There is a rally in world share prices as the US central bank gives an upbeat assessment of the economy. 08:13, UK, Thursday 18 December 2014.
Because it wants to weaken its currency, the franc, by penalising banks who hold deposits. Aren't weak currencies bad things? Look at Russia!
Wellcome Trust, Britain's biggest charity, has chalked up a �137 million profit on Alibaba shares, helping to sustain its record of double-digit returns for the third successive year.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The rouble and Moscow shares rose on Thursday, buoyed by state action and indications Russia's top oil producer can meet a debt repayment, before President Vladimir Putin's end-of-year news conference.
Air traffic control company Nats has confirmed it is calculating a rebate for air passengers in the wake of aviation disruption caused by a computer glitch.