Asian stocks fell, with the regional index headed for a one-week low as the stronger yen sank Japanese shares. Emerging-market and commodity-linked currencies weakened as oil extended its drop and copper futures traded near a 43-month low amid concern over China’s economy.
Palm oil imports by India, the world’s biggest buyer, probably tumbled for a second month as global prices jumped to the highest since 2012 and refiners awaited supplies from the domestic rapeseed harvest.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
Canada and South Korea concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal that will give more market access for Canadian beef producers and phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai Motor Co.