Saturday, October 10, 2015
Belgian rail travel was hit hard by a 24-hour strike on Friday that halted trains including international services to Britain and France.
Bolivia and the Russian state company Rosatom have signed an accord to support a civilian nuclear program being developed by the South American country, Energy Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez said Thursday.
Representatives of North Dakota's most successful companies told an audience at Governor Jack Dalrymple's economic summit Thursday that it can be challenging to recruit workers to the state, but it's getting easier to keep them.
Worldwide shipments of personal computers sank in the recently ended quarter with a strong U.S. dollar weighing down sales, market tracker Gartner reported on Thursday.
World stock markets rose Friday on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for at least several more months.
Oil prices extended their recent rally in Asia Friday on hopes that increasing demand and a decline in U.S. crude production would ease a supply glut that has depressed the market for more than a year.
The U.S. dollar on Friday remained under selling pressure against major and emerging currencies with the ringgit on track to make its biggest weekly advance since 1998.
Mining and commodities giant Glencore, weighed down by debt as it struggles against a commodity price crash, announced Friday it is slashing its worldwide output of zinc by one third.
Sony sliced US$50 off the price of PlayStation 4 video game consoles Thursday, matching that of rival Xbox One ahead of the frantic holiday shopping season.
An umbrella group of local and foreign banks in smog-hit Singapore has urged members to make "sustainable development" part of their lending requirements, stepping up pressure on companies linked to land-clearing fires in Indonesia.