Coca Cola the world's largest beverage maker is to buy China's main fruit juice company for 2.4 billion US dollars, the biggest foreign acquisition of a Chinese company. The offer is three times the market value.
The original artwork for The Rolling Stones' iconic lips and tongue symbol has been bought by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Chilean Air Force formally presented last weekend the new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 767-300ER which cost 30 million Euros and will enable Chilean leaders to reach any point in the world.
The British pound has fallen to two-and-half-year low against the US dollar and record low against the Euro amid fears about the health of the UK economy.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants Europe to play a stronger role in international financial markets regulation to strengthen governance rules and boost confidence, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.
With Hurricane Gustav on course to hit the US Gulf of Mexico coast, the damage it does to the region's oil facilities could be a worst case scenario.
More than one billion people still lack access to safe drinking water, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said on Monday, calling for greater efforts to achieve the water and sanitation targets set by world leaders in 2000.
Alistair Darling took to the airwaves to clarify his comments in a newspaper interview, saying that he was referring to global economic conditions rather than those in Britain.
The Japanese government unveiled on Friday a policy package worth about 107 billion US dollars in an effort to stimulate the country's faltering economy by easing the negative impact from rising energy and raw material costs.
Current falls in commodity and food prices could be temporary and have not reduced concerns over their impact on developing nations, the head of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday.