Greece's conservatives have regained an opinion poll lead that would allow the formation of a pro-bailout government committed to keeping the country in the euro zone, a batch of new surveys showed on Saturday.
Central banks and companies risk making a grave error if they do not brace for a possible Greek exit from the euro zone, Belgium's foreign minister said on Friday, rattling markets already alarmed by Spain's deteriorating finances.
Citigroup Inc's Automated Trading Desk (ATD) had trading losses of around USD 20 million stemming from Facebook Inc's botched initial public offering on Nasdaq OMX Group Inc's US exchange.
HSBC said it had no appetite to take advantage of turmoil in the euro zone and make big acquisitions there or anywhere else where rivals are selling major assets.
One of the young women who attended Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties told a court on Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of US President Barack Obama to entertain the former Italian prime minister.
Morgan Stanley continues to work through trade orders placed on Friday by brokerage customers in Facebook Inc during the social networking company's IPO, two people familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
China's exports grew 27.3% and imports rose 28% in the first 10 days of May compared with the same period of last year, a vice commerce minister said on Friday.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits dipped last week, indicating the economy is plodding along even though headwinds from Europe cut into US factory activity growth this month.
Citadel Securities' market-making business lost around USD 30 million due to Facebook Inc's botched initial public offering on Nasdaq OMX Group Inc's US stock exchange, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is eyeing more newspapers, according to a memo posted on Jim Romenesko's media website.
Fidelity Investments said it was working with "thousands" of brokerage clients affected by trading issues that have engulfed Facebook Inc's much-anticipated initial public offering, according to a source familiar with the situation.
At least half of euro zone governments as well as banks and large companies are making contingency plans in case Greece decides to leave the single currency area, even though the preferred option is still for Athens to keep the euro.
China's central government plans to spend 170 billion yuan this year to promote energy conservation, emission reductions and renewable energy, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on its website on Thursday.
The UK minister in charge of approving News Corp's bid for BSkyB passed on information about the process to Murdoch's media empire through his aide, a News Corp lobbyist insisted, brushing off denials by the government.
The FBI wiretapped over 2,000 calls made to convicted hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam's mobile phone for eight months in 2008, of which only two conversations were between him and former Indian-American Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta.
Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy by implanting the world's smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.
Private security guards manning venues at July and August's London Olympics have been warned against over-zealous behaviour that might alienate sports fans, the firm in charge of training said on Thursday.
Ratings agency Moody's on Thursday restated its negative outlook on France's triple-A credit rating, saying Socialist Francois Hollande's victory in a May 6 presidential election had not changed its view on risks to the country's creditworthiness.
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Egyptians, choosing their leader freely for the first time in history, voted for a second day on Thursday in an election that is a fruit of last year's popular revolt against Hosni Mubarak.
Myanmar's authorities need to keep calm and avoid violence in the face of protests against power outages and should view them as a natural stage in a transition from military rule to democracy, the head of the ASEAN grouping said on Thursday.
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India has made a veiled threat to ban EU airlines from its airspace if Brussels goes ahead with sanctions against Indian airlines in a dispute over carbon tax.
Anti-tobacco advocates in Indonesia plan to file a class action lawsuit this month using cases of child addicts in the hope of forcing tougher regulations on a society where one in three people smokes.
An Indian man, who had been convicted of sexually abusing his wife and treating her like a slave, will not go to prison for his crimes but has been sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to do over 200 hours of community service.