Global Markets News
NEW YORK - A surprisingly strong U.S. jobs report on Friday sent bond and gold prices sharply lower and initially lifted equity markets, but mounting tensions over Ukraine led stocks in Europe and elsewhere to retreat, while U.S. shares ended little changed. | Video
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record after more jobs than expected were created in February and January's figure was revised higher. | Video
NEW YORK - The dollar climbed on Friday, boosted by an unexpectedly large jump in U.S. jobs growth that set off enough buying to lift the greenback from a four-month low.
BRASILIA - Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings director Lisa Schineller will meet high-ranking Brazilian government officials next week to evaluate the country's macroeconomic policies, government sources told Reuters on Friday.
LONDON - In July 2006, during lunch at an upmarket restaurant overlooking the sprawling Smithfield meat market in the City of London, Bank of England officials and senior bank dealers discussed evidence of potential manipulation of the foreign exchange market. People at the lunch said the attempts to move the market meant the process of establishing official prices - known as "fixing" - was becoming "increasingly fraught".
KATHMANDU, March 8 - A rear wheel of an Airbus A320 operated by an Indian budget airline caught fire after landing at Nepal's international airport in Kathmandu on Saturday, officials said.
LONDON, March 7 - European shares steadied in early trading on Friday, with many investors waiting for U.S. jobs data to provide fresh clues to health of the economy and help set the market's near-term direction.
LONDON, March 7 - European shares fell on Friday, amid growing tension over Crimea, as investors tried to shield themselves from the impact of any confrontation between Russia and Ukraine on the weekend.
TOKYO, March 7 - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh five-week high on Friday as a weak yen lifted risk appetites following better-than-expected U.S. jobless claims and the European Central Bank's decision to keep its rates unchanged. The Nikkei ended 0.9 percent higher at 15,274.07, the highest closing level since Jan. 29. For the week, the index rose 2.9 percent. But volume was subdued ahead of the release of widely anticipated U.S. job data later in the day. Th
HONG KONG, March 7 - Strength in Sinopec Corp lifted Hong Kong-listings of China firms on Friday, trimming their weekly losses, on hopes that the Chinese oil giant's proposed sale of a stake in its retail business will attract private international investors.