A London employment tribunal ruled that a former U.K. lawyer at ABN Amro Group NV was unfairly fired by the bank even as it rejected claims she was discriminated against because of her race, gender or religion.
Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index retreating from a six-week high, after reports showed an unexpected slump in Chinese exports and slower growth in Japan than economists had projected.
The takeover battle for Vivendi SA’s SFR unit, the biggest contested bid in Europe since Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc captured ABN Amro Holding NV in 2007, is a boon to loan bankers starved of deals for the past six years.
The highest premium for arabica coffee, favored by Starbucks Corp., over the robusta variety in two years is fueling speculation roasters will boost purchases of the cheaper variety used to make instant drinks.
Standard & Poor’s global business may be at risk after an Australian judge ruled the company misled investors with triple A ratings on derivatives whose value plunged during the global financial crisis, the rating company’s lawyer said.
Standard & Poor’s and a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc sought to overturn a 2012 Australian judgment that they misled investors by selling top- rated securities whose value plunged in the global financial crisis.
ABN Amro Group NV’s former top lawyer in the U.K. sued the Dutch lender for race discrimination over her treatment by an executive who allegedly said “let’s talk about all things black” and claimed he couldn’t see her in a photograph.