Friday, March 7, 2014
Bitcoin is not a currency but transactions involving it could be "subject to taxation", Japan's government said Friday, in a move that might pave the way for formal regulations on the troubled virtual unit.
Shares rose ahead of a monthly policy meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday as easing tensions in the Ukraine kept markets stable after their recent bout of volatility.
The U.S. dollar firmed in Asia on Thursday after a Federal Reserve report boosted optimism over the U.S. economy, while investors await a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting.
Oil prices declined further Thursday but stayed above US$101 per barrel as concern about Ukraine eased and U.S. supplies rose.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A sense of relief over the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine lifted Asian stocks Wednesday, but failed to sustain gains for European markets which were boosted the day before.
The dollar held steady in Asia Wednesday after rallying in U.S. trade as fears of a conflict over Ukraine eased, boosting investor demand for riskier assets.
Oil prices were little changed Wednesday as concerns over Russia's military advance into Ukraine eased, but the situation remained tense overall.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world's richest people after a four-year hiatus.
Stock markets rebounded Tuesday after tumbling over the Ukraine crisis as Russian troops in border exercises were ordered back to bases and China prepared for a policy meeting that could advance economic reform plans.