The U.S. and European Union put Russian President Vladimir Putin on notice that they will be united on imposing sanctions if he’s unwilling to defuse the Ukraine crisis and pursue a negotiated solution.
Evonik Industries AG, Germany’s second-largest chemical maker, set a full-year earnings goal below analyst estimates as Chief Executive Officer Klaus Engel battles stagnant prices with an extended savings drive.
Emerging-market stocks headed for the longest stretch of weekly gains in more than a year, as technology companies rallied and Indian equities surged to a record. Indonesia’s rupiah strengthened to a four-month high.
El Salvador Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is favored to win the presidency this weekend amid a spike in gang violence and investor concerns about the government’s embrace of Venezuela’s socialist government.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Japan’s largest financial firm by market value, plans to boost its mergers and acquisitions business in Singapore by moving bankers into the unit that makes corporate loans.