NEW YORK - Major world equity markets were mostly steady on Tuesday, the euro edged down and gold rose as traders kept a wary eye on tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the pace of growth in China.
LONDON - Britain's top share index fell to a three-week low on Tuesday as lingering tensions between Ukraine and Russia hurt financials and China growth concerns prompted investors to trim their exposure to commodity stocks.
MANILA - Manila protested on Tuesday against Beijing's blockade of civilian supply ships in disputed waters of the South China Sea, saying China's latest actions "constitute a clear and urgent threat to the rights and interests of the Philippines".
BEIJING - China's central bank governor said on Tuesday that the country's deposit rates are likely to liberalised in one to two years - the most explicit timeframe to date for what would be the final step in freeing up banks to set their own interest rates.
SHANGHAI - Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd said it was up to IBM to resolve a wildcat strike at a China-based factory, as a deal to buy the U.S. company's server business had yet to be finalised.
BEIJING - China will launch pilot programmes testing the development of privately owned banks in Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong, the country's bank regulator Shang Fulin said on Tuesday.
SHANGHAI - China's money rates stabilised on Tuesday after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) drained 100 billion yuan ($16.29 billion) through 28-day bond repurchase agreements during open market operations.
- William Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP said it would unveil on Tuesday details about Herbalife Ltd's violations in China as the activist investor sharpened his attack against the nutritional products company.
SYDNEY - Asian markets were set for another tense session on Tuesday as worries about China's economy continue to reverberate, taking a particularly hard toll on commodity prices.
WASHINGTON - After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major U.S. weaponry, including Boeing Co's B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters, the U.S. Defense Department said.
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."