After a disappointing start, Asia's main equity markets were broadly higher early Monday, as Japan traders swung around to the view that trade data there were better than expected.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and its largest stakeholder, Toronto-Dominion Bank, are close to a deal to buy online brokerage Scottrade Financial Services Inc. for $4 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The avionics company's $6.4 billion acquisition of the airline-cabin supplier is the largest in its history. Share story. By. Julie Johnsson.
People walk past an electronic board displaying various Asian countries' stock price index and world major index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, August 21, 2015.
Oil prices slipped in early Asian trade Monday on signs that the production cut plan proposed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could face more headwinds after Iraq signalled it wants to be excluded from the pact.