US spending on construction picked up in July after a June slowdown, driven by gains in government spending on roads but helped as well by private industrial investment.
Dollar General on Tuesday (Sep 2) sweetened its bid to acquire Family Dollar and threatened to launch a hostile takeover campaign in the latest twist in a bidding war among discount retailers.
Oil services company Halliburton has said it will pay a US$1.1 billion (S$1.4 billion) settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.
Activity in the US manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best level since August 2011, the Institute for Supply Management said on Tuesday (Sep 2).
Inflation in advanced democracies slowed in the year to July but was well above the eurozone level now flirting with deflation, OECD data showed on Tuesday (Sep 2).
A court has slapped an injunction on the popular car pick-up service Uber across Germany because it lacked the necessary legal permits.
London mayor Boris Johnson's grand plan for a new airport in the Thames Estuary was rejected on Tuesday (Sep 1) , leaving few options on the cards for the city to stay an international hub.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Sep 2) sought to reassure investors that his reformist agenda would translate into better governance for Asia's third-largest economy.
The Chinese government has fined 23 insurance firms, which have colluded to fix fees, a total of US$18 million (S$22.5 million) in its latest anti-monopoly move.
Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday (Sep 2), with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.