Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.
Ireland is currently a 100 percent importer of oil, but Providence Resources means to produce 70 percent of the republic's demand.
With the bloom coming off the emerging markets rose, one economist has drawn a circle around two countries that stand the greatest risk of crisis.
Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.
The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, but it set in motion an equally intense phase of the case.
Finance leaders of the G-20 economies on Friday edged away from a long-running drive toward government austerity in rich nations, rejecting the idea of setting hard targets for reducing national debt in a sign of worries over a sluggish global recovery.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
BP is now a markedly less "green" company than it was a few short years ago, highlighting certain business realities taking hold in the energy industry.
Britain's credit standing took a further blow on Friday after Fitch Ratings became the second international agency to strip the country of its top-notch rating.
It was a dramatic two days that left one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings dead and one alive in custody. Click ahead for images from the manhunt.
France has opened a judicial investigation into allegations that former President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election bid won illicit funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the public prosecutor's office said on Friday.
Russia's inflation level remains too high and reducing it is the key priority, according to the woman set up to take charge of the country's central bank in June.
Major debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup.
Lower inflation resulting from falling oil prices could allow more expansionary monetary policies in Europe, Credit Suisse says.
The woman in charge of Russia's privatization program told CNBC on Friday that the country is in no hurry to sell off its state-owned assets because market conditions are not optimal.
The euro zone will slow its budgetary belt-tightening to help reinvigorate economic growth, a top EU official said on Thursday.
It's been three years since the Arab Spring began, and Bahrain's unresolved political divisions are fueling debate about whether the Grand Prix should take place at all.
More than a dozen offerings this year have rekindled private equity groups' hopes to list some of their largest assets bought during the bubble. The initial public offering of Intelsat on Thursday shows that it is feasible, but can also be painful, the FT reports.
Europe must focus on fixing its banking sector, the former governor of the Central Bank of Turkey told CNBC on Friday.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
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