AMMAN - The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.
LONDON - Investors have piled into the options market for protection against any future fall in shares in German companies seen vulnerable to tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
PARIS/LONDON - While Gucci and Louis Vuitton blame slumping sales on their upmarket drive they argue will help them regain some of their lost glory, there is growing evidence they are losing out to newer, more affordable luxury brands.
LONDON - Smaller asset managers and hedge funds will drive an increase in the use of computer-driven equity trading strategies in 2014 as brokerages cut back on the services they offer to less profitable clients, a study shows.
LONDON - Russia's power play for Ukraine's Crimea region is putting to flight foreign stock and bond investors, who are rattled by the Kremlin's overruling of the country's economic interests in favour of its military ambitions.
- Warren Buffett is seeking to reassure shareholders about how his Berkshire Hathaway will perform in the decades after he steps down or dies, but remains as vague as ever about succession plans.
NEW YORK - The crisis in Ukraine sent the Russian stock market tumbling on Monday, delivering a blow to already-punished portfolio managers who took outsized bets on eastern Europe this year, but generously rewarding those who had shorted the country.
To judge by the short-term crisis management and late-night bailouts by governments in the euro zone turmoil of the last four years, it is tempting to conclude that Europe's thinkers have had scant influence on policy.
SHANGHAI - China's central bank delivered two major surprises to investors this week: it engineered a sharp decline in the yuan against the dollar and at the same time relaxed its tight grip on money markets that had kept interest rates firm.
LONDON - Wage growth is likely to be the fault line that splits Bank of England policymakers who, for now, are presenting an unusually united front.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall Street edges lower after record; Boeing drags
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Batista companies extend test in Brazil offshore field
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower on weak China data
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexican stocks rise over 1 pct on America Movil gains
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Ten countries scour sea for Malaysia jet lost in 'unprecedented mystery' |
- Merkel raps Putin as Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea |
- Voters more receptive to UK's anti-EU party than polls show - study
- Ex-rebel claims El Salvador election win, rival cries foul
- Pistorius vomits in court at Steenkamp autopsy details
- Scotland complains over British handling of nuclear leak
- Spain industrial output grows for third straight month in January
- Japan fourth-quarter growth, external balance suffer blow in test for Abenomics
- Japan, U.S. differ on China in talks on 'grey zone' military threats
- North Korea-flagged ship finishes loading oil at Libya rebel port |