Most markets in Asia finished in the red on Thursday, as trade tensions between the US and China continued to fray on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Eurozone economic growth was in the doldrums in May as services weakened and optimism dropped to a near five-year low.
Business confidence in Germany deteriorated more than expected in May, according to a survey released by the Ifo Institute on Thursday.
Domestic demand helped the German economy return to growth in the first quarter as manufacturing remained a drag.
Stocks finished slightly lower as investors continued to monitor the headlines around the ongoing trade war between the US and China while keeping an eye on the news flow on Brexit.
A top US central bank official does not see strong enough arguments at the moment to either raise or lower interest rates.
The top US business association in China said on Wednesday that half its members faced retaliation by the Chinese government following the escalation of the country's trade conflict with the US.
BT owned EE and Vodafone announced on Wednesday that they won’t offer phones from Huawei when they roll out Britain’s first 5G mobile network next week.
One of the more 'dovish' rate-setters at the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that the US central bank may want to consider interest rate cuts if inflation readings continue to disappoint.
US stocks headed south at the open on Wednesday, with market participants continuing to keep their eyes on the intensifying trade war between Washington and Beijing.
US beauty company Avon Products confirmed on Wednesday that is in advanced discussions with Brazil’s Natura & Co regarding a potential all-stock transaction.
A US judge has ruled that tech giant Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for mobile phone chips, and has ordered it to renegotiate contracts.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called on his nation's citizens to join him on a "new Long March" on Wednesday, a possible indication that Beijing could be preparing for its trade dispute with Washington to last for an extended period.
US retailer Target topped estimates with its first-quarter earnings and sales on Wednesday, welcoming more customers to its brick and mortar locations and enticing them to part with more cash.
Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Wednesday, as trade tensions between the US and China remained taut, even after Washington granted Huawei a temporary reprieve from potentially crippling trade restrictions.
Wall Street futures were pointing to a somewhat flat open on Wednesday, with market participants continuing to keep their eyes on the intensifying trade war between Washington and Beijing.