Host and favorite Brazil will face Mexico, Cameroon and Croatia in the opening round of next year’s soccer World Cup, while Spain will play the Netherlands, Chile and Australia as it defends its title.
Demand for coffee from Indonesia, the third-biggest producer of the robusta variety, is subdued as lower prices in leading grower Vietnam attract more buyers, according to Volcafe, a unit of trader ED&F Man Holdings Ltd.
Corporate-bond buyers are accepting the lowest relative yields since before the 2008 financial crisis to own dollar-denominated notes that face declining returns as the Federal Reserve considers paring record stimulus.
Microsoft Corp.’s digital crime unit has teamed up with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and its European counterpart to fight software that infected more than 2 million computers to steal revenue from online advertisers.
Standard Chartered Plc said wealthy clients’ confidential information was stolen in Singapore from a printing company, underscoring the vulnerability of global banks to attacks from hackers and thieves.
Zurich Insurance Group AG’s German unit, which sells auto insurance with the country’s ADAC automobile club, plans to offer a wider range of policies after reducing coverage following a surprise write-off last year.
Canada’s central bank will probably promote from within to replace Tiff Macklem, who said yesterday he will quit as senior deputy governor seven months after being passed over for the top job, economists said.