James Hester began covering commodities markets before switching to the financial advice sector and then as an investment writer for asset managers, covering equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Today, he writes about the global capital markets and the drivers of investors’ returns.
Amazon revealed it had received over 238 proposals from local authorities keen to see it locate a new $5bn hub in their area.
BASF shares looked set for a positive start today after the company reported a good set of financial results.
Online meal kit company HelloFresh is aiming to raise around €360bn in an initial public offering (IPO).
Sterling gained ground against the euro this morning as political worries weighed on the single currency.
Shares in Hong Kong-listed construction and engineering group 13 Holdings plunged by over 50% after the company announced plans for a rights issue.
Gold prices edged lower today on the back of US dollar strength as investors position themselves for higher US growth and inflation.
Online publisher China Literature begins an investor roadshow today as owner Tencent seeks to raise around $1bn through an initial public offering (IPO).
Philips reported a mixed set of results today with third-quarter earnings falling by 15%.
The US Senate has approved Trump-led initiatives that could enable the Republicans to deliver on election pledges to cut taxes.
Shares in Volvo Group leapt by around 7% this morning after the company reported a surge in sales growth led by accelerating demand for construction equipment.
AIA Group reported a 20% surge in new business today driven by accelerating sales growth in China.
Ericsson reported financial results behind expectations this morning as it continues to struggle against more intense competition.
Daimler reported a significant fall in earnings this morning, despite an improvement in revenue.
South East Asian technology name Sea Limited will look to raise over $1bn from its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange today.
Japan´s stock market has been on a tear of late, but with elections just around the corner, what does the future hold for investors in Japanese assets?
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), a major supplier to Apple, beat third-quarter earnings and revenue expectations.
Shares in UK-listed support services and construction group Interserve slumped by over 30% this morning after the company issued a profits warning.
UK retail sales disappointed against expectations in September with a decline of 0.8% over the month. The pound slipped against the dollar on the news, trading 0.4% lower.
Roche shares were on the back foot this morning after the company reported a decline in European and Japanese sales.
Nestlé shares traded marginally lower early this morning after the company reported a modest fall in sales over the first nine months of the year.