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.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has tied the Bank of Japan's hands with a delay in a sales-tax increase that's hurt confidence in the nation's finances, a former chief economist at the central bank said.
Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts.
ZURICH�The World Trade Organization reached an agreement on Thursday to modernize global trade infrastructure and regulations, overcoming a monthslong standstill that threatened to derail a conclusion.
Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe.