NEW YORK (AP) - Happy 5th birthday, bull market. The current bull run is not the longest, or strongest in history, but it has survived a near default by the U.S.
China's stocks fell and the yuan weakened the most since 2008 as an unexpected plunge in exports boosted concern the slowdown in economic growth is accelerating.
... * Tencent buys 15 pct stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $215 mln. * Plans to buy additional 5 pct stake on post-IPO basis.
TOKYO - Japan racked up a record current account deficit in January, and lowered its growth estimate for the October-December quarter Monday in the latest sign of hardships for the world's third-largest economy.
Asian stock markets fell early on Monday as weak trade data from China weighed on regional sentiment, while shares in Malaysian Airline sank after one of the flag carrier's planes went missing over the weekend.