A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time lows, after the government ordered exporters to sell some of their hard currency revenues.
BEIJING--China's central bank is allowing banks to lend more out of their deposits as the world's second-largest economy struggles to gain momentum, according to banking officials with knowledge of the matter.
SEOUL�South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea's increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials in Seoul said Friday.
Oil traded near $60 a barrel in London amid the highest volatility in more than three years as Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, is seen to be signaling its confidence in the market.