Fri, Sep 4 2015
LONDON - China's battered stock markets reopen on Monday after a two-day public holiday and before a monthly data dump that could reinforce fears of a hard landing, rattling the global economy.
ANKARA - World financial leaders will agree to calibrate and communicate monetary policy carefully to avoid triggering capital flight, but will not call an expected U.S. rate rise a risk to growth, a draft communique showed on Friday. | Video
NEW YORK - Crude futures fell about 2 percent on Friday as traders shrugged off a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil and focussed instead on a supply glut and declining stock prices on Wall Street.
LONDON - Britain's top share index fell sharply on Friday, following the release of U.S. jobs data that suggested to some that a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September is still a possibility.
LONDON - There is an increasing likelihood that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will do an interim deal on changes to its quota system, one of its top executives said on Friday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. | Video
FRANKFURT/MILAN - Russia's Gazprom has bolstered its industrial presence in the heart of Europe with two major gas deals that were announced on Friday despite ongoing tensions with Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
ANKARA - China told the world's financial leaders on Friday it was committed to continuing structural reforms and to supporting economic growth, Europe's Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told reporters after the meeting.
LONDON - UK-listed Bwin.party ditched an agreed deal with 888 on Friday in favour of a higher 1.1 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) offer from GVC Holdings, creating a sports betting heavyweight in a sector being reshaped by consolidation.
- Japanese banks are among bidders for General Electric Co's local commercial lending and leasing operation, sources told Reuters on Friday.