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WALL-ST-012017.jpg As Donald Trump's inauguration is the major focus of the day, the futures are up, indicating a higher opening for the Wall Street. On a very lean day, a few Fed speeches and the rig count data may drive trade. Asian shares As of 6:25 am ET, the Dow futures are climbing 11 points, the S&P 500 futures are advancing 5.75 points and the Nasdaq 100 futures are progressing 14.75 points.

UK-RS-012017.jpg U.K. retail sales declined at the fastest pace in more than four years in December as consumers minimized their spending amid rising inflation. Retail sales volume including auto fuel fell 1.9 percent from November, when it dropped by a marginal 0.1 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Friday.

Asian-Markets2_20Jan17.jpg European stocks were little changed on Friday as disappointing U.K. retail sales data dampened optimism on the British economy and investors looked for more details on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies. Trump will swear in as the President of the United States of America today, with market...

StockMarkets-112514_20Jan17.jpg European stocks are seen opening mixed on Friday as investors digest dovish comments from ECB President Mario Draghi and look forward to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address later in the day. Crude oil futures extended overnight gains, brushing off a surprise build in U.S. crude...

Trump-Waxmuseum-011917.jpg The wax figure of President-Elect Donald Trump was unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London, two days ahead of his presidential Inauguration in Washington. "The controversial Republican will now reside in our Oval Office section - next to fellow famous politicians and global icons also immortalised...

TheresaMay-WEF-011917.jpg Governments and businesses should adopt a new approach to help everyone benefit from globalization, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. In a speech at the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos, Switzerland, May urged all businesses to demonstrate leadership through playing by the same tax rules.

wallstreet-011917.jpg Wall Street stocks may open Thursday's session lower, early indications suggest. Jobless claims data may influence the market sentiments. Investors are waiting for the European Central Bank's monetary policy statement this morning. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and San Francisco Fed President have scheduled their public interactions today. Asian shares traded mixed, while European shares ar

DoorDash-Postmates-011917.jpg Food delivery startup DoorDash and courier service Postmates have joined with robotic delivery developer Starship Technologies for conducting commercial delivery trials over the next few weeks. With Starship's self-driving delivery robots, DoorDash will do the delivery tests in Redwood City, California, while Postmates' tests will take place in Washington, D.C. They will carry food orders ...

Ukunemployment-011817.jpg U.K. unemployment declined unexpectedly at the end of 2016, while earnings growth accelerated reflecting that the labor market remained strong despite the 'Brexit' vote. Data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday that the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits decreased by 10,100 in December from November, confounding expectations for an increase of 5,000.

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