Top diplomats from the US and Russia are set to meet in Geneva on Sunday and Monday to discuss Moscow's demands set out in December in two draft treaties, one with the US and another with NATO. Many of their stipulations are unacceptable to Washington and the alliance, particularly the pledged that Ukraine will never join the latter. Few diplomatic observers anticipate a quick deal that would resolve the crisis this week and a complete breakdown of talks is possible.
Major indices were all in the red at the end of trading on Friday after December's all-important non farm payrolls figures came in well and truly short of expectations.
The Sunday Times's Sabah Meddings recommended investors 'sell' their shares of Aston Martin following the sports car-maker's recent profit warning.
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