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Europe’s markets were positive on Friday, after investor optimism from U.S.-China trade talks spread through the indexes. The Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.2% to 371.33, after finishing down 0.3% on Thursday. As this week’s trade talks between the U.S. and China come to a close, investors are optimistic about progress, with President Donald Trump reportedly set to meet with China’s top trade negotiator on Friday.
Trade hopes lift global equities but the hardest part is still to come, Chinese Vice Premier Liu is set to meet with US President Donald Trump later today.
Net profit rose 45% to GBP588 million, boosted by a one-off tax benefit, Pearson said. Pearson had guided for adjusted operating profit to come in at between GBP540 million and GBP545 million. On an underlying basis, adjusted operating profit rose 8%, Pearson said.
Europe’s markets were mixed on Thursday, struggling against a myriad of headwinds including weak economic data and earnings. A batch of earnings data drove action for a number of stocks, and leaned on some indexes.
Cautious markets are hopeful a trade deal will be reached soon after sketchy details of possible documents are released to the media.
U.S. stocks were set to make cautious gains Thursday, despite downbeat sessions elsewhere, as investors awaited fresh economic data and the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks. Futures put the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both up 0.2% and Nasdaq-100 futures 0.3% higher. Bunge, Kraft Heinz, Caesars Entertainment and Baidu will also be in focus with the companies due to report earnings.
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials entered two days of negotiations aimed at ending a bruising tariff battle.
1057 GMT - RELX’s 2018 results come with few surprises, as the key indicators are broadly in line with expectations, Citi says. “Steady predictable organic growth is why investors like RELX,” Citi analysts say. Although the company’s adjusted operating profit falls a touch short of expectations, adjusted EPS is slightly ahead of analysts’ estimates, Citi says.
A combined $4.3bn of share repurchases helped investors look past falling profits at both firms, and contributed to keeping the region’s indexes in the green on Wednesday morning.
Trade sentiment drags on equities on Tuesday but there is still hope a deal can be reached between US and Chinese negotiators.
European stocks were down on Tuesday, as investors responded to disappointing earnings from HSBC and BHP Group while trade negotiations between the U.S. and China continue
(Adds company news items and futures) Feb 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 8 points higher at 7,228 on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, while FTSE 100 futures were down ...
Time is rapidly running out for the British Government to garner a deal. As the UK political parties divide, it’s looking gloomy for the Pound.
Investing.com -- Europe’s stock markets are edging lower Monday, struggling to build on a four-month high they hit on Friday on hopes of action from the European Central Bank to revive the economy.
The ECB, the FED, and the RBA release meeting minutes in the week, as the markets look for any more signs of a possible recession. Trade talks also resume.
Executive pay has long caused conflict between shareholders and boards but generous pension deals are expected to be the main battleground this AGM season. UK investors are increasingly irate at the difference in benefits between company bosses and ordinary workers. In some cases, FTSE 100 chief executives receive retirement benefits worth more than half of their salary while staff are lucky to get a tenth of their pay as a pension contribution.
This year’s Super Bowl may be over, but Wall Street is still in need of the equivalent of the “Hail Mary” pass that has such a special place in American football. Earnings growth for S&P 500 companies is expected to grind to a virtual halt in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2018, when the effect of the corporate tax cuts kicked in.
European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute ...