• European bank bailout soothes anxious markets

    7 Jun 2017 01:09 PM |

    By Reuters : The smoothly executed rescue of Spain's struggling Banco Popular prodded European banking stocks higher on Wednesday in financial markets dominated by caution ahead of a trio of major events on Thursday.

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  • Investors in Asia batten down ahead of UK vote, Comey testimony and ECB

    7 Jun 2017 10:07 AM |

    By Reuters : Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday but investors were wary ahead of an election in Britain, a European Central Bank meeting, and testimony at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing by James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump.

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  • Bitcoin surges to record, breaking out above $2,900 for the first time

    6 Jun 2017 05:17 PM |

    By CNBC: Bitcoin surged more than 7.5 percent on Tuesday to a record, above $2,900.
    The digital currency hit a high of $2,967.48 earlier in the session before giving back some gains, according to CoinDesk.

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  • Here's why people are blaming UK leader Theresa May for her sliding election polls

    6 Jun 2017 05:12 PM |

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  • Dollar hits seven-month low, stocks, oil retreat as caution reigns

    6 Jun 2017 09:35 AM |

    By Reuters : Escalating tensions in the Middle East, the impending testimony of the former FBI director, British elections and a European Central Bank meeting this week, all took their toll on Asian stocks, oil and the dollar on Tuesday.

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  • China May data to show stable growth as exports stay solid

    5 Jun 2017 02:27 PM |

    By Reuters : China's economy is likely to have remained on a stable footing in May, buoyed by solid gains in trade and investment as economic ties with the United States take a positive turn and infrastructure spending cushions domestic growth.

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  • Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

    5 Jun 2017 09:39 AM |

    By CNBC: Saudi Arabia and three other nations broke diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab state Qatar on Monday, pointing to Doha's ties to terrorism and the need to maintain national security.

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  • U.S. job growth slows; unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

    2 Jun 2017 03:09 PM |

    By Reuters : U.S. job growth slowed in May and employment gains in the prior two months were not as strong as previously reported, suggesting the labor market was losing momentum despite the unemployment rate falling to a 16-year low of 4.3 percent.

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