Analysts at Standard&Poor's reaffirmed their rating on Easyjet's long-term debt, removing it from CreditWatch, but cautioned that the budget airline's risk metrics would remain under "considerable pressure" over the next few quarters due to the heightened uncertainty around the pandemic and economic recession.
Durable goods orders in the US came in slightly below forecasts last month, even as those for core capital goods strengthened.
The pace of improvement in US jobless claims slowed last week, government data showed on Thursday, as America's labour market looked to have stalled.
US economic output put paid to the third quarter with a solid pace of expansion in September, the results of a closely-watched survey revealed.
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has warned that the "hard yards" are ahead after the number of Covid-19 cases jumped and further lockdown restrictions appeared imminent.
US consumer confidence overall rose back to its highs from April, having moved roughly sideways since then, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The US housing market cooled a bit last month but economists were quick to dismiss the drop, pointing to the impact of hurricanes on activity in the South and strength in permits for the construction of new single-family homes.
Manufacturing sector conditions in the US mid-Atlantic region continued to firm in September, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
US unemployment claims only dipped a little over the preceding week, but those not being filed for the first time fell sharply.
The regional government of Madrid appears set to tighten mobility restrictions in several of the districts and suburbs witnessing the most rapid increases in Covid-19 infections.
US retail sales volumes grew more slowly than anticipated last month, weighed down by slower growth in consumer spend for autos and at gasoline stations.
Factory sector conditions in New York state and northern New Jersey continued to improve in September, according to the results of a closely-followed survey.
HSBC will offer to repurchase approximately $8. 15bn of debt with maturities falling between March 2021 and March 2022.
Consumer price inflation in the States picked up a bit more quickly than anticipated last month, led by increases for used cars and trucks, and energy.
Wholesale prices in the US edged up a bit more than expected in August, bolstered by a sharp increase in those for services, especially trade.
The European Central Bank kept all its main policy settings unchanged, as expected.
Hiring in the US slowed in July but, in a welcome development, the number of job openings picked up, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Small business sentiment in the US edged up last month with their hiring plans returning to their levels from before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the results of a closely-followed survey.
The Bank of England's Any Haldane cautioned against delaying the inevitable through an extension of furlough schemes, offering alternatives, even as he sounded a relatively upbeat note on the economy.
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