LONDON The euro hovered near seven-month lows against the dollar and lost ground against the yen on Thursday as investors bet against it, expecting the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy again next week.
BRITAIN'S markets watchdog has fined Barclays STG72 million ($A150.30 million) for failing to minimise the risk that it might be used to aid financial crime.
Is Pfizer's $160-Billion Merger Deal a Shady Attempt to Dodge Taxes On Monday, Pfizer-Allergan deal made headlines since the move was on the course to create the world's largest pharmaceutical company.
... * Trade thin as U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving. * OPEC determined to keep pumping vigorously (Updates prices). By Simon Falush.
TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he would increase spending on social programs and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy ahead of an election next summer.