MOSCOW (Reuters) - Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent rouble crisis.
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.
Employees assist shoppers at the check out counter of a Walmart store in Los Angeles, Nov. 24, 2014. Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card.
SAO PAULO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Shares of Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA drove the benchmark Bovespa index lower on Friday, while the Brazilian real posted gains in a thin trading session squeezed between the Christmas holiday and ...
SEATTLE, Dec 26, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AMZN, -1.06% - Amazon's 20th holiday season brought record growth to the company's fast, free shipping program Amazon Prime - more than 10 million new members worldwide tried Prime for the first time.