Finance

Finance

Reviewing your lending options – an essential New Year’s resolution

As we come to the end of a torrid year, business leaders in the north-east’s oil and gas industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on news that coronavirus vaccines look imminent. Oil prices rose around 8% globally following news that three Covid-19 vaccines both showed high efficacy and will be available next year.

Markets

S&P strikes deal to buy IHS Markit for $39bn

S&P Global Inc. has agreed to buy IHS Markit Ltd. for about $39 billion in stock, a deal that accelerates the wave of consolidation among the finance industry’s biggest data providers.