Euro Area Unemployment For December Comes In Lower Than Expected At 12%; Inflation In January Dips
While the latest jobless rate is higher than it was last December it has been stable since October.
Global NCAP Report Shows Most Budget Cars Made In India Failed Crash Tests, Lack Basic Safety Features
Tests conducted by the Global New Car Assessment Program show most Indian-made small cars, while cheap and affordable, lack basic safety features.
US Stock Futures Suggest Positive Opening On Yet Another Big Day For Corporate Earnings; GDP, Jobless Claims And Pending Home Sales Data Should Also Influence Market Direction
Data on GDP and jobless claims, along with earnings from corporate giants across a range of sectors, should influence markets.
Germany's Unemployment Rate Stable In December At 5.1%; Same As In November 2013 And Down From 5.4% In December 2012
Europe’s largest economy employed 42 million people at the end of last year.
Spain’s Q4 GDP Grows At 0.3% Quarter-On-Quarter As Expected; Annual GDP Growth Slips Back Into Negative Territory
Earlier this week, Spain predicted a faster-than-expected recovery in 2014 and a pick-up in employment.
Philippine Economy Grew By 6.5% In Q4 And By 7.2% In 2013 Despite Being Hit By Super-Typhoon Haiyan, Helped Along By Public And Private Spending
The Philippines’ annual growth rate places it among Asia's best-performing economies, and second only to China.
US Stock Futures Point To Positive Open On Earnings-Heavy Day, Which Includes FOMC Policy Announcement
On a day marked by earnings announcements from Wall Street heavyweights, Ben Bernanke's last policy meeting could take precedence.
SOTU 2014 International Coverage: What Did The World Think Of President Obama’s State Of The Union Address
Here are some highlights of the coverage of President Obama’s address by media outlets from around the world.
Full Text Of President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address
Here's the full text of President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address.
US Stock Futures Suggest Mixed Open As Earnings From Wall Street Majors, Durable Goods Orders Data, S&P/Case-Shiller HPI And Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index Vie For Investors' Attention
The earnings calendar is a busy one while data on durable goods orders, and indexes on housing and consumer sentiment, are also awaited.
UK GDP Preliminary Estimate Matches Expectations; Annual GDP Grows 2.8% While Quarterly GDP Growth Clocks 0.7%
A preliminary estimate of U.K.’s GDP in the last quarter of 2013 showed output increased in three out of four categories.
Japan Will Revise School Manuals In Latest Move To Lay Claim To Disputed Territories In The East China Sea
Teaching manuals will claim disputed islands as Japanese territory while highlighting the government’s stance on the issue.
RBI, India’s Central Bank, Raises Key Rate As Governor Aims To Tackle Soaring Inflation While Reviving Slowing Growth
The Reserve Bank of India is working to devise a policy that can revive growth while controlling near double-digit inflation.
Google Buys UK-Based Artificial Intelligence Firm, DeepMind Technologies, For $625M
The technology giant is expected to extend its foray into artificial intelligence with this acquisition.
China-Led International Ocean Exploration Mission To Look For Oil In South China Sea, Including In Disputed Regions
China's 2012 drilling in the South China Sea, with its first deep-water oil drilling rig, triggered tensions with the Philippines and Vietnam.
US Stock Futures Point To Positive Open; Earnings, Home Sales Data In Focus
It remains to be seen whether US stocks can put last week’s woes behind them or if they will go the way of European and Asian stocks.
German IFO Business Climate Index For January Beats Expectations; Rises To 30-Month High
The reading for January, which beat a consensus estimate, bodes well for the future of Europe’s largest economy.
$1 Trillion US Farm Bill Likely To Be Passed Within Days: Report
Will funding for the food stamp program, which serves 47 million Americans, be cut by a proposed $9 billion as part of the bill’s provisions?
Syria Talks Yield Minor Breakthrough But Meager Homs Concession Falls Short Of Expectations; Assad’s Government Refuses To Budge
While delegates at the Syria talks in Switzerland reached a minor agreement, Homs continued to witness fighting and shelling.
US Stock Futures Point To Yet Another Weak Opening Following Thursday's Fall; Earnings From Tech, Finance, Health Care And Retail Majors In Focus
The previous session's jitters seem set to continue into Friday's opening as earnings stay in focus on a day devoid of data releases.
US Stock Futures Suggest Weak Opening; Factory PMI, Homes Sales Data And Earnings In Focus
Data on manufacturing PMI and existing home sales, along with quarterly earnings will have investors' attention.
Markit's Flash Eurozone PMI Climbed To Highest Level Since June 2011 As Economic Recovery Gathers Strength Even As Concerns Remain
Private sector economy in the euro zone grew for the seventh-straight month, PMI data showed Thursday.
Israel Says It Has Foiled Multiple Al Qaeda Attacks, Including A Suicide-Bombing Plan On The US Embassy In Tel Aviv; US State Department Has Not Yet Confirmed Claims
The Shin Bet intelligence agency claimed it had arrested three people linked to al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
UN To Hold One-On-One Discussions With Both Parties At Syria Summit As Interactions Turn Acrimonious And Head For An Impasse In Montreux; Future Of Geneva Talks In Balance
The first day of peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel forces deteriorated into a hostile exchange, prompting UN mediation.
Magnum Entertainment Group, Hong Kong’s First Nightclub Operator To Go Public, Experiences Big IPO Pop On First Day Of Trading
Magnum Entertainment raised $16.3 million in an initial public offering that was oversubscribed more than 1,200 times.
US Stock Futures Suggest Weak Opening; Earnings Continue To Be In Focus
Earnings will continue to be in focus as investors hope for a rebound from a sluggish start.
UK Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.1% In Sept-Nov Period; BOE Minutes Show MPC Was Unanimous On Policy Decision In January Meeting
About 167,000 people found work in the latest quarter - the largest decline since 1997.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Backs Quicken Loans’ $1B Prize For Perfect NCAA Tournament Bracket
Quicken Loans and Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced the contest, which will be limited to 10 million entries.
South Korea Will Invest $1.5B On Building A 5G Network That Will Be 1K Times Faster Than Existing Speeds And Allow 1-Second Movie Downloads
It takes 40 seconds to download a movie in South Korea, where the Internet speed is reportedly 65 percent faster than it is in the U.S.
Edward Snowden Denies Claims That He Is A Spy For A Foreign Government; Maintains He Acted Alone In Interview With The New Yorker Magazine
In an interview with the New Yorker, Snowden described as ‘absurd' claims made last week by U.S. politicians that he is a spy.