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

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 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

European equities closed mixed on Friday, after fresh jobs data from the U.S. beat market expectations. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) ended slightly higher on the day and posted its fifth weekly gain in a row, according to Thomson Reuters. European stocks pared gains after the U.S. employment report, following a similar trend Read More

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slipped from all-time highs on Monday, pulled lower by a sharp drop in crude oil prices, while European shares rallied to fresh seven-year highs on last week’s conditional financial rescue for Greece. Yields on low-rated euro zone government bonds fell on relief an agreement was reached Read More

European markets ended mixed on Friday, with investors reacting to fresh economic data amid continued uncertainty over Greece. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 (^STOXX) index finished around 0.2 percent higher, while major bourses closed pointing in different directions. London’s FTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE) and Germany’s DAX (^GDAXI) both closed around 0.3 percent higher, while French Read More

European stock markets closed mixed on Tuesday as fears over Greece’s debt problems continued to make investors nervous. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index (^STOXX) ended flat, off session lows at 376.5. The Athens Stock Exchange closed down more than 2 percent with Bank of Piraeus (Athens Stock Exchange: TPEIR-GR), the National Bank of Greece Read More

European shares closed mixed, off session lows on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute would be resolved. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) crept higher in the afternoon to end around 0.4 percent higher. However, major bourses closed in different directions. The U.K.’s FTSE 100 (FTSE International: Read More