European markets open to close, data, earnings, G-7, Ukraine

LONDON — European stocks moved higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index added 0.7% in early trade, with basic resources jumping 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. The higher open on Monday comes after the … Read more

European stocks open to close as recession fears continue

LONDON — European stocks were lower Thursday, as global markets see renewed volatility after a brief recovery following last week’s tumultuous trading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 0.5% by late morning, having recovered more than half of its earlier losses. Banks fell 1.5% while travel and leisure stocks gained 1.1%. In terms of individual share … Read more

European markets open to close, data, ECB decision

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open lower ahead of the latest interest rate decision from the European Central Bank on Thursday. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 32 points lower at 7,554, Germany’s DAX down 75 points at 14,360, France’s CAC 40 down 35 points at 6,403, and Italy’s FTSE MIB 156 … Read more

European markets open to close, stocks, data, US inflation

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open in negative territory amid nervousness over inflation, with the next reading of US inflation due at the end of the week. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 39 points lower at 7,576, Germany’s DAX 113 points lower at 14,540, France’s CAC 40 down 54 points at … Read more

European stocks open to close, data WEF, Fed minutes

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open mixed Thursday as markets digest the latest signals from the US Federal Reserve regarding rate hikes. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 4 points lower at 7,526, Germany’s DAX up 7 points at 14,040, France’s CAC 40 up 2 points at 6,310 and Italy’s FTSE MIB … Read more

investors look ahead to U.S. inflation data for April

LONDON — European stocks advanced on Wednesday morning as investors looked ahead to the latest inflation reading. The pan-European Stoxx 600 added 1.2% by mid-morning. Autos jumped 2.9% to lead gains as all sectors traded in positive territory except health care, which fell 0.9%. The positive morning in Europe came after choppy trading sessions in … Read more

European markets climb as global stocks look for rebound; Swedish Match up 24%

LONDON — European stocks advanced on Tuesday as global markets looked to rebound from a broad sell-off in recent days, prompted mainly by concerns about inflation and rising interest rates — and the potential for a global recession. The pan-European Stoxx 600 added 0.9% in early trade, with construction and material stocks climbing 2.3% to … Read more

European stocks retreat as global markets rattled over inflation; Stoxx 600 down 1.5%

LONDON — European stocks pulled back on Monday, tracking negative sentiment globally as investors continued to mull over persistently high inflation. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 1.5% by late morning, with basic resources shedding 3.6% to lead losses as all sectors and major bourses slid into negative territory. The risk aversion for European markets comes … Read more

European markets as investors react to France’s Macron win

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Monday as the sell-off in global markets continues into the new trading week. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 94 points lower at 7,533, Germany’s DAX 241 points lower at 13,901 and France’s CAC 40 down 72 points at 6,509, according to data … Read more

European markets trade lower after Fed’s Powell signals a rate hike next month

European stocks fell in early trading on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a half-percentage point rate hike is “on the table” for next month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped by 1% shortly after bourses opened, with the retail, tech and oil and gas sectors marking the biggest losses. Friday’s market open in … Read more