Global shares climbed to two-week highstoday as strong corporate earnings offset weak US economic data but concerns about Spain's financial troubles drove the euro broadly lower.
Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards marched against the centre-right government's latest austerity measures, following more than a week of demonstrations across the country.
New Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's compensation package could total more than $70 million in salary, bonuses, restricted stock and stock options over five years, according to a regulatory filing made by the company Thursday
Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did not halt violence against an uprising, again thwarting Western hopes for tough action as the crisis in Syria escalates.
Spanish oil firm Repsol said today it sold non-strategic assets in Chile to a group of Chilean investors for 540 million dollars.
The commodities soy and corn’s prices sky rocked today thanks to the severe drought that has been punishing the United States heartland. Soy and corn were being sold at record high of US$638.89/ton and US$320.26/ton respectively.
Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday.
At least six Israeli tourists were killed in a bomb attack on a bus at a Bulgarian airport and Israel accused Tehran of carrying out the attack, promising a strong response to "Iranian terror".
US stocks rose, lifted by a rebound in tech shares following Intel's results, though financials limited gains as Bank of America sold off. European shares edged up but the euro eased today after testimony from US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today blamed Iran for a bomb blast which killed at least three people in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas and said Israel would respond.