Sales of existing US homes slowed in August after four straight months of gains, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday (Sep 22).
Apple said Monday (Sep 22) it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.
The Japan-based operator of popular mobile messaging app Line said on Monday (Sep 22) it has decided not to go ahead with an initial public offering in Japan or overseas this year.
German pharmaceuticals maker Merck KGaA said Monday (Sep 22) it was buying US speciality chemicals firm Sigma-Aldrich for €13.1 billion (US$17 billion).
Japanese carmaker Nissan said Monday (Sep 22) that it has formed a new joint venture with its Chinese partner Dongfeng to produce Infiniti luxury cars in the world's largest auto market.
US food supplier OSI Group said Monday (Sep 22) it had begun laying off more than 300 workers at a Shanghai plant shut down by Chinese authorities over expired meat sold to fast food giants.
Norway's Cermaq on Monday (Sep 22) recommended shareholders accept a US$1.4 billion cash bid by Mitsubishi that would create the world's second largest salmon farming company.
Air France pilots on Monday (Sep 22) rejected a last-ditch management attempt to end the longest strike at the airline since 1998 that is costing up to €20 million (US$25.7 million) every day.
Asian markets mostly slipped on Monday (Sep 22) on profit-taking after the big gains at the end of last week, while the US dollar eased from more than six-year highs against the yen.
Japan should raise sales taxes again next year despite wobbles in the economy caused by the first rise, and the central bank should cushion the blow with more easy money, the OECD said Monday (Sep 22).