A stronger euro despite the continuing political stand-off in Spain weighed on stocks across the continent.
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.
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.
Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly improved in October, according to a survey released on Thursday.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped more than expected last week, according to data from the Labor Department.
US futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday, with investors set to book some profits following a record session the previous day which saw the Dow close above 23,000 for the first time.
The New Zealand dollar crashed on Thursday, after it emerged that a socialist-populist coalition would be making up the country’s next government.
Swiss food giant Nestle announced on Thursday that it was looking to expedite its restructuring programme aimed at improving margins as it expected organic growth to remain flat throughout its fourth quarter trading.
Markets in Asia finished mixed on Thursday, as investors were kept busy with a raft of economic data from China.
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to press ahead with Article 155 to suspend autonomy for Catalonia after regional president Carles Puigdemont refused to revoke his suspended declaration of independence.
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China's economy continued expanding at a steady clip last quarter, although some economists believed tighter economic policy was set to weigh on the pace of expansion.
Gains for Big Blue on the back of its latest quarterly numbers pushed the Dow clear of the 23,000 point mark on Wednesday, with investors very much focused on the steady stream of corporate results coming out.
Stocks finished higher, buoyed by weakness in the single currency during the first part of the session and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.
Iraqi government officials urged oil giant BP to assist in developing oilfields in the disputed city of Kirkuk on Wednesday after Iraqi troops and state-sanctioned militiamen stormed through the area on Sunday.
The Spanish government does not appear to be wavering in its ultimatum to Catalan separatists, as Mariano Rajoy’s Thursday deadline for clarification on the independence issue draws near.
Gains for Big Blue on the back of its latest quarterly numbers have pushed the Dow Industrials clear of the 23,000 point mark with investors very much focused on the steady stream of corporate results coming out.
A key indicator of homebuilding activity in the States fell back for a third consecutive month in September, but some economists brushed off the data, saying they expected to see at least a partial rebound in coming months.
One of Royal Dutch Shell's major licensees in Africa is mulling a public listing that could value the firm at over $3bn (£2. 27bn).