Articles By Geetha Pillai
Asian markets cheer US data as Japan and Australia indices reach fresh multi-year highs.
The G20 summit stops short of criticising Japanese monetary policy, reveals a leaked draft communique.
Japan's tsunami-devastated port city receives gold gifts which the media are calling a 'goodwill gold rush'.
European markets remain cautious as issue of currency manipulation is expected to dominate G20 meeting in Moscow.
Asian markets shrug off the week's gains on disappointing corporate earnings and eurozone data.
German and French economies contract 0.6% and 0.3% respectively in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Nikkei extends gains as Bank of Japan keeps asset purchasing and interest rates unchanged.
European markets remain cautious as investors look for eurozone industrial output and US retail figures.
CBI expects weak economic conditions abroad to restrict the UK's business investments and exports.
Japanese investors turn to profit-taking as yen strengthens against its major peers.