Australia's securities exchange will offer a service settling trade in yuan as part of a venture with Bank of China. The settlement service will allow Australian companies to take or make payments with Chinese investment and trading partners through ASX Ltd.'s Austraclear infrastructure.
January's Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs showed further marked increases in permanent and temporary staff placements. Driving job creation was a strengthening of demand for staff, with the latest rise in permanent vacancies a near-survey record.
Saudi non-oil exports rose by 9.2 percent to reach SR19.93 billion in December 2013 compared to the figures of the same period last year, according to a report by the Central Department of Statistics and Information (CDSI).
The EU's app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years. By 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute 63 billion euros to the EU economy according to a report presented in Brussels.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its oil-consumption forecast for emerging markets this quarter but said lost demand would be made up for by a resurgent U.S. economy in the course of the year.
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9 billion in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown. The figure was up 14% from a year earlier and stronger than forecasts for a 23.7 billion surplus.