Amazon.com Inc (O:AMZN) is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.
The dreaded sovereign-bank “doom loop” in Europe may have weakened. Now comes the bad news.
Russian politicians may be warning that U.S. sanctions will backfire and undermine the dollar, but to the middle classes, the appeal of investing abroad is only increasing.
U.S. futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, as investors reacted positively to developments in trade talks between China and the U.S. and positive earnings reports from blue-chip companies, while keeping an eye on blue-chip earnings and waiting for a slew of data to be released before the open.
Turkey’s lira rallied for a third day before an investor call with Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak later Thursday that may provide clues about any further policy action to shore up the country’s battered markets.