The French economy is expected to grow by 0.2 percent in the first quarter, the country's central bank said on Monday, confirming a preliminary forecast issued a month ago.
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Japan Display, the world's biggest maker of screens for smartphones and tablets and a key supplier to Apple, said on Monday it had raised $3.2 billion in an initial public offering ahead of a listing later this month.
Asian markets ended lower on Monday following a surprisingly poor batch of economic data out of China, while revised Japanese figures showed 2013 growth was slower than expected.
Malaysia Airlines shares lost 10 per cent on Monday, the first trading day since the company was rocked by the weekend disappearance of a passenger jet with 239 people aboard.
Japan's economic growth in the last quarter of 2013 was weaker than previously thought, revised data showed on Monday, underscoring concerns about the pace of recovery driven by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic growth blitz.
China's inflation rate dropped to 2.0 per cent year-on-year in February, down from 2.5 per cent in January, the government said on Sunday, prompting economists to warn that the risk of deflation was rising.
Libya threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker at an oil terminal in the restive east if it does not leave, saying it was loading illegally.
Malaysia Airlines, which was rocked Saturday by the disappearance of one of its planes, has long been a respected name in regional aviation, enjoying an enviable safety record.
China recorded an unexpected trade deficit of $22.98 billion in February, official figures showed on Saturday, with authorities blaming the country's holiday season for the weak performance.
Moody's raised its credit outlook for the Netherlands and Belgium, elevating both to stable from negative as the Eurozone economy improves.