European shares inched higher in morning trade on Friday, helped by encouraging company earnings and a march higher for construction and material stocks led by a rise in 2012 sales targets for French firm Vinci .
Sandvik jumped 10 percent, with volumes hitting 143 percent of its 90-day daily average, after the Swedish machinery and tool maker posted record orders and a surprise rise in quarterly earnings, on the back of strong demand in its industrial tools and mining business.
The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.1 percent at 1,045.09 points at 0850 GMT after falling to a low of 1,034.54 earlier in the session following a two-notch cut in Spain's credit rating overnight.
Bank deposits climbed by 1.7 percent in July to cross the SR1.5 tr
SEC awards Siemens largest SVC contract
Siemens, the global powerhouse which innovates the electrical world and operates in the fields of energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare, signed two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company
Maritime sector contributed 4.6% to Dubai GDP
Dubai’s maritime sector directly contributs 4.6 per cent to Dubai’s GDP, or the equivalent of Dh14.4 billion, according to Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporati
US delegation discusses SAGIA’s role
Saudi Arabian Investment Authority’s (SAGIA) value proposition for investors and the changes that have been made over the years to the registration process for international firms were highlighted at