Crude-oil futures slipped in Asian trade Wednesday after an industry report showed a surprise uptick in U.S. oil inventories and as investors were reluctant to boost positions ahead of Friday's OPEC meeting.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels Wednesday to discuss his radical-left government's proposal for a long-delayed deal with Greece's creditors that Athens hopes will unlock vitally needed bailout funds.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would raise minimum wages for more than 100,000 U.S. employees, including some department managers and deli workers, its second wage hike this year.
The Japanese mobile company has put $1bn into Coupang, a South Korean online retail group. It is the second high profile investment in the company within six months.
Amazon.com Amazon.com is launching a free shipping option for thousands of small items like cosmetics, in-ear headphones, mobile phone accessories, etc.