US aerospace giant Boeing on Wednesday (Jan 28) reported higher quarterly profits, capping a record year of commercial aircraft orders and deliveries.
India will sell up to 10 per cent of state-controlled Coal India on Friday (Jan 30) in a deal that could raise close to US$4 billion as part of a government push to sell off assets.
A pipeline pumping oil from Myanmar to China started a trial operation on Wednesday (Jan 28), Chinese state media reported, Beijing's latest step to diversify energy imports into the world's second-largest economy.
Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco said Wednesday it could axe as many as 2,000 jobs under plans to shut 43 stores in a company-wide overhaul.
An ambitious €351 billion (US$387 billion) European investment plan, crafted by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, could create 2.1 million jobs by 2018.
The plan foresees 10 per cent reductions in "most categories of budget spending" but, increases on welfare, which was the cornerstone of Putin's election campaign in 2012.
Greece's radical new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he wants a "viable, mutually beneficial solution" to "humanitarian disaster" he claims his country has suffered as a result of the austerity imposed by its creditors.
Japan's Skymark Airlines has filed for bankruptcy protection, as the struggling carrier faces potentially massive penalties over a cancelled US$2.2 billion jet order with Airbus.
Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority appears to have won a drawn-out bid to buy London's Canary Wharf for £2.6 billion (US$4.0 billion).
Asian stock markets end mostly higher after reversing earlier losses, although dealers remain nervous following a heavy sell-off in New York sparked by poor earnings reports.