Futures for Canada's main stock index inched higher on Friday as the country's two main telecoms firms made headway with their merger deal, but sentiment was expected to be downbeat on worries over "soft landing" challenges for the economy.
The London Metal Exchange's (LME) global warehousing network is shrinking rapidly.
India's consumer inflation dipped to 6.71% in July, easing for the third month in a row, helped by a slower increase in food and fuel prices and adding to expectations that the central bank may rein in the pace of its policy rate hikes next month.
Britain's economy shrank in the second quarter, official data showed Friday.
Britain's economy contracted by less than feared in June, when public holidays had been expected to exert a big drag.
Some stock market bulls are watching a technical indicator for clues on whether a summer rebound in U.S. equities will roll on.
Oil prices fell on Friday as recession fears clouded the demand outlook yet remained on track for a weekly rise.
British betting group Entain said it would buy Croatia's SuperSport Group for 600 million pounds ($731 million) in cash on Thursday after the owner of Ladbrokes, Coral and Bwin reported a 20% increase in half-year profit.
Rivian blamed its losses on investments in people and technology, along with auto production lines capable of cranking out lots of cars running at low capacity.
John Mack's immersive art exhibition and awareness-raising forum A Species Between Worlds: Our Nature, Our Screens will run for the whole of September in NYC.
U.S. startups seeking early-stage funding saw a decline in their valuations in the second quarter, as jittery venture capital investors urge founders to make more concessions.
U.S high-yield bond funds are attracting heavy investments, a turnaround from the selloffs of the first half of this year, as investors bet that the Federal Reserve will limit future interest rate hikes to try to avert an economic slowdown.
Zurich Insurance Group reported a better-than-expected 25% rise in operating profit in the first half on strong performance across the board and announced a bumper 1.8 billion Swiss francs ($1.91 billion) share buyback on Thursday, sending its shares higher.
Insurer Aegon raised its forecasts for full-year operating capital generation and 2021-2023 free cash flow on Thursday after a quarterly earnings beat, lifting its shares more than 8%.
Deutsche Telekom on Thursday raised its annual earnings forecast for the second time after beating quarterly estimates, and said it could achieve its goal of a majority stake in U.S.