Stocks on the Continent finished higher going into the weekend, tracking fresh gains on Wall Street, where some of the main stockmarket gauges had notched-up fresh all-time highs just the day before.
China has demanded that the US remove sanctions placed on a defence agency and its director for purchasing Russian weapons.
Friday trading on Wall Street kicked-off with some small gains following a record session the day before in which both the Dow and the S&P rose to fresh highs on the back of a strong showing from the technology sector.
Tesla has lost another executive as the vice president of global supply management Liam O’Connor resigned on Friday, Bloomberg reported.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were at an impasse and accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect, sending the pound tumbling on Friday.
Central Bank of Russia surprised financial markets on Friday, hiking its main interest rate in response to the recent overshoot of its inflation target on the back of weakness in the rouble and food price inflation.
Most markets in Asia finished in positive territory on Friday, following a stellar performance on Wall Street overnight, as traders once again appeared to shrug off ongoing trans-Pacfic trade concerns.
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group announced on Friday that AMG Superalloys has entered into a multi-year agreement with Ørsted to purchase 100% of its power requirements from renewable sources, starting in October 2018.
Nestlé announced on Thursday it is considering selling its skin health division and its price of the sale could reach up to €7bn.
Business growth in the eurozone eased in September as trade war concerns and political uncertainty hit exports, according to preliminary data released on Friday.
Cabinet minister Chris Grayling warned that a no-deal Brexit was on the cards if the European Union did not soften its position regarding the Irish border.
European stocks finished the session with solid gains as investors brushed aside concerns about trade tensions between the US and China, emerging markets and despite a mixed close on Wall Street overnight.
Chief of the European Council Donald Tusk, said on Thursday that Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work" as it risks undermining the EU's single market.
Workers from Wetherspoons, McDonalds and TGI Fridays have taken unexpected action to fight “poverty wages” and are set to strike together next month.
Facebook could face European Union sanctions if they fail to bring their user terms in line with the block’s consumer laws and continue to mislead users regarding the main characteristics of the platform’s services.
Wall Street trading started off with some solid gains on Thursday as investors shrugged off the trade conflict between the US and China and thumbed through a slew of data releases.
New sales for petrol and diesel cars in Europe need to end before 2030 for the car sector to be able to limit climate change and global warming to a 1. 5C goal.
Sales of US existing homes were steady in August, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Markets in Asia ended their sessions in a mixed state on Thursday, as trade tensions between the US and China escalated even further.
US jobless claims moved lower still over the latest week, underling the ongoing strength of the labour market.