British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4bn (�40bn) deal to take control of US rival Reynolds, creating the world's largest listed tobacco firm.
Xi now turns to China's own progress, saying its “people-oriented philosophy” has lifted 700 million people out of poverty.
For years, Leonardo Del Vecchio has sought to find a successor at Luxottica Group SpA, the eyewear retailer and manufacturer he founded in 1961.
An airline in India have started offering female-only seat sections due to reports women are being groped on planes. Air India will reserve as many as six rows of seats on economy flights to reassure women travelling alone.
The buy-to-let sector is undergoing rapid change as previously landlord-only lenders and brokers increasingly move into residential mortgages to protect themselves against a shrinking market.