Gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting investors see positives in lower fuel costs.
The Russian leader insisted that the dramatic fall in the rouble would stabilize.
The tech giant says rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices for products.
The Swedish carmaker rolling out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan wants the governor of the central bank of Nigeria out while he tries to extend his stay as long as possible.
Niger is trying to extract increased royalties from French state-controlled nuclear group.
Minister says output down to 200,000 bpd after oilfields in Unity state shut down due to fighting.
Government denies rebel forces' claim to be in control of all major oil fields in Unity and Upper Nile states.
An initial, temporary agreement may be close, but analysts say that the consequences will be long-lasting.
Government steps in to try to settle dispute over $1.6 billion in cost overruns for expanding Panama Canal.
Despite energy reform, Pemex's aging, ailing downstream sector remains far from salvation.
President of Panama says he will put pressure on canal-expansion consortium to honor contracts.
Will make the Japanese company the world's third-largest maker of distilled drinks.
The move comes a week after U.S. rival Revlon pulled out completely from the slowing China market.
China has been looking open up key sectors of the economy to boost growth.
500.com, the only U.S.-listed Chinese lottery firm, among handful of companies likely to benefit from industry forced consolidation.
Extent of corruption costs economy about €120B annually, the European Commission says in a report.
Big losses for Germany's biggest bank meant European markets started the week on a sour note.
A record amount of online shopping was done in December 2013, says the British Retail Consortium.
Government forced to draw on reserves as oil exports fall to just 110,000 barrels a day.
Pro-autonomy group that seized three oil ports in the east of country has said it might sell the crude unless Tripoli government meets its demands.
Turks may be starting to lose faith in the way government runs the economy.
If confirmed, protest would escalate a wave of strikes that have reduced Libya's lifeline oil exports to a trickle.
Better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter amid litigation problems.
The world's second largest car manufacturer sold 9.71 million vehicles.
The U.S. cable company has made a verbal offer to buy larger rival Time Warner.
Unemployment rate fell to 6.7%, a five-year low.