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  • TOKYO, Dec 25- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is seeking to buy into the rapidly growing financial technology sector ahead of the lifting of a ban on such investments next year, the president of Japan's third-largest bank said. Larger rivals Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc and Mizuho Financial Group Inc have also said they are seeking out similar ventures.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed near session lows Thursday as investors eyed oil prices and economic data, after the Fed raised rates on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Dec 17- Big names from the worlds of finance and technology such as Deutsche Boerse, JP Morgan, Cisco and IBM have come together to work on an open-source framework for using the "blockchain" technology that underpins the web-based cryptocurrency bitcoin. The new project will be run by the not-for-profit Linux Foundation, and will focus on building...

  • Dec 17- Accenture Plc reported a better-than-expected jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its consulting business, particularly in North America. The business accounts for just over half of Accenture's revenue, with its outsourcing unit contributing the rest. Accenture has been investing heavily to boost its digital business, which offers...

  • Global markets soar after Fed rate hike Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    A post-Fed stock rally this morning, following the central banks first interest rate increase in more than nine years.

  • Dec 17- Accenture Plc reported a 1.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth in its high-margin consulting business, particularly in North America. Net income fell to $858.5 million, or $1.28 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $882.2 million, or $1.29 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue, or revenue before reimbursements, rose to...

  • "Fintech" expansion lures foreign banks to Israel Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Santander division sees 1-2 investments annually in Israel. *Citi mobile trading app developed in its Tel Aviv lab. With many clients in the hospitality sector, Santander was intrigued by the possibility of providing "a new and better solution for our clients," Belinky told Reuters at a financial technology event hosted by Santander in Tel Aviv last month.

  • What Amazon is looking to dominate next Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    A scene at the AWS re:Invent conference earlier this week.

    Long known for the website that sells everything, cheap, some of Amazon's biggest moves in recent years have largely been out of sight of shoppers.

  • Demand from N America drives Accenture results Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.

  • *Caterpillar falls after brokerage starts with "sell". *Investors await Yellen speech at 5 p.m. ET. Sept 24- Wall Street was set to open lower on Thursday amid lingering concerns about global economic growth and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Wall Street on edge ahead of Yellen speech Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday as traders looked to a speech on inflation and policy from Janet Yellen.

  • Sept 24- Accenture Plc, a provider of consulting and outsourcing services, reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America. Accenture forecast revenue of between $7.70 billion and $7.95 billion. Accenture, whose shares were little changed in premarket trading on Thursday, also said its board approved a...

  • Early movers: ACN, KO, RL, BHP, CSCO, WMT & more Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall sharply; Yellen speech awaited Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:24 AM ET

    Sept 24- U.S. stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday as concerns about global economic growth grew and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. *U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Wednesday, as weak factory data from China and the United States led to a selloff in materials and industrial stocks. *U.S. economic data expected on Thursday...

  • Accenture reports slight increase in revenue Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:11 AM ET

    Sept 24- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc reported a 1.4 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue, helped by higher demand from its North American customers. Net income rose to $788.1 million, or $1.15 per share, in the three months ended Aug. 31, from $760.2 million, or $1.08 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $7.89 billion from $7.78...

  • Accenture expands its parental leave benefits Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Accenture expands its parental leave benefits

    Accenture jumps on family bandwagon by upping the anti on new parent perks

  • Early movers: CAM, EXPR, NKE, GRUB, GOOGL, TM & more Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Health IT firms vie for huge Defense contract Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    doctor patient tablet

    The department is expected to grant a 10-year health-care IT pact, at up to $10 billion, to overhaul its electronic health system records.

  • Early movers: HNT, TSLA, POT, AN, FDO, GE & more Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower, failing to hold initial gains, as lack of resolution between Greece and its creditors weighed on investor sentiment.