Since starting its advance in March 2009, the S&P 500 has handed investors a total return, including re-invested dividends, of 209 per cent.
The current account deficit widened to a record 1.589 trillion yen, more than the median estimate for a 1.4 trillion yen deficit in an ominous sign that shipments could continue to lag due to weak demand from Asia.
Emerging-market stocks fell for a second day after weaker-than-estimated Chinese trade data spurred concern the world's second-largest economy is slowing.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economic recovery suffered a blow at the end of last year and the current account deficit ballooned to a record in January, raising fears of a stumble in the world's third-largest economy as activity wilts ahead of a sales tax increase ...
Russian gas giant Gazprom's recently built Adler thermal power plant in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. AFP/Getty Images.