Thursday, November 14, 2013
Bill Clinton weighed in on the crisis over the troubled new U.S. health care law Tuesday, handing President Barack Obama a new political headache.
Venezuela's Congress on Tuesday stripped an opposition deputy of parliamentary immunity over corruption allegations, giving the ruling Socialist Party enough votes to approve President Nicolas Maduro's request for decree powers.
Global stock markets were under pressure Wednesday after a highly anticipated meeting of Chinese leaders did not announce bold reforms to overhaul a growth model that is running out of steam.
The dollar edged down in Asia Wednesday, taking a breather from a rally driven by speculation the Fed will soon start tapering its huge stimulus drive.
Oil hovered above US$93 a barrel Wednesday after a sharp plunge the day before in anticipation of high U.S. crude supplies.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Markets were unmoved Tuesday by a promise from China's political leaders for the free market to play a bigger role in the country's state-dominated economy.
The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday as upbeat U.S. jobs data fuelled speculation of a winding down of the Fed's monetary easing program.
Oil prices dipped below US$95 a barrel Tuesday ahead of the resumption of talks to curb Iran's nuclear program and amid expectations of high U.S. supplies.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The United States and the European Union, which already enjoy the world's biggest business relationship, resumed talks Monday on a deal to further grow two-way trade and investment.
Upbeat U.S. economic figures shored up global markets Monday even though there are growing expectations that the Federal Reserve could begin to reduce its monetary stimulus next month. Shares in the Philippines fell after a devastating typhoon.