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 recouped 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, stocks, data, global markets

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open higher on Tuesday, continuing a recovery seen at the start of the week. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 17 points higher at 7,132, Germany’s DAX 46 points higher at 13,298, France’s CAC 40 up 23 points at 5,928, and Italy’s FTSE MIB 75 points higher at … 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 U.K.’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 points … Read more

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

LONDON — European stocks slipped into negative territory on Tuesday amid nervousness over inflation, with the next reading of U.S. inflation due at the end of the week. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped 0.5% in early trade, with tech and retail stocks shedding 1.1% to lead losses as almost all sectors and major bourses slid … 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 over 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

investors monitor Russian energy supplies to Europe

LONDON – European stocks advanced on Thursday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings and continued to monitor developments in Ukraine, and Russia’s next move on its gas supplies to Europe. The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 1% in early trade, with autos jumping 2.2% to lead gains as all sectors and major stock exchanges … Read more

Fears over global growth dominate sentiment

LONDON – European stocks traded around the flatline on Wednesday as global markets remain mixed, with fears persisting over the global growth outlook. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was trading 0.1% lower with several sectors in negative territory. Investors are also watching the halting of Russian gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria closely. Gazprom told … 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 stock markets opened, with the retail, tech and oil and gas sectors marking the biggest losses. Friday’s market open … Read more

Tumultuous month for markets with Russia-Ukraine war

LONDON – European stocks were mixed on the last trading day of March, a month marked by global geopolitical and economic uncertainty after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline in early trade, but was on course to eke out a monthly gain for March. Media stocks added 0.5% while … Read more