Ukraine’s biggest transport companies are selling debt to revamp transport routes and win back cargoes from Russia, which has swiped a chunk of business from its neighbor by investing more in ports and inland links.
The U.S. process for approving natural gas exports may need revamping to ensure that the domestic economic implications of more overseas sales are fully considered, the chairman of the Senate’s energy panel said.
As Japan’s cherry trees bloomed and the stock market soared, Kohetsu Watanabe flew to a blossom- viewing party in Tokyo hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to tell the premier personally how bad things really are.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index retreated from a record amid concern the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus efforts. Gold and silver advanced as Moody’s Investors Service warned the U.S. rating may be cut. The yen rebounded from the weakest level since 2008.
Asian stocks rose the first time in three days, with a regional gauge set for the highest close since June 2008, after U.S. consumer sentiment beat estimates and Tokyo Electric Power Co. led Japanese utilities higher.
Changi Airport, Southeast Asia’s largest freight airfield, plans to attract more gold bars, tuna and vaccines to Singapore as it seeks to increase handling of high-value cargo to make up for slowing trade.