Stocks on Wall Street ended mostly higher on Tuesday as investors mulled over the US-North Korea agreement and looked ahead to the Federal Reserve policy announcement.
European stocks ended on a mixed note ahead of interest rate announcements from the US central bank and European Central Bank scheduled for over the next two days and after US data showed consumer prices reached a six-year high in May.
Trading on Wall Street opened on a mixed note on Tuesday as investors were left disappointed by the lack of detail in the North Korean-US agreement.
Key players from the Leave. EU platform, Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore, face a grilling from MPs on Tuesday over alleged meetings with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.
The 2018 Russia World Cup has had trouble securing sponsorship compared to other years, research has found, but Chinese firms have stepped up to help Fifa weather the storm.
The cost of living in the US hit a six-year high last month, pushed higher by big jumps in the prices of gasoline and medical care commodities, together with sustained strength in shelter prices.
More than 50% of British residents intend to change the way in which they use social media following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year.
Most markets in Asia spluttered to life to finish higher on Tuesday, as investors looked past a rocky weekend at the G7 meeting and instead focussed on the landmark meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
Prime Minister Theresa May faces an important two days of House of Commons debate on Brexit but has avoided a humiliating defeat on customs union vote after reaching a compromise with pro-EU rebels and leading Brexiters.
The flow of credit in the Chinese economy reached its lowest ebb since 2006 last month, as borrowing by local governments slowed.
Small business sentiment in the US improved more than expected in May, to the second-highest level in the National Federation of Independent Business survey's 45-year history.
US futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors were left disappointed by the lack of detail in the North Korean-US agreement and looked ahead to the latest inflation data.
German investor sentiment has fallen to the lowest reading since the eurozone debt crisis, according to a report from the ZEW Institute, but may have since improved as worries over Italy receded.
President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement in an important step towards the denuclearisation of North Korea at a summit in Singapore early on Tuesday.
Wall Street finished the first session of a busy week with moderate gains, ahead of a historic meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.