Boeing's 737 MAX took
centre stage at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as airlines
announced plans to order up to 50 of the jets worth $6 billion
at list prices despite a global grounding in place since March.
Kuwait's ruler on Tuesday named
Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister, elevating him
from his role as foreign minister, after a row between ruling
family members and parliament in the Gulf state led the last
government to quit.
Sri Lankan shares hit their
highest level in more than a year on Tuesday, while the rupee
rose to a three-month peak, as former wartime defence chief
Gotabaya Rajapaksa assumed his presidential duties.
Kone has proposed paying a multi-billion euro breakup
fee to Thyssenkrupp in an effort to improve its
chances in an auction for the German conglomerate's elevator
business, two people familiar with the matter said.
The dollar snapped a three-day
losing streak against rivals on Tuesday thanks to gains in the
Swiss franc and the Japanese yen but remained trapped within
well-worn ranges before the release of minutes from the latest
U.S. central bank meeting.