Thursday saw the US dollar fall for the second day in a week, with the dollar index down 0. 24% to 93. 140 after 10-year Treasury yields dipped 2 basis points as investors returned to the safety of bonds.
A stronger euro despite the continuing political stand-off in Spain weighed on stocks across the continent.
The euro climbed to a one week high on Thursday as Spain moved to suspend autonomy in the region of Catalonia.
The board of Vela, the investing company focused on early-stage and pre-IPO disruptive technology investments, announced the completion of its investment in Vibe tickets, the social ticket marketplace, on Thursday.
London stocks closed in the red on Thursday after disappointing UK retail sales data and with ongoing concerns about stalled Brexit negotiations.
London Stock Exchange announced the departure of chief executive Xavier Rolet on Thursday, confirming he would leave the group by the end of December next year after nine years with the company.
NEX Group was under the cosh after RBC Capital Markets cut the stock to 'underperform' from 'sector perform'.
Analysts at Investec reiterated their "preference" for shares of Rio Tinto among the diversified majors, despite the miner's "mixed" third quarter results.
The FTSE 100 retreated 0. 29% in afternoon trading on Thursday as equity markets were seen affected by disappointing retail data.
MySQUAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into partnership with relevant service providers for the financing and delivery of Wi-Fi services and digital content on Myanmar Railways, a state-owned agency operating the entire railway network in Myanmar, it emerged on Thursday.
UK public finances will come under the microscope on Friday 20 October, while later on US Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks and there are results from InterContinental Hotels, Acacia Mining and Renishaw.
BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has informed the company of his intention to resign, the group announced on Thursday.
Low budget airline Ryanair together with Google and eDreams reached a settlement to end legal proceedings in the Irish High Court, concerning eDreams’ online adverts on Google’s AdWords platform, the companies confirmed on Thursday.
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund, the flagship fund of VinaCapital, has invested approximately $11m in Orient Commercial Bank, for an interest of less than 5%, the company announced on Thursday.
The Apple HomeKit Range by LightwaveRF is now purchasable via the Apple Online store, the leading smart home solutions provider announced on Thursday.
Customer-focussed secure payment solutions company PCI-PAL said it had received confirmation of its continuing compliance as Level 1 Service Provider with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard [PCI DSS] on Thursday, and secured a new international contract.
Kodal Minerals disclosed details of the work programme to be completed at the company's Bougouni lithium project in Southern Mali this season to expand known areas of mineralisation and conduct definition drilling over previously drilled areas.
The second largest British investor in Azerbaijan, Anglo Asian Mining, disclosed on Thursday a recent visit by representatives of the British Embassy in Azerbaijan to its Gedabek gold, copper and silver mine.
Shares of US tech giant Apple were suffering their biggest decline in the last month after Wall Street opened on Thursday amidst reports that the Apple Watch was suffering from service issues in China.
Wall Street's main averages came under selling pressure as traders booked some profits on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Black Monday US stock market crash that saw the S&P 500 plummet 20% in a single session.