Martin Baccardax

Baccardax, a former bond salesman who spent 8 years on the trading floor in Toronto and London, has worked in and around the global financial markets for more than 25 years, covering companies from birth in the bond markets to death in the bankruptcy courts -- and all points in between.
Following television stints with CNBC Europe in London, where he served as on-air Economics editor co-anchor of the Closing Bell program, Baccardax was named London Bureau Chief in October 2016.

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Hasbro Q4 Profit Slumps as Toys R Us Liquidation Hits Christmas Sales

Hasbro Q4 Profit Slumps as Toys R Us Liquidation Hits Christmas Sales

Hasbro posted weaker-than-expected fourth quarter earnings Friday as the liquidation of the Toys R Us retailer hit the group's bottom line.

Skechers Swings to Q4 Profit as International Sales Surge; Stock at 9-Month High

Skechers Swings to Q4 Profit as International Sales Surge; Stock at 9-Month High

Skechers shares traded sharply higher Friday after a big boost in international sales lifted the footwear group to stronger-than-expected fourth quarter profits.

Wall Street Futures Slide, Dollar Holds Gains, as Global Markets Extend Retreat

Wall Street Futures Slide, Dollar Holds Gains, as Global Markets Extend Retreat

Wall Street futures extended declines Friday, as weaker corporate earnings added downward pressure on markets that were already concerned over sharp cuts in growth forecasts for key economies in Europe and the fate of U.S. China trade talks.

Dollar Hits Five-Week High As Growth, Trade Concerns Trigger Safe-Haven Rally

Dollar Hits Five-Week High As Growth, Trade Concerns Trigger Safe-Haven Rally

The U.S. Dollar traded at a five week high against its top global peers Friday as investors plowed cash into safe-haven assets amid questions over the fate of trade talks between Washington and Beijing and deepening concerns for world economic growth.

Stocks Slide, Dollar Shines, Amid US-China Trade and Global Growth Concerns

Stocks Slide, Dollar Shines, Amid US-China Trade and Global Growth Concerns

Global stocks retreated for a third consecutive session Friday as investors reacted to sharp cuts in growth forecasts for key economies in Europe and grew increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump's decision not to meet with China leader Xi Jinping before their self-imposed deadline for trade talks signals a lack of progress in the months-long negotiations.

Twitter Tops Q4 Earnings Estimate but Guides for Sharp 2019 Spending Increase

Twitter Tops Q4 Earnings Estimate but Guides for Sharp 2019 Spending Increase

Twitter posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings Thursday as the micro-blogging website held user growth but said expenses would rise notably this year as it moved to protect the integrity of its platform.

Yum Brands Tops Q4 Same-Store Sales Forecasts, Misses on Revenue

Yum Brands Tops Q4 Same-Store Sales Forecasts, Misses on Revenue

Yum! Brands says U.S. store sales improved thanks to solid gains from its Taco Bell and KFC-branded stores.

T-Mobile U.S. Adds 1 Million New Subscribers as Q4 Earnings Top Forecasts

T-Mobile U.S. Adds 1 Million New Subscribers as Q4 Earnings Top Forecasts

T-Mobile U.S. posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings Thursday as it added over 1 million new customers to its post-paid wireless network.

BB&T and SunTrust Agree to $66B Merger in Biggest Bank Deal in a Decade

BB&T and SunTrust Agree to $66B Merger in Biggest Bank Deal in a Decade

SunTrust Banks and BB&T Corp unveiled a $66 billion all-stock merger Thursday that would create the sixth-biggest commercial bank in the United States.

Nokia Shares Dip After France Rejects Move to Tighten Rules on 5G Providers

Nokia Shares Dip After France Rejects Move to Tighten Rules on 5G Providers

Nokia shares edged lower Thursday after lawmakers in France rejected moves by the government to tighten rules on telecoms companies providing next generation equipment that could raise concerns over national security.