Asian markets were mixed on Friday, as Japanese shares edged lower following a soft reading on inflation, while Chinese stocks were a touch higher as the market moderated at the end of a wild week of trading in Shanghai.
What came as a surprise wasn't that banks now have an enlarged regulatory deposit base to loan against, but that the banks won't have to hold a portion of those additional deposits with the central bank.
MOSCOW: When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years.
The days when you could hail a regular taxi via Uber for free are now over: The company quietly introduced a new $2 "booking fee" for UberT yesterday.
Returns and day after Christmas shopping are expected to be steady at local stores, and many merchants have prepared with sales and return policies.