TOKYO: Japan’s inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since just after Tokyo launched a high-profile offensive aimed at conquering years of falling prices and tepid growth, data showed.
ISTANBUL: Turkish Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci sought to calm jittery investors, appearing to dismiss rumors that he would resign and giving a brief lift to the lira currency after it tumbled to
BERLIN: Germany’s parliament has approved an extension of Greece’s bailout after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has voiced doubts about whether Athens can be trusted, promised he would not l
SINGAPORE: US shale oil is deepening the discount of US crude prices to global benchmarks, with the price gap turning into the de facto indicator of the health of American shale supply, a shale spread
NEW DELHI: India can increase investment to drive economic growth without borrowing more, a key government report said, in an indication that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will stick to debt targets i
LONDON: British Airways-owner International Airlines Group raised its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 percent, outperforming struggling continental rivals and sending its shares to an all-time hi
MILAN: Qatar’s sovereign fund has acquired full ownership of Milan’s most important business district after buying out other shareholders, property group Hines Italia announced.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany: German chemicals giant BASF said it met its 2014 earnings targets but the outlook for 2015 was uncertain in view of volatile oil prices and currency developments.
KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asia’s top budget carrier, AirAsia, said it suffered a net loss of 428.51 million ringgit ($120 million) in the quarter ending in December, hit by higher costs and a weaker cur
LONDON: Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend in more than six years after reporting a rise in profit and improvements in its capital strength, a milestone in the bank’s recovery after it
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