Of the 57 firms posting bond listing announcements in Shanghai in October, 23 were local-government-owned project or infrastructure investment firms.
WORLD leading pharmaceutical firms Pfizer Inc and Allergan PLC last week announced a US$160 billion merger, that has ignited concerns about drug prices and choices around the world.
The eurozone will receive a fresh wave of stimulus this week, as the European Central Bank (ECB) cuts interest rates further into negative territory and pumps up its trillion-euro scheme of quantitative easing.
The Shanghai composite closed down 5.5 percent, the worst day since the turmoil in August, on news regulators have launched probes into several brokerage firms and Chinese industrial companies' profits fell 4.6 percent in October.
Berlin: German carrier Lufthansa, reeling under a series of recent strikes, said today it had reached a wage rise accord with services sector union Verdi covering 30,000 ground staff.