European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after seesawing for much of the session, with gains in the technology sector helping to offset a staggering slump in Greek banking stocks. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: .FTSE) benchmark closed provisionally flat, with France’s CAC 40 (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) down 0.6 percent and Germany’s DAX (^GDAXI) unofficially Read More

European markets closed down Tuesday, after a number of Wall Street’s biggest firms missed earnings expectations as a result of the consistently strong dollar. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) ended around 0.8 percent with losses accelerating around U.S. market open after a raft of disappointing earnings pushing the Dow Jones almost 400 points Read More

European markets closed higher Monday, despite opening the session lower, as investors digested news that anti-austerity party Syriza won a general election in Greece on Sunday. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index (^STOXX) ended around 0.5 percent higher after fluctuating earlier in the session. Greek stocks on the Athens Composite traded down 5 percent earlier Read More

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European government borrowing rates plummeted to record lows, the euro weakened and stock markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank launched a landmark bond-buying program. The stubbornly stagnant euro zone economy and falling consumer prices in the currency bloc prompted the ECB to unveil a 60 billion Read More

European markets rallied to close higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a full-scale bond-buying program. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) provisionally closed 1.6 percent higher at 1,453.28 points-its highest closing level since early 2008, according to Reuters. The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE) index ended unofficially 1.0 percent Read More

Taking a page from the Ben Bernanke playbook, Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank announced a bond buying program this morning to the tune of €60 billion a month through September of 2016 for a total of about €1.2 trillion. The program is an attempt to turn around Europe’s lagging economy, boosting inflation that Read More

European markets closed higher on Wednesday, as news emerged that the European Central Bank is set to buy around 50 billion euros ($ 58.3 billion) per month of government bonds for around a year. European stocks briefly spiked, before slipping to trade lower, after the Wall Street Journal cited sources in its report on the Read More

European equities closed in positive territory on Tuesday amid speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a full-scale bond-buying program when it meets on Thursday. The STOXX Europe 600 (^STOXX) ended around 0.8 percent higher, with most sectors of the index trading in positive territory, bar technology and oil and gas, paring earlier Read More

By Harro Ten Wolde WALLDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Europe’s largest software group SAP SE (SAPG.DE) cut its 2017 operating profit outlook on Tuesday, saying its push into cloud-based delivery will further eat into profit margins before clearing the way for profits to expand from 2018 onward. The German company’s move to deliver business planning software Read More

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks and bonds rose on Monday as investors shrugged off the steepest fall in Chinese shares for over six years and bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying economic stimulus package later this week. Anticipation the ECB will announce such quantitative easing, or QE, at its Read More