Irish airline Ryanair was forced to cancel 24 flights on Friday as a quarter of its pilots went on strike over pay and work conditions.
US stocks edged higher in early trade on Friday as Microsoft rallied on the back of strong results, while the dollar tumbled against its major rivals after President Trump ramped up his trade war rhetoric.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday urged the EU to axe its "unworkable" plan for the Irish border after Brexit, accusing the bloc of inflexibility on the issue.
In a move to battle the spread of fake news and spam, Facebook-owned app Whatsapp said it would impose limits on how many groups a message can be sent to after rumours sent via the app led to numerous lynchings in India.
The Apple Watch, FitBit and other accessories assembled in China could be affected by the latest round of US tariffs on $200bn of Chinese products, according to government filings.
Microsoft beat Wall Street forecasts for the fourth quarter as more businesses bought its cloud computing services and the latest version of its Office software.
President Donald Trump took the unusual step of explicitly criticised the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates and the potential impact on the US economy, as well threatening to hit China with a new wave of tariffs.
US futures pointed to a mostly weaker open on Wall Street on Friday as President Trump ramped up his trade war rhetoric, although Microsoft was set to boost the tech sector after solid earnings, while General Electric also looked poised to rise on the back of well-received earnings.
Comcast is thought likely to be the new owner of Sky after the biggest US cable TV company pulled out of a battle to buy Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment empire.
Most markets in Asia ended a turbulent session in the green on Friday, as traders digested rare criticism of the Federal Reserve from a sitting US president, and renminbi briefly touched a one-year low.
CLX Communications issued its first half results for the six months through June on Friday, reporting a 36% improvement in net sales to SEK 1. 86bn, with organic growth in local currency reaching 17%.
Telia Lietuva issued its interim report for the six months ended 30 June on Friday, reporting a 1. 6% decline in total revenue to €93. 1m for the second quarter.
Roche announced on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ‘Breakthrough Device Designation’ to ‘Elecsys beta-Amyloid (1-42) CSF and ‘Elecsys’ Phospho-Tau (181P) CSF.
European bourses had a downbeat day on Thursday, with all the major equity indices finishing in the red as heightened tensions over trade weighed on markets and investors digested a slew of corporate news.
Uber has hired its first chief privacy officer ahead of the ride hailing appmaker's planned initial public offer next year.
Bank of New York Mellon stock tumbled on Thursday after the US financial services group said it had lost two clients, overshadowing otherwise solid second-quarter earnings.
Wall Street got off to a subdued start on Thursday, as concerns about international trade weighed on markets, eBay and American Express disappointed with second-quarter numbers and there was another twist in the battle for control of 21st Century Fox.
Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region improved more than expected in July, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Comcast will focus on bidding for Sky after dropping its interest in 21st Century Fox, the US network said on Thursday.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since 1969 last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.