European stocks slide 2.8% after weak euro zone data, new UK economic plan

European stocks were sharply lower on Friday, as investors digested a raft of central bank decisions and a new economic plan from the UK The Stoxx 600 was down 2.8% in early afternoon trading, with all sectors and major bourses trading in the red. Oil and gas stocks and basic resources were the biggest fallers, … Read more

European markets open to close, BOE and SNB rate decisions

Market open: Fortum up 4%, Accor down 6% Shares of Fortum rose again in early trade Thursday after the Finnish company agreed to sell its 56% stake in German utility Uniper to the German government. The state-owned energy company shifted its stake in a nationalization deal. French hospitality company Accor saw its shares fall 6.3% … Read more