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Bank Of England To Sit Tight On Policy

Policymakers of the Bank of England are widely expected to hold the key rate at its current record low level as the bank has pledged not to raise rates until the jobless rate falls to 7 percent. Moreover, price stability knock out conditions have not materialized in the economy to override the forward guidance.


European Stocks To See Cautious Start Ahead Of Jobs Report

European stocks are seen opening flat to slightly lower on Tuesday as investors stay on the sidelines awaiting the U.S. September jobs report due out later in the day.


Europe, Asia Stocks, Commodities Advance on Stimulus Bets

European stocks rose and Asian shares headed for their biggest five-day gain this year on expectations that central banks in Europe and China will ease monetary policy to spur economic growth. Commodities climbed to a one-month high as oil and corn advanced.


European Stocks Seen Mixed Ahead Of US Jobs Data

European stocks are seen opening mixed on Monday, as investors brace for Tuesday's U.S. jobs report for September, which was delayed by 21/2 weeks because of the partial government shutdown. October's employment report is pushed back by a week to November 8.


European Stocks Advance as Investors Eye ECB Decision

European stocks rose as investors bet central banks will add to measures unveiled by the region’s governments to contain the sovereign-debt crisis and data from China and Japan fueled optimism Asia will drive global growth.


European Stocks Retreat From Five-year High

European stocks fell from a five-year high on profit taking as investors digested mixed earnings reports and showed little reaction to a short-term solution to the U.S. debt ceiling crisis.

Meanwhile, China's Dagong Global Credit Rating has downgraded its ratings for U.S. local and foreign currency credit from 'A' to 'A-', and maintained a negative outlook, saying the country is still approaching the verge of default crisis, despite an 11th hour deal that ended a 16-day government shutdown.

The Euro Stoxx 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks is moving down 0.4 percent, while the Stoxx Europe 50 index, which includes some major U.K. companies, is rising 0.1 percent. Around Europe, France's CAC is down 0.3 percent, the German DAX is declining half a percent and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 is edging down 0.1 percent.


Swiss Stocks Decline After Fed Minutes, Spanish Bond Sale

Swiss stocks fell for a second day as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting reduced expectations for additional monetary stimulus and demand declined at a Spanish bond auction.


European Stocks Seen Marginally Lower

 European stocks are seen opening slightly lower on Thursday after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a legislation that provides a temporary fix to the fiscal issues until the start of 2014.


Emerging Stocks Fall for First Day in Four; Honam Slides

Emerging-market stocks fell for the first time in four days on concern the U.S. Federal Reserve may refrain from more monetary stimulus to bolster growth in the world’s largest economy.


European Stocks Modestly Higher At Midday

 European stocks are little changed near a five-year high on Friday, as investors adopt a cautious stance ahead of this weekend's elections in Germany and speeches by several Fed officials scheduled later in the day.


European Stock Futures Fall as Fed Damps Stimulus Hopes

European stock futures fell for a second day after the Federal Reserve damped expectations of more monetary stimulus for the world’s largest economy.


The Swiss Stock Market Finished Higher After Fed Decision

The Swiss stock market finished in the green Thursday, after the Federal Reserve's surprising announcement late Wednesday. The market posted significant gains in early trade, which were pared in the afternoon by profit-taking.


European Stocks Climb for Second Day as EON Shares Gain

European (SXXP) stocks advanced to the highest level since July as the Federal Reserve raised its economic assessment of the world’s largest economy. Asian stocks and U.S. index futures climbed.


European Markets Climbed After Fed Decides Not To Begin Tapering

The European markets finished solidly in positive territory on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve's surprising announcement late Wednesday. The Fed decided against tapering its massive bond-buying program. Markets had been expecting a $10 billion reduction in the monthly pace of the Fed's quantitative easing purchases, from $85 billion to $75 billion. The news sparked gains in mining and bank stocks.


German Bonds Decline Before Production Report as ECB Rates Decision Looms

German 10-year bonds fell for the first time in three days before a report that may show the nation’s industrial production rose in January, buoying the case for the European Central Bank to keep interest rates unchanged.


European Stocks Rally After Summers Drops Fed Bid

European stocks gained, extending a five-year high, after Lawrence Summers withdrew from consideration as Federal Reserve chairman, paving the way for Janet Yellen, who investors say will favor a slower reduction of stimulus. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also rose.


European Stock-Index Futures Advance Before Deadline on Greece’s Debt Swap

European (SXXP) stock-index futures rose as Japan’s economy shrank less than the government initially estimated and a deadline on Greece’s debt swap approached. Asian shares and U.S. futures gained.


Most Swiss Stocks Retreat; UBS Declines

Most Swiss stocks slipped, after the Swiss Market Index reached the highest level in more than two months yesterday.


Most European Stocks Rise on Greece Bailout

Most European (SXXP) (SXXP) stocks advanced after Germany’s parliament voted to approve a second package of financial aid for Greece. U.S. index futures and Asian shares gained.

PSA Peugeot Citroen jumped 8.1 percent after the company was said to plan a stake sale to General Motors Co.


Europe Stocks, Commodities Rise; U.S. Equities Fluctuate

European stocks rose to a two-month high and Asian shares advanced on speculation central banks will ease monetary policy to spur growth. U.S. equities were little changed before data on factory orders, while oil led commodities higher and the yen weakened.


Trailing European Profits Don’t Dull Stock Rally

European stocks are rallying just as much as the rest of the world in the best start to a year since 1998, even as analysts cut earnings forecasts, profits trail estimates by the most on record and debt-encumbered economies stop growing.