Ghana and Ivory Coast have agreed
to coordinate the announcement of bean prices with the opening
of cocoa season, part of a bid by the world's top producers to
harmonise operations and boost producer profits, industry
regulator Cocobod said on Wednesday.
Kenya's central bank fined five
top commercial banks on Wednesday for failing to report
suspicious transactions in connection with the theft of funds at
the National Youth Service (NYS), a state agency.
U.S. investors Blackstone
and Centerbridge are considering a 3 billion-euro ($3.5 billion)
offer for Banco Santander's headquarters in Madrid, two
sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
Former Volkswagen (VW) Chief
Executive Martin Winterkorn and Bosch CEO Volkmar
Denner are no longer expected to testify in a trial brought
against VW's main shareholder Porsche SE by
investors, according to a judge.
Brexit-supporting rebels in
British Prime Minister Theresa May's party set out proposals on
Wednesday which they said would allow trade to flow over the
Irish border while safeguarding the integrity of the European
Union's Single Market.