TOKYO - Asian stock markets started the week on a subdued note on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday.
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LONDON - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.
SINGAPORE - Selling insurance against a financial crisis should not be difficult, five years after the last one nearly wrecked the global economy.
BEIJING - The head of Lexus, the premium brand of Toyota Motor Corp , said on Sunday an emphasis on quality had kept it from manufacturing in China.
- Barclays is planning to withdraw from parts of the metals, agricultural and energy markets, echoing moves by other major players like JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley away from the commodities business, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
Diversification may be helping to smooth out volatility in Goldman's FICC revenue, but it's smoothing out a decline.