The yen and the dollar gained with oil and gold, while emerging European currencies and U.S. index futures fell with Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Kiev as Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea region intensifies one of the most serious standoffs since the Cold War.
The yen and the dollar climbed while commodity and emerging-market currencies weakened with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry preparing to visit Kiev as Russia seized control of Ukraine’s Crimea region, intensifying one of the most serious standoffs since the Cold War ended.
A jump in palm oil consumption for biodiesel in Indonesia, the world’s biggest supplier, will probably mean that shipments fail to increase this year for the first time since 2010 even as production climbs to a record.
China’s manufacturing slowdown last month adds to challenges for growth in the world’s second- biggest economy as Premier Li Keqiang maps out the government’s strategy to the nation’s legislature this week.
China’s Communist Party leadership faces a dilemma over where to set a growth goal for 2014 as President Xi Jinping wrestles with sustaining expansion while limiting debt risks, environmental damage and social unrest.
Fast Retailing Co.’s Tadashi Yanai, who built his father’s tailor shop into Asia’s biggest clothing retailer and in the process became Japan’s richest man, is stepping up his push into the U.S. market.
A Chinese manufacturing gauge fell to an eight-month low in February, adding to challenges for growth as Premier Li Keqiang prepares to map out the government’s economic strategy to the nation’s legislature.
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., controlled by Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, plans an initial public offering this year for A.S. Watson & Co., selling about 25 percent of the division that has more than 10,000 retail stores worldwide.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil new regulations next week to reduce smog from automobiles, including cutting by two-thirds the level of sulfur in gasoline, according to people familiar with the agency’s deliberations.