The S&P 500, which rose above the 1,600 level only about two weeks ago, is now less than 40 points away from 1,700.
Foreign investors flocked back to Brazil in early 2013, prompting the strongest stock market inflows in more than two years.
Hope is fading for a global deal to regulate the airline industry's greenhouse gas emissions.
The beginning of the end of the U.S. Fed's massive bond-buying program might come sooner than many investors think.
Sustainable natural-resource management must accompany Africa’s rapid economic growth if the continent is to prosper, argues former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Chinese, South Korean and Spanish firms expected to bid to build what will be one of Africa's biggest power projects.
The garment industry has already lost three-quarters of its jobs in the past decade as cheaper imports have flooded the local market.
Angola's hopes of becoming this year's only major new liquefied natural gas supplier suffered a setback in April after fire occurred at its plant hours before production was to begin.
Weakest annual economic growth in three years bolsters expectations of rate cut.
Legislation opens ports to more private capital, lifts restrictions on private ports in bid to eliminate bottlenecks impeding export growth.
Now the government is hoping for similar numbers in next month's salary negotiations with unions aligned with her political opponents.
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Labor leaders want investigation into tunnel collapse that left five dead and 23 missing.
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Warns of need to follow through on reforms, dealing a blow to a government asking for an upgrade.
U.S. authorities accuse Swiss banks of helping wealthy Americans evade billions of dollars of tax.
E.U. Trade head De Gucht says ready to launch formal investigation into anti-competitive behavior by Chinese telecoms equipment makers.
Source says Dutch trader Argos Energies being investigated, Finnish refiner Neste Oil says asked for information.
New rating stamps approval on decade of reform; bond yields hit record lows and Turkish lira weakens.
A ruling by Kuwait's top court next month could end a period of relative political stability, jeopardising plans to push ahead with long-delayed economic projects.
The quarter-point cut in its benchmark rate to 1.5% will boost its foreign exchange purchases to offset the strengthening effect of natural gas revenues.
Share sale of offshoot of the emirate's sovereign wealth fund awaits necessary approvals.
Delivers commencement address at Bard College with a sweeping look at the last 100 years.
Internet media company believes blogging site will bring it a new, younger audience.
U.S. regulators asked to review the rules for shareholder voting after a firm collecting ballots for bank cut off board opponents from polling information.