European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index heading for a weekly gain, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated the central bank will continue to support the economy. U.S. index futures were also little changed, while Asian shares rose.
Sweden’s krona declined to the weakest level in almost two years against the euro amid speculation the nation’s central bank will cut interest rates at least once this year, damping demand for the currency.
Sanctions over Ukraine may threaten Russia’s investments in assets denominated in euros and U.S. dollars, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said, urging the use of the nation’s wealth funds for domestic projects.
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Danske Bank A/S, which is being investigated for rigging mortgage bond prices, was fined by Sweden’s exchange for placing what it called fake orders with the possible intent of manipulating a company’s stock price.
Finland’s financial regulator is questioning a government proposal to enforce a more lenient cap on mortgages than the International Monetary Fund says is needed to support the Nordic region’s only euro member.