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pharmaup-jun19.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

ukinflation-190619.jpg UK inflation slowed to the central bank target in May, thanks to lower costs for air travel and falling car prices, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer price inflation hit the Bank of England's target of 2 percent in May versus 2.1 percent in April. The rate also matched economists' expectations.

graph-jun19.jpg Today we are featuring 5 biotech companies of billion-dollar valuations, whose stocks hit new highs.

asian-market-down_19jun19.jpg European stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as traders locked in some profits after a strong rally in the previous session. The downside remained limited by a combination of central bank easing and hopes for a thawing in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. After ECB President Mario Draghi said that he...

asian-markets2_19jun19.jpg European stocks may open flat to slightly lower on Wednesday after strong gains in the previous session following encouraging news on trade and interest rates. All eyes are now upon the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is scheduled to release its policy statement later today, followed by a press conference...

pharmaup-jun18.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

tobacco-fda-061819.jpg The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's adoption of a maximum nicotine rule would be a "potential game changer" for the U.S. tobacco industry, but it could also cut profits for major tobacco companies in the U.S. by half, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. In October, the FDA will publish its proposed rule that regulates the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

asian-market-100912_18jun19.jpg European stocks rebounded after early falls on Tuesday as hopes for more central bank stimulus outweighed another profit warning in the chip sector. Sentiment was bolstered after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said earlier today that the central bank still has room to cut interest rates...

stockmarkets-dec12_18jun19.jpg European stocks look set to open on a cautious note Tuesday as a two-day policy meeting of the Federal Reserve gets underway later today. While no changes to interest rates is expected, the U.S. central bank may acknowledge the worsening global backdrop and downside risks for growth. Market participants...

pharmaup-jun17.jpg The following are some of Monday's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

stockmarkets-dec12_17jun19.jpg European stocks were flat to slightly higher on Monday as banks gained ground on expectations for a dovish Fed meeting, offsetting losses among airline stocks. The U.S. Federal Reserve meets Tuesday and Wednesday, with investors expecting another dovish shift in U.S. monetary policy. The Bank...

asian-up_17jun19.jpg European stocks are likely to open a tad higher on Monday as investors look to the Fed, BoJ and BoE meetings due this week. Everyone is waiting to see if central banks around the world would shift to a more dovish stance against a backdrop of slowing growth as trade tensions mount. The Federal...

ukbrexit-jun17.jpg The British Chambers of Commerce downgraded its growth outlook for next year as unwinding of historically-high inventory levels amid weak business investment weigh on economic activity. In the latest economic forecast, released Monday, the growth projection for 2020 was lowered to 1 percent from 1.3 percent and that for 2021 to 1.2 percent from 1.4 percent.

q2-april16.jpg We have two more weeks left in June, and for the second quarter to end. Listed below are a few biotech companies that are slated to report their clinical study results in the coming weeks, if they stick to their timeline.

ipo-jun14.jpg The IPO activity in the U.S. pharma/biotech sector has had a strong showing so far this year, with 32 listings till the end of May. Although the first half of June witnessed no IPO activity in the healthcare sector, the second half is going to be busy, and 5 companies are making their public debut in the week ahead.

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