Wednesday, April 16, 2014
World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China's economy resurfaced.
Oil prices fell on Tuesday on profit-taking one day after Russia-Ukraine tensions had sent them higher.
The dollar held firm in Asia Tuesday after solid retail sales data boosted confidence in the U.S. economy while tensions in Ukraine and speculation over more European Central Bank monetary easing weighed on the euro.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Global commerce is set to grow by 4.7 percent this year, the World Trade Organization said on Monday, with recovery in rich economies expected to mitigate risks in developing nations.
The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential “massive destruction” of the world's banana crop if a disease affecting the most popular variety spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
The global market for wearable devices will grow substantially over the next four years, as technology development is now focused on such devices, according to a report by the Institute for Information Industry (III).
Worldwide smartphone shipments will grow in the second quarter of the year with the arrival of the industry's traditional peak season, according to a local market information advisory firm.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, despite receiving a lot of attention worldwide and boosting the audience for the mass media, has however had an adverse impact on advertising revenue.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The world's top finance officials said Saturday that the global economy is recovering and they hope well-run economic programs will avoid the risks that threaten that rebound.