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Asian markets have climbed after the previous day's losses, with expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike further dampened by a weak set of US data.
European shares have dipped, trading in a tight range ahead of the Easter break, with Greece still at the forefront of investors' minds.
McDonald's will simplify its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognise, the firm's menu rethink to keep up with changing tastes.
GoDaddy shares have surged in their Wall Street debut as the market welcomed the company that tries to make website hosting sexy.
African budget airline Fastjet says it has raised gross proceeds of about $75m through a share issue to fund its expansion and acquire aircraft.
The dollar has been under pressure after a batch of weak US data dented hopes for an early interest rate hike, with investors awaiting a key jobs report.
A pipeline connecting offshore natural gas fields to Tanzania's commercial capital Dar
es Salaam is complete, but technical setbacks will keep it from going online.
Oil prices have fallen in thin pre-holiday trade in Asia after a mixed US stockpiles report, while talks over crude producer Iran's nuclear programme drag on.