Police began probing the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Ltd. at the request of the Securities and Futures Commission, which said it found “serious” suspected financial irregularities at the shuttered commodities market.
Yandex NV will extend gains from a 20-month high as Russia’s biggest Internet company boosts its dominance of the search market, according to Sberbank Investment Research’s Anna Lepetukhina, the most accurate analyst covering the stock.
Japanese stock futures fell after data showed U.S. jobless claims rose and housing starts slumped, signaling a slowdown in the world’s biggest economy and damping the earnings prospects for exporters. Australian stock futures advanced.
Russian equities pared their first weekly drop in four as crude oil fluctuated and EON Russia, a unit of Germany’s largest utility, surged after its board recommended boosting dividends to 100 percent of profit.