- Asian stocks mixed as markets weigh Greece, US growth Updated: Jun-01-15 10:59 pm
Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as markets weighed a possible rebound in U.S. growth against doubts about Greece's ability to make debt payments and stay in the euro currency bloc.
- Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival Updated: May-29-15 9:46 am
MOSCOW - Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.
- Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls Updated: May-29-15 2:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.
- Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead Updated: May-25-15 3:07 am
TOKYO - Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.
- Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging Updated: May-20-15 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
- From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing Updated: May-19-15 3:13 am
HONG KONG - For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. A German winery says overseas demand is up.
- Regaining strength: Emerging-market funds cruising again Updated: May-14-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it's in the good way.
- Greece back as a headache for improving eurozone economy Updated: May-10-15 3:05 am
LONDON - It may only account for 2 percent of the eurozone economy but Greece has a habit of punching above its weight when it comes to bruising the currency union.
- Switzerland's Syngenta rejects Monsanto takeover offer Updated: May-08-15 10:37 am
BERLIN - Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta said Friday that it has rejected a takeover offer from Monsanto Co., a bid that it said greatly undervalued its prospects. Syngenta's shares jumped 17 percent on the interest, however.
- Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April Updated: May-06-15 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
- Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency Updated: May-04-15 6:14 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound.