TOXIC INVESTMENTS: A woman shouts slogans during a protest of victims of toxic investments made by former Banco Espirito Santo now Novo Banco (New Bank) in front of the Portuguese Finance Ministry in Lisbon. (Patricia de Melo Moreira, AFP)
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The dollar has stayed firm against the yen after upbeat US growth data suggested the world's top economy was weathering a slowdown in China.
Asia stocks have staged another rally, taking heart from strong US growth figures after a torrid week as global markets took fright over China's gloomy economic outlook.
US stocks have posted big gains for the second straight session as strong American economic data extended a global rally that began with a surge in beaten-down Chinese equities.
Crude has extended gains in Asia following a 10% price surge in the previous session fuelled by strong US economic data.
Europe's main stock markets have risen, boosted by the latest US data showing the recovery is on track in the world's biggest economy.
US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned efforts to acquire Swiss rival Syngenta AG, which has rejected a recently sweetened offer.
China is expected to add more than 6 300 new aircraft to its commercial fleet by 2034, US manufacturer Boeing says.
Instant messaging service WhatsApp unveiled a new set of emojis, including a "middle finger up yours" in the latest update.