Chinese stocks posted their worst weekly performance since August on Friday, with major indices tumbling in excess of 5 percent after regulators launched an investigation into security brokerage firms in the country.
The euro held its ground above $1.06 on Friday, resisting pressure ahead of expected further cuts in euro zone interest rates next week in a session thinned out by the Thanksgiving weekend holiday in the United States.
November 27, 2015, 7:04 AM |Millions of Americans are rushing to stores for Black Friday deals. For some, the battle of bargains started Thanksgiving afternoon.
When is slower economic growth not such a bad thing? When it's caused by lower growth in the population. If that puzzles you, you're a victim of the economists' practice of focusing on growth in gross domestic product rather than GDP per person.
... * British retailers embrace U.S. Black Friday discounts. * More shoppers head online after brawls in stores last year. * Sales boost jeopardises margins in crucial period (Adds detail, analyst, shopper quotes).