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The Switzerland stock market ended on a positive note on Friday, extending gains to a third successive session, amid continued optimism about U.S.-China trade deal.

European markets ended mostly higher on Friday, amid optimism the U.S. and China will strike a trade deal in the foreseeable future after the two nations have reportedly begun outlining commitments on some of the most crucial aspects of their dispute.

stockmarkets-dec21_22feb19.jpg European stocks were broadly higher on Friday as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks prevailed and investors counted on more stimulus from Beijing to lift growth. U.S.-China talks are entering a more serious phase with U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He...

U.K. stocks rose slightly on Friday and the British pound declined slightly as investors watched Brexit-headlines and looked forward to an end to the U.S.-China trade conflict, ahead of the March 1 deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. On the Brexit front, both U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and...

French stocks rose on Friday as optimism over U.S.-China trade talks prevailed and investors counted on more stimulus from Beijing to lift growth. U.S.-China talks are entering a more serious phase with U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled to meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the White House...

German stocks were moving higher on Friday after media reports suggested that Chinese authorities are getting ready to implement more extensive stimulus measures in a bid to support growth. The upside, however, remained limited as U.S.-China talks enter a more serious phase with U.S. President Donald...

stockmarkets-aug20_22feb19.jpg European stocks may open largely unchanged on Friday as weak data from the U.S. and Europe rekindled growth worries, and investors awaited more clarity on U.S.-China trade talks. Asian markets remain broadly lower, though the downside remained limited after a Reuters report said the U.S. and China...

The Switzerland stock market finished modestly higher again on Thursday, extending gains from the previous session. Switzerland's benchmark SMI ended up 17.94 points or 0.19 percent at 9,333.57 after trading between 9,310.84 and 9,371.78. On Wednesday, the SMI gained 59.46 points or 0.64 percent...

European stocks were mixed on Thursday as weak earnings updates and mixed PMI data offset investor optimism over progress in talks between the U.S. and China. The pan European Stoxx 600 was down 1.31 points or 0.35 percent at 370.15 after rising 0.67 percent in the previous session. The German...

asian-martket-down-121418_21feb19.jpg European stocks drifted lower on Thursday as weak earnings updates and mixed PMI data offset investor optimism over progress in talks between the U.S. and China. On the data front, the Eurozone manufacturing PMI dropped further to 49.2 in February while services PMI hit a three-month high of 52.3,...

U.K. stocks fell on Thursday as miners fell and investors digested a raft of corporate news, including British Gas owner Centrica's warning on revenues. The benchmark FTSE 100 was down 45 points or 0.62 percent at 7,183 in opening deals after rising 0.7 percent on Wednesday. Centrica slumped as...

French stocks gave up early gains to drift lower on Thursday as mixed PMI data overshadowed investor optimism over progress in talks between the U.S. and China. A Reuters report said the two sides had started to outline commitments on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute to end a seven-month...

German stocks rose slightly on Thursday as investors cheered signs of progress in the U.S.-China trade talks, with reports suggesting that the two sides are working on memorandums of understanding that would form the basis of a final deal. The benchmark DAX was up 17 points or 0.15 percent at 11,419...

stockmarkets-dec12_21feb19.jpg European stocks are likely to open higher on Thursday following more dovish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve confirming a cautious stance towards further tightening. The dollar inched up as the Fed's January meeting minutes showed division among the central bankers with regards to future rates...

The Switzerland stock market ended higher on Wednesday, in line with other European markets on optimism over U.S.-China trade negotiations. Investors also looked optimistically to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes due later today for clues on policymakers' thinking on interest rates and...

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