European shares closed down on Monday, with sentiment curbed by lower commodity prices as well as an profit warning from supermarket Tesco.
Asian markets started the data-light week on the back foot, with major indices posting steep losses.
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Alibaba Group has reportedly sold additional shares of the company, making the listing of the Chinese e-commerce firm the biggest in history.
New Zealand stocks cheered the National Party's emphatic election victory, but analysts warned the 'rock star' economy faces mounting headwinds.
Short-sellers who profit from stock price falls have resumed targeting Chinese firms, but many who instigate the strategy are cloaked in anonymity.
Two Chinese warships have docked at Iran's principal naval port for the first time for a four-day joint naval exercise. The New York Times reports.
'Khoobsurat' is the first Hindi-language film for many years to be officially branded as a Disney movie in India. The Financial Times reports.
News that the euro area banks have been doing well on asset quality tests has please ECB officials, but German authorities are not content.
President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.
States increasingly are establishing programs to educate teachers on how to teach financial literacy. Here are some of the challenges.
As fans pocket new iPhone 6 models, they'll be discovering a new function: Apple Pay. Will consumers and merchants adopt the new payment technology?
CNBC highlights the three key areas that the Bank of England believes could pose a threat with well-known voices in the industry adding to the argument.
After a statement that confused many market participants, a heavy docket of Fed speeches in the week ahead could provide some clarity. Or not.
More pension funds consider divesting from hedge funds, due to poor performance and high costs. NYT reports.
Blackstone is "giving up on Russia," highlighting how even well-connected Western investors are shying away from doing business in the country.
Serial entrepreneur Pat Ryan has interviewed more than a few billion-dollar start-up CEOs. And claims he's figured out their success secret.
Bonds may be out of favor, but experts say emerging markets fixed income still offers plenty of value.
In an increasingly common practice, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging patients or their insurers hefty fees. NYT reports.