Worries over falling oil prices weigh on investor confidence in Asia for a second day on Wednesday.
Chinese chemicals group ChemChina offers more than $43bn (£30bn) to take over Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta.
South Korea’s government unveils new stimulus measures following a raft of disappointing economic data for the export-dependent nation.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has posted a 44% drop in profit to $67.9m for the three months to December, following last year’s E. coli outbreak.
The introduction of universal credit will leave working families worse off on average, the Institute for Fiscal Studies says.
Argentina agrees for the first time to pay investors who have been holding out for full repayment of bonds which were defaulted on in 2002.
The internet company Yahoo is cutting its workforce by about 15% in an attempt to improve its profitability.
A make-up artist in Singapore is giving free make-up lessons to the visually impaired.