News by: Himanshu Singh
A decline in energy shares erased earlier gains following the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures.
And BP acted with gross negligence and wilful misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, exposing it to penalties of up to $18 billion, a US court has ruled.
And Goldman Sachs has warned that the UK could fall into a eurozone-style crisis if Scotland votes for independence.
The Nasdaq fell the most in almost a month dragged down by looses in Apple Inc. after a competitor introduced new smartphones.
And the prospect of a close vote on Scottish independence sent jitters through the City of London on Tuesday.
Falling crude oil prices dragged energy shares down and offset strong manufacturing data.
Japan’s Topix jumped 1%, heading for its highest close since 22 January, after the yen touched 104.71 per dollar.
And Britain's manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis showed the first signs of hitting the UK economy.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rallied 0.5%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index and Japan’s Topix index gained 0.3%.
And growth in UK manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but companies remain confident about the economic outlook, according to a new study.