TOKYO Asian shares cautiously nudged into positive territory on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of a key U.S.
A private security guard sits in front of a closed-down business in the colonial district of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/AP.
The UK government owns 78 per cent of RBS after rescuing it with �45.8 billion pounds of taxpayer cash at the peak of the credit crunch in 2008.
New manufacturing orders grew at their slowest pace in nearly a year in July, according to the latest survey snapshot of the sector, suggesting that manufacturing will continue to drag on overall economic growth.
The Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold at a record low 2 per cent, but it's new take on the Australian dollar sent the currency higher.