Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A global study of pesticides in streams and waterways released Monday found that such pollution is rare, but when found it exceeded regulatory limits about half the time.
Global stocks were mixed in muted trading Tuesday amid a lack of fresh news to buoy market sentiment following an overnight slide on Wall Street.
Crude prices rose further in Asia Tuesday on forecasts U.S. shale oil production will decline and hopes the Chinese government will roll out a stimulus package for the slowing economy.
The yen picked up against the U.S. dollar and euro on Tuesday after an economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the unit had slid far enough.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow, with the appetite for deals among executives hitting a five-year high thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and low oil prices, a global survey found Monday.
Europe's main stock markets mostly fell Monday as investors examined poor Chinese trade data that signaled fresh weakness in the world's second biggest economy, dealers said.
The U.S. dollar edged up against other major currencies on Monday after weaker than expected Chinese trade data, supported by investor expectations of U.S. interest rate increases.
World oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains, but the persistent global supply glut will likely cap advances, analysts said.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Global sales of personal computers resumed their downward trajectory in early 2015 after a modest uptick late last year, surveys showed Thursday.
European stock markets rose on Friday, extending the previous day's gains as a weaker single currency boosts companies' exports from the eurozone.