What made the business news in Asia and Europe this morning? Here's our daily business round-up:
Billionaire investor George Soros has issued a stern warning that the world's major oil and gas producers must do more for their populations.
But despite the reports, the fears that have stalked world share markets recently appeared to be receding amid more positive corporate and economic news.
European bourses on Friday were making further gains, following overnight advances in Tokyo and on Wall Street. However, the key focus for the markets on Friday will be the release of US non-farm payrolls data for February.