The U.S. Federal Reserve on
Friday signaled it would take a lighter touch when supervising
banks, in another win for the industry which has long complained
that the regulator's closed-door supervisory process is opaque
Ukraine's President Volodymyr
Zelenskiy appeared not to accept a resignation offer by Prime
Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday, saying he would give
Honcharuk another chance and that it was not the time to shake
the country politically.
U.S. homebuilding surged to a
13-year high in December as activity increased across the board,
suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid
low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic
expansion on record.