1. Asia market rises after cold spell lifts oil
TOKYO(Reuters) - Asian stocks on Monday moved further away from four-year
lows struck last week, as a cold spell in parts of the northern hemisphere pushed oil prices higher and relieved some of the bearish pressure on global markets.
2. Hong Kong Dollar Gains as Global Stimulus Bets Support Stocks
HongKong’s dollar strengthened for a second day as improved prospects for global stimulus spurred a rebound in equities that’s helped quell speculation the currency’s peg will end. The local dollar rose 0.09 percent to HK$7.79 against the greenback at 12.05 p.m.
3. Twitter Loses Product, Engineering Chiefs in Major Shake-Up
Twitter Inc. is losing four members of its executive leadership team, including its product and engineering chiefs, as the social media company tries to revive growth after its stock lost half its value in 12 months.
The quartet of executives, including product head Kevin Weil and head of engineering Alex Roetter, chose to leave the company and take some time off, Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said in a Twitter post.
社交媒体推特过去一年中股价缩水一半；如今该公司在尝试恢复增长的努力中，失去四名高层管理人员，包括首席产品经理和首席工程师。公司的首席执行官Jack Dorsey在一条推特中说，包括首席产品经理Kevin Weil和首席工程师Alex Roetter在内的四位高管选择离开公司，休息一段时间。
4. Half of Israel's Investment Billions Headed Abroad, Psagot Says
Half of the assets controlled by Israeli money managers will soon be deposited abroad, according to the chief executive officer of the country’s largest investment house. Sliding domestic returns are forcing portfolio managers to look overseas for alternatives, Psagot Investment House Ltd.’s Hagai Badash said. Half of Psagot’s investments in stocks are abroad and Israeli debt will fall to 70 percent of its total bond holdings this year from 75 percent last year.
5. Supernatural Dolls Welcome Aboard Thai Planes with Child Ticket
A Thai airline will allow passengers to purchase seats for life-like dolls that their owners treat as real children due to their belief that they possess supernatural powers. Thai Smile Airways, which is a part of national carrier Thai Airways International Pcl, said in an internal memo that dolls with tickets will be served snacks and drinks, though they will be barred from sitting in exit rows.