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Europe’s markets were positive on Friday, after investor optimism from U.S.-China trade talks spread through the indexes. The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.2% to 371.33, after finishing down 0.3% on Thursday. As this week’s trade talks between the U.S. and China come to a close, investors are optimistic about progress, with President Donald Trump reportedly set to meet with China’s top trade negotiator on Friday.
Europe’s markets were mixed on Thursday, struggling against a myriad of headwinds including weak economic data and earnings. A batch of earnings data drove action for a number of stocks, and leaned on some indexes.
European stocks were down on Tuesday, as investors responded to disappointing earnings from HSBC and BHP Group while trade negotiations between the U.S. and China continue
Investing.com -- Europe’s stock markets are edging higher Friday, on course for what would be their sixth weekly gain in the last seven weeks, but you wouldn’t guess it from the news flow.
Investing.com -- Stocks in Europe were mostly higher after early trading on Wednesday, as two positive items of China-related news outweighed a fresh bout of nerves over Brexit.
Xilinx led semiconductor stocks higher, American and Southwest spurred an airline rally Thursday, but the Dow Jones industrials dipped on trade fears.
European stock markets traded lower on Thursday as uncertainty continues to dominate investor sentiment. European stock markets traded slightly lower on Thursday as uncertainty continues to dominate investor sentiment. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline, with all three major indexes - FTSE, the German DAX and the French CAC - in negative territory.
European stocks posted slight gains around Thursday's afternoon trade, as investors digested a central banking decision out of Europe.
Trading was expected to be cautious in Europe Wednesday amid uncertainty over trade talks between the world's biggest economies, the U.S. and China, after reports emerged that the White House cancelled a trade planning meeting with Beijing. Elsewhere, officials from the Chinese finance ministry said Wednesday that Beijing will boost fiscal expenditure in 2019 to bolster the country's economy, Reuters reported.
Stocks came under modest pressure early Thursday, as earnings misses from Morgan Stanley and CSX weighed, and the Dow Jones industrials faced a key test.
Britain's top share index was expected to open slightly lower on Wednesday after lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union by a crushing margin overnight, deepening political and market uncertainty. The FTSE 100 was seen opening 3 points lower and underperforming its European peers, according to financial spreadbetters at IG. The small drop comes as sterling eked out small gains against the U.S. dollar in early dealings, with the sizable defeat for May seen forcing Britain to pursue different options, including a delay to the exit.
European markets were lower Monday afternoon, after a shock contraction in Chinese exports heightened fears of a slowdown in global growth.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that he is "very worried" about the ballooning U.S. debt. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday in London that he hopes the UK and the EU will avoid a no-deal. Stocks in Europe traded slightly higher on Friday as investors tried to navigate through political uncertainty across the globe.
Stocks in Europe were lower on Monday afternoon, erasing earlier gains on the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China.
Concerns over economic growth, Brexit and the U.S. government shutdown could be dragging investment sentiment lower. During late morning trade, investors were also digesting news that Societe Generale cut its oil price forecasts for 2019 on the back of economic growth concerns. Stocks in Europe were lower on Monday, erasing earlier gains on the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China.
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