Scott Shellady, senior vice president at Trean, says this week will be all about U.S. data and which will have the potential to "erase last week's losses."» Read More
PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 16- Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem- as well as a world-class rum- the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.
NEW YORK, March 17- Like Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme itself, the trial of five of his former aides has been virtually unprecedented in its scope. A federal jury of 12 men and women on Monday will begin deciding whether the defendants are guilty of aiding in Madoff's massive fraud.
WASHINGTON-- The Federal Reserve issues its February report on U.S. industrial output, which includes factories, mines and utilities. The report will be released at 9:15 a.m. Eastern Monday. HIGHER OUTPUT: Economists predict that industrial production rose 0.2 percent in February, partly rebounding from the previous month's drop of 0.3 percent.
SINGAPORE, March 17- Brent futures fell below $108 a barrel on Monday, wiping out earlier gains as concerns eased that fighting could erupt after Ukraine's Crimea region voted overwhelmingly to join Russia in a referendum at the weekend.
The bullish side can point to falling inventories in major exporter Malaysia, rising domestic demand in top producer Indonesia and the threat of lower supply as the likelihood of an El Nino weather event increases this year.
TOKYO, March 17- The yen lost some ground against the dollar and euro but remained near the tops of its recent ranges on Monday as Western countries warned of sanctions on Russia after Crimea voted to separate from Ukraine.
BOSTON, March 17- Big U.S. companies appear to have handed out smaller increases in compensation to their chief executives in 2013 than in 2012, mainly as a result of reduced grants of stock options, according to an early review of annual regulatory filings.
NEW YORK, March 17- In mid-February, a group of current and former Pimco employees were invited to a private farewell party for Mohamed El-Erian on March 10, to mark his impending departure as chief executive of the world's largest bond fund.
Borrowers took out $15.3 billion of the loans in 2013, an increase of 20 percent from the year before, according to industry publication Inside Mortgage Finance. But at this stage, most bigger lenders are uncomfortable with the loans- for example, in 2011, Wells Fargo& Co and Bank of America backed out of the business.
SINGAPORE, March 17- Brent futures edged higher on Monday to hold above $108 a barrel as the deepening crisis in Ukraine led to supply disruption worries. Brent crude edged up 10 cents to $108.31 by 0322 GMT, while U.S. crude futures were up 24 cents at $99.13.
Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China, signaling Twitter's interest in cracking a lucrative but thorny market with 600 million Internet users.
TOKYO, March 17- Japan's Nikkei share average hovered near a one-month low on Monday morning as escalating tensions in Ukraine dampened risk-appetite, though SoftBank Corp soared after its affiliate said it would go public in the United States.
SINGAPORE, March 17- Gold rose for a fifth session on Monday in its longest winning streak in two months to hit a fresh six-month high as Crimea voted to join Russia, heightening geopolitical tensions between Moscow and the West.
TOKYO, March 17- The yen began the week at the top of its recent range on Monday as global markets were on egde after Crimean citizens voted to be annexed by Russia, prompting risk-wary investors to seek traditional safe-haven bets.
TOKYO, March 17- U.S. crude oil rose further on Monday, gaining for a third session in a row, as rising geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia over a referendum in Crimea supported the benchmark contract in early trade.
WASHINGTON, March 16- President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday the United States rejected the results of a secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region and warned that Washington was ready to impose sanctions on Moscow over the crisis.
WASHINGTON, March 16- A draft bill to wind down government-run mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, released by two leading senators on Sunday, would leave a decision on how to treat their private shareholders to the courts.
TOKYO, March 17- Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday after citizens of Crimea overwhelmingly voted to break with Ukraine to join Russia, prompting the U.S. and the European Union to issue fresh warnings of imminent sanctions against Moscow.
Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor, Department of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney and David Kuo, CEO at Motley Fool Singapore, debate whether sanctions are in the pipeline following Crimea's referendum.