Global Market Report – April 11 2019

Asia Markets in Asia-Pacific were weaker on Thursday despite a...

Sainsbury's shares fall as CMA blocks Asda merger

Shares fall to bottom of FTSE 100 as competition watchdog blocks merger with Asda on which supermarket had pinned hopes of rejuvenating its business. READ SOURCE

Companies resist Hong Kong ESG disclosure proposal

Some of Asia’s biggest companies are pushing back against plans from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to demand greater disclosure on environment, social and governance issues. In May, HKEX proposed forcing listed companies...

FTSE and sterling flounder at further Brexit ‘Groundhog day’

Both pound and UK stock market flat line after European Union prolongs investor uncertainty over Brexit by extending Britain’s deadline to leave until October. READ SOURCE

Boom time for white van man and woman: Online shopping and self-employed traders see...

Van ownership is booming in Britain thanks to our love of online shopping and a rise in self-employment.The popularity of online shopping and a rise in self-employed traders – with both heavily dependent...

ALEX BRUMMER: Sterling takes the strain and it couldn't come at a worse moment...

ALEX BRUMMER: Sterling takes the strain and it couldn't come at a worse moment for holidaymakersBy Alex Brummer for the Daily...

Hanover sells final entities of Lloyd's international specialty business

Hanover sells final entities of Lloyd's international specialty business READ SOURCE

Asia stocks rise as Trump strikes optimistic tone on China talks

Asia-Pacific stocks opened higher on Friday after US President Donald Trump issued an upbeat message on trade relations with China and as talks between the two countries kicked off in Washington. Japan’s Topix index...

Oil is getting ready to sprint, but demand headwinds loom

Oil remains supported by tightening supply, both voluntary (by Saudi Arabia) an d forced (by Iran and Venezuela). Worries about growth and future demand for crude oil continue, but at this stage,...

Medtronic to acquire Titan Spine

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has a definitive deal to acquire privately held Titan Spine, makers of titanium interbody implant and surface technology. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but Medtronic says...