The International Monetary Fund is closely monitoring recent events in the world's emerging markets amid concerns that the withdrawal of monetary stimulus by the US will add to the turmoil caused by the sudden slump in Argentina.
It's not all doom and gloom.
Nomura has announced the continued strengthening of its investment banking operation in the Americas with the appointment of six Managing Directors.
Nomura has strengthened its position as the world’s preeminent provider of Fixed Income research, following the announcement of its #1 ranking for Currency / Foreign Exchange research in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research survey for 2013.
A Swiss village has voted to donate 110,000 Swiss francs (£75,000) of taxes paid by Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire chief executive of GlencoreXstrata, to charities in countries where the London-listed mining and commodity trading company is accused of exploiting people and resources.
Concerns that struggling smartphone company BlackBerry will not survive in its present form appear to be hurting sales of its new phones, both to businesses and retail customers.
As Pope Francis pushed his way through the crowds in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns on Thursday, his message that next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics would provide jobs and alleviate poverty was greeted with some scepticism.
Mark Carney, the Canadian banker hand-picked by chancellor George Osborne to take the reins at the Bank of England has a life motto: "Learn, Earn, Serve". And so far, it has all gone exactly to plan.
Fast & Furious 6 screeched to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $98.5m (£65.1m) and will cross $100m when the four-day Memorial Day weekend numbers come out on Monday.
Royal Dutch Shell is pressing ahead with the world's deepest offshore oil and gas production facility by drilling almost two miles underwater in the politically sensitive Gulf of Mexico.