European stock markets edged cautiously higher Friday, with investors optimistic about future growth despite keeping a wary eye on the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
LONDON - British retail sales fell sharply last month when a four-week lockdown in England closed stores which sold non-essential goods to the public, official figures showed on Friday.
The dollar slumped to multi-year lows in early European trade Thursday, as growing confidence of both a new U.S. stimulus package and a Brexit deal boosted risk appetite at the expense of the world's safe haven.
LONDON - Bitcoin rose to a record high on Thursday, just a day after passing the $20,000 milestone for the first time, amid surging interest from larger investors.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)'s Google, the two biggest players in online advertising, used a series of deals to consolidate their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleged in a lawsuit against Google on Wednesday.