European Gains Likely on Trade Hopes
Hopes that the Beijing talks will help resolve the US-China trade dispute and that a government shutdown this weekend will be averted, should cheer European investors on Tuesday.
SEC Rejects Proposal for Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration
The Securities and Exchange Commission told Johnson & Johnson it could choose not to hold a vote on a proposal to push all suits brought against a company by its shareholders into private arbitration hearings.
China Foreign Trade Grew in January, Official Says
China's exports and imports rose in January and Beijing is confident that foreign trade will stabilize despite a slowdown in global growth and uncertainties about trade talks with the U.S., an official from China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday.
U.K. Posts Slowest Growth in Six Years Amid Brexit Worries
The U.K. economy experienced its weakest growth since 2012 last year as businesses slashed investment in the face of growing uncertainty about the way in which the country will leave the European Union.
Speculators Are Making the Dollar Look Cheap
Few would disagree that the outlook for the global economy has worsened over the past six months. But the U.S. dollar hasn't gotten the memo.
U.S. Stocks Inch Higher, Led by Industrial Companies
The S&P 500 edged higher Monday, led by industrial companies, even as trade tensions simmered ahead of another round of negotiations between U.S. and Chinese officials.
Oil Falls to Two-Week Low on Stronger Dollar
Oil prices fell to a two-week low Monday due to a stronger dollar and simmering concerns that unresolved U.S.-China trade negotiations could hurt the global economy and reduce oil demand.
OPEC's Piece of the Crude Pie Continues to Shrink
OPEC's share of the global oil market continues to decline as the oil cartel's output stagnates and U.S. producers ramp up, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The Benchmark Set to Replace Libor Suffers Volatility Spike
Recent volatility in the market for overnight cash loans is raising concerns about a new benchmark that could set interest rates for trillions of dollars in mortgages and corporate debt.
Europe's Biggest Job Opening in Years: President of the ECB
Europe's faltering economy and fractious politics are complicating the region's biggest personnel question in years: Who will replace Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank?