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Investors to receive more under enhanced auditors' reform rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission gave final approval to a regulation requiring auditors to tell investors more about what they learned when auditing a company's books.

Claire Hunte
eurozone
Eurozone can weather ECB tapering, analysts say

While the eurozone purchasing manager surveys were a little weaker than expected, they still indicated strong levels of growth that will enable businesses to endure any negative impact from upcoming tapering by the European Central Bank

Neil Dennis
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to invest $30m in Blackstone fund

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has said it will invest $20bn in a new healthcare and real estate fund set up by US private equity group Blackstone

Neil Dennis
manufacturing
Eurozone manufacturing raises the pace in October

Manufacturing activity continued to drive the eurozone economy in October, according to the latest survey of the region's purchasing managers

Neil Dennis
Novartis
Novartis shares drop on generic drugs and Alcon worries

Novartis shares traded slightly lower this morning despite the company reporting a good set of third-quarter results.

James Hester
BrightHouse
BrightHouse to refund £14.8m in unaffordable payments

BrightHouse, the rent-to-own provider said it would provide £14.8m in redress to about 249,000 customers after consultation with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Neil Dennis


Unicredit
Unicredit releases third-quarter results by mistake

Italy's biggest bank released its third-quarter results on Tuesday - more than two weeks earlier than scheduled - after sending them to investors and analysts overnight by mistake

Neil Dennis
Photo of Janet Yellen
AM update: Dollar weakens, Costa profits down, gold up

The US dollar weakened overnight as uncertainty washed about over US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen

Adrian Holliday
bitcoin
Bitcoin will hit $7,000 soon, claims Bithumb exchange

Bithumb, which claims to be the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, says Bitcoin is poised to reach nearly $7,000. Trading prices have already reached $6,100 per coin.

Chris Wheal
netflix
Netflix $1.6bn bond debt for content and acquisitions

Netflix is to raise $1.6bn (£1.2bn) through an institutional bond issue. It said the money might pay for “content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions”.

Chris Wheal
flags
EU deficit to GDP and debt to GDP ratios fall

The euro area government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 2.1% in 2015 to 1.5% in 2016, and in the EU28 from 2.4% to 1.7%. The euro area GDP ratio fell from 89.9% (2015) to 88.9% (2016), and in the EU28 from 84.5% to 83.2%, according to EU statistics body Eurostat.

Chris Wheal
Barclays Bank sign outside Canary Wharf building
Barclays responds to FCA complaint data

Barclays Bank says it is making serious efforts to tackle the outsized number of customer complaints which saw it lead the FCA's complaints table

Claire Hunte
Johnston newspapers
Johnston Press share price slump on stymied takeover

Johnstone Press' share price fell precipitously to 11% in afternoon trading after news that activist investor, Custos Group, failed in its weekend attempt to oust the company's management.

Claire Hunte
stethoscope
Hartford buys Aetna's insurance division

Connecticut-based insurer Hartford Financial Services is paying $1.45bn to buy health insurer Aetna’s unit that provides life and disability income and other insurance products to employers' benefits programs.

Chris Wheal
cocoa
Cameroon’s cocoa crop suffers black-pod outbreak

Cameroon's chief cocoa-growing region has been hit by an outbreak of black-pod disease, destroying large areas of the African country's main crop

Neil Dennis
Economic calendar
Today, 26 October, 2021
17:00 USD
United States
High New Home Sales MoM 0.004 0.015
17:00 USD
United States
High New Home Sales 0.763M 0.74M
27 October, 2021
03:30 AUD
Australia
High RBA Trimmed Mean CPI QoQ 0.005
03:30 AUD
Australia
High RBA Weighted Mean CPI YoY 0.017
03:30 AUD
Australia
High RBA Weighted Mean CPI QoQ 0.005
03:30 AUD
Australia
High RBA Trimmed Mean CPI YoY 0.016
09:00 EUR
Germany
High GfK Consumer Confidence 1 0.3
11:00 EUR
Austria
High Bank Austria Manufacturing PMI 62.8
15:30 USD
United States
High Durable Goods Orders ex Defense MoM 0.024
15:30 USD
United States
High Durable Goods Orders Ex Transp MoM 0.004 0.002
15:30 USD
United States
High Goods Trade Balance -$87.60B
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Cushing Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.32M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Distillate Fuel Production Change -0.29M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Distillate Stocks Change -3.91M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Heating Oil Stocks Change 0.04M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Gasoline Production Change 0.46M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Refinery Crude Runs Change -0.07M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Gasoline Stocks Change -5.37M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change -0.43M
17:30 USD
United States
High EIA Crude Oil Imports Change -0.71M

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