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Shares rose to near record highs on Thursday, underpinned by a better outlook from Europe’s leading carmaker Volkswagen and increasing confidence in (...)

Asian stocks climbed to six-week highs on Monday. Photograph: PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

Asian stocks climbed to six-week highs on Monday amid signs the world economic recovery was still well on track, though rising COVID-19 cases in the (...)

Global stocks hit a record high on Friday and oil climbed after strong US and Chinese economic data bolstered expectations of a solid global recovery (...)

British investment fund firm CVC Capital Partners have proposed an acquisition of the Tokyo-based conglomerate. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toshiba Corp is considering a $20 billion (€16.83 billion) offer from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners to take it private, a person familiar w(...)

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European shares paused on Tuesday as investors sought to guess the bond market’s next move, while weak German retail sales were a stark reminder of co(...)

Palestinian workers display boxes of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines received from Israel, as a first shipment arrives on the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing, south of Rafah, Gaza, this week.  Photograph: Ahmad Salem/Bloomberg

More than 110.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns H(...)

US President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders  just hours after his inauguration on January 20th. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

World stocks racked up record highs on Thursday and the dollar fell as investors bet major stimulus from new US President Joe Biden and unswerving gl(...)

The Nikkei hit its highest level since August 1990. Photograph: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

Global shares rallied, with Japan’s Nikkei hitting a three-decade peak, while US Treasuries extended their steepest sell-off in months on Friday as i(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Stock futures wobbled and commodities fell on Wednesday after US president Donald Trump threw a last-minute spanner into pandemic relief plans, altho(...)

Japan’s Nikkei fell on Monday. Photograph:  IMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA

Asian shares retreated from a record peak on Monday after a Reuters report the United States was preparing to impose sanctions on some Chinese offici(...)

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