MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's rouble lost more ground against the dollar on Thursday before President Vladimir Putin's end-of-year news conference, expected to be dominated by what a government minister called a "perfect storm" hitting the economy.
An inquiry into the sell-off of the Royal Mail will say taxpayers lost up to �180m - much less than the �1bn expected. 07:02, UK, Thursday 18 December 2014.
There is a rally in world share prices as the US central bank gives an upbeat assessment of the economy. 08:13, UK, Thursday 18 December 2014.
IBM has said that it will be pushing its cloud services to 40 cloud centres around the world, including 12 new locations that will service its ever-amassing roster of hybrid cloud customers.
LONDON�The U.K. air traffic services provider responsible for Friday's disruption of flights across much of the country said it would suffer a financial hit from the disturbance even as the country's regulator said a fine was unlikely.