Virtual currency bitcoin received some good news on Friday with one of the most prominent exchanges in the world resuming trading after a clampdown by the People's Bank of China (PBoC) in December.
Better than expected inflation data out of Japan has put its central bank's 2 percent inflation target well within sight, analysts told CNBC.
When Ben Bernanke steps down as chairman of the Federal Reserve this week, having presided over his final committee meeting, the sniping might stop.
The vice-president of the Bitcoin Foundation, which lobbies on behalf of the digital currency, has resigned amid allegations he helped launder money for Silk Road, the online drug bazaar.
Anybody expecting Mark Carney to go to Scotland and say something controversial about the independence debate was always going to be disappointed.
Bitcoin could be as "big as the Internet" in its potential to reshape the world and spur economic growth, said a venture capitalist.
Britain's economy grew at its fastest rate in 2013 in six years, according to a report released ahead of the official GDP numbers.
Hopes that the recovery kept up momentum at the close of last year will be boosted by a report suggesting businesses are enjoying their strongest growth since before the financial crisis.
German business sentiment rose in January, beating analysts' expectations, according to the latest data from Germany's Ifo Institute for Economic Research.
Governments need to deter oil speculators, set aside reserves of crude oil and take steps urgently to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels in order to escape price volatility that undermines stable economic growth, according to a report co-authored by one of Britain's top scientists.
Legendary fund manager George Soros has reiterated his warning that the global economy is in the same state now as it was before the global crisis in 2008.
Cast your mind back 10 years. It is early 2006 and everything seems to be going well. Unemployment is around 5%, the Bank of England prides itself on keeping inflation at or close to its 2% target, earnings are going up by 4% a year.