Demand for upmarket household appliances among Asia's burgeoning middle class helped Dyson achieve record profits last year. Rising sales of new technologies including bladeless fans, air heaters and purifiers helped push revenues up 10 per cent in ...
US stocks have closed mostly higher as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 23 points, or 0.1%, to 16,374.
Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon Holdings said it agreed to be acquired for about $2.5bn (€2.3bn) by Bohai Leasing, a unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group.
Factory orders in Germany fell by 1.4 per cent month-on-month, versus forecasts for a fall of just 0.6 per cent. Moreover, the 2 per cent climb in June was revised down to 1.8 per cent.
Even with the Chinese market shut for 40 per cent of the trading week, it hasn't been an easy five days for most Asian markets.