Asian stocks rose this week after U.S. data and earnings boosted optimism about the world’s biggest economy while further signs of slowdown in China stoked speculation the government will add stimulus to stabilize growth.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is planning to award about one-third of the fees for its initial public offering in the form of incentive bonuses to coax better performance from underwriters, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Russian shares climbed the most in more than three weeks and Asian stocks advanced after talks in Geneva produced an accord aimed at easing the conflict in Ukraine. Rubber slid to the lowest since 2009.
Sharp Corp.’s bond risk, the highest among Japanese credit-default swaps, is falling as the supplier of displays for iPhones takes steps that may allow a return to the bond market for the first time since 2009.
Japanese stock-index futures rose as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July amid easing tensions over Ukraine and better- than-estimated earnings from companies from General Electric Co. to Morgan Stanley.