Wall Street is trading slightly higher with investors closely following the headlines around stimulus discussions on Capitol Hill and the polls ahead of the next elections.
Switzerland is set to vote on Sunday on whether to end its agreement with the European Union that allows free movement of people between the two jurisdictions.
The World Health Organization gave China its blessing to start administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to people while clinical trials were still underway, a Chinese National Health Commission official said on Friday.
US private equity outfit Apollo Global Management and Caesars Entertainment have tabled rival cash takeover offers for bookmaker William Hill.
Durable goods orders in the US came in slightly below forecasts last month, even as those for core capital goods strengthened.
Spain’s MasMovil said on Friday that it had not been approached by Vodafone following a report the London-listed telephone operator had begun talks with the three buyout funds that recently took it over.
Novavax has signed an agreement for Endo International to manufacture its experimental Covid-19 vaccine, which is currently in multiple phase 2 clinical trials.
The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday to allow the government to ban WeChat's app stores in the country.
Stocks on Wall Street were little changed on Thursday despite weekly jobless claims figures that some economists said showed that the jobs market was set to stall in October.
New home sales in the States jumped past forecasts last month and from a higher base on the back of upwards revisions to data for July.
The Facebook Oversight Board said it plans to launch ahead of the US presidential election in November to monitor political content on the platform.
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.
The International Energy Agency said that without carbon capture, utilisation and storage programs it will be impossible for governments and large companies to meet targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases.
US stocks were set for a fairly muted open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest initial jobless claims, having fallen sharply a day earlier after Federal Reserve officials warned that more fiscal stimulus was needed.
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said that companies and governments should take advantage of the opportunity the global pandemic has provided to tackle food waste as focus on global supplies increases.
S&P Global has cut its economic forecasts for the UK, predicting a 10% slide this year before conditions start to improve in 2021.
French business confidence has continued to recover, with the industrial sector showing a better-than-expected improvement in September, according to a survey released on Thursday.
German business sentiment continued to improve in September but the recovery is slowing, according to a survey released by the Ifo Institute on Thursday.
Shares of US stockmarket darling Tesla were on the skids after the outfit underwhelmed investors at its 2020 Battery Day.
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.
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