Russia called on Ukraine to halt all military preparations in the east “immediately” or risk civil war as the U.S. accused Russia of instigating unrest that echoes the run-up to its annexation of Crimea.
Ukrainian authorities sent security forces to Kharkiv to clear the country’s second-biggest city of separatists as Russia traded accusations with the U.S. and warned that its neighbor’s crackdown risks sparking civil war.
Activists gathered with signs outside Merck’s East London offices last week, protesting the drugmaker’s involvement in a campaign to delay South Africa’s proposal to allow low-cost copies of patented drugs.
FHB Jelzalogbank Nyrt., a mortgage lender in Hungary, headed for its steepest slide in two weeks as a technical indicator signaled the stock is overbought amid speculation of a stake-purchase in Takarekbank Zrt.
It’s fashionable to say the era of strong emerging-market growth is over. As the U.S. recovers, the global cost of capital will rise, holding back investment; against this background, avoiding the next crisis is the best that most emerging economies can do. If you take this view, India might seem a perfect example, with its widening current account deficit, heavy public borrowing, persistent inflation and weak currency.
FHB Jelzalogbank Nyrt., a mortgage lender in Hungary, rose to the highest level in two weeks after its chairman bought shares amid speculation it will buy the government’s stake in an umbrella bank for savings cooperatives.