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.
The projected cost to develop and produce Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter, the Pentagon’s costliest weapons system, has risen 1.9 percent in the past year to $398.6 billion, according to estimates released today.
The dollar strengthened for a fifth day against a basket of major peers as an agreement to start de- escalating the conflict in Ukraine sent stocks higher and pushed Treasuries down the most in a month.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July and Treasuries fell the most in a month as tensions eased over Ukraine and earnings from General Electric Co. and Morgan Stanley topped estimates.
Bangkok’s Democracy Monument was erected to commemorate the 1932 coup that ended Thailand’s seven-century reign of kings, and became a rallying point last year for protesters seeking to oust the government. Now, the landmark’s builder is going abroad for the first time in its 84- year history as political instability saps demand at home.