Siemens to Shutter Solar Unit Following $1B Loss

June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News' Alex Webb reports that Siemens AG is getting out of the solar power industry, announcing plans to close its solar power unit after struggling to find a buyer following losses of at least $1 billion since 2011. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."
Bond Yields Rise to 2015 High as Index Futures Climb
09:40 - Global bond yields climbed to the highest levels this year as the selloff in sovereign debt spread to Asia. European stock-index futures rose, while Australia’s currency strengthened after the nation’s economic growth beat estimates. Laurence Mutkin, Global Head of G10 Interest Rate Strategy at BNP Paribas expands on this story with Mark Barton on “Countdown.”
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