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Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Tuesday that zero percent interest rates were no longing appropriate in the United States, and that a rate hike in the summer would still leave policy extremely accommodative.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) aims to boost its U.S. sales by 4.7 percent this year, ahead of the industry's projected growth rate, despite a consumer shift to SUVs and pick-up trucks.
Oil prices fell further on Monday, with Brent dropping below $55 a barrel, after top exporter Saudi Arabia said it would only consider cutting output if other producers outside OPEC did so too.
Asian shares started the week on a strong note on Monday after a weaker U.S. dollar helped fuel gains on Wall Street.
China could make billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (BABA.N) who are free to sell their shares for the first time since its IPO, as the country tightens up its leaky mechanisms for tax collection.
German sportswear firm Adidas announced plans to revolutionize the way it manufactures goods to speed up production and allow more customization of goods to help it accelerate sales and profit growth in the next five years.
Ford Motor Co (F.N) has invested $1 billion in a new plant in western Indiawhich will help the automaker triple exports from the country, chief executive Mark Fields told reporters on Thursday.
Brent oil prices firmed on Wednesday as business morale in the euro zone's top two economies improved, offsetting concerns about oversupply that has filled fuel storage tanks around the world.
Oil prices could hit $100 a barrel by the end of next year, U.S. oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said on Tuesday, revising his previous forecast which said they would reach that level as early as this year.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as interest rates dropped to their lowest level since February, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Airbus Group (AIR.PA) said it is selling a further 15 percent stake in business and fighter jet maker Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) as it continues to unwind its 16-year-old link to its defense market rival.
European shares dipped on Wednesday but held near multi-year highs and the euro rose against the dollar after a survey showed the German business climate improving.
Brent crude reversed early losses to trade back towards $57 a barrel on Tuesday, as a weaker dollar overshadowed signs of slowing growth in China and Saudi Arabian oil production close to an all-time high.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a data deluge including measures on inflation, home prices and sales, and factory activity.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Warren Buffett said on Monday the U.S. economy and investment climate are a tailwind for his companies' success and encouraged foreign investors to jump in too.