NEW YORK (AP) - Happy 5th birthday, bull market. The current bull run is not the longest, or strongest in history, but it has survived a near default by the U.S.
China’s stock-index futures fell as the country's biggest drop in exports since 2009 boosted concern the slowdown in economic growth is accelerating.
Japan's current account deficit widened to a record 1.5tn yen ($15bn; �8.7bn) in January, the largest since records began in 1985.
... * Tencent buys 15 pct stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $215 mln. * Plans to buy additional 5 pct stake on post-IPO basis.
Asian stock markets fell early on Monday as weak trade data from China weighed on regional sentiment, while shares in Malaysian Airline sank after one of the flag carrier's planes went missing over the weekend.