European markets were up at market open on Friday morning, following the news that Greece yesterday reached a deal with international creditors, ending a period of uncertainty over whether it would default on its €7 billion debt. The UK’s benchmark share index the FTSE 100 was up 0.36% at 7,446 points as of 08:32 a.m. BST (03:32 EST), […]

European markets were up at market open on Friday morning, following the news that Greece yesterday reached a deal with international creditors, ending a period of uncertainty over whether it would default on its €7 billion debt. The UK’s benchmark share index the FTSE 100 was up 0.36% at 7,446 points as of 08:32 a.m. BST (03:32 EST), […]

Jack Taylor/Getty Images Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro clearing business away from London’s financial sector to the EU after Brexit and adopt a model closer to that operated by the United States, Reuters reported. The draft law would force euro-denominated clearing business to […]

Reuters / Peter Nicholls Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. US President Donald Trump pressed his controversial travel ban plans, calling for an expedited judicial review and urging his administration to seek a tougher version of the proposal. “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically […]

LONDON — The chairman of US bank BNY Mellon in Europe says major banks are drawing up plans for the worst-case Brexit scenario and warns that no deal for Britain could spark another financial crisis. Michael Cole-Fontayn, BNY Mellon’s EMEA chair, told Business Insider: “Because nobody knows what the outcome of the negotiations is going […]

PA Jeremy Paxman hosting a Brexit debate for Channel 4 last year. Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.  1. Newly-inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron appointed a conservative prime minister on Monday. Edouard Philippe, 46, a lawmaker and mayor of port city Le Havre, is from the moderate wing of the main center-right The Republicans […]

LONDON — Britain’s benchmark FTSE 100 opened slightly down on Wednesday morning while investors await an announcement from US President Trump, who is later expected to unveil plans to slash corporate taxes. At 8.25 a.m. BST (3.25 a.m. ET) the FTSE 100 was down 0.10%, trading at 7,268 points. Here is the chart: Investing.com Trump […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump (C) waves to guests after delivering remarks from the Truman Balcony with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump (L) during the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House said 21,000 people are […]