Container-shipping firms listed in Hong Kong are expected to issue a series of weak earnings reports. Orient Overseas said its 2013 profit fell 84%.
FMC said it plans to split into two independent, publicly traded companies, with one concern focusing on minerals, and the other dealing with agricultural products and health and nutrition.
Washington's effort to push banks out of the mortgage-servicing business is propelling the handling of customers' loans into companies such as hedge funds and nonbank financial firms.
IF Metall has asked Volkswagen to promise it won't cut jobs and investments if its bid to gain full control of Scania is accepted.
Malaysia's IHH Healthcare is considering a bid for Australian hospital company Healthscope, put on the block by TPG and Carlyle Group in a deal that could be worth $5 billion.
China's auto sales were up 10.7% in the first two months of the year, on the back of strong demand in the world's largest car market.
Car sales in India gained in February after four months of decline, fueled largely by demand for Maruti Suzuki 's new Celerio hatchback and Honda Motor's Amaze compact car.
U.K. consumer-goods company Reckitt Benckiser said it bought the K-Y brand of intimate lubricants from a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.
Lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs is at a critical juncture, battling for its position in a changing industry and against scrappy upstarts.
U.S. wireless carriers have rejiggered the prices of their service plans again, extending a period of unusual volatility triggered by an aggressive push for customers by T-Mobile US Inc.