Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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.
The dollar held firm against other currencies on Friday, after an upbeat U.S. jobs report added to the chances the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates, even as global peers stick to easy money policies.
Oil prices rose in Asia Friday, recovering from a steep dive but buying sentiment remains shackled by a global supply glut, analysts said.
Friday, April 10, 2015
India's Adani Group on Thursday brushed aside a decision by three leading French banks not to fund huge coal industry projects in Australia's Galilee Basin near the Great Barrier Reef, saying it had "no bearing" on the company.
European stock markets rose on Thursday as traders focused on the Greek debt saga and outlook for interest rates on both sides of the Atlantic.
The dollar firmed Thursday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting showed a split over the timing of an interest-rate increase, keeping chances of a June hike alive.