Oil slicks signaled that a missing Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand even as the mystery surrounding the plane deepened with the discovery that two passengers used stolen passports.
Two passengers on the Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet that disappeared with 239 people on board used stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the aircraft, the European countries’ foreign ministries said.
The Netherlands’ outlook for its Aaa credit rating was increased to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited an improving outlook for growth and reduced risks for the euro area’s economy.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac sold $2.4 million of blue-chip art halfway through the exclusive opening of the Armory Show this week in New York, as the city’s biggest event of its kind got off to a busy start.
Nicotine is so toxic that it’s been used as a pesticide, and less than a teaspoon can kill a person. With the advent of electronic cigarettes, that potency is creating an opportunity for pharmaceutical companies that can assure the purity and quality of the drug.
Crimean lawmakers called a referendum to return Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula to its former Soviet-era master as the European Union halted trade and visa talks with Russia to protest the Kremlin’s moves in the region.
Euro-area government bonds fell as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi damped speculation policy makers will cut interest rates and refrained from introducing new stimulus to boost the recovery.
Chinese upstart Qoros Auto Co. is out to challenge Volkswagen AG, PSA Peugeot Citroen and other Europeans on their home turf, signaling a broader push by the country’s car manufacturers to target western customers.