• launch of Galaxy

    Samsung to delay the launch of Galaxy Fold after folding feature breaks screens

    The technology giant said inspections of the affected foldable smartphones had uncovered two issues with the phone’s screen Samsung has confirmed it is to delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone after some early reviewers reported issues with the phone’s screen. The Korean technology giant said inspections of the ...
  • Oil prices

    Oil prices reach near six-month highs

    Share prices of energy companies were higher as oil prices jumped to near six-month highs Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher but largely failing to help the currencies of the main crude-oil producers. ...
  • Japan’s Nikkei

    Japanese stocks edge up before Golden Week holiday

    Japan’s Nikkei edged up in choppy trade as investors stayed on the sidelines before the start of Golden Week holiday later in the week Japan’s Nikkei edged up on Monday in choppy trade as investors stayed on the sidelines before the Golden Week holiday starts later in the week, while ...
  • U.S.-based stock

    Cash inflows into U.S.-based stock ETFs, corporate bonds, junk debt

    Huge cash inflowed into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds, corporate bond funds and high-yield “junk” bond portfolios Investors’ appetite for risk was on display yet again this week with huge cash inflows into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds, corporate bond funds and high-yield “junk” bond portfolios, according to Refinitiv’s Lipper research service ...
  • Pinterest Shares

    Pinterest shares surge in stock market debut

    Shares in online scrapbook company Pinterest surged more than 28% on its first day of trading Shares in online scrapbook company Pinterest surged more than 28% on its first day of trading, valuing the firm at about $16bn (£12bn). The shares opened in New York at $23.75, well ahead of ...
  • Australian shares

    Australia shares slightly up as trading remains subdued

    Australian shares closed marginally higher as trading remained subdued ahead of the Easter holidays Australian shares closed marginally higher on Thursday, as trading remained subdued ahead of the Easter holidays, with losses in healthcare and gold stocks offsetting gains in the energy sector. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed up 0.1 ...
  • Japanese shares

    Japanese shares reach new four-month high

    Japan’s Nikkei touched a fresh four-month high, led by gains in the big three mobile carriers Nikkei edged up to a fresh four-month high on Tuesday, propelled by gains in the big three mobile carriers after market leader NTT Docomo announced smaller-than-feared price cuts, soothing concerns about a price war. ...
  • World stocks

    World stocks mixed as US, China close in on deal

    Stocks across the world were mixed after the U.S. and China said they were closing in on a trade deal World stocks were mixed on Monday after the U.S. and China said they were closing in on a trade deal, without giving a timeline for when negotiations would wrap up. ...
  • 5G

    O2 to launch 5G for the testing of driverless cars in the UK

    Mobile phone network O2 will activate its 5G network in June for the testing of driverless cars Mobile phone network O2 will activate its 5G network in June for the testing of driverless cars in Bedfordshire. The network has partnered with the Millbrook proving ground, which is a key test ...
  • EU Shares

    Stocks up ahead of EU summit and ECB decision

    Shares are up ahead of the EU leaders’ summit and ECB policy decision Stocks are nudging higher at the start of the session as investors bide their time ahead of the EU leaders’ summit scheduled for later on Wednesday and the European Central Bank’s policy decision. Reports indicate that Europe ...