President Barack Obama signed off Friday on the first three - and possibly last - free trade agreements of his administration, deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama that could be worth billions to American exporters and create tens of thousands of jobs.
Dow Jones & Co. Wednesday faced fresh scrutiny over an alleged deal to boost the reported circulation numbers of The Wall Street Journal Europe, in which the paper sold bulk copies to a consulting firm and simultaneously directed money to the firm for separate services.
China's main sovereign wealth fund will invest $1bn with its Russian counterpart, in a move that will be matched by the Russian Direct Investment Fund as it sees its first capital commitment since it was established in June.
News Corp faced intensifying pressure for corporate governance changes on Monday as the biggest investor advisory group in the US recommended shareholders vote against the re-election of 13 of the media company's 15 directors, including Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive.
The chief executive of Metro, the world's fourth largest retailer by sales, has decided not seek the extension of his contract beyond next year following media speculation that he had lost the confidence of some members of the group's supervisory board.
Global banking regulators will press ahead with the first worldwide effort to force banks to hold more liquid assets and cut back the industry's reliance on short-term funding, despite complaints that the rule changes could damage the broader economy, the new chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has warned.
The Bank of England acted more swiftly and more decisively on Thursday than most economists had expected to inject a further round of stimulus into the economy, as its governor warned that the nation may be facing its "most serious financial crisis ever."
IFC Loan Creates Job Opportunities in Georgia, Boosts Agriculture and Exports
Tbilisi, Georgia, October 4, 2011-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed a $1.5 million loan agreement with Georgian wine producer and exporter Tbilvino, creating employment opportunities in rural areas and benefitting small farmers.
Two weeks after moving into a skyscraper near Wall Street to start assembling a muscular new agency overseeing banks and insurers in New York, Benjamin M. Lawsky got a surprise during an introductory meeting with a midlevel manager: His power was even broader than he thought.