MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish consumer prices dropped for the fifth month running in November, adding pressure on stubbornly low inflation in the euro zone as a whole.
The nation's economic output grew at an even faster rate during July, August and September than the government initially estimated, giving the economy its strongest six-month performance in more than a decade.
The Norwegian krone fell to a three-week low against the dollar as Brent crude prices slumped to their lowest level in four years amid concern OPEC will resist pressure to cut supply.
U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark indexes closing at all-time highs, amid optimism the economy is showing sufficient strength to weather a slowdown overseas.
Sign for pedestrians is seen in front of the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, China's central bank, in central Beijing.