[NEW YORK] The dollar weakened toward an 18-month low against the yen after data showed US jobs growth trailed forecasts, adding to speculation Federal Reserve policy makers will stick to a gradual pace as they look to raise interest rates.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday confirmed that its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, while operating results fell short of analyst forecasts as falling oil prices and coal demand hurt its BNSF railroad unit.
NEW YORK BP PLC (BP.L) said on Friday it would not be able to deliver on some contracts for Canadian crude due to a wildfire that has cut Canada's oil sands output in half and snarled supply lines.
The spectre of a stalling economic recovery looms as new car sales suffered their worst gains this year. New registrations increased just 2% last month against a year ago with the Ford Fiesta as best seller, but it's the smallest rise in 2016 so far ...
Weak oil markets and an early Easter have dragged on first-quarter trading at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), although the company said today it was adding new rooms at the fastest rate since the financial crash.