Atletico Madrid routed Real Betis 5-0 to move within a point of Spanish soccer league leader Barcelona, which defeated Real Madrid at the weekend. Roma set a record for the best start to Italy’s Serie A.
After a surge in Brazilian real estate prices, Cia. Brasileira de Distribuicao Grupo Pao de Acucar is carving a niche as a landlord. The nation’s biggest food retailer is investing $500 million to build mini malls around its supermarkets.
Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA, the owner of the Monoprix and Geant supermarket chains, reported first-half profit that beat analysts’ estimates as cost-cutting measures helped offset declining sales in France.