TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as market attention turned from action from central banks to the U.S. presidential race, with a closely watched debate upcoming.
Lanxess AG, the German specialty chemicals company, agreed to buy U.S. competitor Chemtura Corp. for about $2.1 billion in cash to expand its lubricant additives and flame retardants businesses.
Optimism about the outlook for Britain's financial services sector is at its lowest point since the financial crisis, a survey of finance firms showed on Monday.
Oil pared its biggest drop in more than two months as Saudi Arabia's offer to cut output opens the door to a future OPEC deal, even as it doesn't expect an agreement this week when members of the group meet in Algiers.
During your retirement years, it's important to pay close attention to the income tax consequences of your investment decisions.