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The European markets closed lower on Monday as investors remained cautious ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Investors across the globe are nervous as to how the U.S. will contend with an automatic $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes at the end of the year — known as the fiscal cliff — after the election.
European markets are set for a mixed open on Wednesday after the Catalonian region in Spain asked for a financial lifeline from the national government, raising concerns that the country itself will soon ask for a bailout.
European markets are called to open in negative territory on Tuesday as the debate continues over how far the European Central Bank (ECB) can, or will, go to save the euro zone.
European markets are called to open cautiously Monday after mixed signals from euro zone politicians and officials over the weekend.
The S&P 500 held above its key 1,400 level on Wednesday, despite negative pressure from Europe.
European markets were expected to open with a mixed picture Friday, after falling Thursday in the light of disappointment over European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s comments.
European stocks are expected to open slightly higher on Thursday as investors await the European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision.
European stocks are expected to open flat on Tuesday ahead of a report on the Spanish banking industry and a raft of earnings from across Europe before the opening bell.
European stocks are expected to open sharply higher on Monday on hopes that the European Central Bank and U.S. Federal Reserve will this week deliver measures to boost growth and contain the euro zone debt crisis.
European stocks are expected to struggle to find direction at the European open as hopes of further policy action by US and European authorities to boost growth are offset by more bad news on the euro zone debt crisis.
European stocks are expected to open lower on Wednesday amid concerns over Spain and Greece’s finances and following a rare earnings miss by Apple. With Spain’s borrowing costs soaring after an auction of short term debt on Tuesday an alarm signal was sounded when the cost of borrowing over 5 years rose above the cost of 10 year borrowing.
The open of the European market is expected to be mixed by spread betting firms following Monday’s highly volatile start to the trading week. Fears over Spain’s finances had seen its borrowing costs soar past 7.5 percent and its stock market trading lower by as much as 5.5 percent before rallying to close just 1 percent lower.
European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Monday amid concerns over the ability of Spain’s regions to pay their debts. On Friday, Spanish stocks fell by nearly 6 percent on news that Valencia had requested aid from the Spanish government to help it meet debt repayments.
European shares were called lower on Friday tracking Asian markets overnight after corporate earnings in the U.S. proved a mixed bag and investors waited for euro zone finance ministers to approve an agreement to lend up to 100 billion euros ($122.5 billion) to Spain so it can recapitalize its banks.
European shares were seen opening higher on Thursday on stronger than expected corporate earnings in the U.S. which offset worries about a slowdown in the world’s largest economy and on hopes German lawmakers would approve a planned bailout of the Spanish banking system.
European shares were called to open higher on Wednesday tracking shares in Asia, on hopes of more quantitative easing in the U.S. after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke outlined a gloomy view of the U.S. economic recovery to Congress on Tuesday.
European markets were looking at a higher open on Tuesday, tracking shares in Asia higher as investors grew hopeful that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke could signal additional quantitative easing and as Spain tests investors' appetite for its debt for the first time since it announced further austerity measures.
European markets were looking at a mixed open on Monday, with investors searching for direction after Chinese premier Wen Jiabao warned at the weekend that China's economic woes will continue for some time but that the country's fundamentals remain favorable, and with the Tokyo market closed due to a public holiday.
European shares were called to open higher on Friday, tracking shares in Asia higher on relief that figures for second-quarter Chinese economic growth came in within expectations.
European shares are called to open lower Thursday on the back of subdued markets in Asia overnight following disappointment over the lack of any further monetary stimulus from the U.S’ Federal Reserve.