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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will ask business leaders to raise wages next year at a meeting on Tuesday.
Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low close to $60 a barrel on Monday after producer group OPEC restated its determination not to cut output despite a global fuel glut, but the North Sea benchmark later rallied to around $63.
The dollar and most global equity markets on Thursday snapped three days of losses after strong U.S. retail sales and declining jobless claims signaled the U.S. economy could weather weak oil prices and a likely interest rate hike next year.
Buyout group Permira has sold an 11 percent stake in German fashion retailer Hugo Boss (BOSSn.DE) for 500 million euros ($620 million), a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) said on Friday that the heads of its international and domestic divisions "decided to leave" the Australian carrier, four days after the airline told shareholders it expects to swing back to profitability.
General Electric Co gave a 2015 profit forecast range on Tuesday that barely included Wall Street's target as the U.S. conglomerate braced for a "sluggish" oil and gas sector due to plunging crude prices.
Philips (PHG.AS) will acquire Volcano Corp (VOLC.O), a U.S.-based medical device maker, for $1.2 billion including debt, to expand in the image-guided therapy market.
Sony Pictures Entertainment advised its current and former employees to be on the alert for fraudsters looking to use their stolen data, which included detailed personal information.
British mobile phone operator Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L) will get C$850 million ($726 million) in Canadian trade financing to help it buy enterprise services from BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO), Ottawa said on Tuesday.
Apache Corp (APA.N) has agreed to sell stakes in two liquefied natural gas developments, Wheatstone in Australia and Kitimat in Canada, for $2.75 billion to Woodside Petroleum (WPL.AX), which "stress-tested" the projects against low crude prices before signing up to buy them.
Standard Chartered (STAN.L) has agreed to sell its Hong Kong-based consumer finance business to a consortium that includes Pepper Australia Pty Ltd and a Chinese group, in a deal estimated between $600 million to $700 million, two people with knowledge of the deal said.
China will adjust its import and export taxes from Jan. 1 as part of a larger effort to re-order trade to foster economic growth, the Finance Ministry said on Tuesday.
Oil prices touched fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday, spurring an emerging market selloff as demand for the safe-haven yen picked up while European stocks stabilised after their worst week since 2011.
Volkswagen's ultra-luxury brand Bentley has raised its target for sales as the British carmaker plans to add models such as its first ever sport-utility vehicle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Monday.
Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW (BMWG.DE).