Zurich Insurance Group reported a better-than-expected 25% rise in operating profit in the first half on strong performance across the board and announced a bumper 1.8 billion Swiss francs ($1.91 billion) share buyback on Thursday, sending its shares higher.
Insurer Aegon raised its forecasts for full-year operating capital generation and 2021-2023 free cash flow on Thursday after a quarterly earnings beat, lifting its shares more than 8%.
More beverages were added to the recall, growing the already lengthy list of protein and oat milk products pulled.
Observers voice concern about Kenya vote disinformation
SoftBank Group Corp is set to post a gain of $34.1 billion by reducing its stake in Alibaba Group Holding from 23.7% to 14.6%.
Blinken raises 'serious concerns' on rights in Rwanda talks
Chinese insurer Ping An Insurance Group believes HSBC has overstated the challenges and difficulties of spinning off the bank, said a source with direct knowledge of the thinking of the bank's biggest shareholder.
Potash and salt miner K+S reiterated its full-year profit guidance on Thursday, as it expects higher fertiliser prices to offset the impact of a potential gas shortage in Germany.
British betting group Entain said it would buy Croatia's SuperSport Group for 600 million pounds ($731 million) in cash on Thursday after the owner of Ladbrokes, Coral and bwin reported a 20% increase in half-year profit.
Permission for El Al Israel Airlines to fly over Oman is expected in "a matter of days", chief executive Dina Ben-Tal said on Thursday, a move that would be a big boost for the flag carrier's Asian routes.
Iran rejects US claim of plot to kill ex-official Bolton