LONDON (REUTERS) - Bankers who are reckless with customers' or taxpayers' money could face criminal charges and have bonuses and pensions clawed back, according to proposals backed by Britain's prime minister on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AFP) - US stocks on Wednesday opened mostly lower as investors await the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve later in the day.
PARIS (AP) - Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent launched a major effort on Wednesday to boost its fortunes by shedding businesses and jobs as part of a deep cost cutting programme.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European regulators are investigating whether a 400-million-euro (S$668.32 million) credit facility granted to Scandinavian airline SAS by Sweden, Denmark and Norway breached EU state aid rules.
LONDON (REUTERS) - World shares edged higher while major currencies and commodities stayed within recent ranges on Wednesday as investors nervously awaited a decision on the US Federal Reserve's next move.