Banks and property developers are intensifying efforts to drag the housing market from its worst slump by allowing people to buy more than one home.
China's sudden move to inject targeted stimulus funds into its biggest banks last week could signal an impending period of currency weakness.
The two-step deal is valued at about $913.5 million.
The U.S. formally joined ReCAAP, a Singapore-based, multinational organization battling piracy at sea.
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Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, discusses why major producers like Vale are cranking up iron-ore output despite the recent slump in prices.
Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group, says U.S. stocks have been too nonchalent about the end of the Fed's quantitative easing.
Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ, says concerns revolving China's property sector are holding back restocking efforts of Chinese steel mills.