Investing.com - European stocks were lower on Thursday, after the release of downbeat industrial production data from France and as the Federal Reserve's latest meeting gave little indication of when interest rates could start to rise.
Workers assemble a Boeing Co. 737 airplane at the company's factory in Renton, Washington. Photographer: Mike Kane/Bloomberg. Boeing Co.
American Apparel announced late Wednesday that it reached a deal with investment firm Standard General for up to $25 million to bolster the clothing chain's finances.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's trade performance improved in June but still missed market forecasts, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to unveil more stimulus measures to stabilize the economy and meet its 2014 growth target.
... * Vows to keep fiscal deficit for 2014/15 to 4.1 pct of GDP. * Targets 7-8 pct economic growth in 3-4 years. * Aims for deal with states on services tax by December.