LIGHT CONSTRUCTION: Two farmers stand on a wooden bench as they construct a greenhouse in the suburbs of Shanghai (Johannes Eisele, AFP)
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Wall Street stocks have dipped at the start of a news-jammed week that includes a European Central Bank meeting and a US jobs report.
UK mortgage approvals have risen in October, indicating continued robust demand in the housing market.
Eurozone stocks have risen with all eyes on this week's policy meeting of the ECB, which is widely expected to boost the single currency with more stimulus.
An ex-Soviet republic of five million, Turkmenistan boasts more gas reserves per capita than any other country bar Qatar.
Billionaire Andre Esteves, arrested on charges related to Brazil's huge Petrobras corruption probe, has resigned as chairperson and CEO of the bank.
European stock markets have fallen at the open at the start of a busy trading week as the European Central Bank looks set to announce further stimulus.
The euro has headed south as traders bet that the European Central Bank will open up the monetary stimulus taps, while key US jobs data were also in focus.
Asian stocks have fallen with emerging-nation currencies and iron ore as Chinese brokerage shares extended declines amid a regulatory probe.