The Bank of England left its main interest rate and monetary stimulus program unchanged.
The Venezuelan capital of Caracas has overtaken Tokyo to become the most expensive city for expatriates, according to a new ranking.
The Japanese government approved an 18.6 trillion yen stimulus package aimed at dulling the impact on the economy from an impending tax hike.
Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.
A Dutch program helps the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics get back on their feet by paying them in cans of beer.
The ECB is not expected to launch any "bazookas" on Thursday, but it could resort to a different stimulatory weapon.
An icon of the automobile industry, the Ford Mustang, is being launched globally, marking the next chapter in the car's fifty years of production.
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China's central bank warned that financial institutions should not trade the digital currency bitcoin, due to the risk it carries risks.
Singapore real estate is in danger of losing some of its shine, as the market had slipped four places in 2014, down from third place this year.
Despite Europe's troubled economy, its equities are a "sleeping beauty," just waiting to be awakened, said Amundi's investment chief Pascal Blanque.
Companies splashing out on Christmas parties for their staff shouldn't bother, according to new research, as most employees would prefer the cash.
Tablet computer sales have been on fire this year, but a shift in consumer preferences is set to douse demand in the coming years, according to IDC.
Apple and China Mobile have signed a deal to distribute Apple's iPhone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
San Francisco's development agency has begun a formal investigation into the construction of a secretive Google barge.
Tokyo police arrested a Deutsche Securities employee for suspected bribery after the Deutsche official spent thousands of dollars on entertainment.
Iran's oil tanker fleet started enabled vessel tracking systems in a signal to customers that it's ready to return to world markets.
Indians are latching onto an idea that began six years ago in Kenya of transferring money on a cellphone. The New York Times reports.
Even with spotty economic data, the unofficial odds are rising that the Fed will announce plans at its December meeting to taper its bond-buying.
The Indian rupee rose to a five-week high and stocks jumped to near record highs as exit polls showed favor of key opposition party in the elections.
Adidas, second only to Nike in sportswear market sales, is hoping to bounce back from a troubled 2013 with a winning World Cup next year.
Instead of deep across-the-board wage and pension cuts, the 2014 Greek budget targets its cuts on specific parts of the welfare state.
Australia's trade minister has said he is not relying on a global deal at this week's World Trade Organization summit.
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Philip Green, the man famed for his overhaul of British Home Stores (BHS), has told CNBC that he does not like department stores.
The head of the company that owns Topshop said the new Kate Moss collection was his opportunity to enter the Chinese market.
Boosted by Abenomics, the Nikkei has risen over 50 percent year to date, ranking it among the world's best performing indexes in 2013.
Tapering remains a key topic of debate among investors as year-end approaches and Yellen prepares to take over as Federal Reserve chairman.
The dollar-yen breached the 100 level last week for the first time in two months but the pair has since struggled to hold onto its gains.