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Market Report - Europe Close
08 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks end mostly higher as investors assess rate outlook

European shares were mostly higher, apparently taking their cue from a rally on Wall Street the day before after less-hawkish-than anticipated comments from US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell.

07 Feb
Europe close: Stocks end mixed ahead of speech by Fed's Powell

European shares traded mixed on Tuesday, as investors kept a weary eye on a policy speech by US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell scheduled for later in the day.

06 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks slip as investors mull outlook for interest rates

European shares were mostly lower at the start of the week after the previous Friday's US payrolls data sparked worries about a longer timetable for interest rate rises, while tensions between Washington and Beijing were heightened after a Chinese surveillance balloon was shot down in American airspace.

02 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks rise even as ECB guides towards more rate hikes

European stocks clocked in with solid gains on Thursday after dovish remarks from the US Federal Reserve on inflation prompted rallies on Wall Street and in Asia.

01 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks end mostly higher ahead of Fed decision

European shares got off to a mostly positive start in February, even as they waited on the Federal Reserve's interest rate announcement on Wednesday evening and the monthly non-farm payrolls report that was due out two days later.

31 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks end mostly higher

European shares extended losses on Tuesday on the back of weak Wall Street and Asian sessions as investors fretted over a raft of expected interest rate hikes this week, fanning concerns about the global economy tipping into recession.

30 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks drift lower amid investor caution, mixed data

European shares trimmed morning losses but still finished slightly lower ahead of a week full of high-profile risk events, including central bank rate decisions in the US, UK and Eurozone and as investors digested a mixed bag of economic data.

27 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks edge higher

European stocks were little changed for the most part on Friday although investor sentiment was boosted by news that German auto-supplier Bosch agreed to increase its shareholding in Sweden's Husqvarna.

26 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks continue to grind higher

European shares were higher on Thursday as the corporate results dump continued, with solid earnings underpinning sentiment, although Polymetal lost its shine as it mulled moving its London listing.

25 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks drift lower ahead of key data releases

European shares slipped on Wednesday, despite data showing German business sentiment had improved, weighed down by soft corporate outlooks across the Pond even as investors waited on key data releases in the US scheduled for over the next two sessions.

24 Jan
Europe close: Stocks finish on a mixed note

European shares finished on a mixed note on Tuesday as a stabilisation in eurozone business activity was tempered by a warning that further interest rate rises to combat inflation could tip the single currency bloc into recession.

24 Jan
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Europe close: Shares get boost from EZ confidence data

European shares finished strongly on Monday, rebounding from a mid-afternoon nap to start to the week on a high, despite a dearth of data and with most Asian markets shut due to the Lunar New Year holiday.

20 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks finish higher on China optimism

European shares were still in the green by the end of Friday, amid investor optimism over the reopening of China’s economy, and as Wall Street equities started to recover from a weak session overnight.

18 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks end mixed after soft US data, hawkish Fed talk

European shares finished on a mixed note on Wednesday as investors on Wall Street reacted poorly to a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data in the US.

17 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks rise as German economic confidence recovers from war

European shares rose on Tuesday after a gauge of economic confidence in Germany moved back into positive territory for the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, prompting positive takeaways from politicians.

16 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks end higher in quiet trading

European shares moved a tad higher on Monday albeit on thin trading volumes due to the Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday in the US.

13 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks finish off second positive week in a row

European shares were higher on Friday as investors were cheered by US inflation undershooting estimates and the UK and German economies put in better-than-expected performance, suggesting that recessions may not be as steep as first feared.

12 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks add to gains after US data

European shares extended gains on Thursday as a key update on US inflation for December printed a tad below forecasts, even as weekly jobless data undershot expectations.

11 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks gain with US inflation in focus

European shares extended gains on Wednesday after a positive session in Asia, although sentiment was tempered by upcoming US inflation data on Thursday.

10 Jan
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Europe close: Stocks end little changed, Goldman less downbeat on euro area

European shares were mostly lower on Tuesday amid mixed trading on Wall Street following somewhat hawkish comments from two Federal Reserve policymakers the day before.