The Bank of Japan maintained record easing, keeping ammunition as an April sales-tax bump threatens to trigger the deepest one-quarter contraction since the March 2011 earthquake.
Marijuana sales in Colorado brought in $3.5 million (�2.1 million) in tax revenues and fees in the first month retail pot outlets were allowed.
BEIJING - China is likely to ease controls on interest rates paid on bank savings within two years and will allow wider use of its tightly controlled currency for trade and investment, the central bank governor said Tuesday.
NEW YORK - US pizza chain Sbarro Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years as a slowdown in mall traffic weighs on sales at its fast food restaurants.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets were finding their feet on Tuesday after a rocky ride the previous session, though uncertainty about the true state of China's economy kept nerves frayed and commodity prices restrained.