As the Winter months loom and flu season rolls in, with Brexit impasses, trade conflicts and a debt-laden Italian budget, the European markets may catch a cold - with geopolitics the cause.
Apple Inc this week became the first $1 trillion publicly listed US company - but how does that compare with other companies and the richest countries and people on the planet?
Trade war fears help fuel plunge.
The reality star’s tweet about no longer using the social media company’s Snapchat app sent stocks tumbling.
Profits at Google’s parent company Alphabet have been hit following last month’s record fine imposed by the EU.
Despite strong growth in the
The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar but later slipped back amid uncertainty over next month's French parliamentary elections.
Oil prices have been on a roller coaster ride from oversupply worries, strong opinion poll numbers for French centrist Macron boosted share prices.
Twitter - the social media platform beloved by US president Donald Trump - saw its shares surgeafter it added a lot more users that had been expected.
Europe's stock markets made moderate gains on Tuesday with as investors shifted their focus from politics to business fundamentals.
The CAC40 in Paris was the standout gainer on Thursday with investors reassured there will be no major surprises in Sunday's presidential election.
Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.