Laura Board is The Deal’s international editor. Based in London, she leads a team producing news and features on corporate finance and regulation from Brussels to Brisbane. Board joined the The Deal shortly after its 1999 launch from the Financial Times. Before that, she worked at Bloomberg News in Frankfurt and London and at Retail Week. She speaks French, Italian, German and Spanish.
BHP and Rio Tinto gain as iron ore rises on excitement about the President-Elect's plan to ramp up infrastructure spending.
The U.S. currency hovers near its lowest point against the yen in more than two years, and rises to a record against the peso.
The disappointing indicators follow purchasing managers' indices last week that suggested the leading eurozone economy would power growth for the entire bloc.
Dollar-denominated Chinese imports and exports continue to contract, but at a slower pace than a month earlier.
HSBC gains in Hong Kong after third-quarter figures showed better-than-expected capital strength, while real estate stocks decline on news of slumping Chinese new home sales.
As evidence mounts that Germany is shouldering the eurozone growth burden, investors will be scrutinizing data from France and Italy.
French services-sector weakness prompts Markit to lower its initiate estimates for the composite and services indices.
The tycoon's Dalian Wanda conglomerate seals a $1 billion deal to buy the maker of Fox TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
The air-bag maker is reported to be mulling a U.S. bankruptcy filing after mass product recalls.
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