Apple Inc.’s iPhone lost ground to Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc.’s Motorola in an annual study measuring the satisfaction of consumers, following a sales slowdown for the pioneering smartphone.
Emerging-market stocks declined, with a gauge of financial shares falling for the first time in six days, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was said to have sold its stake in Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.
The yen weakened against its 16 major peers after Japan’s economy minister backed away from comments that prompted the currency to rally. European stocks fell while U.S. equity-index futures were little changed.
The won rose the most in three weeks on speculation the currency’s slide to a four-week low prompted some South Korean exporters to convert overseas proceeds, while the yen retreated. Government bonds were unchanged.
North Korea freed a Chinese fishing vessel and its crew after the boat’s owner posted updates on his microblog account saying that he’d been told to pay a 600,000- yuan ($97,800) ransom to win their release.