A woman walks past the Oslo Stock Exchange building in Oslo, Norway. Reuters
US and European shares advanced on Thursday as China struck a hopeful tone on trade relations with the United States and as Italy appeared close to forming a new government and resolving its political crisis.
Robust earnings from Google-owner Alphabet and Twitter took the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes close to record levels on Friday, with data showing the domestic economy slowed lesser than expected in the second quarter providing support.
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) said on Friday it was in discussions to acquire financial data analytics provider Refinitiv Holdings Ltd for $27 billion, including debt.
Confirmation of a new Brexit deal sent sterling to a five-month high on Thursday and hoisted European stocks to a year-and-a-half peak, before familiar doubts about British parliamentary support for the agreement hauled them back.
Emirates NBD Bank on Thursday announced that it proposes to raise Dhs6.45 billion via a rights share offering to strengthen its capital base and support the future growth of the business.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration