Euro remains on the front foot as investors expect Macron to secure French presidency next month.
The FTSE 100 Premier Inn and Costa coffee chain group warns of 'tougher' trading this year.
Global banking giant expected to advise Saudis on what's being tipped as the world's largest IPO.
Hang Seng registered the strongest growth with a 1.21% increase.
Wall Street hedge fund manager has form when chasing high returns from distressed debt to corporate takeovers.
Rising crude production stateside continues to drag down crude prices despite producers' soundbites in favour of extending cuts.
Traders heaved a sigh of relief that Europe seems to have warded off the latest threat to its established order.
Euro climbs to five-month high against the dollar, while pound falls 1.2%.
The Shanghai Composite emerged as the only weak performer with a sharp decline of 1.72%.
Promise of 'massive tax cut' in upcoming budget reform plan helps calm stocks and shares.
Quotes from key producers over possible output cuts fail to fire traders' imagination.
Euro falls from three-week high as investors remain cautious ahead of Sunday's presidential elections in France.
What old-fashioned greed and idiocy of one 'Sergei W' tells us about the bombing of a football team's bus.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 share average advances 0.8% to 18.576.24 points at mid-day.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Trump administration 'very close' to unveiling tax plan.
Market chatter on fresh Saudi-Russia pact stems oil price decline as threat from rising US shale production rises.