The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out gains at open on Tuesday as February’s benign inflation data supported the Federal Reserve’s “patient” approach towards further rate hikes, while a second day of losses in Boeing pressured the Dow.
Germany’s Verdi labor union on Tuesday objected strongly to a possible merger between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, arguing that the merged group would be a more attractive target for a hostile foreign takeover.
S&P and Nasdaq futures moved higher on Monday after a Labor Department report showed U.S. consumer prices rose for the first time in four months in February, but Boeing’s drop for the second day weighed on the Dow futures.
A rally across global stocks and sterling triggered by last-minute tweaks to Britain’s deal to exit the European Union evaporated on Tuesday as comments from the government’s top lawyer raised fresh doubts the new terms won’t sway lawmakers.
Nissan Motor Co’s premium brand Infiniti said on Friday it will exit western Europe early next year, as it restructures its global operations and turns its attention to sales in the world’s top two auto markets.
Singapore and Australia became the latest nations to suspend Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday, while identification of the Ethiopian Airlines crash’s 157 victims dragged and black box recorders were yet to yield the cause.
Yum China Holdings is partnering with China’s two biggest state oil giants to open franchise fast-food outlets at gas stations in the country, in a bid to tap new growth areas as the domestic economy slows.