Mining companies led by BHP Billiton Ltd. are holding the biggest ever sale of assets this year just as commodity prices head into a bear market. What’s bad timing for the miners might be the opposite for private equity.
Japanese stock futures rose amid optimism corporate earnings are improving after monetary easing by the Bank of Japan weakened the yen. Australian equities futures gained after U.S. jobless claims fell.
Asian stocks rose, with the benchmark regional equities gauge heading for its longest winning streak in seven weeks, as investors speculated stimulus measures will boost economic growth and increase profits.
Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index poised to advance for a fourth week, after U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly dropped and Japan’s upper house confirmed Haruhiko Kuroda as central bank governor.
Asian stocks rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for its biggest jump in more than five months, after U.S. economic data bolstered confidence in the global recovery and as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated a new central bank governor.
China’s move to relax its currency peg to the dollar is luring Pengana Capital Ltd. and AMP Capital Investors Ltd. to commodity stocks as they bet on rising demand in the world’s third-largest economy.
ASX Ltd. , operator of Australia’s stock exchange, plans to open a second equities market aimed at professional speculators to head off competition after regulators effectively ended its monopoly on trading.