The euro weakened with European equity-index futures as Greece seeks a compromise on financial aid. Chinese stocks in Hong Kong surged toward a seven-year high, tracking gains in mainland shares, as the yen touched an almost eight-year low.
Ryanair has delivered a full-year result slightly ahead of expectations, but remains cautious on the outlook for the coming year in the face of potentially “irrational” competition.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airlines staff unions plan to seek the intervention of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak amidst reports that over 8,000 of the existing 20,000 employees would be laid off in stages beginning Wednesday.
SEOUL—Samsung Group has taken another step toward new leadership with plans for a merger that will put the chairman's son in a stronger position in the conglomerate.
When the price of Brent crude more than halved in the second half of last year, many predicted 2015 would be a boom time for consumers.