Friday, January 2, 2015
Chick-fil-A, one of America's most popular fast food restaurants, is the latest corporation to investigate the possible hacking of its customers' credit card data.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Asian markets were mixed in limited trade Wednesday as investors wound down on the last day of the year, while concerns about Greece's political crisis kept the dollar and euro under pressure against the yen.
The yen held on to most of its gains against the dollar and the euro Wednesday as investors sought a safe haven owing to growing concern about Greece's political crisis.
Crude edged lower in thin pre-holiday trade Wednesday ahead of the release of a key U.S. supply report, as analysts predicted a rebound in prices in the new year after shedding nearly 50 percent since June.
Falls in China's housing prices accelerated in December, a survey showed Wednesday as oversupply continued to weigh on the market and developers offered discounts to shore up their balance sheets towards the year-end.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Global stock markets were mostly in the red Tuesday as concern about Greek politics and the shaky Russian ruble dented confidence in the global economy.
Russian gas giant Gazprom said Monday it had taken complete control of the company behind the abandoned South Stream pipeline project, buying shares belonging to France's EDF, Italy's Eni and Germany's Wintershall.
Oil prices traded near five-year lows in thin year-end trade Tuesday, as analysts predicted further bearishness in the market owing to rising U.S. production despite a global supply glut.
The euro struggled at around more than two-year lows against the dollar in Asia on Tuesday as a brewing Greek political crisis fuels fears for the wider eurozone.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Global stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report that China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth, while oil prices rebounded.