Friday, March 7, 2014
Oil prices declined further Thursday but stayed above US$101 per barrel as concern about Ukraine eased and U.S. supplies rose.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A sense of relief over the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine lifted Asian stocks Wednesday, but failed to sustain gains for European markets which were boosted the day before.
The dollar held steady in Asia Wednesday after rallying in U.S. trade as fears of a conflict over Ukraine eased, boosting investor demand for riskier assets.
Oil prices were little changed Wednesday as concerns over Russia's military advance into Ukraine eased, but the situation remained tense overall.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world's richest people after a four-year hiatus.
Stock markets rebounded Tuesday after tumbling over the Ukraine crisis as Russian troops in border exercises were ordered back to bases and China prepared for a policy meeting that could advance economic reform plans.
The dollar rose in Asia Tuesday, supported by a pickup in U.S. manufacturing activity, but fears about the escalating crisis in Ukraine hung over currency markets.
The price of crude oil dropped Tuesday after a big jump a day earlier over jitters that Russia's military advance into Ukraine could result in economic sanctions against one of the world's major energy suppliers.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Global stocks tumbled Monday as tension over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and possible sanctions by Western governments intensified.