Brussels Airport, Belgium’s largest, will close because of an air-traffic controllers’ strike at 6:45 p.m., as European Union leaders prepare to converge on Belgium for a two-day summit that starts tomorrow.
The union representing tugboat workers at Australia’s Port Hedland, the world’s biggest bulk export terminal, will suspend taking strike action for the next 30 days to seek a settlement after “productive” discussions.
Aer Lingus Group Plc, the Irish airline part-owned by Ryanair Holdings Plc, cut its earnings forecast for this year as a strike and threat of further industrial action hit bookings. The shares dropped.
BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, is likely to ask the Australian government to intervene to stop a threatened strike that would halt iron ore shipments from the world’s largest export harbor.