Does new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell march to the beat of a different drum from predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke?
10-year and 30-year bond issues are reportedly being marketed to prospective investors, despite the country’s recent credit downgrade from Moody’s.
The budget surplus for January, traditionally a month of bumper tax receipts, was slightly above forecasts at £10bn.
The bank sees precious metals, along with copper, zinc and nickel, enjoying the best gains over the next year.
Paul Singer, founder of the $34bn hedge fund, dismisses the hyperbole as “one of the most brilliant scams in history”.
The Swiss miner and commodity trader said it has the financial power to pursue more deals as it reported strong results.
A week of volatility on Wall Street earlier this month grabbed headlines, but other bourses suffered even sharper reverses.
The online retail giant’s pledge follows the resolution of its dispute with French tax authorities.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund promises a “significant” pool of investors for the Saudi Arabia oil major’s offering.
Corn prices have also climbed on expectations that this season’s yields will suffer.
The euro area trade surplus for December beat expectations, with exports growing 1.7% from the previous month.
Berkshire Hathaway’s veteran vice chairman Charlie Munger says the craze for the cryptocurrency is “totally asinine”.
The fashion and home furnishings retailer said the weak pound has also impacted on profits.
The newly-merged group’s largest client manages £109bn of assets for the bank’s insurance business.
Investors are pinning hopes on successor Cyril Ramaphosa proving to be a better steward of the economy.