Puma SE, Europe’s second-biggest sporting-goods maker, surged to a seven-month high in Frankfurt trading amid speculation PPR SA plans to increase its stake in the company.
Ten public-interest groups asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook Inc.’s tracking of Internet users after they log off the world’s most popular social-networking service.
U.K. services expanded for a 14th month in February as an index of employment rose and confidence increased to the highest level since September 2009.
U.K. construction growth unexpectedly slowed to a seven-month low in May as commercial and house building moderated in tandem with a cooling property market.
U.K. construction expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in February, signalling the industry has rebounded after cold weather dented the recovery in the fourth quarter.
Furukawa Electric Co. agreed to plead guilty and pay a $200 million fine for a price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy involving the sale of parts to carmakers.
U.K. construction output shrank for a second month in September as new business slumped, marking the first back-to-back contraction in almost three years.
"There was a lot of talk that many investors had made the allocation for the withdrawal, and maybe Fiat would be bullied into raising the 500 million-euro cap."
- David Noble on Aug 13, 2014