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European markets are closing marginally in positive territory, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury, but rising European bond yields cause concern.
European markets are down for the fourth straight session, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury says the European markets appear to have a flat close Wednesday.
European shares close down for a second day in a row, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the European market surge, pointing to key market-moving stocks. Meanwhile, John Taylor, of FX Concepts, explains why investors should short the euro.
European stocks close out around 8-month peaks, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
European stocks closed at their highest level in nearly eight months, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The Squawk on the Street team have the rundown on the European markets as the trading session closes, including the looming deadline today for Greece's debt swap deal, the euro hitting session highs against the dollar, and the Italian and Spanish ten-year yields; with Bill Herr, Trader Wealth Management.
European markets close higher on Greek debt swap optimism. Markets rally over optimism about Greek deal. Fifty percent approval a key threshold for Greek debt swap. Banking stocks get a boost on the latest news from Greece. With Erik "Wolfman" Wilkinson, independent trader.
European markets end the day down across the board, on concerns about Greece. SocGen, Unicredit lead European banking shares lower. The IIF says a disorderly Greek default would cost the euro zone $1.3 trillion. The Greek Finance Minister says the bond swap offer is final. And euro zone economic output was down .3 percent in Q4 compared to Q3. With Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.
European shares fall on renewed worries about Greek debt swap. BP shares rise on news of a $7.8 billion Gulf oil spill settlement. Euro zone retail sales rise .3 percent in January from December. Russia's Putin wins another Presidential term. Daimler says Mercedes-Benz sales up 20 percent in February vs. last year. With John Ryding, RDQ Economics.
European shares were down on Monday due to concerns about the Greece debt swap deal, China's 2012 growth target, and Spain and Italy's struggling economies. However a strong performance from BP, after its lower-than-expected oil spill settlement, helped the FTSE 100 outperform.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Monday, with concerns focused on China's lower-than-expected 2012 growth target, and tension in the Middle East.
European markets finish the week with a mixed results. Bank stocks are among the best performers. Analysts say ECB liquidity injection has eased fears, but the ECB's Draghi warns not to expect further injection of funds into banks. Spain intends to base 2012 budget on higher deficit target than stated earlier. With Jim Bianco, Bianco Research and Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial.
CNBC's Ross Westgate has a roundup of major European markets, pointing out that bond yields are falling on Spanish and Italian debt.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks at the U.S. markets, which are up on good economic data. The S&P is up 9 percent on the year.
CNBC's Mandy Drury reports on the U.S. markets giving up earlier gains, led lower by materials and energy stocks. Bernanke mentions job market far from normal. GDP expands at 3 percent pace. GM and Peugeot Citroen agree to form alliance. And James Murdoch steps down as executive chairman of News International.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Wednesday, after a higher-than-expected take up of the European Central Bank's second long-term refinancing operation. European banks bought 529.5 billion euros ($713 billion) of the cheap loans. European stocks rose on Wednesday morning, as investors bet that a second wad of cheap, long-term funds from the European Central Bank would further ease tension in the banking sector and boost confidence in the wider market.
US markets are poised to open higher with the Dow Jones 28 points to the upside. European stocks climbed early on Wednesday, keeping their 2-1/2 month rally alive as investors bet the European Central Bank's new funding operation will ease tensions in the banking sector and boost appetite for risky assets such as equities. Asian stocks ended mostly higher for the same reason.