28 November 2014 Last updated at 16:48 ET

US sees slower Black Friday salesShoppers on Black Friday

Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.

angle-grinderIndian economic growth slows to 5.3%

India's economy grew by 5.3% in the July-to-September period from a year earlier, down from a rate of 5.7% in the previous quarter.

Oil field, Basra IraqOil prices hit fresh four-year lows

Crude oil prices hit a four-year low after the decision of the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Special Reports

China's bullet train Designed in China

A series asking whether the world's factory can become a world-class design centre

Our Experts

Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

Are Scotland's new tax and spending powers fair?

Possibly the most important economic decisions relating to Scotland's new powers, on the size of the grant Scotland will receive in future and how much it can borrow, are yet to be taken.

Read full article

Kamal Ahmed Article written by Kamal Ahmed Kamal Ahmed Business editor

GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough

Sir Andrew Witty says "tantalising" prospect of viable vaccine becoming available next year

Read full article

Linda Yueh Article written by Linda Yueh Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent

Will the debate over immigration affect London’s position?

London's Mayor is confident that Britain's tougher stance on immigrants will not impact the UK economy.

Read full article



Market Data

Last Updated at 00:15 ET

Market index Current value Trend Variation % variation
Dow Jones 17828.24 Up 0.49 0.00%
Nasdaq 4791.63 Up 4.31 0.09%
S&P 500 2067.56 Down -5.27 -0.25%
FTSE 100 6722.62 Down -0.80 -0.01%
Dax 9980.85 Up 5.98 0.06%
BBC Global 30 7915.44 Up 9.48 0.12%

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Drink'Drink of the gods'

    This ancient ancestor of mescal and tequila was once rumoured to ease pain


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.