The 50 biggest European banks need a total of 110 billion euros (US$151 billion) to ensure that their shareholders' funds are strong enough to sustain their credit ratings, Standard & Poor's (S&P) said on Thursday.
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American Airlines kicked off its freshly minted status as the world's largest carrier on Thursday with an aggressive order for $3.9 billion worth of regional jets from Brazil's Embraer and Canada's Bombardier.
India's industrial output shrank by a surprise 1.8 percent in October from a year earlier, its first contraction in four months, reflecting the still fragile state of Asia's third-largest economy, data showed on Thursday.
Electronic retailers in China have kicked off an online shopping festival, with the hope of encouraging more consumers to shop using their mobile phones.
Eurozone industrial output fell sharply in October, the latest sign that a very modest recovery from recession is struggling to gain traction, official data showed Thursday.
Singapore is encouraging more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Korea to establish their offices in the country, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Myanmar is hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) after a 44-year hiatus, bringing with it business opportunities in areas like printing and construction. But small firms in the country do not appear to be benefitting as much from the largest regional sporting event.
South Korean airlines on Thursday said they would comply with rules set by Beijing for its newly-declared air defence zone over the East China Sea.
Asian markets eased on Thursday, following a lead from Wall Street, as investors turn their focus to next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting with speculation growing that the bank will announce a cut to its stimulus programme.
Former top executives at Vietnam's scandal-hit national shipping company Vinalines, whose huge debts shook investor confidence in the nation, went on trial on Thursday for embezzlement and defying state regulations.