PARIS - The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled, and borrowing rates are at record lows: French President Francois Hollande has had much of his economic wishlist granted, and it may just help him kickstart a long-awaited recovery in 2015.
MOSCOW - Russia's rouble strengthened on Friday after Finance Minister Anton Siluanov confirmed his ministry had sold foreign currency and on expectations that exporters will step up dollar sales.
LONDON - British investment managers have increased exposure to stocks in December as prospects for monetary stimulus in Europe and Japan and economic recovery in the United States and Britain bode well for corporate profits, a Reuters poll shows.
BRUSSELS - Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month.
LONDON - Britain's FTSE 100 equity index will reach a record high by the end of 2015, but uncertainty over the outcome of May's general election will curb gains early next year, a Reuters poll forecast.
- Global stock markets are expected to rally next year as central banks in Asia and Europe flood markets with fresh liquidity just as others begin tightening, Reuters polls showed on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - For the first time in more than a decade, U.S. gasoline prices are tumbling toward $2 a gallon even as the economy grows and unemployment shrinks, a constellation that will test the theory that domestic fuel demand is in terminal decline.
MOSCOW - The rouble plunged more than 10 percent for the second day on Tuesday and recorded its worst fall since the Russian financial crisis in 1998 as confidence in the central bank evaporated after an ineffectual overnight rate hike.
PARIS - The European Union's vaunted investment plan, due to be formally blessed by the bloc's 28 leaders at a summit this week, may be a day late and several euros short to revitalise a stagnant economy.
LONDON - Of course this time it's different, it always is. But the similarities between today's financial constellation and the backdrop to the emerging market collapses of the late 1990s are haunting developing economies.
Europe Market Reports
Americas Market Reports
- U.S.: US STOCKS-Wall St up for 3rd day, led by energy shares
- Brazil: STXNEWS LATAM-Eneva suspends debt-servicing payments for a month
- Canada: CANADA STOCKS-Energy powers TSX to biggest weekly gain since 2011
- Chile: STXNEWS LATAM-Chile's SQM plummets, trading halted after potash shakeup
- Mexico: Mexico stocks fall over 3 pct; lowest intraday level since April
Asia/Pacific Market Reports
- Gold: PRECIOUS-Gold below $1,200/oz on dollar, shares; heads for weekly loss
- Oil Report: Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partner
- British Pound Report: Sterling hits 3-week low vs euro as UK inflation falls sharply
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Dollar hits multi-year highs on extended Fed rally, year-end bets
- Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack |
- Mother arrested for murder after children found dead in Australian home |
- Iraqi Kurds claim more territory after breaking siege of Sinjar |
- 'Black Friday' spree lifts UK retail sales growth to 27-year high - CBI
- Exclusive - Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
- EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
- Pakistan hangs two militants after Taliban school massacre
- Cuba's Raul Castro steps out of brother's shadow with U.S. deal, support surges |
- EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim
- Cook out, Morgan in as England ODI captain - reports