Airbus Group (AIR.PA) said it is selling a further 15 percent stake in business and fighter jet maker Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) as it continues to unwind its 16-year-old link to its defense market rival.
Uber Technologies Inc, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with India's Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in its largest market outside the United States.
Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will partner Taiwanese drinks maker Tingyi Holding Corp (0322.HK) to produce and sell ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages in China, becoming the latest global firm to latch on to a local peer to expand in the tricky market.
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as U.S. tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to a tough mainland market.
Barclays (BARC.L) took a 750 million pound ($1.2 billion) charge in the fourth quarter as it prepares to settle allegations its traders manipulated foreign exchange markets, overshadowing the bank's efforts to slash costs and boost profits.
Barely two months into his new job as the head of the world's largest offshore driller, Steven Newman was steering Transocean through the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, quickly earning a reputation as a CEO with a steady hand.
BAE Systems (BAES.L), the world's third-largest defense contractor by revenue, said it believed the worst was over for spending cuts in its key U.S. market as it forecast that earnings would return to growth in 2015.
South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) plans to spend around $1.8 billion by 2020 on a major offensive in commercial vehicles, including entering the race in the United States, to catch up with rivals in a rapidly growing global market.
Tumbling oil prices have strengthened rather than weakened the Federal Reserve's resolve to start raising interest rates around midyear even as volatile markets and a softening U.S. inflation outlook made investors push back the timing of the "liftoff."
Financial and commodities markets slumped on Wednesday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016, fuelling fears that the benefits of cheaper oil may be offset by anaemic economies and the threat of deflation.