Spain will begin defense of its World Cup title against the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 final, a day after host and tournament favorite Brazil opens soccer’s monthlong showpiece against Croatia.
Palm oil rallied to the highest level in more than 14 months on speculation that rains in Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer, may hamper production of the tropical oil used in everything from food to fuel.
Telecom Italia SpA, responding to a market regulator’s questions, said it prioritized BlackRock Inc, Telefonica SA and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC in its mandatory convertible bond sale last month.
France, the 1998 World Cup champion, may avoid higher-ranked soccer teams at next year’s tournament in Brazil after the sport’s governing body changed the way it organized today’s draw, irking some European squads.
Argentina’s attempts to repair its standing internationally show the nation wants to tap overseas bond markets for the first time since a $95 billion default in 2001, according to former central bank governor Mario Blejer.