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(ShareCast News) - Toyota Motor Company's quarterly profit rose 4.7% on the back of rising sales in the US.
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(ShareCast News) - European stocks retreated, with investors opting for caution following a US jobs report for the month of January that left economists divided in their wake and weaker than expected figures on German factory orders. 7 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Oil and gold futures headed lower on Friday, along with much of the base metal complex, as weekend profit taking in Europe and mixed data from the US weighed on trading patterns. 8 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Mixed US data sent the dollar higher against major crosses and a basket of commodity linked currencies on Friday. 9 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - One Media's music services suffered in 2015, with the company blaming the shift in consumer habits from downloading to streaming in a trading update on Friday, ahead of its final results. 10 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - Lombard Risk revealed a hiring coup on Friday, having appointed Tina Wilkinson as its Global Head of Product. Wilkinson has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets, investment management and asset servicing, Lombard Risk said, and was joining the company from FIS/SunGard where he was Director of Major Accounts. 13 hours ago
(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 closed in the red on Friday as the US non-farm payrolls report came in worse than anticipated. 10 hours ago
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Each day, billions of dollars in capital, goods and services are transported across the globe to consumers and producers.
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