A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time lows, after the government ordered exporters to sell some of their hard currency revenues.
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.
SEOUL�South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sign a trilateral intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea's increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials in Seoul said Friday.
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.