NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were flat in low volume on Wednesday ahead of data on the services sector and as markets focus on readings on the U.S. economy and the upcoming meeting at the European Central Bank.
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent rose to $71 a barrel on Wednesday, recovering some of its losses from the previous session as a turbulent market searched for a price floor after a nearly 40 percent fall since June.
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN (Reuters) - Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said on Wednesday it was on track to reach its sales and profit targets for this year, after strong growth in China and modest gains in Europe helped boost the company's sales for 17 straight months.
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said he would miss his short-term targets for cutting the budget deficit but he stuck to his promise to fix the public finances by the end of the decade, hoping that voters will back his tough approach.
PARIS (Reuters) - Eighteen months after celebrating a corporate marriage with U.S.-based Omnicom that was to dominate the world of advertising, Publicis and its boss Maurice Levy are single again, and face some awkward questions.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A lucrative, last-minute pitch by Morgan Stanley won it the role of sole placing agent for last week's $4.8 billion stake sale in Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd , people with knowledge of the matter said.
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone economy may face another contraction after business activity grew less than expected in November despite heavy discounting, surveys on Wednesday showed, although Asian readings were more upbeat.