Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.
Chipmaker Broadcom said it was looking to sell or wind-down of its cellular baseband business.
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European shares recovered from earlier losses to close higher on Monday, after U.S. retail data surpassed estimates.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open, as the global tech selloff continued and geopolitical concerns about Ukraine and Russia weighed.
The stocks of tiny sensor companies are doing well despite market volatility. Used in smartphones and wearable devices, demand is buoying prices.
European equities closed the session in positive territory after consumer data and earnings in the U.S. helped to boost sentiment in afternoon trade.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of ST Microelectronics, says the company's improvement during the last few quarters was "very significant".
Trends emerge this earnings' season: limited Q4 visibility, momentum names slide, oil is dropping, and bond yields break down.
Stocks are down globally, with the most likely explanation being that stocks are greatly overbought.
Europe's largest maker of semiconductors said it will look to emerging markets after posting a $142 million third-quarter net loss.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics, says the company is focusing on the Chinese market with new products.
Two consortiums, including IBM and STMicroelectronics, have proposed building semiconductor wafer plants in India costing a total of $8 billion.
European shares closed down in choppy trade on Tuesday, while shares in mobile device maker Nokia surged 34 percent.
European shares pared earlier gains to close down on Tuesday, after a late session sell-off that traders attributed to concerns about possibly disappointing earnings from Apple.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics, blames the break-up of the joint venture with Ericsson for the continued net loss and discusses products traction and their R&D program.
STMicroelectronics posted a second-quarter loss more than double that of a year earlier, as Europe's largest maker of semiconductors struggles with a softening smartphone market.
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European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.