European manufacturers including Daimler, Volvo and Renault could be hit with fines surpassing the EU record 1.4 billion euro (U.S. $1.6 billion) penalty imposed in 2012 over television-tube price fixing, according to a report from the Financial Times.
Industrial production in South Korea fell more than economists expected as weak exports and corporate restructuring of shipbuilders continue to hurt demand and business sentiment.
United States GDP grew slightly more than initially expected in the first quarter of 2016, and durable goods orders ticked up in April, according to the most recent data from the Department of Commerce.
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Rates fell another 3 percent for the month compared to March of last year, the 15th consecutive month prices have decreased, and analysts with Avondale Partners expect this trend to continue through the rest of 2016.
Freight brokerage and third-party services provider Echo Global Logistics reported non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.24 on revenues of $405.3 million for the quarter, in-line with consensus analyst expectations.
Overall revenues for NYK, MOL and "K" Line fell 5.4 percent, 6 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively, for the last fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.