Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. face a June 27 deadline to say how they will clear a backlog of grain shipments that has some farmers fuming over rotting wheat and late deliveries.
The expansion of a Bank of Japan lending program and a government stimulus package announced this week to weaken the yen and bolster economic growth have failed to encourage investors at MFC Global Investment Management (Japan) Ltd. and STB Asset Management Co.
Storebrand ASA, Norway’s largest publicly traded insurer, said the government’s plan to scrap an eight-year-old tax exemption for some life-insurance products will prompt the industry to charge customers more.
Storebrand ASA ended its investment in most palm oil producers, apart from Golden Agri-Resources Ltd., after Norway’s second-largest insurer found the companies breached its environmental sustainability standards.
Storebrand ASA fell the most in a month in Oslo as Gjensidige Forsikring ASA sold shares in Norway’s second-largest insurer and reclassified its holding as a financial investment, prompting speculation about more divestments.