Trump, Clinton capture key wins on U.S. Super Tuesday.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took big steps towards securing their parties’ presidential nominations on Tuesday with a series of state-by-state victories, but their rivals vowed to keep on fighting.
UK construction growth at ten-month low, housebuilding weak.
Growth in Britain’s construction industry unexpectedly dipped to a 10-month low in February, a survey published on Wednesday showed, adding to signs of a slowdown in the economy.
Syrian opposition sees dates for peace talks as ‘hypothetical’ – Arabiya al-Hadath TV.
A senior Syrian opposition official said on Wednesday dates for a resumption of United Nations-backed Syria peace talks remained hypothetical as long as the current truce does not fulfil its humanitarian demands.
FTSE climbs as miners, banks rally.
British shares advanced on Wednesday, led higher by mining and banking stocks that were buoyed by signs of a recovery in the Chinese economy, the world’s second largest.
Poll shows value of pound a big factor in Brexit vote.
More than half of Britons are worried a vote to leave the European Union will weaken the pound and 43 percent say the value of sterling will be an important factor in how they vote in the referendum in June, a poll on Wednesday showed.
Oil below $37 as U.S. inventory rise counters output freeze plan.
Oil edged further below $37 a barrel on Wednesday as an industry report showing a rise in U.S. crude stockpiles to a new record countered support from producer efforts to tackle a supply glut.
Tiguan owner sues VW dealership over emissions scandal.
12:06 PM GMT BOCHUM, Germany. A Volkswagen car owner sued a German VW dealership on Wednesday, demanding the seller cancel the contract and take back his Tiguan diesel compact car, one of the models affected by the automaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.
ITV looks to Euro 2016 football to lift advertising revenue.
British commercial TV broadcaster ITV said the European football championship in June would boost advertising, helping it make up ground lost in the first three months of the year.
Euro bank margins hold up, leaving room for more ECB easing.
Euro zone banks are making the same margin on loans as they were before the financial crisis, ECB data showed on Wednesday, running counter to complaints that ultra-low interest rates are damaging their business.
Carmakers say tighter EU border controls could hit production.
The auto industry’s lean manufacturing system is vulnerable to any tightening of Europe’s border controls in the wake of the region’s refugee crisis, the chief executives of Opel, Ford Europe and Daimler said at the Geneva car show.
HKEx says keenly watching LSE but no M&A plans.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd said it isn’t actively looking for acquisition targets, even as it is keeping a close eye on a proposed bid for London Stock Exchange by Deutsche Boerse.
South Africa’s central bank to manage capital flows from Barclays deal.
South Africa’s central bank will work with Barclays to manage capital flows arising from the partial sale of its 62 percent stake in local lender Barclays Africa Group, the Treasury and Reserve Bank said on Wednesday.
Rolls-Royce gives board seat to largest shareholder ValueAct.
Rolls-Royce has appointed a partner from its largest shareholder ValueAct Capital to its board after the U.S. activist investor built up a stake in the British engineer following a string of profit warnings last year.