Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine threatens to derail energy exploration in a region that holds a quarter of the world’s natural gas reserves, weigh on currencies and force companies to work to contain the damage.
Amyris Inc., the biotechnology company part-owned by Total SA, surged the most in eight weeks after announcing plans to resume production at its plant in Brazil and forecasting profitability next year.
BASF SE predicts annual earnings to rise this year after the world’s biggest chemical maker posted fourth-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates on increased demand for catalysts and coatings from the car industry.
India’s best-performing equity fund in the past five years is buying consumer companies, lured by revenue growth more than three times faster than the broader market even as rival money managers sell the stocks.
Koon Thaveepat is in danger of losing his pickup truck and his livelihood. He’s behind on loan payments as Thailand’s anti-government protests delay state rice-purchase payments, threatening to plunge thousands of farmers deeper into debt.