mployees work behind a monitor displaying the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, top, and the Nikkei 225 Stock Average figure at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo, Japan.

Gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting investors see positives in lower fuel costs.

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan wants the governor of the central bank of Nigeria out while he tries to extend his stay as long as possible.

Panama Canal

An initial, temporary agreement may be close, but analysts say that the consequences will be long-lasting.

A general view shows the Zawiya oil installation on August 22, 2013 in Zawiya, Libya.

Government forced to draw on reserves as oil exports fall to just 110,000 barrels a day.