Japan will provide financing to
the nation's companies for overseas investment to help them
diversify production to fend off a possible downturn overseas,
according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.
Maltese police said on Thursday
that they had released Keith Schembri, the prime minister’s
former chief of staff, who had been under arrest for questioning
in connection with the 2017 murder of anti-corruption journalist
Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Brazil's police and prosecutors
can access confidential tax and financial information without a
court order, the country's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday,
clearing the way for authorities to reopen an investigation of
the president's son.
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann
on Thursday batted back calls for the European Central Bank to
take a bigger role in protecting the environment, saying it was
up to goverments and not the ECB to fight climate change.
U.S. apparel and footwear
conglomerate VF Corporation and buyout funds Permira and Advent
are lining up indicative offers for Italian shoe brand Golden
Goose ahead of a mid December deadline, sources familiar with
the matter told Reuters.
Hedge funds control 35-45% of the
shares of German lighting group Osram, posing a
headache for Austrian suitor AMS as the investors may
press for the $5 billion offer to be sweetened, a person close
to the matter said on Thursday.