Bayer AG is close to choosing banks to arrange funds for its proposed acquisition of Monsanto Co., according to people familiar with the matter, after the U.S.
An aide to the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has said that the only sensible economic policy the country should follow just now is to delay the proposed rise in the sales tax rate.
FILE - In a May 14, 2016 file photo, Mouttet from the Corpus Christi Utilities Department collects a sample of water to test on the corner of Claremore St. and Kentner St. in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Memorial Day is May 30. It's a time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in the service of their country. It's also become a time for people to thank active duty military personnel and veterans for their service to America.
... * Volumes across Middle East dwindle as Ramadan approaches. * Dubai's index edges up, lifted by blue chips. * Banking shares drag on Saudi bourse.