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Oil rose above $100 a barrel today as an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank supported riskier assets, although a shaky global oil d(...)

Brent crude steadied under $104  a barrel this morning, holding on to most of its gains. Photo: Bloomberg

Brent crude steadied under $104 (€79) a barrel this morning, holding on to most of its gains from the previous session as investors remained ca(...)

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who have amassed a large bitcoin portfolio, in their office in New York last week. The twin brothers’ decision to go public with their position on the digital currency signals a new stage for what has been an experimental alternative to national currencies. Photograph: Agaton Strom/The New York Times

Bitcoin’s wild ride may not have been the biggest business story of the past few weeks, but it was surely the most entertaining. Over the cours(...)

Citigroup Inc reported a higher-than-expected 31 per cent rise in first-quarter profit today as it drew down loss reserves for mortgage loans, and revenue from its securities and investment banking business swelled. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Reuters

Citigroup Inc reported a higher-than-expected 31 per cent rise in first-quarter profit today as revenue from its securities and investment bank(...)

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Reuters

The Bank of Japan will aim to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a(...)

A screen over the trading floor displays the final tally for the S&P 500 at the New York Stock Exchange this week. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Two words have the capacity to both make equity investors very happy and leave market-watchers fretting about the prospects of an imminent slum(...)

The number of new US foreclosures initiated in the fourth quarter of 2012 fell to the lowest level since officials began tracking them during t(...)

Hedge fund giant SAC is unlikely to be displeased with having to cough up $602 million to settle charges of insider trading in Elan shares. (...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke said yesterday it would continue its aggressive monetary policy to target high unemployment. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week, but a trend reading dropped to its lowest in five years (...)

Brent crude held steady  this morning trade as Chinese manufacturing data pointed to a better fuel demand outlook. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Brent crude held steady above $108 (€83.48) a barrel this morning trade as Chinese manufacturing data pointed to a better fuel demand outlook i(...)

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