Black Friday begins on Monday. If that's the sort of sentence that elicits a double-take, I can only apologise - and say, blame the Americans.
The People's Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate to 2.75% from 3.0% to try to revive the flagging economy. The cut, the first since 2012, comes into effect on Saturday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more dramatic action to rescue the euro zone economy, saying "excessively low" inflation had to be raised quickly by whatever means necessary.
Struggling Rolls-Royce finally had some good news for the City today as it landed a $5 billion (�3.2 billion) airline contract that will help alleviate the impact of global defence spending cuts.
On a recent cable news program, T. Boone Pickens talked about defeating OPEC, and pointed out that oil money going to the Middle East supported terrorism, a level of belligerence that seems largely limited to Texas oil men these days.