Category Archives: Europe

Europe’s Volatility Curve Is Getting Kinky Ahead of French Vote

France’s election is making Europe’s markets nervous. Traders, already wearied from the 2016 gyrations that followed Brexit, Donald Trump’s victory and Italy’s referendum, are pricing in a surge in volatility for April, when the first round of French voting will occur.

European markets close lower after BOE keeps rates unchanged; Novo Nordisk down 7%

European stocks closed lower on Thursday after the Bank of England decided to keep its monetary policy unchanged, but raised its growth forecasts for 2017. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended 0.34 percent lower. The FTSE 100 rose 0.47 percent and sterling,

European markets close higher; Siemens shares jump 5%; Volvo up 4%

European markets closed higher on Wednesday as investors focused on corporate earnings. Symbol Name Price Change %Change Volume FTSE FTSE 7099.99 -7.66 -0.11% 203050161 DAX DAX 11619.10 -40.40 -0.35% 31406052 CAC CAC 4792.25 -2.33 -0.05% 21012265 IBEX 35 IBEX 35

Goldman Asks Whether Country Risk Will Return to Europe

What Brussels hath brought together, let no election tear asunder? Looming polls in France, the Netherlands and potentially Italy have reignited concerns about members’ commitments to the single-currency bloc just as Greece’s debt woes are back on the radar screen.

European markets close lower after euro zone GDP, inflation; Trump vows to cut drug prices

European markets closed lower on Tuesday as investors focused on data and earnings while keeping an eye on U.S. President Donald Trump‘s immigration policy. Euro zone GDP beats Symbol Name Price Change %Change Volume FTSE FTSE 7151.83 52.68 0.74% 201410379

European markets close lower amid investor backlash over Trump policies; UniCredit down 5%

European markets closed lower on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump‘s introduction of a travel ban on refugees coming from seven Muslim-majority countries prompted investor concern. UniCredit down 5.4% Symbol Name Price Change %Change Volume FTSE FTSE 7118.48 -66.01 -0.92%

European Banks Get Profit Upgrades After Undershooting Six Years

European banks, still recovering from the region’s sovereign-debt crisis and years of anemic economic growth, are beginning to generate optimism. The industry is enjoying positive earnings revisions after six years of downgrades as analysts start to price in better prospects

From north to south, euro zone economy steams into 2017

By Jeremy Gaunt | LONDON The euro zone economy has kicked off the year robustly, data from the Baltic to the Mediterranean showed on Monday, evidence for the European Central Bank that its massive cash stimulus is working but also

U.S. consumer spending, housing data bolster economic outlook

By Lucia Mutikani | WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending accelerated in December as households bought motor vehicles and cold weather boosted demand for utilities amid a rise in wages, pointing to sustained domestic demand that could spur economic growth in early

Europe shares close higher; hits 1-year high after Dow breaks 20,000; Actelion surges up 19%

European stocks closed higher on Thursday extending the bullish sentiment that took the Dow Jones industrial average to an all-time high. Actelion shares surge Symbol Name Price Change %Change Volume FTSE FTSE 7160.17 -1.32 -0.02% 360594796 DAX DAX 11825.56 -23.07