News by: Himanshu Singh
Healthcare stocks fell after Trump said pharmaceutical companies were "getting away with murder" by charging high prices.
And US prosecutors will lay criminal charges against six Volkswagen executives over their role in the “dieselgate” emissions scandal.
And FTSE 100 closes at record high after longest-ever winning streak on the back of the cheap pound.
The Nasdaq registered its fourth record close in a row, representing the longest stretch of record closes for the index since 1999.
However, a gain in technology stocks lifted the Nasdaq to an intra-day record high.
And the pound dropped to its lowest level since October amid market fears that May is leading Britain to an uncertain future outside the single market.
Financials are leading the way in Australia, with the nation’s Big Four banks up 1.2% to 1.6%.
And M&S is set to surprise with first rise in clothing sales for six years as high street big guns line up to unveil festive figures.
And Aldi and Lidl ‘lose battle for Christmas’ as shoppers tired of their crowded car parks and long queues.
And UK productivity edges up but growth still flounders below pre-crisis levels.
The broader stock market finished lower dragged down by deep drops in Macy's, Kohl's and other department stores.
And Mike Ashley has tightened his grip on Sports Direct after saving its chairman Keith Hellawell from another shareholder revolt.
And Britain bounces back as businesses and homebuyers recover their lost confidence.
Both General Motors and Ford jumped over 4% after posting better-than-expected US sales in December.
And manufacturing accelerates on export boom as factories ramped up output in December at levels not seen since 2014.
Shares started the day on a positive note but closed off of intraday highs as oil prices turned sharply lower.
And Singapore and Hong Kong gain ground as rising currency trading rivals to London.
Shares of ANZ were up 1.51% after the Australian lender announced it had reached a deal to sell 20% stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank.