Sykes Enterprises has agreed to be bought by Sitel Group in a $2. 2bn deal.
Wall Street futures were pointing to a mixed open ahead of the bell on Friday as market participants continued to digest the Federal Reserve's latest policy update.
Stocks in Asia finished the last session of the week in a mixed state on Friday, as Japan’s central bank stood pat on monetary policy and extended its Covid-19 relief measures.
The number of EU citizens searching for employment in the UK has fallen by over a third since Brexit.
Weekly jobless claims rose last week for the first time since April.
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily’s newsroom was raided on Thursday by 500 officers over alleged violations of China's national security law.
Manufacturing activity in the US mid-Atlantic region continued growing at a robust pace in June, the results of one of the most closely-followed surveys for the sector showed.
Revised data confirmed May's acceleration in the cost of living in the euro area on the back of sharp increases in energy and services prices.
Baidu has partnered with BAIC Group to build 1,000 driverless cars over the next 3 years in a push to commercialize a robotaxi service across China.
Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Thursday after the Federal Reserve stepped up its timeline for rate hikes, with two increases now likely set to take place in 2023.
Stocks in Asia closed in a mixed state on Thursday, as investors digested the latest news out of the US Federal Reserve, which signalled overnight that interest rate hikes would be brought forward to 2023.
Central bankers in the US nudged up their individual projections for short-term interest rates in 2022 and 2023 at their two-day policy meeting, although they didn't actually discuss potential dates for the so-called 'lift-off' in rates.
A former top US central bank official said that betting on a change in policy stance before August's Jackson Hole central banking symposium was a "long putt from here".
European shares were mostly higher on Wednesday as investors waited on news of the US Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting that was scheduled to end later the same day.
Aston Martin Lagonda non-executive director, Robin Freestone, picked up some shares in the carmaker as they were trading near their level from just before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alphabet owned Waymo announced a $2. 5bn investment round Wednesday, which will go toward advancing its autonomous driving technology and growing its team.
Wall Street's main market gauges were little changed in early trading with traders opting to sit on their hands ahead of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's press conference scheduled for the afternoon.
General Motors announced on Wednesday that it would increase spending on electric vehicles to $35bn by 2025, a 30% increase on the plans announced in 2020.
The cost of goods purchased overseas jumped past forecasts last month, even if those exported increased in price even faster.
Ford Motor’s luxury carmaker brand Lincoln, expects at least 50% of its sales to come from all-electric cars by 2026.