European stocks nudge higher ahead of Fed, led by banks and insurers

MarketWatch | Sep 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM
  • European stocks on Wednesday leaned higher ahead of a key U.S. interest rate decision.
  • After dropping for two sessions, the Stoxx Europe 600 index
  • Attention in markets turned to the Federal Reserve, with the central bank expected at 2 p.m. Eastern — after European markets close — to announce that it’s reducing its key interest rate by a quarter-point, cutting rates for the second straight meeting.