SYDNEY, Dec 23 (Reuters) - A holiday lull settled over Asian markets on Tuesday after Wall Street closed at historic highs while oil prices suffered a stinging setback after Saudi Arabia quashed all thought of curbing supply.
Russia`s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy.
THE UK is to widen the scope of laws that make rigging of market benchmarks a criminal offence to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by next April.
... * Firms urged to sign up to voluntary resilience test. * Tendency to deem issue not worth of board attention -FPC. * FPC calls for stronger governance, management (Recasts, adds background).
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's accounting watchdog has launched an inquiry into the preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts over the last four years, including the role of external auditor PwC [PWC.