German business confidence deteriorated more than expected in February, according to a widely-followed survey released on Thursday.
Wall Street stocks finished lower on Wednesday, after the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting suggested more interest rate hikes are on the way.
Wall Street stocks rebounded on Wednesday, with the mood lifted by a pair of positive business surveys ahead of the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Fidessa was flying high again on Wednesday as it agreed to a £1. 4bn takeover by Swiss banking software company Temenos a day after confirming that the two were in talks.
Activity in the US manufacturing and services industries grew more than expected in February, according to preliminary data released on Wednesday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro used his Twitter account on Tuesday to announce that the country has made $735m from the sale of its new cryptocurrency on the first day.
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence technology could be used maliciously, boosting cybercrime by means of political threats, physical attacks and data corruption, according to researchers at Cambridge University.
The European Commission handed out a total of €546m in fines to car shipping and parts suppliers for anti-competitive behaviour in three separate decisions, with all companies acknowledging their involvement in the cartels and agreeing to settle the cases.
Markets in Asia finished mostly higher on Wednesday as volumes started to return after the Lunar New Year holiday for many in the region, although mainland China bourses remained closed.
A deal to cut trade barriers in some of Asia-Pacific’s most advanced economies took a big step forward on Wednesday with the release of its final version.
US futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors eyed the release of the minutes from the latest FOMC meeting.
Business growth in the eurozone slowed more than expected this month, according to data released on Wednesday, although it remains firm overall.
Wall Street finished mixed on Tuesday, amid some upwards pressure on bond yields as investors looked towards the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting, due on Wednesday.
European stocks held onto their early gains with following the long weekend in the States against a backdrop of rising government bond yields, a dip in the euro and ahead of a wave of debt sales scheduled for later on the other side of the Pond.
The US Treasury auctioned $28bn in two-year notes at a yield of 2. 255%, attracting a bid-to-cover ratio - an indication of how many times it was oversubscribed - of 2. 72.
Wall Street was trading on a mixed note early on Tuesday, amid some upwards pressure on bond yields as investors awaited a slate of government debt sales scheduled for later in the day and throughout the week, together with the release, on Wednesday, of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.
US chip giant Qualcomm upped its bid for NXP Semiconductors to roughly $44bn on Tuesday as part of its efforts to win shareholder support for the acquisition and further its expansion into the fast-growing motor vehicle chip market and reduce its reliance on smartphones.
Thomson Reuters reported on Tuesday that chief executive Jim Smith is set to make a full recovery after being hospitalised following an arrhythmia incident on 12 February.
The Balearic Islands regional government has fined Airbnb €300,000 for advertising homes whose owners didn't hold a licence for vacation rentals, a legal requirement since August 2017.
Mike Pence has called on the US Congress to reach an agreement on immigration reform and funding for an extension of the border wall with Mexico just days after lawmakers' latest attempt at reaching a deal fell through, leaving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ever so close to expiring on 5 March.