Oil prices continue to climb, with Brent hitting $80 a barrel earlier today.
Ocado shares rocketed on the news that it signed a partnership with the US supermarket chain Kroger.
The Tencent share price has risen sharply this morning in Hong Kong after the Chinese technology giant revealed record first quarter net profit of 23.29 billion yuan ($3.7 billion), up 61% year-on-year.
The Dutch economy grew 0.5% in the first quarter of 2018, slower than the previous quarter but up on the same period in 2017.
The IWG share price was up 20% this morning in London after the world’s largest serviced office provider announced on Friday that three private equity groups had approached it about a takeover.
Xerox terminated its planned $6.1 billion sale to Fujifilm late last night, after months of infighting over the deal.
Shareholders in some of the UK’s biggest companies will signal their displeasure over poor performance, gender imbalance, and ballooning boardroom pay at some 18 annual general meetings (AGMs) taking place this week alone across the FTSE 350.
Adidas recorded a “successful” start to the year with revenue growth of 10% in the first quarter.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), currently embroiled in a long-running war in Yemen, has begun a military occupation of a Yemeni island called Socotra in the Arabian Sea.
With the Middle East mired in conflict, the global weapons trade is booming, sending sales for 2013-17 up 10% from the previous four years.
The RBS share price has climbed at the London market open after news broke last night the bank — still majority owned by the British taxpayer — will pay $4.9 billion to the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to resolve a long-running probe.
US retail giant Walmart is shelling out $16 billion for control of Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart in a bid to cash in on India’s fast-growing economy.
Leaders around the world have responded with a mixture of delight and dismay to the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the Iran nuclear deal.
Shares in retail bank Virgin Money leapt 7.7% as the UK stock market opened on Tuesday morning.
The HSBC share price has dipped after the London-based global banking giant posted a surprise fall in pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year, which the bank’s blamed on higher costs.
The Spotify share price has fallen sharply at the US market open in New York after the company posted underwhelming first quarter results last night — Spotify’s first earnings release since its market debut in April.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi — one of the world’s largest smartphone companies — has started preparations for a $10 billion listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
iPhone maker Apple has confounded its critics and reported healthy revenues, topping analyst estimates for its fiscal second quarter despite decreasing demand — and sending the company’s share price higher.
US President Donald Trump’s team are off to China this week to discuss the simmering trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
The Apple share price has stabilised ahead of the iPhone maker posting its second-quarter results later today.
Sainsbury’s and Asda, two of the UK’s biggest supermarkets, have confirmed their plans to merge, following media reports over the weekend — sending Sainsbury’s share price higher.
UK supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda — two of the sector’s so-called big four grocers — have confirmed they intend to merge.
China’s search engine Baidu is positioning itself as an artificial intelligence (AI) giant — already selling off its video unit and its food delivery business and with plans in the works to dispose of its financial services arm, sending the Baidu share price sharply higher in New York.
It’s been a roller coaster few months for Facebook — not to mention its investors.
Volkswagen’s share price has jumped after the German car manufacturer posted its first quarter financial results today.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung — the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and TVs — has posted a net profit of $10.8 billion in the first three months of 2018, up 52% from the year before.
The Twitter share price has fallen sharply in New York at the market open after the social network reported a “strong” start to the year.
Saudi Arabia has announced an overhaul of its private sector as part of its Vision 2030 plan to raise between $9 billion and $11 billion in non-oil revenues by 2030, as it tries to position itself away from a dependence on fossil fuels.
The Metro Bank share price rose this morning ahead of a high-stakes shareholder meeting where at least one top investor is planning to vote against the reappointment of the bank’s founding chairman, Vernon Hill.
Shares in Spanish bank Banco Santander dipped at the London opening this morning after the bank posted a 10% rise in first quarter profits.