South Korea’s December exports to post slowest fall in 8 months: poll

By Joori Roh SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s exports likely contracted for a 13th straight month…

BOJ policymaker shunned IMF proposal to set price target in range

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – A Bank of Japan policymaker played down the chance of…

Britain set to match pre-crisis level of wages in early 2020: report

LONDON (Reuters) – British real wages are expected to climb early in 2020 to levels not…

Global stocks rally to record highs; gold gains

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets and Wall Street’s…

Japan jobless rate falls in November to 2.2%

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s jobless rate fell and the availability of jobs held steady in November,…

Nasdaq tops 9,000 on boosts from Amazon, trade optimism

By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) – The Nasdaq crossed the 9,000-point mark for the first time on…

Boeing 737 MAX crisis adviser Michael Luttig to retire

(Reuters) – Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Thursday Michael Luttig, who was appointed senior adviser to…

Oil up 1% at highest since September on trade pact and crude supplies

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices were up about 1% to the highest…

Turkey’s Halkbank fails to halt U.S. prosecution for aiding Iran

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday rejected a…

Dollar up vs yen as mild ‘risk on’ sentiment supports

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose to a near two-week high…