Tuesday, January 5, 2016
The yen on Monday hit its highest level against the U.S. dollar since October as traders moved into the unit due to rising tensions in the Middle East.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Russia pumped a record 534 million tonnes of crude oil in 2015 even as it reeled from a fall in oil prices caused by a supply glut, energy ministry data showed Saturday.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 racked up their worst annual performance in seven years Thursday after a sell-off in the final Wall Street session of 2015.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Chinese stocks ended 2015 slightly higher despite a wild ride that saw trillions wiped off market capitalizations in a summer rout that shook global markets and prompted an unprecedented government rescue package.
Energy shares fell again Thursday on the last trading day of the year, tracking losses in New York and Europe although oil prices bounced slightly following another hefty loss.
The U.S. dollar edged down against the yen in quiet trade Thursday as investors turned attention to the pace of further Federal Reserve interest rate increases and the health of the U.S. economy.
Oil prices rebounded in Asia Thursday on bargain-hunting on the last trading day of 2015 following a sharp decline fueled by an unexpected rise in U.S. commercial stockpiles.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
The volume of mergers and acquisitions worldwide set a new record in 2015 at more than US$5 trillion, with tie-ups in the health care sector leading the way, consultants Dealogic said Tuesday.
Global economic growth will be "disappointing and patchy" in 2016, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, wrote in an article published in the German business daily Handelsblatt on Wednesday.
Global shares were mixed in Wednesday trading, with only some markets cheered by an overnight rally as investor sentiment grew cautious on lower oil prices.