... * HSI +0.4 pct, H-shares +0.4 pct, CSI300 +0.3 pct. * China's 3 largest carriers rise after deal on telecoms-tower firm. * Auto sector strong again as govt encourages 'green' cars.
July 9, 2014: A Citigroup logo is pictured from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID). Citigroup has reportedly agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S.
The dollar was a tad higher against the yen on Monday in Asia, with investors sitting on the sidelines ahead of key events such as Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's congressional testimony on monetary policy and the economy.
Shire has opened the door to a takeover by US pharmaceuticals rival AbbVie after saying it would be willing to recommend a �31bn proposal received at the weekend.
Lindt & Spruengli AG (LISN), the world's largest producer of premium chocolate, agreed to acquire Russell Stover Candies Inc., giving the Swiss company control of the biggest U.S.