Emerging-market stocks rose toward a four-month high as European and U.S. futures signaled a rebound after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erased this year’s advance. The yen gained versus the dollar while nickel headed for its longest rally since 2010 on supply concerns.
European stock-index futures were little changed, after equities posted their biggest drop in a month, as investors weighed escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the future of eastern Europe. U.S. index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares fell.
Several top Bordeaux winemakers took the unusual step of adding sugar to their grape must in producing the 2013 vintage in order to raise alcohol levels, a process known as chaptalization, Decanter.com said.
Walt Disney Co. has thrown down the gauntlet at Warner Bros. by scheduling the next installment of its Captain America film series to open on the same day its competitor releases a combined Superman-Batman movie.
The London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest industrial metals marketplace, wants to introduce an aluminum premium contract as early as the end of this year, said Chief Executive Officer Garry Jones.