Global economy and finance
  • World shares hovered just off an all-time high and the euro was steady on Tuesday.

    Euro steady as ECB made sure there was little doubt in investors minds that global liquidity will continue.

    LAST UPDATE : May 27, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
  • A pedestrian walks past a share prices board outside a securities brokerage in Tokyo on August 23, 2013.

    Stocks rose on upbeat reading on China's factory sector, strong session on Wall Street.

    LAST UPDATE : May 22, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT
  • A pedestrian looks at a quotation board displaying the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on October 2, 2013.

    Asian shares came under pressure, with Japanese stocks skidding as the yen rose against the dollar.

    LAST UPDATE : May 16, 2014, 2:52 AM EDT