European shares were mixed on Monday, as bourses reopened after a four-day break, with volumes expected to be light during the session.
The euro inched away from more than two-year lows but remained on tenterhooks as investors awaited a key vote in Greece later in the session.
Asian markets mostly advanced on a data-light Monday, but Japan's benchmark index erased earlier gains and turned negative on news of a possible Ebola case in Tokyo.
Oil prices rose on Monday, after dropping for the past two sessions, as escalating clashes in Libya stoked worries about supply from the OPEC member.
The disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 is unlikely to dent long-term demand for the airline's cheap fares, aviation experts told CNBC.
The U.S. economy is on course to generate a trade deficit of $700 billion which can be considered as America's net contribution to the world economy.
Sony said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, thanks to the hacking publicity.
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The missing AirAsia flight is thought to have crashed into the sea, a senior Indonesian rescue agency official told Reuters on Monday.
Hemlock Semiconductor blamed an escalating U.S.-China solar trade war for the recent closure of a Tennessee factory.
A group of hackers claim to have released a repository containing 13,000 Playstation and Xbox user passwords and credit cards.
As police force lethal actions have spurred national controversy, officer-worn cameras have attracted Wall Street's attention.
Mobile payments and Tesla founder Elon Musk are among trends and innovators poised for a breakout year in 2015, one expert says.
German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Rescuers struggled to reach a ferry carrying around 500 passengers that caught fire off the coast of Greece amid high winds and rough seas.
Germany's growth may top expectations next year and Europe's situation isn't as bad as many people think, the Bundesbank's president told a newspaper.
Faced with increasing scrutiny and regulation from Mainland China, the best days may be over for Macau's gaming sector, analysts say.
An AirAsia Indonesia-Singapore flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control, with search operations suspended for the night.
The National Security Agency dropped hundreds of pages worth of surveillance reports just before Christmas Eve.