Boeing shares were indicated firmly higher in pre-market trading Friday after the world's biggest planemaker said it would book a $4.9 billion charge to its second quarter earnings linked to the extended grounding of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft.
Microsoft shares are set to open at an all-time high Friday, lifting its market value well past $1 trillion, after the tech giant posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings driven largely by its fast-expanding cloud computing business.
U.S. equity futures are pointing to solid gains across Wall Street Friday as investors react to comment from Federal Reserve officials that could signal deeper rate cuts and stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings from Microsoft that look to revive hopes for a tech-lead rally into the second half of the year.
Anheuser-Busch InBev shares traded near the top of the European market Friday after it agreed to sell its Australian division for around $11.3 billion less than a week after cancelling the Hong Kong listing of its Asian business that would have been the year's biggest IPO.
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