A woman passes by a reflection of a poster of a Benjamin Franklin 100 dollar bill at a money changer in Singapore November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Dollar set for record run

The dollar is on track for its best run since it was floated in 1971, while European shares head for their best monthly performance in more than three years.  Full Article 

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Britain marks 50 years since wartime leader Churchill's funeral 11:05am GMT

LONDON - Britain marked 50 years on Friday since the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, with the boat which carried his coffin under the dipping dockside cranes in 1965 retracing its journey along London's River Thames.

Shoppers browse in an IKEA store in Wembley, north London January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

UK consumer confidence hits five-month high

British consumer morale jumped by more than expected in January to reach a five-month high, possibly signalling a change in mood that might help David Cameron in May's general election.  Full Article 

A general view shows the Central Bank headquarters in Moscow January 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia surprises with rate cut

MOSCOW - Russia's central bank cuts its key interest rate, defying expectations of a hold, as the economy slides toward recession because of a collapse in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.  Full Article | Related Story 

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker (3rd R), Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani (4th R), Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh al-Sada (2ndR) and other delegates pose in front of a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 aircraft during a ceremony to mark the alliance of Qatar Airways with the oneworld grouping at the Hamad International airport in Doha October 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

Qatar takes £1.1 billion stake in BA owner

Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group worth around £1.15 billion, building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the one world alliance.  Full Article 

A man passes a row of traditional telephone boxes in London January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

BT to upgrade fibre network

The revival of the once staid telecom monopoly BT picks up pace as it launches a drive to upgrade its fibre network ahead of a key football rights auction and a deal to buy mobile operator EE.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Google revenue misses Wall Street target

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavourable foreign exchange rates.  Full Article 

England's James Taylor square drives against India during their One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match at the WACA ground in Perth, Western Australia January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Hamish Blair

England reach final after Taylor-made victory

James Taylor revives England's wobbly chase to lead them to a three-wicket victory over India which secures a place in the tri-series final against Australia.  Full Article