Stocks finished near their best levels of the day, having mounted a comeback following early weakness that was attributed to an overnight drop in Chinese equities on the heels of continued upwards pressure on bond yields in the Asian giant.
South Africa's central bank opted to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, but the country is still facing several hurdles on Friday when several key ratings agencies are set to choose whether to downgrade the country's debt.
Recently collated data from Statistics Canada revealed a significantly lower than expected rise in Canadian retail sales in September, as gains from higher gasoline prices were offset by declines in sales of vehicles and clothing.
Business confidence in Belgium rose more than expected in November, led by a sharp improvement in sentiment in busines-related services and construction.
US tech giant Facebook has announced it will show users of the social network whether it interacted with pages set up by Russian bots during the presidential election last year.
Iran informed jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on Thursday that she would be appearing in front of a court in December to face accusations of spreading propaganda.
European Central Bank rate-setters believe their so-called 'forward guidance' has helped to anchor interest rate expectations within the bloc, the minutes of their last deliberations reveal, but several also pushed for more flexibility to allow for a quicker end to their asset purchases.
Markets in Asia were quieter on Thursday, with stocks in China sinking and oil prices softer after a subdued session on Wall Street overnight.
The International Monetary Fund has warned of the consequences of the Zimbabwean government not taking action to combat the country’s economic crisis.
A new six-year year high for eurozone manufacturing and services sentiment pushed the single currency higher on Thursday morning, as the strengthening 'Euroboom' put the UK's low growth firmly in the shade.
One of Apple’s biggest suppliers for its new iPhone X device has stopped the practice of interns working illegal overtime at its plant in China.
Central bankers in the States are pretty much set on raising their benchmark interest rate again when they meet again on 12-13 December, but the pace at which they will continue to do so in 2018 is less clear, the minutes of their policy meeting have revealed.
Wall Street finished mixed on Wednesday, following the record highs set the day before and amid lighter-than-usual trading volumes ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.
Stocks ended the session modestly lower as traders waited for the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's last rate-setting meeting in the evening and monitored the news-flow out of Germany, amid speculation that a 'grand coalition' between Germany's two main political parties, the centre-right CDU/CSU and the Socialist SPD, may yet be possible.
Saad al-Hariri has revoked his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister, according to a local news report on Wednesday.
Wall Street is holding its ground following the record highs set the day before, albeit amid lighter than usual trading volumes ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, with investors looking to the release of the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to take over from the ousted Robert Mugabe after returning to the country following a period of exile.
Americans are looking confidently to the future in a potentially strong signal for spending over the Christmas holidays, according to the results of closely-followed survey.
Consumer confidence in the single currency bloc shot higher in November, according to the executive arm of the European Union.
Orders for goods made to last more than three years slowed much more quickly than expected last month amid a decline in those for aircraft, both civilian and military.