The world's watchdog for central banks began a public consultation on Thursday on preliminar proposals for how lenders' exposure to cryptocurrencies should be regulated.
Rate-setters at the European Central Bank plotted a steady course at their latest policy meeting.
The number of Americans lining up for state unemployment benefits declined for a sixth consecutive week, with initial claims decreasing by 9,000 to 376,000 in the week ended 5 June, according to the Labor Department.
Inflation in the US bounded ahead in May with big gains evident across nearly all categories of products and services.
The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates unchanged, in line with analyst expectations.
Abuja may tap StanChart instead of Chinese lenders for the financing needed to modernise two of the country's main railways.