ANGRY STRIKERS : Following the rejection of demands for major cuts in benefits, steel workers protest their lockout from a company, Sherwin Alumina, in Gregory in the American state of Texas. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images/AFP)
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Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves as they await US jobs data and any news that could change interest rate hike expectations.
Wall Street investors may find little reason to make big moves as they await
monthly US jobs data and any news that could change expectations.
European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas with a mixture of anticipation and angst.
The ChemChina company hopes to re-list Italy's Pirelli on the Italian stock exchange after the Chinese company recently bought the world's fifth-largest tyre maker.
Oil has tumbled 5% in the US, erasing the previous session's gains, as Yemen's conflict looked less likely to disrupt Middle East crude shipments.
The eurozone credit cycle is a whisker away from turning positive but don't expect a rapid recovery and bank lending to the private sector fell 0.1% in February.
The Bank of England has warned about possible frequent irregularities in financial markets in an attempt to address problems relating to recent scandals.
Royal Dutch Shell is planning more job cuts in its UK North Sea oil and gas business, a week after a package of tax cuts to encourage growth in the industry.