Stocks on the Continent continued to reclaim their losses from last month on the back of a quick succession of more positive-sounding news on the global trade front.
US stocks went into the long holiday weekend higher, amid hopes of improving relations between the US and China, even as the latest batch of economic data showed that US consumer sentiment was quickly souring.
China has offered to embark on a six-year $1. 0trn buying spree of US goods in a bid to reconfigure the trade relationship between the two economic giants and reduce its trade surplus with America to zero by 2024, Bloomberg reported.
Tesla announced on Friday a 7% cut in staff numbers with Musk saying he sees a “very difficult road” ahead for the company.
The European Commission said on Friday that the UK would have to hold European elections in order to choose its representatives if Brexit is delayed beyond 2 July.
US consumer sentiment deteriorated a lot more than expected this month, dropping to its lowest level since Donald Trump was elected as worries about trade tariffs and the government shutdown took their toll, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.
Biohit updated the market on its ‘ColonView’ test on Friday, which it described as a new-generation fecal immunochemical test (FIT) designed for the detection of fecal occult blood (FOB) in subjects participating in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
US stocks continued to push higher on Friday amid hopes of improving relations between the US and China, even as the latest batch of economic data showed that US consumer sentiment was quickly souring.
US industrial production edged past forecasts last month, as manufacturing and energy output ramped-up.
The rich world's energy watchdog reiterated its forecast for global oil demand growth in 2019, even as it highlighted the multiple sources of uncertainty which existed on both the demand and supply sides of the equation.
Washington might be prepared to make concessions of its own should Beijing decide to 'play ball' in upcoming trade talks.
Britain would vote to stay in the European Union by a 12% margin in a second referendum, revealed a new poll by YouGov taken on 16 January.
US stocks looked set to rise at the open on Friday amid signs of improving relations between the US and China.
Netflix enjoyed its best year for customer subscriptions growth but analysts differed over whether fourth-quarter numbers were good enough.
Markets in Asia finished mostly higher on Friday, as traders welcomed reports that Washington could be considering an easing of punitive tariffs on China as a way to progress trade discussions with Beijing.
Beter Bed Holding updated the market on its sales on Friday, reporting that they increased 2. 2% in the fourth quarter, while its restructuring remained on track.
Société Générale tumbled on the French stock market on Thursday as it warned that profits would be hit amid a 20% fall in revenue due to a difficult fourth quarter for its capital markets division.
Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Thursday admitted having tried to rig online polls “at the direction and for the sole benefit of” the President.
France put its Brexit contingency plans into motion on Thursday, amid growing concerns of a no-deal scenario.
Analysts at Berenberg upgraded their recommendation for William Hill's shares from 'hold' to 'buy', arguing that the shares were just "too cheap" after having nearly halved in value over the course of 2018.