Monday, December 8, 2014
Google Inc. launched its Chromecast device in Taiwan Thursday, enabling local consumers to beam media content such as movies, music and sports from mobile devices or laptops to a television screen.
Friday, December 5, 2014
European stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of an European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting while Asian markets rose, led by Shanghai and Tokyo, as investors bet on more stimulus in China and a victory for Japan's pro-business ruling party in elections this month.
The U.S. dollar on Thursday edged closer to 120 yen after the Federal Reserve published an upbeat outlook on the U.S. economy, while the euro was mixed ahead of a European Central Bank (ECB) policy meeting.
Oil prices rose in Asia on Thursday after a dip in U.S. stockpiles raised optimism about energy demand in the world's top crude consumer during the winter season, analysts said.
Brazil's central bank on Wednesday raised its key interest rate by 0.5 points to 11.75 percent, surprising many analysts who had expected a rise of just a quarter percentage point.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Global stock markets drifted higher Wednesday after Chinese business surveys offered some optimism about the world's No. 2 economy.
The dollar crept towards 120 yen and a new seven-year high on Wednesday as a batch of encouraging U.S. data showed further improvement in the world's largest economy.
Oil rebounded in Asia Wednesday as dealers consolidated positions after a recent sell-off as they ahead to the latest U.S. crude stockpiles report for fresh leads, analysts said.
British department store chain John Lewis enjoyed record sales last week as Black Friday bargain-hunters snapped up tablet computers and televisions in the crucial run-up to Christmas, it said Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday but gains were kept in check by a cloudy outlook for the global economy.