... �. * China swings to trade deficit in February, exports tumble. * China copper imports fall 30 pct in Feb vs Jan. * Bonded Shanghai copper premiums drop $20/T from late Feb (Recasts, updates prices, adds details, changes dateline).
The Bank of England's policy of giving forward guidance on interest rates could be encouraging excessive risk-taking, the banker to the world's central banks has warned.
The American company Chiquita has struck a deal with the Irish Fyffes to create ChiquitaFyffes, the world's largest banana firm with an approximate worth of $1 billion.
Crude-oil futures fell Monday, retracing all the gains made Friday, as weak Chinese data created concern about the country's oil demand.
Hackers have taken over some of the web accounts of Mark Karpeles - boss of the troubled MtGox Bitcoin exchange. The attack on Mr Karpeles seems to have been motivated by growing frustration over the actions of MtGox.