Following the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s record high in November, will stocks continue their ascent amid what’s likely to be lackluster global expansion in 2014? In September, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s unexpected delay in tapering its stimulus program whipsawed debt markets. Where should bond investors go for returns?
Sasol Ltd.’s unit in Mozambique will next month start removing land mines in the north of Inhambane province before beginning seismic studies on its new concession in April, Noticias newspaper reported, citing Peter Dekker, a research manager for the company in Africa.
The number of armed members of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is down more than seventy percent since 2002 to around 6,900, according to Colombia’s Deputy Defense Minister Jorge Bedoya.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi named three Democrats to the special committee charged with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings: Representatives James Clyburn of South Carolina, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Xavier Becerra of California.
Pro-Russian activists released most of their hostages in Ukraine’s eastern city of Luhansk today after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of using “special forces and agents” to fuel unrest.