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European markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday amid optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and on reports that another government shutdown in the U.S. is unlikely.

stockmarkets-dec12_13feb19.jpg European stocks were trading higher for the third day running on Wednesday amid optimism the U.S. and China might be able to resolve their long-running trade dispute before the March 1 deadline. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed displeasure with a deal by congressional negotiators on...

U.K. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with upbeat earnings updates from the likes of Smurfit Kappa as well as calls for a delay in Britain's departure from the EU helping underpin investor sentiment. Meanwhile, the pound retreated from its early highs after a government report showed the U.K. inflation...

French stocks were moving higher on Wednesday amid optimism the U.S. and China might be able to resolve their long-running trade dispute before the March 1 deadline. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed displeasure with a deal by congressional negotiators on border security spending but...

German stocks rose notably on Wednesday to extend gains from the previous session as trade war fears eased and the threat of another government shutdown in the U.S. receded. Investors shrugged off political uncertainty in Spain, with media reports suggesting the socialist government would call a snap...

european-market-021219_13feb19.jpg European stocks may rise at open on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could extend a March 1 deadline for raising tariffs on China, if the two sides are near an agreement. U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports are scheduled to increase from 10 to 25 percent if a deal...

Swiss stocks ended higher on Tuesday, extending gains from previous session, amid renewed optimism about U.S.-China trade deal and easing fears about another U.S. government shutdown.

European markets ended on a buoyant note on Tuesday, with investors indulging in some hectic buying in shares from across several sectors, amid optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and easing fears about another U.S. government shutdown.

european-market-021219.jpg European shares rose broadly on Tuesday as investors bet on an end to the trade war between the U.S. and China. Two days of high-level talks starting Thursday would involve U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. Sentiment...

U.K. stocks eked out modest gains on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avert another government shutdown and investors waited for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit update to MPs later in the day. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has called for "clarity and movement" from...

French stocks rose on Tuesday to extend gains from the previous session, as investors remained hopeful that the U.S. and China might be able to reach a trade deal before a March 1 deadline. Sentiment also got a boost after U.S. congressional negotiators reached an agreement to avoid another government...

German stocks rose sharply on Tuesday after U.S. congressional negotiators reached an agreement to avoid another government shutdown. Investors also remained focused on a new round of U.S-China trade talks taking place in Beijing and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's statement to Parliament on Brexit....

stockmarkets-dec19_12feb19.jpg European stocks may open a tad higher on Tuesday, as investors remain hopeful that a new round of U.S.-China trade talks would help to resolve their trade dispute. Negotiators from the two countries are meeting this week in Beijing, with White House adviser Kellyanne Conway saying President Donald...

The Switzerland stock market snapped a three-day losing streak on Monday, as traders switched over to the buying mode ahead of a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks. Data showing Swiss consumer price inflation to have slowed down in the month of January aided sentiment.

European stock markets ended with solid gains on Monday, with investors picking up shares ahead of a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks. Some bargain hunting after recent steep losses too contributed to the gains.

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