Thursday, March 20, 2014
The price of oil was down slightly Wednesday as energy markets waited for the latest figures on U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Stronger-than-expected recovery in leading industrialized nations has boosted global trade confidence but longer-term growth will depend on the level of Asia's investment in research & development (R&D) to move up the value chain, according to HSBC.
The dollar and euro rose against the yen in Asia Tuesday as investors took in their stride Crimea's vote to leave Ukraine and join Russia as the West announce sanctions against Moscow officials.
The price of oil edged up Tuesday as strong U.S. factory output boosted the outlook for the world's biggest economy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The mass expansion of Internet domain names could cause havoc for the defense of trademarks in cyberspace, the U.N.'s intellectual property body warned on Monday.
Europe's main stock markets advanced on Monday as investors shrugged off news that Crimea had voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a disputed referendum, dealers said.
The dollar edged higher in Asia on Monday as investors track events in Eastern Europe after Crimeans voted to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, sparking threats of sanctions from the West.
Oil prices were slightly lower Monday after Crimea's vote to split from Ukraine and join Russia.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
The IEA on Friday raised its forecast for global oil demand in 2014 as the world economic backdrop improves, but warned that the crisis in Ukraine could still drag down consumption.
Concerns over the Chinese economy and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine continued to drive stock markets around the world lower Friday. The twin worries have had a firm grip over financial markets all week.