Japanese index futures fell as the yen maintained its rebound from a six-month low amid concern the U.S. budget deal will give the Federal Reserve confidence to reduce stimulus. Copper futures slipped and Australia’s dollar traded at a five-year low versus New Zealand’s currency.
Ukraine’s opposition rejected President Viktor Yanukovych’s efforts to defuse a political crisis after anti-government activists thwarted an attempt by riot police to clear them off the streets of Kiev.
Moncler, the Italian maker of $1,220 quilted polyester jackets, priced its initial public offering at the top of an indicated range after investors sought more than 31 times the amount of stock offered.
Ang Eng Siong, 33, has been promoted every year since he completed Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.’s management associate program in 2010, when he was put in charge of two older, higher-ranked colleagues.