European markets open to close; Bank of England interest rate decision

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open higher on Thursday, building on gains made in the previous session. The UK’s FTSE index is seen 7 points higher at 7,411, Germany’s DAX is expected to open 52 points higher at 13,634, France’s CAC 40 up 8 points at 6,481 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 38 points … Read more

European markets set to kick off August trading with a mixed open

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open in mixed territory on Monday, kicking off August trading on uncertain footing. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 8 points lower at 7,420, Germany’s DAX up 1 point at 13,478, France’s CAC 40 down 9 points at 6,442 and Italy’s FTSE MIB down 55 points at … Read more

European markets focus on first ECB rate hike in years

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open lower on Thursday with the region’s investors geared up for the European Central Bank’s latest monetary policy decision, in which it’s widely expected to announce its first interest rate hike in years. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 11 points lower at 7,256, Germany’s DAX 69 … Read more

Europe stocks head for higher open, US rally lifts global sentiment

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open higher Wednesday, after a rally in US stocks buoyed sentiment in Asia-Pacific markets overnight. The UK’s FTSE index is expected to open 50 points higher at 7,340, Germany’s DAX 107 points higher at 13,419, France’s CAC 40 up 44 points at 6,247 and Italy’s FTSE MIB 174 … Read more

European markets open to close as investors digest US inflation data

LONDON – European stocks were trading lower on Thursday as global markets digest the latest US inflation data. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index were trading 1% lower with most sectors in negative territory apart from media and travel and leisure stocks. European stocks closed lower Wednesday as investors reacted to hotter-than-expected US inflation data. The … Read more

European markets open to close, US inflation data for June

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open lower on Wednesday, extending losses seen in previous sessions this week, as investors prepare for the latest inflation data from the United States. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 15 points lower at 7,196, Germany’s DAX down 65 points at 12,830, France’s CAC 40 down 21 … Read more

European markets open to close, Fed, inflation data

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open lower on Tuesday as investors gear up for the latest US inflation reading on Wednesday. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 29 points lower at 7,167, Germany’s DAX 86 points lower at 12,746 and France’s CAC 40 down 32 points at 5,964, according to data from … Read more

European markets open to close, jobs report, inflation data, Fed

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open lower Monday as investors prepare for more key inflation data out of the US this week. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 65 points lower at 7,137, Germany’s DAX down 124 points at 12,879, France’s CAC 40 down 61 points at 5,969 and Italy’s FTSE MIB … Read more

European markets open to close, UK politics, earnings, data

LONDON – European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as markets sought to reverse a negative slide in the previous trading session. The pan-European Stoxx 600 provisionally closed up by 1.7%, with tech, media and retail shares climbing over 3% to lead gains as almost all sectors and major stock markets ended in positive territory. Just … Read more

European markets open to close, Fed minutes, data and earnings

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open higher on Thursday, building on gains in the previous session. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 71 points higher at 7,166, Germany’s DAX 91 points higher at 12,683, France’s CAC 40 up 51 points at 5,956, and Italy’s FTSE MIB 137 points higher at 20,955, according … Read more