Two Chinese ministers offered support for Russia as President Vladimir Putin seeks to shore up support for the ruble without depleting foreign-exchange reserves.
The beleaguered oil price has is bouncing back, following comments from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that the recent rout was "temporary".
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.
FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows David Johnson posing in the kitchen of his home at his family's Apple Hills Farm in Chenango, N.Y.
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea on Monday trimmed its economic growth forecast for 2015 to 3.8 per cent from 4.0 per cent as it vowed to continue expansionary policies aimed at spurring domestic consumption.