Asia shares absorb Nvidia blow, sterling licks its wounds

Asian share markets turned mixed on Friday as hopes for a thaw in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff were tempered by disappointing results from U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp which slugged the tech sector.

China’s U-turn on market curbs brings back the speculators

Speculators are staging a forceful comeback in China’s stock market, bidding up shares in loss-making companies as regulators ease rules around trading, fundraising and backdoor listings to prop up struggling bourses.

Oil prices stable on expected OPEC cuts, but surging U.S. supply drags

Oil prices were stable on Friday, supported by expected supply cuts from OPEC but held back by record U.S. production.

Canadian securities watchdog asks Bombardier to halt exec share sales plan

The Canadian province of Quebec’s securities watchdog said on Thursday it asked Bombardier Inc to halt stock trades under a plan set up to facilitate share sales by certain senior executives at the company.