When Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is ushered into the Oval Office today, he’ll press President Barack Obama to do more to help topple Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Erdogan is likely to leave disappointed.
BlackBerry is counting on growth in emerging markets such as Brazil and Indonesia with a cheaper smartphone and a plan to expand the popular instant-messaging system that helped drive growth in those countries.
Palm oil advanced to the highest level in more than a month on speculation that stockpiles in Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer, will remain below 2 million tons for a second month as output growth slows.
Palm oil inventories in Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer, probably declined in April to the lowest level in nine months as exports held above production, boosting optimism that prices will rebound.
Bharti Airtel Ltd., India’s largest mobile-phone operator, will sell a 5 percent stake to the Qatar Foundation Endowment for $1.26 billion after the carrier posted quarterly profit that missed estimates.
A convicted Indian spy who was on death row in Pakistan has died from head injuries sustained in a jail attack by fellow prisoners, an incident that threatens to further strain relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors.