BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission approved on Wednesday Microsoft's nearly 5.5-billion-euro (S$ 9.3 billion) takeover of the mobile phone business of Finland's Nokia which once dominated the global industry.
VIENNA (AP) - Opec oil ministers have decided to maintain the organisation's production target at 30 million barrels a day.
PARIS (AFP) - The eurozone recovery is losing steam, data released on Wednesday suggested, with France possibly heading back into recession.
NEW YORK (AFP) - US stocks on Wednesday opened lower despite strong US employment and trade reports, continuing this week's trend of losses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A private survey shows US businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.