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  • LONDON, July 21- World stocks hit near nine-month highs on Thursday as talk of another super-sized shot of stimulus from Japan helped buoy the mood ahead of the European Central Bank's first post-Brexit meeting. The yen had hit a six-week low on reports Tokyo was considering a package of at least 20 trillion yen to boost the economy. ECB policymakers meeting in...

  • LONDON, July 20- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. Investment demand for British commercial property dropped by the largest amount on record after the vote, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says. IMPORTANT DATES AHEAD:-...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The European Central Bank says it's ready to give the eurozone a further dose of stimulus if Britain's vote to leave the European Union starts to weigh on the region's economy. Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the EU could hurt trade in the region and weigh on business confidence as it could take years to establish new trade relations.

  • How bad is Brexit for Germany’s autos?

    Arndt Ellinghorst, head of global automotive research at Evercore ISI, explains why the Brexit vote will be a problem for Germany’s autos market and its exports.

  • VW beat driven by the VW brand: Evercore

    Looking at the European autos market, Arndt Ellinghorst, head of global automotive research at Evercore ISI, discusses the recent earnings from both Volkswagen and Daimler.

  • A 'To Let' letting sign is seen displayed outside a rental property in an area that is popular for buy-to-let properties

    Brexit exposed cracks in U.K. property investments, but there's still opportunity in the market, Pictet Alternative Advisors’ CEO Nicolas Campiche said.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 21 FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement- 1145 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi to hold a press conference- 1230 GMT. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to meet Greece Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos.

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 21- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • *But Anglo American leads mining stocks lower. LONDON, July 20- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML reported forecast-beating quarterly results. Shares in SAP, Europe's largest software company, surged 5.7 percent as unexpectedly strong growth in high-margin packaged software...

  • LONDON, July 20- Britain's June 23 referendum decision to leave the European Union has had far-reaching consequences for the world's economy, businesses, investors and politics. July 20 Moody's says Brexit won't hurt EU finances but there is now a risk of political fragmentation. From the it-all-depends-on-who-you-are department: Appliance-maker...

  • LONDON, July 20- Sterling rose against the euro and a broadly stronger dollar on Wednesday after a Bank of England survey showed no clear evidence of a slowing of economic activity after last month's Brexit vote. That argued against the main narrative that has weakened sterling since the June 23 vote to leave the European Union: that the economy would tank in the...

  • MUNICH, July 20- Volkswagen is ready to make an acquisition for its trucks business in North America if the right opportunity comes along, despite the rising cost of its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, the head of the trucks division told Reuters. Andreas Renschler said his main focus remained on deepening cooperation between Volkswagen's truck...

  • BERLIN, July 20- Germany wants a message of stability to emerge from this weekend's G20 meeting in China, where Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will also meet his newly appointed British counterpart Philip Hammond to discuss Brexit, a senior government official in Berlin said on Wednesday. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers will put the...

  • Wall Street set to follow suit. Wall Street looked set to open higher, according to index futures. The tech sector has been in focus this week since Japan's Softbank agreed to buy Britain's chip designer ARM for $32 billion.

  • The first-half figure excludes 2.2 billion euros in new provisions related to legal costs in North America, which takes the operating result down to 5.3 billion euros. Though Volkswagen didn't directly refer to what market expectations it was referring to, investors appeared encouraged by the news and Volkswagen shares in Frankfurt spiked 5.2 percent to...

  • BERLIN, July 20- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will meet his newly appointed British counterpart Philip Hammond for bilateral talks at the sidelines of a G20 meeting in China on Saturday, a senior government official in Berlin said on Wednesday. Germany expects the meeting of financial leaders from the Group of 20 major economies to focus on...

  • *China likely to keep out of policy spotlight at meeting. SHANGHAI, July 20- Finance heads from the world's leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central...

  • LONDON, July 20- Sterling rose against the euro and recovered all of the day's losses versus a broadly stronger dollar on Wednesday after a Bank of England survey showed no clear evidence of a slowing of economic activity after last month's Brexit vote. That argued against the main narrative that has weakened sterling since the June 23 vote to leave the European...

  • *Halves UK capacity expansion plans due to weaker pound. LONDON, July 20- Eastern European-focused budget airline Wizz Air said it would switch some of its planned expansion away from Britain because of the weakness in the pound following the vote to leave the European Union. That would represent growth of at least 27 percent and contrasts with profit warnings...

  • *SAP, ASML among top gainers; Anglo American down. LONDON, July 20- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with the technology sector leading the market higher after SAP and ASML Holding reported forecast-beating quarterly results. "So far, European earnings have been better than expected, with investors focusing on company guidance to form a view on the market's...