LONDON Oil prices slipped on Friday as worries over the impact of war in the Middle East on crude supplies were outweighed by reports of profit-taking ahead of a long weekend.
(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis). Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, arrives for a formal dinner at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
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FRANKFURT—German economic growth slowed in the first quarter and companies scaled back their business expectations in May, according to data published Friday, clouding the outlook for Europe's largest economy.
TOKYO—Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda gave the green light for stocks to keep climbing Friday, saying the upward momentum is fueled by record-breaking profits, after the market value of Tokyo shares topped its 1980s bubble-era peak.