Japan released a string of lacklustre economic data Friday, with inflation hitting its lowest level in a year, dealing another blow to Tokyo's attempts to conquer years of falling prices and tepid growth.
OPEC's decision to cede no ground to rival producers underscored the price war in the crude market and the challenge to U.S. shale drillers.
Euro price signs sit on a sales sign in a store window in Toulouse. Continued low inflation is keeping pressure on the ECB's Governing Council to add to its package of measures aimed at reviving the economy.
Black Friday is considered to be most significant event for the US retail sector. The day is now becoming an important one for US workers as well.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said India's stand on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been vindicated as foodgrain can continue to be procured for sale at discounted prices to the needy till a final solution is found.