat. Trading action was choppy Thursday, as markets fluctuated back and forth between gains and losses. Banks had been...

Asian-Markets2_26May16.jpg European stocks traded flat in choppy trade on Thursday after two days of strong gains. Oil prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November and copper rose for a third straight session on a weaker dollar, helping investor sentiment somewhat as the G7 meeting of finance ministers...

U.K. shares traded flat in lackluster trade on Thursday, even as a weaker dollar boosted commodities such as copper and oil. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due later in the day and a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on Friday for clues to the...

French shares lacked direction in choppy trade on Thursday as the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Japan got underway and oil prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due later in the day and...

German shares traded slightly higher in a range-bound trade on Thursday as Brent crude prices breached the $50 a barrel mark for the first time since November and the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Japan got underway. Amid lack of key triggers, investors await a slew of U.S. economic reports due...

Markets-111714_26May16.jpg European stocks are likely to open lower on Thursday after two days of strong gains. Oil surged past $50 a barrel for the first time this year and copper edged up as the dollar retreated after recent gains. Gold prices rose for the first time in seven sessions due to short covering. The safe-haven...

The Swiss stock market ended Wednesday's session in the green, extending its winning streak to a fourth session. Much like the previous session, financial and insurance stocks turned in a solid performance. Strong consumer and business confidence figures out of Germany and a breakthrough agreement...

The European markets climbed Wednesday after Eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for fresh loans for Greece. Strong consumer and business confidence figures out of Germany also added to the positive mood among investors today. The markets extended the strong gains of the previous session, which...

StockMarket-112814_25May16.jpg European stocks hit a fresh four-week high on Wednesday, as Eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for fresh loans for Greece and investors grew more optimistic that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. Better-than-expected consumer and business confidence figures...

German shares extended Tuesday's rally, as Eurozone finance ministers cleared the way for fresh loans for Greece and investors grew more optimistic that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. Better-than- expected consumer and business confidence figures out of Germany...

Asianmarkets-111914_25May16.jpg Multiple catalysts could propel European stocks higher for the second day in a row on Wednesday. Risk sentiment received a boost as Brexit concerns eased and Eurozone finance ministers approved in principle a reform package for Greece that will unblock new loans. Worries about a likely rate hike by...

The Swiss stock market ended Tuesday's session with a significant increase, extending its winning streak to 3 sessions. The market got off to a weak start today on rather thin volume, but broke out in the afternoon with a boost from the strong performance on Wall Street. The rally brought the Swiss market...

The European markets ended Tuesday's session with significant gains, following yesterday's modest pullback. The markets rallied after the latest polls showed a surge in support for the U.K. to remain a member of the European Union. Financial stocks were among the top performers Tuesday, while exporters...

The Swiss stock market ended the first session of the new trading week with an increase. The market got off to a weak start and fell below the 8,000 point level. However, the market quickly reversed and hit an intraday high of 8,74 points before midday. Disappointing Eurozone private sector data...

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