European stocks rose, ending the longest losing streak since June, and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures advanced before U.S. jobs data. Japanese bonds fell and the yen weakened after the head of an advisory panel called on the nation’s pension fund to cut debt holdings.
Ukrainian police began arresting those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Standard Chartered Plc said wealthy clients’ confidential information was stolen in Singapore from a printing company, underscoring the vulnerability of global banks to attacks from hackers and thieves.
South Africa’s rand headed for its worst weekly decline in five, fueled by the longest stretch of bond outflows on record, as continued signs of growth in the U.S. boosted speculation the Federal Reserve will curb stimulus.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy a touchstone for him and an example “that all humanity should aspire to,” as tributes from world leaders poured in for South Africa’s first post-apartheid president.
PostNL NV, the Dutch mail service, said it sold about half of its 29.8 percent stake in TNT Express NV to reduce debt, sending the shares of the package-delivery service to the lowest in more than four months.