Moscow (AFP) - A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire.
From the pop art of the 1960s to the Trump presidency, American art has charted opportunity, prosperity and the loss of the American dream.
Ottawa (AFP) - Canada kicked off 2017 with a third trade surplus in a row in January, the government statistics agency said Tuesday.
Rob Woolley has quit the board of TasFoods, after resigning from the Bellamy's board on Tuesday, as his rival Jan Cameron lifts her stake in TasFoods.
A political split in Congress could thwart the proposed 'border tax' aimed at boosting exports over imports with major US corporations against it.
India's consumers are spending only on essentials following the governments crackdown on cash, prompting fears over its larger impact for the nation's economy.
London (AFP) - Europe's stock markets took a break from Trump-watching on Monday as US markets were closed, instead mulling developments on their own continent.
The breakdown in takeover talks with Unilever sparks speculation that Kraft might try to purchase another large consumer goods company as a backup plan.
Unilever has knocked back a $US143 billion takeover offer from Kraft, saying it's too low, but the US company remains interested in a deal.
The US trade deficit has fallen to $US44.3 billion as goods and services exports rise to $USUS190.7 billion, their highest in more than one-and-a-half years.
New figures suggest the Turnbull government's promised efforts to tackle housing affordability can't come soon enough.
Ansell says its new acquisition, UK healthcare consumer goods maker Nirtritex, has achieved double-digit revenue and earnings growth in recent years.
Recent spikes in commodity prices are set to benefit Australian workers and savers but borrowers may be concerned as rate hikes seem less likely.
Washington (AFP) - Industrial output jumped in December, retracing the decline in November, which was bigger than originally reported, with consumer goods and utilities leading the way, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - German industrial production crept up in November, official data showed Monday, falling short of analysts' predictions and moderating hopes Europe's largest economy would end 2016 with a growth spurt.
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - German industrial orders fell in November, official data showed Friday, but analysts remained confident that Europe's largest economy would see a rebound in growth after a tough summer.
Tehran (AFP) - Iran's currency plumbed new lows against the dollar on Sunday, continuing a six-month decline that has seen the rial lose some 19 percent of its value despite the lifting of sanctions.
Former Carlton & United Breweries chief executive Ari Mervis will take the helm at dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn from mid-February.
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - Industrial production in Germany picked up slightly in October after a sharper-than-expected fall the month before, official data showed on Wednesday.
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Analysts warn that India's sudden currency demonitization could do more harm than good, won't curb the black economy and could even lead to recession.
Brazil could feel more pressure to reform after Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election spurred more market volatility, bankers say.