European markets closed down Tuesday, after a number of Wall Street’s biggest firms missed earnings expectations as a result of the consistently strong dollar. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index (^STOXX) ended around 0.8 percent with losses accelerating around U.S. market open after a raft of disappointing earnings pushing the Dow Jones almost 400 points Read More

European markets closed higher Monday, despite opening the session lower, as investors digested news that anti-austerity party Syriza won a general election in Greece on Sunday. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 index (^STOXX) ended around 0.5 percent higher after fluctuating earlier in the session. Greek stocks on the Athens Composite traded down 5 percent earlier Read More

European markets rallied to close higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a full-scale bond-buying program. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (FTSE International: .FTEU3) provisionally closed 1.6 percent higher at 1,453.28 points-its highest closing level since early 2008, according to Reuters. The U.K.’s benchmark FTSE (FTSE International: .FTSE) index ended unofficially 1.0 percent Read More

European markets closed higher on Wednesday, as news emerged that the European Central Bank is set to buy around 50 billion euros ($ 58.3 billion) per month of government bonds for around a year. European stocks briefly spiked, before slipping to trade lower, after the Wall Street Journal cited sources in its report on the Read More

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares hit a six-week high and the euro stayed under pressure on Wednesday as investors counted on the European Central Bank to unveil a stimulus drive, while the yen jumped after the Bank of Japan left policy unchanged. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> rose Read More