Friday, May 10, 2013
The price of oil fell Thursday after reports showed supplies of U.S. crude rose slightly last week.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fish piracy — seafood caught illegally, not reported to authorities or outside environmental and catch regulations — represents as much as US$10 billion to US$23 billion in global losses each year, a nonprofit conservation group estimated Wednesday.
Asian markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street and European stocks reached new highs, and as China released better than expected trade figures for April.
The euro gained in Asian trading on Wednesday as upbeat German economic data buoyed the unit, but speculation over additional easing measures from the European Central Bank (ECB) capped its rise.
Oil prices rose Wednesday after an upswing in China's trade for April restored hopes that the world's second-largest economy was strengthening.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Japanese stocks outperformed all others Tuesday as traders in the country returned from a public holiday in buoyant mood, sending the Nikkei index above 14,000 for the first time in nearly five years.
The euro was under pressure in Asian trade Tuesday, weighed by a European Central Bank interest rate cut and poor data from the eurozone.
The price of oil edged lower Tuesday as fears eased of Israeli involvement in Syria's civil war.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Asian markets rose Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report revived optimism over the U.S. economic recovery and drove Wall Street to record highs.
The euro rose against the dollar in Asian trade Monday as a better-than-expected U.S. April jobs report boosted hopes of resurgent growth in the world's biggest economy, analysts said.