European shares finished lower Tuesday, amid investor caution over a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting this week and the official start of the first-quarter earnings season. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed around 0.5 percent lower, with most major bourses and sectors trading in negative territory. Shares of Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris: ALU-FR) surged Read More

European equities closed mixed on Monday, as investors paused for breath after stellar gains last week. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) finished slightly higher, with country and sector indexes flipping between positive and negative territory throughout the session. Mining stocks (STOXX:.SXPP) – with their heavy exposure to China – were the major underperformer, Read More

By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks marched higher again on Thursday, drawing support from European auto sales and German trade data, while expectations that the first U.S. interest rate increase will come in the latter part of the year continue to grow. Investors also breathed a sigh of relief as Greece confirmed it Read More

Wall Street (^GSPC) is in “wait and see” mode at midday ahead of this afternoon’s release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting and the start of first-quarter earnings season. New York Stock Exchange floor trader Keith Bliss of Cuttone & Co. tells Yahoo Finance the doom and gloom scenarios being painted ahead Read More

European equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell (London Stock Exchange: RDSA-GB) launched a bid for U.K.-listed BG Group (London Stock Exchange: BG.-GB). The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) closed flat, having touched an eight year-high earlier in the session after oil and gas firms Read More

European markets seesawed on Thursday to close mixed as investors focused on U.S. economic data and positioned themselves ahead of the long Easter weekend. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) wobbled around the flatline in afternoon trading before provisionally closing 0.3 percent lower. London’sFTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE)closed around 0.1 percent higher, the French CAC Read More

European equities were sharply lower on Thursday following a sell-off in the U.S. Wednesday and a lackluster lead from Asia. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (STOXX: .STOXX) was lower with major bourses like the German DAX (XETRA: .GDAXI) posting heavy losses. Concerns over escalating political chaos in Yemen are weighing on market sentiment. Oil Read More

European equities finished around 1 percent lower on average on Wednesday, down from multi-year highs, despite better-than-expected data from Germany. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTSE) provisionally ended around 1 percent lowerm as European technology stocks slipped, mimicking a similar downturn on Wall Street. Notably, ARM (London Stock Exchange: ARM-GB), which makes chips for Read More

European equities were mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve ‘s two-day policy meeting and the annual U.K. Budget statement. The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE 100 (FTSE International: .FTSE) ticked around 0.7 percent higher, while the French CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI), German DAX (^GDAXI) and FTSE MIB (FTSE International: .FTMIB) Read More