Nasdaq positive as United States stocks try to rally
CVS Health gained 1.0 per cent as it reported fourth-quarter net income rose 13.4 per cent to US$1.5 billion.
Donald Trump accuses Ted Cruz of fraud as Rand Paul exits race
On Wednesday, though, he gave a cautious outlook on his prospects in New Hampshire and beyond. “I came in second and they didn’t call it great”. As the candidates barrel toward New Hampshire, which on Tuesday will hold the election’s first primary, early signs have shown Rubio to be climbing there
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz gain in New Hampshire, WSJ/NBC poll finds
Donald Trump maintains a double-digit lead over the Republican field, but it’s shrinking. He is leading the polls in the state. Mr. Trump will no longer be able to boast that everybody loves him, and Ms. Clinton faces polling showing that Sen.
Russian Federation weighs Opec proposal for oil production cutbacks
Oil prices have made modest gains at the end of a turbulent January that pushed prices sharply lower amid worries about global glut.
Oil steadies above $33 on chance of production cut
Following the further slide in oil price this month, there have been calls for a downward review of the oil benchmark price of $38 proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari for this year’s budget.
Hawaii bill would legalize fantasy sports contests
The Florida Legislature put its stamp on a plan to legalize daily fantasy sports games Wednesday as two key committees approved a plan to impose regulations on the sport that mirrors the way the state regulates arcade games.
Brent hits $35 as Russian Federation says Saudis will cut output
Non-OPEC Russia said that this week it could cooperate with OPEC on production curbs, something it had been refusing to do for 15 years since the ill-fated agreement with OPEC in 2001.
US warship passes contested island in South China Sea
BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) – The U.S. Pacific Commander Harry Harris’ remarks on the South China Sea lack historical common sense as China’s sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea and their adjacent waters have adequate historical and legal basis, a defense ministry spokesperson said Thursday in Beijing.
USA dollar weakens amid Fed interest rate concerns
The dollar had plummeted in the past two sessions on the view that weak domestic economic data and worries over the global economy could prevent the Fed from hiking rates this year. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares outperformed its counterparts, trading 0.8 percent higher at 5,882.