Europe's main stock markets hit the pause button Friday as investors mulled an uninspiring European Central Bank decision, but London smoked out gains from a vast tobacco takeover.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is offering to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a US$47 billion deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and attempt to make up for a decline in smoking in the U.S. and Europe.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) has urged investors to use its "trade-to-trade" simulation platform to gain familiarity with the securities trading mechanism that has gained popularity in global markets.
France warned British Prime Minister Theresa May at her maiden European Union summit that she would face a tough, unyielding bloc if she sought too many concessions during the negotiations to leave the 28-nation EU.
Swedish lorry-maker Volvo said Friday its net profit jumped by 19 percent in the third quarter despite a drop in sales as demand fell in the United States.
U.S. software colossus Microsoft Thursday reported a slip in quarterly profit but still topped expectations due to rising demand for offerings in the internet cloud.
Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit.
Canada's Bombardier said Friday it was cutting around 7,500 jobs by the end of 2018 as the aircraft and train manufacturer tries to cut costs and boost productivity as part of a turnaround plan.
Chairman Chu Wen-chen (朱文成) of state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) speaks at the 2016 national power-saving awards presenting ceremony held on Friday, Oct. 21.
People look at a privately owned Tesla Model S electric vehicle on display at the Bucharest Auto Show in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Oct. 20.