Saturday, February 15, 2014
Singapore Airshow organizers on Friday announced a record high of more than US$32 billion in deals as Asian carriers ordered more aircraft to meet explosive demand for cheap, short-range travel.
Stock markets pushed higher on Friday after new figures showed the European economic recovery gathered speed at the end of 2013.
Currency traders moved into the yen in Asia on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales data sparked more questions about the health of the world's biggest economy.
Oil prices fell Friday as fresh U.S. economic data and higher-than-expected crude supplies pointed to weak demand.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Global stocks fell Thursday, led by a fall in Tokyo, as investors fretted upcoming U.S. indicators would show weakness in the world's biggest economy.
The dollar slipped in Asia Thursday ahead of the release of US retail sales data seen as key to gauging the strength of the world's biggest economy.
Oil fell back below US$100 a barrel Thursday as investors worried upcoming data would show weakness in the U.S. economy.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Airbus on Wednesday received its first order of the year for its flagship A380 when leasing firm Amedeo signed an US$8.3 billion deal for 20 of the superjumbos.
Global stocks were higher Wednesday after the new head of the U.S. Federal Reserve vowed a continuation of low interest rates. Stronger Chinese trade figures and the shelving of another U.S. debt limit battle also boosted markets.
The dollar edged down against the yen in Asia Wednesday after climbing in New York in response to the new Federal Reserve chief's pledge to maintain the bank's monetary policy, while U.S. lawmakers agreed to raise the debt ceiling.