Emerging-market stocks advanced for the first time in four days as technology companies surged to a record after better-than-estimated earnings at Apple Inc. Turkey’s lira led gains among the world’s major currencies.
U.S. stocks rose, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index near a record, after better-than- estimated earnings from Apple Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. The yen climbed, while Russian equities slid a fourth day as the conflict in Ukraine escalated.
Russian stocks slid to a month low and government bonds declined as President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine against continuing its offensive on pro-Russian separatists after troops killed five rebels in an eastern city.
President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine against continuing its anti-separatist offensive after government troops killed five rebels and prompted Russia’s military to begin new drills on the two nations’ border.
An Afghan security guard today shot dead three American doctors at an international hospital in Kabul, the latest incident in which foreign civilians have been the targets of fatal violence in the nation.
Pakistan’s Defense Ministry is seeking to cancel the Geo television channel’s license after it aired comments accusing the country’s main spy agency of involvement in a gun attack on the host of one its talk shows.