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European markets closed mostly higher on Wednesday, reacting to fairly encouraging economic data from the euro area, China and the U.S., and positive news about a potential coronavirus vaccine.

stockmarkets jan23 01jul20 European stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as investors digested encouraging data from China and Europe. The latest survey from Caixin showed the manufacturing sector in China continued to expand in June, and at a faster rate, with a manufacturing PMI score of 51.2, up from 50.7 in May. Factories...

U.K. stocks were modestly higher on Wednesday as investors digested positive data from China and the U.K. The latest survey from Caixin showed the manufacturing sector in China continued to expand in June, and at a faster rate, with a manufacturing PMI score of 51.2, up from 50.7 in May. The IHS...

French stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors weighed rising U.S.-China tensions against encouraging data from China and Europe. After Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a controversial security law that gave Beijing new powers over Hong Kong, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it's a...

German stocks advanced on Wednesday after official data showed the country's retail sales rebounded unexpectedly in May, reflecting a rebound in private consumption after lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions. Retail turnover increased 3.8 percent on a yearly basis, reversing a 6.4 percent...

european market 021219 01jul20 European stocks may open on a mixed note Wednesday, with a continued spike in Covid-19 infections in the United States as well as rising tensions between Washington and Beijing likely to keep underlying sentiment cautious. The United States may soon record as many as 100,000 new cases of Covid-19...

The Switzerland stock market, which spent just a few minutes in positive territory on Tuesday, ended the session marginally down, with investors largely refraining from making significant moves.

European stocks swung between gains and losses before closing mixed on Tuesday as investors largely stayed cautious, tracking news about coronavirus spread, U.S.-China trade tensions, and the latest batch of economic data from across the globe.

stockmarkets dec17 30jun20 European stocks were mixed on Tuesday as fears surrounding a surge in coronavirus cases around the world offset encouraging factory activity data from China. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned Monday that "the worst is yet to come." "The lack of national unity and...

U.K. stocks fell on Tuesday after GDP numbers for the first quarter came in far gloomier than expected. Gross domestic product fell 2.2 percent sequentially instead of 2 percent decrease estimated initially. The latest drop was the joint largest contraction since the third quarter of 1979. On a...

French stocks fell on Tuesday after the head of the World Health Organization warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is actually speeding up. "The lack of national unity and lack of global solidarity and the divided world ... is actually helping the virus to spread," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at...

German stocks edged lower on Tuesday as fears surrounding a surge in coronavirus cases around the world offset encouraging factory activity data from China. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned Monday that "the worst is yet to come." Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell...

stockmarkets jan23 30jun20 European stocks are likely to open higher on Tuesday after data showed China's economy steadied further in June. China's official manufacturing PMI for June came in at 50.9, beating forecast for a score of 50.4. Elsewhere, data out of Japan showed that the country's industrial production in May...

The Switzerland stock market ended marginally higher on Monday after a choppy session. The mood was cautious right through the day with investors digesting news about coronavirus cases, and economic data from across the globe.

Despite reports showing a surge in new coronavirus cases over the weekend, European markets closed higher on Monday with investors betting on recovery after news about Gilead Sciences' announcement about pricing plans for its coronavirus drug remdesivir.

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