TOKYO, July 30- Japan's factory output rose modestly in June after a big drop in the prior month, highlighting worries of a second-quarter economic slump as exports weaken and manufacturers are saddled with large inventories. Analysts expect the economy to bounce modestly in the current quarter, helped by a pick-up in private consumption as household incomes...» Read More
China re-appointed Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank governor on Saturday, a move to ensure policy continuity and to deepen market-based reforms needed to sustain long-term economic growth.
One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
Netflix unveiled a new feature that allows subscribers to let their Facebook friends know what television shows and movies they are watching.
Vladimir Putin on Tuesday chose his chief economic adviser to head Russia's central bank. She will join a small female contingent at the top table of global finance.
SEC nominee Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Tuesday she does not believe her prior work defending big Wall Street clients will hinder her ability to lead the agency.
China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.
Prominent short-seller David Einhorn raised eyebrows last month when he popped up on Twitter to disavow that he had tweeted about Herbalife.
Wall Street commodity revenues crashed last year to their lowest on record, as tighter regulation and limited price swings squeezed the once dominant traders of Goldman Sachs Group, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Seven foreign hostages kidnapped last month by a Nigerian Islamist group from a construction firm's compound have been killed, the Italian and Greek Foreign Ministries said.
The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.
Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.
At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.
J.C. Penney agreed on Thursday not to sell products designed by Martha Stewart in categories deemed exclusive to Macy's before a court date in April. The case was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.
Planned layoffs rose for the second month in a row in February as the financial sector cut the most employees in over a year, a report showed on Thursday.
Nasdaq OMX Group said it will form a joint venture with SharesPost to establish a marketplace for private companies. The stock exchange operator will retain a majority stake in Nasdaq Private Market.
Apple has held talks with Beats Electronics on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.
President Obama made three major personnel appointments Monday, nominating Walmart's philanthropic head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director, Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the DOE.
HSBC and Standard Chartered will report a reduction in their bonus pools, reflecting separate settlements with U.S. authorities over probes into money laundering and sanctions violations, Sky News reported on Sunday.
As U.S. authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in U.S. skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.