Negotiations between Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) and the U.S. Department of Justice are moving them closer to a settlement over the brewer's planned purchase of Mexico's Grupo Modelo (GMODELOC.MX), said two sources familiar with the matter.
The U.S. government and Mexican tomato growers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday that reduces the threat of a costly trade war stemming from a U.S. decision last year to pull out of a 1996 bilateral tomato trade pact.
Japan's two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing (BA.N) 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.
Spain's debt levels are set to rise next year, piling pressure on the government to apply for aid as it pours funds in to cash-strapped regions, an ailing banking system and rising refinancing costs, its budget showed on Saturday.
Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Gulf state's sovereign fund, is in advanced talks to buy a 49-percent stake in Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista's gold company AUX for about $2 billion, three banking sources said.
The European Central Bank is considering setting yield band targets under a new bond-buying program to allow it to keep its strategy shielded and avoid speculators trying to cash in, central bank sources told Reuters on Friday.