Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin cemented friendship between China and Russia and jointly criticised the West, which moved to buttress Ukraine against Moscow's invasion with nearly $16 billion in financial aid and faster delivery of battle tanks.
- BusinessFirst Republic slumps after report of potential government backing in deal
Shares of First Republic Bank tumbled 14% in extended trade on Tuesday following a report that a potential deal for the troubled bank could rely on government backing to encourage buyers.
- MarketsMorning Bid: Hoping Powell sheds light in fog of uncertainty
A look at the day ahead in Asian markets from Jamie McGeever.
- WorldEarthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits northern Afghanistan, killing at least 3
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, killing two in the east of the country and one child in neighbouring Pakistan.