LONDON, Oct 7- The yen rose on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged and Governor Haruhiko Kuroda struck an optimistic note about the economy despite recent weakness. "Some investors had been hoping for signs of easing from the BOJ," said Niels Christensen, FX strategist at Nordea. But the BOJ will be under pressure to ease later in the year...» Read More
National Oilwell Varco warned of a severe downturn in its business after orders for its drilling parts plunged nearly 90 percent.
The New York Times Co. reported fourth-quarter net income of $34.9 million.
Gannett, publisher of USA Today, reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly revenue as television broadcasting revenue more than doubled.
U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland reported higher earnings as a record-large U.S. harvest boosted grain volumes and supported strong exports.
Aetna raised its 2015 forecast for operating earnings after enrollment increased 6 percent last year.
Russia's state-controlled Gazprom said on Tuesday it would slash its capital expenditure this year by almost $8 billion to $30 billion..
Volumes of open short positions in U.S. crude futures rose to five-year highs end-January as traders wagered on further price falls.
Ryanair cautioned that profits would only rise modestly in the year ahead, as low oil prices help rivals to cut fares.
Irish building supplies group CRH said it had agreed to pay $7.35 billion for assets Lafarge and Holcim had to sell ahead of their planned merger.
A U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches.
Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants.
Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop.
General Motors and Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp will soon announce a joint push into Indonesia, using their no-frills Wuling brand to establish a beachhead in Southeast Asia's biggest market and from there tackle other markets in the region.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's program to revive the nation's economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation's sclerotic farming industry.
Activity in China's factory sector contracted in January for the first time in more than two years, an official survey showed, a far worse result than expected.
The auto industry's troubles deepened as regulators said automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix airbag defects.
A deal on extending Greece's bailout deal must be found by the end of February or the ECB will not be able to continue lending to its banks, ECB council member Erkki Liikanen said.
China Minsheng Banking's president has resigned for personal reasons hours after several Chinese media outlets reported he was being investigated.
Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong due to strong pricing pressure, a company source said on Saturday.
The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control.