Japanese index futures retreated, with the yen near a one-week high as tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated. Better-than-estimated earnings from Caterpillar Inc. to Apple Inc. fueled gains in U.S. stocks, while gold almost erased its decline in the week.
Sina Corp., the owner of China’s biggest Twitter-like service, sank to a one-year low in New York after the state-run news agency said two of the company’s licenses will be revoked amid a crackdown on online pornography.
Sands China Ltd., the Macau casino operator controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, posted a 50 percent gain in first-quarter profit as its resorts drew more mass-market gamblers in the world’s biggest casino market.
Jason Atherton plans to open his first restaurant in the City of London financial district on May 1 and says he is keen to avoid the tag of celebrity chef even as his international dining empire rapidly expands.