U.S. stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open on Friday, encouraged by a better-than-expected labor market report.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a softer open on Friday, as all eyes turn to the latest labor market report.
Hong Kong's property sector may face dire predictions of a crash, but that wouldn't be an Armageddon scenario for the economy, analysts said.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.
Moody's Investors Service is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for some of its mortgage ratings, according to a report.
Brent crude prices steadied below $49 a barrel after the IMF cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel.
Switzerland's stock market dived after its central bank de-pegged its currency from the euro, but it's not time to bargain hunt yet, analysts said.
Slowdown in rural India goes against Indian PM Narendra Modi's promise of "better days" - new jobs and development to lift Indians out of poverty.
Moody's lowered Venezuela's rating from Caa3 to Caa1 on Monday as the country's default risk rises on plummeting oil prices.
Property developer Kaisa had failed to repay a HK$400 million loan and may default on more debt, amid a downturn in the real estate sector.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is nearing a settlement with regulators over how the company graded real-estate bonds.
The Australian central bank's top dog may have broken central bankers' seemingly unshakable code of avoiding comments on where interest rates are headed.
Emerging markets may be buffeted by a stronger U.S. dollar and lower commodity prices, but the segment's bonds still look like a good bet, analysts said.
Shinzo Abe has noticeably avoided the election theme of cutting Japan's generous social welfare program that supports millions of people.
Asia's financial regulators are slow to implement measures to protect taxpayers from big bank failures, leaving governments on the hook for bail-outs.
Falling oil prices have side-swiped Venezuela's government finances, spurring default concerns, but it isn't clear if contagion effects will emerge.
The dollar rebounded on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in oil prices that has helped to lift it against commodity-linked currencies.
Property developers will get a negligible lift from the country's first benchmark interest rate cut in two years as sales slip and banks pull back on lending to the sector.
Moody's cut its outlook on online retailer Amazon to 'negative,' prompted by the online retailer's announcement that it was issuing new debt.