GLOBAL MARKETS: Currency mayhem

US currency accusation has driven an even bigger wedge between the world’s largest economies

GLOBAL MARKETS: Sterling pounded

Sterling’s slide to $1.24 on Tuesday was its weakest level against the dollar since April 2017

GLOBAL MARKETS: Branson’s Galactic pitch

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic plans to go public via a New York cash shell led by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya

GLOBAL MARKETS: Legoland a go-go

Merlin Entertainments is to be acquired in a £6bn deal by the Danish billionaire family that controls toymaker Lego, Blackstone and a Canadian pension fund

GLOBAL MARKETS: Cryptocrackdown

Cryptocurrency exchanges will be subjected to rules to prevent digital coins such as bitcoin being used for money laundering

GLOBAL MARKETS: Shoppers play ball

US retail sales increased in May and sales for April were revised higher, suggesting a pick-up in consumer spending

GLOBAL MARKETS: SA loses top gold position to Ghana

SA’s gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation: losing its status as continental leader to Ghana

GLOBAL MARKETS: Walmart by degrees

Walmart plans to attract high school students by offering them a low-cost path to a college degree

GLOBAL MARKETS: May makes new Brexit moves

British Prime Minister Theresa May has carried out 'scenario planning' for a second Brexit vote in case parliament forces her to call one

GLOBAL MARKETS: Uber planning IPO in April

Uber Technologies was said last week to be planning to kick off its IPO in April, putting it close on the heels of smaller rival Lyft

GLOBAL MARKETS: US authority scrutinises pricing at exchanges

US Securities & Exchange Commission investigates whether the multitiered pricing system used by stock exchanges favours large brokers at the expense of small ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: Thyssenkrupp determined to split, despite uncertainty

Steel-to-submarines group will continue with its breakup plans even if it fails to win regulatory approval for a separate joint venture with Tata Steel

GLOBAL MARKETS: Former Enron boss released

Jeffrey Skilling, the former boss of Enron Corp who was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his conviction on charges stemming from the company’s collapse, has ...

GLOBAL MARKETS: BB&T to buy SunTrust

A more permissive regulatory environment has culminated in the biggest bank merger since the 2007-2009 financial crisis

GLOBAL MARKETS: Juul sales rocket to $1bn

Marlboro maker Altria Group says e-cigarette maker Juul Labs posted more than $1bn in revenue in 2018

GLOBAL MARKETS: Starbucks tops forecasts

Starbucks exceeded Wall Street forecasts for quarterly sales last Thursday, led by the popularity of its holiday-themed drinks in the US