French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday (Aug 30) that EU leaders meeting in Brussels would "no doubt increase" their sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Japan's Panasonic will develop a water purification system together with India's Tata Group, tapping into a fast-growing market in Asia, a media report said Saturday (Aug 30).
Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, has slid into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, who faces a tough re-election battle on October 5.
The dollar rose against the euro and the yen on Friday (Aug 29) as traders appeared to look past a disappointing US consumer spending report to focus on mostly brighter economic data.
Tablets won't eclipse personal computers as fast as once thought, according to studies by market tracker International Data Corporation (IDC).
The board of the IMF reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Friday (Aug 29), after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.
The S&P 500 closed August with another record on Friday (Aug 29), continuing its slow climb even as tensions pick up in Ukraine and after Britain warned of a possible terror attack.
Global oil prices rose on Friday (Aug 29) as solid data lifted prospects for demand in the United States and tensions escalated between Ukraine and major energy producer Russia.
Royal Dutch Shell has submitted a new plan for drilling in the Arctic offshore Alaska, more than one year after halting its program following several embarrassing mishaps.
Swiss banks have suffered from a massive outflow of funds since 2008, a survey said on Friday (Aug 29), squeezed by an international crackdown on tax evasion.