European markets open to close, stocks, data as ECB meets in Sintra

European markets open to close, stocks, data as ECB meets in Sintra

LONDON – European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as global market sentiment remained bearish, with investors nervous about a possible recession. The pan-European Stoxx 600 provisionally closed down by 0.7%, with shares of autos firms shedding 2.7% to lead losses as almost all sectors and major stock exchanges slid into the red. Health care stocks … Read more

European markets open to close after worst quarter since 2020

LONDON – European markets are set to pull back on Friday after suffering their worst quarter since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as inflation and interest rate hikes continue to weigh on sentiment. Britain’s FTSE 100 is seen around 25 points lower at 7,144, Germany’s DAX is set to fall by around 93 points … Read more

The Download: Algorithms’ shame trap, and London’s safer road crossings

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How algorithms trap us in a cycle of shame Working in finance at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis, mathematician Cathy O’Neil got a firsthand look at how much people … Read more

European markets open to close, earnings, data

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open in negative territory on Tuesday as global investor confidence sees another dip. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 20 points lower at 7,250, Germany’s DAX down 70 points at 13,139, France’s CAC 40 down 43 points at 6,021, and Italy’s FTSE MIB down 70 points at … Read more

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

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open higher on Monday, continuing a positive trend seen at the end of last week’s trading. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 34 points higher at 7,245, Germany’s DAX 105 points higher at 13,239, France’s CAC 40 up 35 points at 6,119, and Italy’s FTSE MIB up … Read more

Prince Charles Denies Wrongdoing In Claimed Cash Donation From Qatari Politician

LONDON (AP) – Prince Charles’ office has denied there was any wrongdoing in the heir to the British throne accepting bags full of cash as charity donations from a Qatari politician. The Sunday Times said the prince was given a total of 3 million euros ($ 3.2 million) by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber … Read more

As Jack Vettriano opens a new show, he reveals how drink and drugs nearly destroyed him

His artwork is known for its erotic charge – paintings of women dressed in little more than stockings and high heels, while men look on either in the throes of lust or the depths of despair. But while plundering both his imagination and his own tortured love affairs for his work has given Jack Vettriano … Read more

Volatile week as investors assess recession prospects

LONDON – European markets moved higher on Friday to end a volatile week, as investors around the world assessed inflation and fears of an economic recession. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index gained 0.8% in early trade, with tech stocks adding 1.5% to lead gains while retail stocks slid 1.8%. In terms of individual share price … Read more

European stocks open to close as recession fears continue

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open lower Thursday, as global markets see renewed volatility after a brief recovery following last week’s tumultuous trading. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 38 points lower at 7,053, Germany’s DAX 79 points lower at 13,079, France’s CAC 40 down 40 points at 5,879, and Italy’s FTSE … Read more

European markets open to close, earnings, data, central banks

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open in negative territory on Wednesday, giving up gains made in the previous session amid more positive global sentiment. The UK’s FTSE index is expected to open 45 points lower at 7,103, Germany’s DAX 112 points lower at 13,180, France’s CAC 40 down 56 points at 5,906, and … Read more