Mar 31, 2016 9:42 AM ET
European markets extended March gains and trimmed first-quarter losses as financial services sector dragged broader market sentiment. Italian banks struggled after rights offering from Banca Popolare di Vicenza may have to be postponed. Bouygues and Orange extended merger deadlines.
Mar 30, 2016 2:24 PM ET
European markets advanced 1.5% after U.S. Fed Chair signaled caution in raising interest rates. Steelmakers traded higher on hopes of a European consolidation after Tata Steel said it would leave the British market. Metro AG plans to split its wholesale and electronics retailing businesses.
Mar 29, 2016 2:10 PM ET
European market indexes closed mixed as bank lending in February rose at the fastest pace since 2011. Oil and base metal prices retreated as the U.S. dollar inched higher.
Mar 24, 2016 2:46 PM ET
European market indexes closed lower ahead of the Easter holidays. Resource and energy stocks fell after the U.S. dollar strengthened and U.S. crude inventories increased. Next, the apparel retailer sank 15% on weak 2016 sales outlook. Italian banks were under pressure.
Mar 23, 2016 1:58 PM ET
European stock indexes closed flat on Wednesday as weakness in mining stocks offset a rebound in travel and leisure stocks one day after the terrorist attacks in Belgium. Credit Suisse will cut about 2,000 jobs as part of its global restructuring. William Hill issued a profit warning.
Mar 22, 2016 1:49 PM ET
European market indexes closed flat after the sharp decline in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Eurozone economic activity regained momentum in March. PMI. Partners increased its dividend.
Mar 21, 2016 2:12 PM ET
European market indexes were little changed on Monday and weak commodities trimmed early gains. Telecom Italia gained 3% after chief executive was forced out. Bayer gained 4% on rumors about a potential acquisition of its crop unit by Monsanto.
Mar 18, 2016 2:16 PM ET
European stocks were little changed on Friday as investors in the absence of large swings in oil and commodity prices. Generali announced a jump of 15% in annual pre-tax profit. Nordea Bank confirmed plans to transform its subsidiaries into branches.
Mar 16, 2016 1:12 PM ET
European markets were little changed as investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. Fed decision on interest rates. Tullow Oil discovered oil in Kenya’s northern Kerio Valley. German engineering company Bilfinger canceled its dividend due to widening losses.
Mar 17, 2016 12:54 PM ET
The euro rose and European markets eased after the U.S. Fed limited future rate hikes to two in the rest of 2016 citing global economic weakness. Lufthansa projected slower earnings improvements. Immofinanz posted a loss after a write-down of €400 million its Russian portfolio.