BEIJING - China's main stock market index fell more than 5 percent after two of the country's biggest securities firms announced they are under investigation for possible misconduct.
The euro is set for its longest stretch of weekly declines versus the yen since the common currency's creation in 1999 as anticipation builds that the European Central Bank will surprise some investors with the size of its stimulus next week.
SEOUL Crude oil futures fell on Friday with losses this month standing at over 8 percent, hurt by disappointing Chinese economic data and worries over a supply glut.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that India could overtake Britain to become the third largest aviation market behind China and the US by 2026.
London - Barclays bankers who manage money for the ultra-rich were supposed to have been even more vigilant than usual as they considered a multi-billion-dollar deal for people with high-profile political ties in 2011.