A two-day international forum with governments, finance ministers and central bank governors from twenty major economies begins tomorrow in Germany. Discussions will center on currency policy, deregulation, and trade.
More companies are deploying data capacity, just as positioning internationally to drive business value, labor productivity and output efficiency.
Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) eased 53 cents to $82.30 after the integrated energy giant is investing $20 billion at the Gulf of Mexico including refineries, petrochemical plants and other projects to suffice borderline consumption.
Avianca Holdings SA (AVH) gained 1.6% to $7.11 after Colombia-based airline negotiated with United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL) an $800-million loan and strategic partnership.
Earnings season is almost a wrap but several big names are still on the threshold.
Fourth quarter sales increased from a year ago for casual apparel retailer Burlington Stores, non-alcoholic drinks maker Monster Beverage, and supermarkets owner Kroger.