Consolidation among the world's main stockmarket operators heated up further at the start of the week as Swiss-based SIX Group launched a "friendly" bid for Spain's BME, even as the Madrid-based firm confirmed that it was in talks with pan-European exchange group . Euronext about a possible tie-up.
Wall Street closed at fresh record highs on Friday following upbeat remarks from two top US administration officials regarding the chances of a preliminary trade deal with China.
US President Donald Trump will travel to the UK in December to attend a NATO meeting, the White House said in a statement on Friday.
European stocks were mixed at lunchtime on Friday, reversing early gains as another spate of optimism for an initial US-China trade deal was muddied by corporate news.
Fifteen countries including Australia, the US, India and New Zealand have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over the economic hit caused by Brexit.
Stocks on Wall Street stormed to fresh record highs on Friday following upbeat remarks from two top US administration officials regarding the chances of a preliminary trade deal with China.
Pure Gold Mining reported the completion and advancement of a number of “key milestones” on its 100%-owned Madsen Red Lake Mine project in its third quarter update on Friday.
The European Investment Bank has agreed to phase out funding for fossil fuels by 2021 and become the world’s first “climate bank”, it announced on Friday.
Most markets in Asia finished the last trading session of the week on a positive note on Friday, as investors did their best to digest the latest development in the never-ending saga that is the US-China trade war.
Amazon will appeal the Trump administration’s decision to grant a $10. 0bn defence contract for the Pentagon to rival Microsoft and has accused the government of showing “unmistakable bias”.
Stocks on Wall Street are being called to start the Friday session with small gains following upbeat remarks from a top White House official.
Trade talks between Washington and Beijing are nearing a successful conclusion and are now ongoing on a daily basis, the White House's top economic official said.
European stocks were slightly lower on Thursday, as trade negotiations between Beijing and Washington appeared to hit a snag, although the latest data revealed that Germany narrowly avoided falling into a technical recession in the third quarter.
Disney said late on Wednesday that over 10. 0m subscribers had signed up to its new online streaming platform in just the first day, sending shares in the entertainment giant higher.
US retail giant Walmart fell short of analysts's estimates for its total sales in the third quarter but a 41% increase in online revenues still saw the company come in ahead of earnings expectations.
Stocks opened mostly flat on Thursday as market participants continued to focus on trade developments between the world's two largest economies.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia is slowly running out of money and needs the funds from the upcoming stock market listing of a small portion of state oil giant Saudi Aramco in December to finance its reform push, a former head of America's Central Intelligence Agency said.
Wholesale inflation fell back by less than expected in October as energy and food prices bounced back.
US futures had stocks opening lower on Thursday as market participants continued to be mainly focussed on trade developments between the world's two largest economies.