Investors in Tokyo appeared to shrug off a recent round of speculation that Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. is interested in buying Gap Inc.
Shares of Fast Retailing, which operates the Uniqlo chain, ended Monday's session up 2.13 percent at 25,390 yen, or $323.32. That gain is in line with the performance of the overall market. The Nikkei 225 index rose just over 2 percent.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"