• Global markets mostly higher as investors await Fed minutes

    Global stock markets were mostly higher in subdued trading on Wednesday as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes, hoping for clues to the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates. KEEPING ...

  • Russian opposition activists including Ildar Dadin staged several unauthorised protests against President Vladimir Putin

    Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an opposition activist jailed for staging peaceful protests in an unprecedented case should have his conviction quashed and be released. Ildar Dadin in 2015 became the first Russian to be sent to prison for repeated unsanctioned protests against President Vladimir Putin's …

  • Pound hits two-month high against euro as UK economy grows at fastest rate in a year and French political nerves weigh

    Stripped of the volatile components of energy and unprocessed food, an indicator closely watched by the European Central Bank, the annual inflation rate in January was 0.9pc, confirming Eurostat's earlier estimate and the market consensus.

  • The Horsham, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • The Horsham, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...

  • The British government owns nearly a five percent stake in Lloyds Banking Group

    Lloyds Banking Group announced soaring annual profits Wednesday on lower charges linked to an insurance scandal, as it awaits a full return to the private sector following a state bailout. LBG pointed to an "uncertain" economic outlook as Britain prepares to exit the European Union but said the UK economy was in good shape …

  • In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, 39-year-old Gorwe stands inside the tent she shares with family members at the Sharya camp for civilians displaced by war in Iraq. She escaped Islamic State militant captivity and has two sisters-in-law who are now living in Germany and receiving treatment in German trauma specialist Jan Kizilhan's program. (AP Photo/Alice Martins)

    DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again.

  • RWE said it was forced to recognise impairments of 4.3bn euros last year and set aside provisions to contribute to a fund to store nuclear waste by 2022

    German energy provider RWE on Thursday announced a surprise loss of 5.7 billion euros ($6 billion) for 2016, hit by writedowns on its plants and one-off costs related to the country's exit from nuclear power. "The difficult market environment made impairments necessary. In addition, the nuclear energy fund imposed a substantial …

  • Newmont reports 4Q loss Associated Press

    The Greenwood Village, Colorado-based company said it had a loss of 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 33 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...

  • Newmont reports 4Q loss Associated Press

    The Greenwood Village, Colorado-based company said it had a loss of 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 33 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...

  • 5N Plus posts 4Q profit Associated Press

    The Montreal-based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The specialty metal and chemical products maker posted revenue of $54.7 million in the period. For the year, the ...

  • 5N Plus posts 4Q profit Associated Press

    The Montreal-based company said it had profit of less than 1 cent on a per-share basis. The specialty metal and chemical products maker posted revenue of $54.7 million in the period. For the year, the ...

  • The Bad Homburg, Germany-based company said it had net income of 63 cents per share. The dialysis services provider posted revenue of $4.69 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Three ...

  • The Bad Homburg, Germany-based company said it had net income of 63 cents per share. The dialysis services provider posted revenue of $4.69 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Three ...

  • Alicia Keys' appearance on "The Cosby Show" when she was just 4 years old led to bigger things for this native New Yorker. At the age of 16, Keys graduated as valedictorian from the Professional Performance Arts School in New York and briefly signed with Columbia Records until she aligned herself with record producer Clive …