A view inside the vault of the Bank of England, which holds £156 billion, or about USD$247 billion, in gold.
A Roman Catholic priest led a Mass before the start of the last trading day of the year at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City, east of Manila.
Journalists took a nap in the media center during the Group of 20 summit Thursday in Cannes, France, where Greece’s bailout crisis topped the agenda for the world’s economic leaders.
Traders gave thumbs-down at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila where share prices fell Wednesday. The main index lost 73.13 points.
A broker looked at computer screens in the trading room of a bank in Lisbon Wednesday. Portugal paid a slightly higher interest rate to borrow $1.7 billion in a debt auction.
Thousands of Korea Exchange Bank employees protested Thursday in Seoul over the sale of a controlling stake in their bank to Hana Financial Group. U.S. private-equity group Lone Star Funds agreed to sell its 51.02% stake in the bank to Hana.
A woman walked past a projected stock-price board in a brokerage house in Taipei, where the key Taiex index fell 0.79% during Tuesday’s trading, amid concern over the U.S. economy and credit rating.