FRANKFURT, Dec 5 - The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, pausing to assess the health of the euro zone recovery after taking action a month earlier in response to falling inflation, which is now abating.
JAKARTA, Dec 5 - Indonesia is planning to impose a higher luxury tax for imported retail goods in its latest attempt to dampen domestic consumption in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, an official at the finance ministry said on Thursday.
LONDON, Dec 3 - An accounting rule forcing banks to set aside capital far earlier for troubled loans will be completed next month and start in 2017, a global standard setter said on Tuesday.
LONDON - World shares edge toward six-year highs and the yen languishes at long-term lows against the euro and dollar after sentiment gets a boost from a batch of strong U.S. economic data (MARKETS-GLOBAL/ (WRAPUP 5) moved, by Richard Hubbard and Marc Jones, 750 words)
OTTAWA, Nov 28 - Canada allowed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct widespread surveillance during the 2010 Group of 20 summit in Toronto, according to a media report that cited documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
OTTAWA - Canada allowed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct widespread surveillance during the 2010 Group of 20 summit in Toronto, according to a media report that cited documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
(Adds U.S. reaction, comments by head of Canadian signals agency)
SYDNEY - When Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott swept to power in September's general election, his promise of a foreign policy that was "more Jakarta than Geneva" raised hopes of a new era of engagement with powerful Asian neighbors.
* Spat with China over airspace zone risks free trade talks
TOKYO, Nov 28 - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that he would have no choice but to intervene in the currency market if exchange rate moves were excessive, Kyodo news reported.