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ukretail-sep19_15feb19.jpg UK retail sales rebounded strongly at the start of the year, rising at a faster-than-expected pace, led by robust growth in clothing and footwear sales that were supported by price cuts, offering some respite amid the chaotic developments as Brexit looms. Retail sales including auto fuel rose 1 percent from December, when they decreased 0.7 percent.

hsbcblockchain-feb15.jpg Asia-focused lender HSBC, through its blockchain-powered platform, has reduced the cost of settling foreign exchange trades by 25 percent, Reuters reported quoting a bank executive overseeing the project. Mark Williamson, chief operating officer of FX cash trading and risk management, told that the bank processes between 3,500 and 5,000 trades a day on its "FX Everywhere" system.

asian-up_15feb19.jpg European stocks were moving higher on Friday, even as two days of U.S.-Chinese trade talks ended with no immediate word of progress and Spain entered a new period of political uncertainty. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called for a snap general election in April, two days after his minority...

stockmarkets-dec12_15feb19.jpg European stocks may drift lower on Friday to extend declines from the previous session as investors await the outcome of a meeting later today between the Trump administration's top two negotiators and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Underlying sentiment may remain cautious after U.S. President...

fdanotapproved-feb15.jpg Shares of Motif Bio plc (MTFB) plunged as much as nearly 75% today to touch a new low of $2.61, following disappointing regulatory news.

pharmaup-feb14.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

vakt-021419.jpg Blockchain platform VAKT announced the appointment of former JPMorgan executive Etienne Amic as its new Chief Executive Officer. VAKT created a blockchain-powered post-trade processing and management platform for commodities.

stockmarkets-dec19_14feb19.jpg European stocks were broadly higher on Thursday as Chinese trade data beat expectations and optimism prevailed that the U.S. and China might reach an agreement in trade talks. Negotiators from China and the United States have begun senior-level talks in Beijing aimed at ending their trade conflict. U.S....

motusgi-feb14.jpg Shares of Motus GI Holdings Inc. (MOTS) are down nearly 60% from their 52-week high of $10.66 recorded on July 9, 2018.

stockmarkets-dec19_14feb19.jpg European stocks look set to open largely unchanged on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing in a bid to de-escalate a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal. A report from the South China Morning Post said Chinese President Xi Jinping would...

pharma-042617_13feb19.jpg The following are some of today's top gainers in the pharma/biotech sector.

usd-jpy-021319.jpg The U.S. dollar drifted higher against its key counterparts in the European session on Wednesday, as a data showed that U.S. consumer inflation remained unchanged in January and on media reports that President Trump is willing to sign a Congressional spending package on a border security agreement to...

ukinflation-aug15_13feb19.jpg UK consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in two years in January led by lower oil prices, and fell below the Bank of England's target, while core inflation remained steady. The consumer price index rose 1.8 percent year-on-year following a 2.1 percent increase in December, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Economists had expected 2 percent inflation.

stockmarkets-dec12_13feb19.jpg European stocks were trading higher for the third day running on Wednesday amid optimism the U.S. and China might be able to resolve their long-running trade dispute before the March 1 deadline. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump expressed displeasure with a deal by congressional negotiators on...

baush.jpg Shares of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (BHC), formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., are up 35% since the start of this year.

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