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European equities closed higher on Thursday, as investors reacted to fresh economic data and auto stocks posted strong gains. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed over 1 percent higher as new figures late Wednesday showed impressive gains in auto sales for the European market. This helped major car manufacturers post gains on Thursday. 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

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks crawled higher on Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data helped revive some risk appetite lost following air strikes on Houthi militants in Yemen, while the dollar rebounded. Crude oil prices were slightly lower on the dollar’s bounce after surging overnight on the escalating conflict in Yemen. The Read More

European equities mostly finished lower on Tuesday, as investors looked ahead to a two-day meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve and reacted to fresh economic data. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) provisionally closed around 0.7 percent down. The French benchmark CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) index finished provisionally 0.7 percent lower and the German Read More

European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro (Exchange:EUR=). Euro zone stock indexes enjoyed a broad rally across major bourses and sectors-with the exception of Greece. Read More Tensions high as Greece makes WWII payback threats The German Read More

European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) finished around 0.8 percent higher at 1,569, with all major bourses and sectors posting solid gains, having touched a Read More

European equities finished higher on Wednesday as investors geared up for the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting on Thursday. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) closed around 0.6 percent higher, after a fairly cautious trading week so far. The French CAC (Euronext Paris: .FCHI) and German DAX (^GDAXI) both closed just shy of Read More

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program. The gains follow a rise in Asia <.MIAPJ0000PUS> and another record day on the Wall Street <.DJI> Read More