The major North American pipeline and power company expressed its disappointment in long delays in obtaining White House approval for its proposed Keystone XL project.
Demand for goods intended to last at least three years was broadly stronger in April, led by increases in transportation and defense.
Germany's Ifo index measuring economic sentiment and expectations rose to 105.7 in May from 104.4 in the previous month, the Center of Economic Studies said on Friday.
German gross domestic product grew 0.1% in the first quarter of this year following decrease of 0.7% in the final quarter of the last year.
New Zealand's trade surplus took a dive in April, driven mainly by a rise in petroleum imports. The gain on trade was almost a quarter of that in March, setting the balance at NZ$157 million.
Overall economic optimism spurred by a pick-up in US job creation and rising Fed confidence most likely encouraged US firms to increase demand for long-lasting products in April.
The second largest bank in Canada gained profits mainly from its US retail banking.
Tentative signs of weakness within Britain's economy and a slowing pace of inflation with outlook showing upwards price pressures easing off sooner than expected, may prompt the Bank of England to expand monetary easing as soon as this summer.
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