Financial Markets

Strong US jobs figures, Brexit hopes, lift global stocks

Dec 8, 2017

Brexit progress, strong US data help to shore up stock markets

Doubts grow over UK government's preparation for Brexit

Dec 6, 2017

The U.K. official shepherding Britain's departure from the European Union says the government has made no formal assessments of the economic impact of leaving the 28-nation bloc

Global shares down as US economy takes center stage

Dec 6, 2017

Global shares in retreat as traders await US jobs data

Global stocks weighed down by US tax uncertainty

Dec 1, 2017

Global stocks fell Friday as investors awaited Congressional developments over a big tax reform package. Oil prices surged however after the OPEC oil cartel extended productions cuts.

Royal Bank of Scotland to cut jobs, close branches

Dec 1, 2017

The Royal Bank of Scotland says it will eliminate hundreds of jobs and close 259 branches

Left Green leader made head of Iceland's new government

Nov 30, 2017

Leader of Iceland's Left Green Movement named prime minister in Nordic island nation's new coalition government

Markets brush off US tech sell-off; oil up ahead of OPEC

Nov 30, 2017

European stock markets proved robust Thursday despite the previous day's sell-off in U.S. tech stocks fell, with investors readying for a key OPEC meeting.

Eurozone recovery fueling jobs but wages and prices lag

Nov 30, 2017

Official figures show that the unemployment rate in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since January 2009, further evidence that the buoyant economic recovery across the region is being felt in most corners of the labor market

UK banks seen more resilient to shocks _ even 'hard Brexit'

Nov 28, 2017

Britain's central bank says the country's top lenders can withstand economic shocks even more severe than what they experienced during the global financial crisis

European shares up on German coalition talk, UK bank tests

Nov 28, 2017

European shares gain after weak day in Asia, lifted by hopes for progress in German coalition talks

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