Chinese stocks rose, sending the Shanghai Composite Index toward its biggest six-day advance since November 2008, on optimism government plans to boost foreign access to the nation's markets will spur inflows.
Crude-oil futures continued to trade sideways in Asian hours Tuesday as the stand-off between oil market bulls and bears kept prices in limbo.
LONDON— Ryanair RYAAY 1.45 % Holdings PLC, Europe's largest budget airline, on Tuesday said full-year net income jumped 66% and that it should rise further this year when it expects to carry more than 100 million passengers for the first time.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Airlines staff unions plan to seek the intervention of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak amidst reports that over 8,000 of the existing 20,000 employees would be laid off in stages beginning Wednesday.
SEOUL—Samsung Group has taken another step toward new leadership with plans for a merger that will put the chairman's son in a stronger position in the conglomerate.