NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives.
The threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone, civil unrest in China and the Ebola crisis have created an unprecedented number of headwinds for the global economy, according to the chief executive of WPP.
UK wholesale gas prices have hit a record low, piling more pressure on energy firms to explain why household bills have not been slashed.
LONDON� Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it set aside �400 million ($640 million) to cover potential fines for the alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange rates, as the U.K.
The European Central Bank building, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images. Angela Monaghan. Friday 31 October 2014 13.39 EDT.