The U.S. unit of German lender Deutsche Bank suffers from ongoing financial reporting problems, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Agricultural chemicals groups Syngenta posted a fall in profit for the first half of the year, as bad weather in North America hit the market.
There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.
The European Union threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action.
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Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says the bull run in Western stocks still has two years to go.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, explains that oil demand is steadily rising, and says there is strong growth on the supply side to meet that demand.
Nour Al Hammoury, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, says it's a "historic day" for Saudi Arabia and the region, as the kingdom announces it will soon open its market to foreign investors.