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Stocks slip in Europe as investors refine Fed hike bets

European stocks fell on Thursday as cautious investors continued to assess how far and fast the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates this year. Also keeping a lid on risk-taking were the tech-laden U.S. Nasdaq entering correction territory on Wednesday, a sell-off in bonds, still elevated crude...

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European shares in the red after hawkish Fed comments

European stocks dropped in early trading on Friday after more Fed policymakers signalled they will start to raise U.S. interest rates in March to combat inflation. Asian shares fell after Fed Governor Lael Brainard became the latest and most senior U.S. central banker to indicate that the U.S. Federal...

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European Stock Futures Higher; Powell Testimony Prompts Optimism

European stock markets are expected to open higher Wednesday, continuing the global rally after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell indicated confidence in the U.S. economic recovery but didn’t point to an accelerated path towards policy normalization. At 2 AM ET (0700 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.3%...

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European Stock Futures Just Higher; U.S. Inflation Key This Week

European stock markets are expected to open marginally higher Monday, with investors wary at the start of a week that includes the release of key U.S. inflation data and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. At 2 AM ET (0700 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded...

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European Stock Futures Drift Lower in Pre-Holiday Trade; FTSE Down 0.3%

European stock futures were drifting lower early Friday, consolidating at the end of a week dominated by growing hopes of a quick end to the pandemic. In many markets, including Germany, Spain and Italy, the Christmas holiday period has already started. Markets are open for half the day the...

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European shares rise after Monday’s bruising sell-off

European shares rebounded on Tuesday after a bruising sell-off in the previous session, with a jump in commodity stocks offsetting concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant. The pan-European STOXX 600 added 0.9% as of 0821 GMT, with miners and oil stocks leading gains on the back of higher copper...

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European Stock Futures Mixed; Omicron News, Fed Meeting in Focus

European stock markets are expected to open in subdued fashion Tuesday as investors digest the spread of the Omicron Covid variant ahead of three key central bank meetings this week. At 2 AM ET (0700 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.2% higher, while CAC 40 futures...

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European Stocks Edge Higher; Continuing Rally on Omicron Optimism

European stock markets posted small gains Wednesday, adding to the recent sharp rally driven by hopes that the Omicron Covid-19 variant is less virulent than previous versions. At 3:35 AM ET (0835 GMT), the DAX in Germany traded 0.1% higher, the CAC 40 in France rose 0.5% and the...

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Stocks rally, dollar gains as Omicron fears ease

The dollar edged higher while U.S. and European shares rallied on Monday after easing concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant led investors to buy stocks that will likely perform well in a rising interest rate environment. Yields on U.S. government debt surged, with the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield...

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