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The major European markets closed higher on Wednesday, with investors reacting to the U.K.'s budget announcement, earnings news and updates on coronavirus vaccination drive.

stockmarkets aug20 03mar21 European stocks rose for the third day running on Wednesday, with the latest PMI data and U.K. finance minister Rishi Sunak's budget speech in focus. IHS Markit's final February Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone economy rose to 48.8 from January's 47.8, while the services PMI...

U.K. stocks were sharply higher on Wednesday as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivers his budget. It is likely that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September to help protect jobs as restrictions are gradually lifted in the months ahead. The benchmark FTSE 100...

French stocks were moving higher on Wednesday amid hopes for a quicker economic recovery from the pandemic-led recession. A measure of French business activity fell to a three-month low in February as Covid-19 restrictions weighed on the dominant service sector, a survey showed earlier today. Data...

German stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors paid close attention to bond market developments. U.S. Treasury yields retreated after Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said it will take "some time" to meet the conditions for economic progress laid out by the U.S. central bank for reducing...

stockmarkets jan04 03mar21 European stocks may open higher on Wednesday as investors watch Treasury-market movements and progress on next round of fiscal stimulus. The yield on the 10-year Treasury eased somewhat after comments from Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard that bond-market volatility may further delay any pullback...

The Switzerland stock market ended on a bright note for a second successive day, thanks to sustained buying at several counters on Tuesday, amid rising optimism about faster economic recovery.

European stocks closed higher on Tuesday, extending gains from previous session, as bond yields dropped yet again. Optimism about growth and expectations of additional stimulus continued to aid sentiment.

stockmarkets jan18 02mar21 European stocks were flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as weaker commodity prices pulled down miners and energy companies. Caution crept in after China's top financial regulator said that he is concerned about risks arising from bubbles in financial markets and huge inflow of foreign capital. The...

U.K. stocks were subdued on Tuesday as weaker commodity prices pulled down miners and energy companies. Rishi Sunak's budget on 3 March will likely contain a range of measures to help support the recovery of the U.K. economy, but tax increases are also on the cards to start paying down the massive...

French stocks rose on Tuesday amid rising hopes for a sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19. People in France aged over 65 with existing health problems can be given the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, France's health minister said on Monday, departing from an earlier stance that the vaccine should...

German stocks were little changed with a negative bias on Tuesday after China's top financial regulator said that he is concerned about risks arising from bubbles in financial markets and huge inflow of foreign capital as economies are still facing headwinds from the pandemic. Bubbles in U.S. and...

stockmarkets dec31 02mar21 European stocks may drift lower at open on Tuesday as investors fret about risks emanating from stretched valuations in markets. Asian stocks are trading mixed, with markets in China, Hong Kong and Japan moving lower, after China's top banking regulator warned about asset bubbles in overseas financial...

The Switzerland stock market ended on a buoyant note on Monday, tracking positive cues from the U.S. and markets across Europe.

European markets ended on a strong note on Monday, buoyed by upbeat U.S. and Euro area economic data and drop in Treasury yields.

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