Private industry in the euro zone expanded for the first time in more than a year in July, which was also a good month for US factories, but the massi(...)

A man walks past the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo. The bank said an economic recovery was underway as it kept monetary policy steady today.  Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

The Bank of Japan said an economic recovery was underway as it kept monetary policy steady today.The bank’s most optimistic outlook in two-and-half ye(...)