Wall Street futures were sharply higher ahead of the bell on Wednesday following positive results from early trials of a coronavirus vaccine.
A British minister said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not influenced the government’s decision to ban Huawei from helping to develop the country's 5G network.
Industrial production in the US bounced back last month, led by sharp gains in manufacturing.
Goldman Sachs's second-quarter profit beat Wall Street expectations as the investment bank recorded its second-best revenue haul fuelled by a fixed-income trading boom.
A closely-followed gauge of factory sector conditions in and around New York state improved more quickly than expected in July as the pandemic situation improved.
A Covid-19 vaccine candidate being trialled by Moderna Therapeutics triggered a significant antibody response, complete data from the tests published on Tuesday revealed.
Apple won a 2016 legal case against the European Commission on Wednesday and will avoid the $15bn tax payout.
Some 160,000 people in the Spanish region of Catalonia returned to lockdown on Wednesday as authorities attempt to control a new wave of coronavirus infections in the area.
One of Petropavlovsk's leading shareholders has demanded an independent investigation into the company's dealings with its directors and senior managers in the latest stage of the battle over control of the Russian goldminer.
Travel and leisure, and technology issues weighed on Europe's main stockmarket gauges, although a positive start to the US second-quarter corporate reporting season helped to stem losses.
Wall Street stocks open mixed on Tuesday following key earnings reports from some of the US' biggest banks.
The European Union will not expand its list of countries allowed restriction-free travel when officials meet for their bi-weekly review.
US bank Wells Fargo has slashed its dividend after lower interest rates and soaring credit provisions prompted a slide into the red.
Shares of US drug developer Rigel Pharmaceuticals shot higher on news that researchers at Imperial College were set to launch a clinical trial into the use of one of its existing treatments to help patients suffering from mild-to-moderate Covid-19 pneumonia from worsening.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered that all Huawei technology in the UK’s 5G network must be taken down by 2027.
Major US lender Citigroup posted better-than-expected second-quarter earnings on Tuesday as a surge in trading revenues helped offset a slowdown in its banking unit.
JP Morgan Chase & Co reported forecast-beating second-quarter numbers on Tuesday, after heightened market volatility delivered record trading revenues and helped offset a weaker performance in retail banking.
The cost of living in the US increased slightly more quickly than anticipated amid broad gains in prices by categories.
Google pledged to not use users’ health data from fitness tracker company Fitbit to help it target ads in a move designed to help it clinch Brussels's approval for the purchase.
Chinese foreign trade moved up a gear in June, belying a strong domestic economy and overseas.
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