Friday, October 31, 2014
British-based charity Oxfam issued a rallying cry against inequality on Wednesday with the release of its “Even it Up” report, which found that the number of billionaires had doubled worldwide since the economic crisis.
World stock markets mostly rose Thursday, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's announcement it will end a stimulus program that was as massive as it was controversial. The dollar strengthened after the U.S. central bank hinted at an eventual interest rate hike.
The dollar rose in Asia on Thursday as a slightly bullish turn by the U.S. Federal Reserve fuelled hopes for an early rise in U.S. interest rates.
Oil prices edged lower in Asia Thursday but losses were limited by a surprisingly upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy by the Federal Reserve, analysts said.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Global stock markets swung higher Wednesday, cheered by a surge in U.S. stocks that were buoyed by solid earnings, while investors were also waiting for signs from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy.
The dollar was steady in Asia on Wednesday as traders eye the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day.
Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday as dealers await the outcome of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and the latest U.S. supply report.
The European Union's head office said Tuesday it is giving the 2015 French and Italian budgets a provisional green light, saying last-minute commitments to keep deficits down kept them within limits.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.
Rumors have been swirling that the second largest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc. is planning to sell US$1.295 billion in U.S. dollar-denominated bonds in Taiwan, making the issuance the biggest-ever foreign-currency bond sale in the nation.