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Saturday, August 2, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday said its 160 members had failed to agree a landmark global customs pact in a move the U.S. said left the body on “uncertain new ground.”
The dollar inched up against other major currencies in Asia on Friday as market players expected upcoming U.S. jobs data would be solid.
Europe's stock markets slid for a second day running on Friday in volatile trading as investors awaited key U.S. jobs data.
World oil prices fell on Friday, coming under pressure following an equities sell-off and ahead of vital U.S. payrolls data, analysts said.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Interest rates rises could thwart G-20 growth goal
The G-20's pledge to boost growth could be wiped out by rising interest rates and weakening emerging economies, an IMF report said, as Chief Christine Lagarde warned Thursday of “slow” progress in reaching the goal.
European stocks sank on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of results, with Frankfurt sliding after German sportswear giant Adidas issued a gloomy profits warning linked to the crisis in Ukraine.
The dollar edged lower against the yen in Asia Thursday after surging to a near four-month high in U.S. trade in response to forecast-beating U.S. economic growth data.
Oil prices fell further on Thursday as concerns eased that fresh Western sanctions on Russia over Ukraine would have an immediate impact on global crude supplies, analysts said.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Europe's stock markets edged higher on Tuesday in subdued deals, as traders eyed the prospect of more EU sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
The dollar edged up against the euro and yen Tuesday with investors awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as the bank's head faces calls to hike interest rates earlier than she has indicated.
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