Talks to merge the world’s biggest gold-mining companies, Barrick Gold Corp. and Newmont Mining Corp., broke down three days ago amid minor disagreements that leave open the possibility that a deal could be revived, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The monsoon in India, which provides more than 70 percent of annual rainfall, will be normal this year amid forecasts for the emergence of an El Nino that previously caused droughts, government officials said.
This week’s notable deaths included a Nobel Prize-winning novelist; a co-founder of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm who helped avert a New York City bankruptcy in 1975; and the billionaire founder of France’s second-largest drugmaker who was the focus of a healthcare scandal. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
Buildings swayed in Mexico City and some neighborhoods lost power after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck about 273 kilometers (170 miles) southwest of the capital of Latin America’s second-largest economy.