News by: Himanshu Singh
Japan’s Topix index slid 1.2% as the yen held gains and the Bank of Japan begins a two-day policy meeting today.
And Holcim and Lafarge may sell nearly $5 billion worth of production facilities as they try to offset a regulatory backlash over their proposed $40 billion merger.
And Numericable, the French cable company backed by the billionaire Patrick Drahi, has prevailed in the battle to take over the mobile operator SFR from Vivendi.
And Tesco boss Phil Clarke under pressure after finance director Laurie McIlwee resigned amid speculation the pair had fallen out.
The Dow Jones closed little changed at 16,573, after hitting an intraday record high of 16,604.
The Dow Jones closed little changed at 16,573, after hitting an intraday record of 16,604.
Shares gained after signs of steady private-sector hiring indicated that the economy was slowly building momentum after a winter-related pullback.
And big institutional investors are taking legal advice about pursuing the City’s financial regulator after its botched disclosure of a market sensitive probe sparked a sell off of insurers’ shares.
And US federal agents are investigating high-frequency traders as new book reveals high-tech trading tactics they use to make huge profits.
S&P 500 closes at record after positive data on factory activity showed economic growth was gaining traction following a harsh winter.
And the UK government's desperation to sell Royal Mail cost taxpayers £750 million in a single day, the National Audit Office has said in a scathing report.
The S&P 500 Index registered its fifth quarterly gain after Fed Chair Janet Yellen relieved concerns about a rate increase coming earlier than expected and tensions appeared to ease in Ukraine.