The Bank of Japan maintained unprecedented stimulus, as Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to stoke inflation faces increasing challenges from the tumble in oil prices.
The US markets climbed higher on Thursday; rallying to its best two-day gains in three years, as the Federal Reserve pledged to be patient on boosting rates.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has revised up the estimated size of its economy for 2013 by 3.4 percent to 58.8 trillion yuan ($9.5 trillion), the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, but said the revision will not affect economic growth this year.
WASHINGTON - The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis.
The union representing more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday accused billionaire Carl Icahn of backing out of a deal that would have saved the endangered Atlantic City gambling hall.