European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift

European stocks struggle as PMIs fail to provide a lift

European stocks pulled lower Monday, as investors juggled a new pile of corporate earnings, including from Swiss lender UBS Group AG, alongside fresh monthly readings on European services and manufacturing activity that showed signs of weakness. The moves come ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting. How indexes are moving The Stoxx Europe 600 […]

Jersey 'third easiest jurisdiction' in world for finance compliance

Only arch-rivals the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands were rated less complex than Jersey when it comes to compliance, according to TMF’s Financial Complexity Index 2018. The international provider of global business and compliance services ranked Jersey number 92 in its index out of a total 94 jurisdictions around the world. The Cayman […]

Measles outbreak in Japan puts travel plans for some Hong Kong tour groups on hold

Measles outbreak in Japan puts travel plans for some Hong Kong tour groups on hold

A measles outbreak in southern Japan has prompted one Hong Kong travel agent to cancel several trips it had planned to the area. Nearly 70 people in the popular tourist destination of Okinawa have contracted the highly infectious disease, local government officials said. However, a leading city doctor has said he is “not too worried” […]

UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017

UK economy grew slower in first quarter of 2018 than last quarter of 2017

The UK economy is set for another year of uninspiring growth in 2018, according to the latest forecasts from the EY Item Club. This week’s first-quarter GDP figures are expected to show growth of just 0.2%-0.3%, according to EY Item Club economists, mainly due to the severe weather the hit the country at the end […]

New rivals to Grab emerge in Southeast Asia after Uber merger

New rivals to Grab emerge in Southeast Asia after Uber merger

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE — At the entrance of a mall in downtown Jakarta, shoppers wait with smartphones in hand for motorcycle taxis to arrive from the Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab, or its homegrown rival, Go-Jek. A woman sitting on the back of a motorbike says she books rides almost every day. Similar scenes play out in cites […]

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Job Listing Hopes to “Surpass the Original Work” as a “New Creation”

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Job Listing Hopes to “Surpass the Original Work” as a “New Creation”

Following the news that Square Enix finally got Cloud’s design in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake closer to that of Tetsuya Nomura’s original vision, the company has put up a new job listing where they’re seeking new planners for the game in what could be a newly confirmed vision for the project. The company is seeking battle […]

NBA playoffs live updates: John Wall wasn't going to let the Wizards lose Game 4

NBA playoffs live updates: John Wall wasn't going to let the Wizards lose Game 4

John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 58 points in Game 4. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The first round of the NBA playoffs continues today with four pivotal Game 4s. Follow along here for the latest analysis and commentary from The Post’s NBA reporter Tim Bontemps, and ask him questions in the comments section. Catch up […]

Michigan football: Elysee Mbem-Bosse sorry for Jim Harbaugh threats

Michigan football: Elysee Mbem-Bosse sorry for Jim Harbaugh threats

CLOSE Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel takes questions from the media on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Ann Arbor. Video by George Sipple/DFP Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh enters the field for the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.(Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press) Former Michigan football […]