Japanese stock-index futures rose as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July amid easing tensions over Ukraine and better- than-estimated earnings from companies from General Electric Co. to Morgan Stanley.
Chinese stocks trading in New York rose, posting their second weekly gain, on speculation the government will take additional steps to stimulate the economy. Weibo Corp. climbed 19 percent in its trading debut.
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its best week since July, as earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley beat estimates and concern eased that the Ukraine crisis may worsen.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July and Treasuries fell the most in a month as tensions eased over Ukraine and earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley topped estimates.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance payments hovered last week near the lowest level in almost seven years, and consumer confidence improved, showing the world’s largest economy is speeding up.
Uber Technologies Inc. has been banned by a Berlin court from providing taxi services via its smartphone software, in a sign the rebellion by local chauffeurs to the U.S. company’s business model in Europe is growing.