LONDON - FTSE fell to a three-week closing low on Friday as a landmark corporate bond default in China, the world's top metals consumer, hit major mining stocks.
NEW YORK - A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares ended little changed. | Video
NEW YORK - The dollar climbed on Friday, boosted by an unexpectedly large jump in U.S. jobs growth that set off enough buying to lift the greenback from a four-month low.
LONDON - Sterling fell against the euro and the dollar on Friday as upbeat signals for both of its major currency peers added to a sense that the pound's strong six-month run higher looks increasingly stretched.
LONDON - European shares fell on Friday, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from the impact of any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.
- Malaysian jetliner may have turned back before vanishing |
- Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea despite US warning |
- Bank of England's Carney faces grilling over foreign exchange scandal
- Bank of England to hold independent inquiry into FX fixing claims - report
- Co-op to hike pay for top executives - report
- EU's Ashton in Iran says final nuclear deal 'challenging' - state TV
- With legal reforms, China wants less interfering in cases, fewer death penalty crimes
- A washing machine factory tests Italy's industrial future
- Iraqi PM Maliki says Saudi, Qatar openly funding violence in Anbar
- Afghanistan's powerful Vice President Fahim dies