There is only a small risk that the U.K. will leave the European Union and the country remains committed to reforming and improving its relationship within the continent, the U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Friday.
The U.S. economy should see steady growth in 2014 as fiscal drags relax and the country continues to see positive employment reports similar to the one released Friday, Goldman Sachs' chief economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC on Friday.
The ECB on Thursday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25 percent after surprising markets with a rate cut last month.
The Japanese government approved an 18.6 trillion yen stimulus package aimed at dulling the impact on the economy from an impending tax hike.
During the financial crisis an important shift took place in the way the fed funds market works. Now it's dominated by 12 banks unknown to the public.
Unemployment in the US fell to 7% in November, its lowest level in five years , as employers took on 203,000 new people.
Bitcoin has "clear potential for growth" and could become a major means of payment for online transactions and money transfers, a Bank of America analyst tells CNBC.
The Bank of England left its main interest rate and monetary stimulus program unchanged on Thursday, as the country's finance minister delivered his bi-annual state of the economy address.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Bloomberg Television's Trish Regan and Adam Johnson on 'Street Smart' Wednesday that 'I guess' Bitcoin is a bubble.
The former president of the Dutch Central Bank, Nout Wellink, has told students at the University of Amsterdam that the hype around bitcoin is worse than his country's Tulip mania in the 17th century.
Dangerous cocktails were in evidence in many a bar during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Rarely have financial markets had a more traumatic start to the year. Shares plunged, the price of oil clattered to its lowest level in 11 years, trading on the Chinese stock market was halted twice, and the World Bank warned that a “perfect storm” might be brewing.