French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday won the support of two eastern European states in his campaign against EU rules on the employment abroad of workers from low-pay countries, calling the current system a "betrayal" of European values.  Full story
04h41 At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barrelled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, wiping out power and water in large pockets of the world's biggest gambling hub.  Full story
03h54 Chinese nickel futures surged on Thursday to a near six-month high on the back of strong gains in overnight London Metal Exchange prices amid supply concerns and declining inventories. The metal used in making stainless steel was buoyed worries over exports from the Philippines, after data showed ou  Full story
03h20 Gold nudged lower early Thursday, giving up some of its gains made after U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of a government shut down, while investors began to focus on a major central bankers conference in Jackson Hole. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold slipped 0.1 percent to $1,28  Full story
Anglo-Dutch oil major Royal Dutch Shell has started gas production from the second phase of the Gbaran-Ubie project in Nigeria's Niger. . .  Full story
Frankfurt's international schools see a bonus from Brexit after a deluge of calls from bankers who are set to be posted. . .  Full story
Glencore's Zambian copper mining unit, Mopani Copper Mines, said on Tuesday it would be laying off nearly 5,000 workers due to. . .  Full story
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Equatorial Guinea during his three-day. . .  Full story
03h04 Oil prices were little changed in early trade on Thursday, holding most of their gains from the previous session after another fall in U.S. crude inventories which is seen as a sign of a. . .  Full story
01h39 Royal Dutch Shell and Anadarko Petroleum announced production shut-ins affecting five Gulf of Mexico oil platforms on Wednesday ahead of a storm expected to lash the Texas coast with heavy winds and rain later this. . .  Full story
01h01 Nearly half of businesses operating in Britain's food supply chain say European Union workers are thinking about leaving because of uncertainty around Brexit, an industry survey showed on Thursday.. . .  Full story
01h01 British car production rose by an annual 7.8 percent in July as manufacturers boosted output ahead of the key selling month of September, an industry body said on Thursday, reversing the downward trend recorded. . .  Full story
Cheap gasoline is squeezing U.S. bus companies and the Amtrak passenger rail system that bet more consumers would embrace alternatives to driving for trips shorter than 400 miles, a study by researchers at DePaul University. . .  Full story
Poland has asked the European Commission to withdraw its legal proceedings against Warsaw over its migrant relocation quotas and said it was ready to fight its case in court, the foreign ministry said on. . .  Full story
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday won the support of two eastern European states in his campaign against EU rules on the employment abroad of workers from low-pay countries, calling the current system a "betrayal". . .  Full story
Oil prices rose on Wednesday after U.S. crude inventories declined for the eighth straight week and as a storm approached the Gulf Coast with the potential to disrupt oil and refined products output.. . .  Full story
Lufthansa has submitted a letter of interest in Air Berlin's Niki unit and other parts of the insolvent carrier, a source familiar with the talks said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
U.S. Treasury yields fell on safety buying on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said that he would be willing to risk a government shutdown to secure funding for a border wall, raising fears that. . .  Full story
The UK's financial sector is seeking an "ambitious" trade pact between Britain and the European Union to try to prevent a costly shift of jobs and business to the continent once the country leaves. . .  Full story
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday there had been progress with the leaders of Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia on finding a solution to the issue of posted workers in. . .  Full story
The leaders of France, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have agreed to seek a deal on reforming the EU system of "posted workers" by a European Council meeting in October,. . .  Full story
The leaders of France, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have agreed to seek a deal on reforming the EU system of "posted workers" by a European Council meeting in October, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. . .  Full story
Nickel prices surged to an eight-month high on Wednesday on expectations of strong demand from top consumer China, supply concerns and declining stockpiles.. . .  Full story
The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:. . .  Full story
European companies are being told by their advisers to open up and engage more with existing shareholders to fend off the increasing threat from activist investors, who force strategy changes to push up a. . .  Full story
Media stocks weighed on European markets on Wednesday, led lower by sharp declines in advertising giant WPP after it cut sales forecasts on weakening demand.. . .  Full story
Switzerland will not relax regulations for its biggest banks but will look to reduce complexity for smaller lenders, the head of Swiss financial watchdog FINMA, Mark Branson, said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
A sharp fall for advertiser WPP was offset on the British market on Wednesday by gains in mining shares, which extended a strong run, and a buoyant health sector.. . .  Full story
Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's key aims in talks to unstitch 40 years of. . .  Full story
British government bond prices rallied on Wednesday, pushing two-year gilt yields to their lowest in two months, bolstered by strong demand at. . .  Full story
Nigerian fuel distributor Nipco Plc has bought another 3.23 percent stake in 11 Plc, the fuel retailer formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, for 4.84 billion naira ($16 million) to increase its holding to. . .  Full story
French utility EDF has given information to nuclear regulator ASN about previously unknown deviations in manufacturing documentation of nuclear components made by Areva-owned foundry Creusot Forge, an ASN spokeswoman said.. . .  Full story
Austria's far-right Freedom Party on Wednesday promised its blue-collar voter base tax cuts, a rise in the minimum wage and a minimum pension if it makes it into government after the Oct. 15 parliamentary. . .  Full story
Ireland's labour market has more spare capacity than official jobless numbers indicate, a study by two central bank economists showed on Wednesday, suggesting potential for a further fall before major wage pressures emerge.. . .  Full story
Royal Bank of Scotland has settled a legal case with a businessman who alleged that the bank caused his business to go bankrupt after forcing him to take out interest-rate hedging products while manipulating. . .  Full story
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble wants to reform the euro zone's bailout fund so that it can play a stronger role in preventing crises in the single currency bloc, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Britain on Wednesday said it had sent dozens of letters telling European Union nationals to leave the country in error, an embarrassing mistake as the issue of the rights of such citizens in the. . .  Full story
COMEX copper stocks rose by a net 271 tonnes on Monday. There was some light two-way action at New Orleans and arrivals at both Tucson and Salt Lake City.. . .  Full story
The European Central Bank should quickly end asset buys next year as the outlook does not warrant the extension of its 2.3 trillion euro scheme, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said, weighing in on the biggest. . .  Full story
Young pigs that were saved from a fire in southwest England earlier this year have been served to their rescuers as sausages by the farmer who wanted to thank the firefighters for their efforts.. . .  Full story
WPP, the world's largest advertising group, cut its sales target for the second time in six months on Wednesday after consumer goods giants curbed spending, putting its shares on track for their worst day. . .  Full story
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Poland's biggest bank PKO BP is expected to report a 5-percent year-on-year fall in its second-quarter net profit, mainly due to a one-off transaction that. . .  Full story

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