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The Switzerland stock market declined sharply on Friday amid mounting worries about global economic growth after the latest data showed a significant slowdown in manufacturing and services sectors activity in the eurozone.

European markets ended sharply lower on Friday, as investors pressed heavy sales across the board due to mounting worries about global economic growth.

asian-martket-down-121418_22mar19.jpg European stocks were moving lower on Friday as weak euro zone data rekindled growth worries. A gauge of Eurozone manufacturing activity dropped further to a 71-month low of 47.6 in March versus 49.5 expected and 49.3 in the previous month. The services PMI also dipped to 52.7 from 52.8, raising...

U.K. stocks fell notably on Friday as the British pound rebounded on news of a Brexit extension agreed by the EU. The benchmark FTSE 100 was down 48 points or 0.65 percent at 7,307 in opening deals after climbing 0.9 percent the previous day, helped by a surge in energy shares and a weaker pound. BP...

French stocks were succumbing to selling pressure on Friday after a gauge of Eurozone manufacturing activity dropped further to a 71-month low of 47.6 in March versus 49.5 expected and 49.3 in the previous month. The services PMI also dipped to 52.7 from 52.8 and French business activity slowed unexpectedly...

German stocks gave up early gains to turn lower on Friday after the release of weak data. A report from IHS/Markit research showed that the German manufacturing PMI slipped deeper into contraction territory to a score of 44.7 in March versus a previous score of 47.6. The services PMI dropped to...

stockmarkets-dec19_22mar19.jpg European stocks may drift lower at open on Friday as the dollar eased against a basket of currencies on news of Brexit deadline extension. The British pound edged higher after EU leaders agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process for another two weeks until April 12. Prime Minister Theresa...

The Switzerland stock market ended slightly lower on Thursday, losing for a second straight day, after a highly lackluster session, as investors stayed wary of creating fresh positions amid concerns about global economic slowdown.

European markets ended mixed on Thursday after a choppy session, reacting to the U.S. Federal Reserve's outlook about interest rate and economic growth. Uncertainty about Brexit and U.S.-China trade weighed as well.

stockmarkets-dec19_21mar19.jpg European stocks were trading mixed on Thursday as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments that the U.S. tariffs on China would remain in place "for a substantial period of time" offset a boost from a dovish Federal Reserve. The British pound held near a one-month...

U.K. stocks eked out modest gains on Thursday and the British pound held near a one-month low after Prime Minister Theresa May requested a three-month delay to Britain's departure from the European Union. At an EU summit in Brussels today, she will try to persuade the other 27 countries to delay...

French stocks were lackluster in early trade on Thursday as investors weighed the risk of a disruptive no-deal Brexit. A boost from the Fed's surprise forecast for no rate increases in 2019 was offset by U.S. President Donald Trump's comments that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods could remain for a...

German stocks drifted lower on Thursday as uncertainty surrounding Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump's latest comments that the U.S. tariffs on China would remain in place "for a substantial period of time" offset a boost from a dovish Federal Reserve. The benchmark DAX was down 31 points or...

asian-up_21mar19.jpg European stocks may open higher on Thursday after the Fed turned more dovish than expected, pushing the treasury yields down to year lows. The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and indicated it no longer expects to raise rates this year, keeping in view a slowdown in growth from the...

The Switzerland stock market ended modestly lower on Wednesday, halting its five-day winning streak. The decline was in line with other European on concerns over U.S.-China trade negotiations and concerns over the ongoing Brexit drama. Amid conflicting reports over the progress of U.S.-China trade...

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