Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The price of oil stayed above US$100 a barrel Tuesday on expectations cold weather in the U.S. and steady Chinese growth will underpin demand.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Global stocks rose Monday after China's bank lending rebounded and European economic growth exceeded forecasts.
The yen strengthened in Asia Monday as investors shuffled their positions after weaker-than-expected Japanese growth figures dented confidence in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy blitz, dubbed Abenomics.
The price of oil extended gains above US$100 a barrel Monday as a rebound in Chinese credit growth suggested steady demand in one of the world's largest petroleum consumers.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Singapore Airshow organizers on Friday announced a record high of more than US$32 billion in deals as Asian carriers ordered more aircraft to meet explosive demand for cheap, short-range travel.
Stock markets pushed higher on Friday after new figures showed the European economic recovery gathered speed at the end of 2013.
Currency traders moved into the yen in Asia on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales data sparked more questions about the health of the world's biggest economy.
Oil prices fell Friday as fresh U.S. economic data and higher-than-expected crude supplies pointed to weak demand.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Global stocks fell Thursday, led by a fall in Tokyo, as investors fretted upcoming U.S. indicators would show weakness in the world's biggest economy.
The dollar slipped in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of US retail sales data seen as key to gauging the strength of the world's biggest economy.