Singapore: Crude oil futures held steady amid low trading volumes on Monday, although healthy Asian appetite and demand from the US driving season could provide some upside.
The euro weakened versus most of its major counterparts as Greece told its international creditors they needed to reduce their demands that have been holding up the release of bailout funds for the Mediterranean country.
The Justice Department and General Motors could reach a settlement over the faulty ignition switch recall by this summer's end.
Asian stocks rose as Chinese equities extended their world-beating rally and better-than-expected export data and a weaker yen boosted Japanese shares.
MARK.LEVY@SVHERALD.COM Protesters dsiplay their thoughts about the House of Representatives bill, known as the Dark Act, Saturday morning near Veterans' Memorial Park.