The yen headed for its biggest two-week gain versus the dollar since 1998 during the Asian financial crisis, intensifying speculation Japanese authorities could intervene to weaken it.
China is making its biggest bet ever on Latin America, just as the United States is turning its back. China poured billions of dollars into Latin America in 2015.
What: Shares of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) fell more than 10% early Thursday after the home robotics company released strong fourth-quarter 2015 results but followed with lighter-than-expected forward guidance.
Deutsche Bank AG's riskiest debt was downgraded by Standard & Poor's due to concerns that potential losses at Germany's biggest lender could restrict its ability to pay on the obligations.
A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Asian shares fell Friday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbling more than 5 percent following a sell-off in European and U.S.