Barratt Developments Plc,
Britain's biggest housebuilder, said on Wednesday it expects
annual pretax profit to be ahead of market expectations, helped
by margin growth and contributions from joint ventures.
The Bank of Canada on
Wednesday looks set to raise its second-quarter economic growth
forecast and stand pat on interest rates, taking a different
tack from some major peers, which are signaling plans for
China stocks traded little
changed on Wednesday morning as investors shrugged off news that
Beijing and Washington resumed trade talks, while a flood of
initial public offerings targeting Shanghai's new tech board
drew attention, diverting funds from the rest of the market.
** The CSI300 index rose 0.1%, to 3,797.85,...
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose
slightly on Wednesday in thin trade, with Singapore leading the
gains, as markets awaited further direction from U.S. Federal
Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's congressional testimony slated
later in the day.
Expectations of a dovish rate policy has been a major