The yen plummeted against the dollar and other currencies Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets overnight by increasing its monthly asset purchases in its effort to boost the economy.
An employee sits next to crates of peaches at the central vegetable market in Athens August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis.
The UK's biggest banks will have to hold up to �1 in reserve for every �20 of lending in five years' time, under tough new rules being introduced by the Bank of England.
Parts of that 1927 bond offering can be traced back to the South Sea Company, the Crimean War and even the financing of the wars against Napoleon.
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.