U.S. index futures climbed while a gauge of Asian shares slid as investors assessed the outlook for corporate earnings after profit at Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. beat estimates. New Zealand’s dollar gained after the central bank raised interest rates and nickel advanced.
The yen held its first gain in nine days versus the dollar on speculation data tomorrow will show Tokyo inflation quickened the most in more than two decades, dimming prospects the Bank of Japan will expand stimulus.
U.S. stocks fell, ending a six-day advance in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and Treasuries rose as reports showed weakness in home sales and global manufacturing. Gold climbed from a 10-week low, while Apple Inc. surged in extended trading on better-than-estimated earnings.
Cnooc Ltd. is marketing $4 billion of dollar bonds in three parts, joining companies from South Korea to the Philippines as Deutsche Bank AG forecasts an increase in U.S. currency note issuance from Asia.
India’s Congress party is claiming credit for a stock-market rally that sent the S&P BSE Sensex index to record highs. Much of the evidence suggests the real catalyst is Narendra Modi, the leader of the opposition party projected to win the national elections.