TOKYO�The Bank of Japan on Friday unexpectedly announced additional stimulus measures, bolstering its asset purchases for the first time in over a year and a half, as its 2% inflation target looks increasingly untenable.
An employee sits next to crates of peaches at the central vegetable market in Athens August 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' �218m of the UK's �2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917.
Household suppliers defend their refusal to slash bills in a year when gas costs have tumbled by almost a quarter. 11:54, UK, Friday 31 October 2014.
LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale edged down for a second month in October as households showed less faith in the outlook for the economy, a survey by researchers GfK showed on Friday.