Asian shares fall, safe assets shine as oil retreats

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares tumbled on Wednesday as oil prices dropped for a third day, prompting investors to seek shelter in safe-haven assets and lifting bonds and gold to multi-month highs. [Read entire story]

Oil futures drop for 3rd session on rising crude stocks, oversupply

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures extended losses into a third session in Asian trade on Wednesday, as U.S. crude stocks last week surged to more than half a billion barrels and as Iran plans to boost exports from March. [Read entire story]

Oil bounces on strong China demand data, but looming Iran exports still weigh on market

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday, supported by strong Chinese fuel consumption and at least interrupting a slide to 2003 levels earlier in the week after the return of Iran to markets added to an [Read entire story]

China fourth-quarter growth weakest since 2009 as policy misstep fears grow

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth in the fourth quarter slowed to the weakest since the financial crisis, adding pressure on a government that is struggling to restore the confidence of investors after [Read entire story]

Asia stocks cheered by China trade surprise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares made their first real rally of the year on Wednesday after Chinese data trade data beat expectations, offering a rare shaft of light for the global economy. [Read entire story]

China December exports fall 1.4 percent, less than forecast

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's December exports fell 1.4 percent from a year earlier, while imports slid 7.6 percent, both much less than economists had expected but still likely consigning the economy to its weakest annual [Read entire story]

Airbus to sell three A380 superjumbo jets to Japan’s ANA Holdings: Nikkei

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus has won a deal to sell three A380 superjumbo jets to Japan's biggest carrier ANA Holdings Inc in a deal valued at about 150 billion yen ($1.25 billion), the Nikkei [Read entire story]

Investors look to January effect at start of 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Wall Street wraps up its flattest year since 2011, investors will have to deal with many of the same issues next year as they attempt to gauge market direction. [Read entire story]

Vilified for drug pricing, CEO Shkreli busted for securities fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the boyish pharmaceutical entrepreneur who caused a public uproar after he drastically raised the price of a life-saving prescription drug, was arrested on Thursday for engaging in [Read entire story]

Equities drop on energy weight; dollar climbs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks led a decline in most equity markets around the globe on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, as continued pressure on oil weighed on [Read entire story]

Officials close Chipotle in Seattle for food safety violations

(Reuters) - Health officials shut down a Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant in Seattle on Thursday after finding "repeated food safety violations," according to a statement from the Seattle & King County public health [Read entire story]

Wal-Mart says marketing head Stephen Quinn to retire in January

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's marketing head, Stephen Quinn, will retire in January, the company said in a statement on Thursday. [Read entire story]

Ackman plays big role in laying out Canadian Pacific rail deal

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman is playing an outsized role in railway Canadian Pacific's plan to buy rival Norfolk Southern , underscoring his efforts to bring home a deal to salvage an otherwise [Read entire story]

Coca-Cola appoints Hendrik Steckhan to lead U.S. operations

(Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co will appoint Hendrik Steckhan as president of its U.S. operations and named Stuart Kronauge and Ivan Pollard as co-heads of U.S. marketing, according to an internal memo. [Read entire story]

Chipotle shares take fresh hit after Boston College students fall ill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 20 Boston College students got sick after eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill over the weekend, sending its shares down 6 percent in extended trading on Monday on fears of more food [Read entire story]

Oil price rout hits energy shares, dollar firm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stock markets teetered near their weakest levels in three weeks on Tuesday, as a rout in oil prices to near seven-year lows knocked global energy company shares and commodity currencies. [Read entire story]

Airbus eyes 2015 win over Boeing as orders hit 1,000

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus orders topped 1,000 aircraft between January and November, sending its shares higher as it looked all but certain to win its annual race against U.S. rival Boeing . Boeing, however, remained in [Read entire story]

Get ready to pay $34 for a coffee

WOULD you pay $34 for a cup of coffee? Trick question – eventually you won’t have a choice. [Read entire story]

Why you should boost your super now

GOT a spare $10? If so, experts say now’s the time to put it into super. If saved weekly, such a small sum could make a $175,000 difference to your retirement. [Read entire story]

Savvy Aussies slash debts, save cash

IT’S not all doom and gloom — more Australians are are cutting down debts and saving money as they optimise low interest rates, a new report has found. [Read entire story]