Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Citigroup among financial institutions receiving record penalty.
World shares fell with focus back on the risks of the Fed starting to trim its bond-buying economic stimulus.
Hopes announcement will revive confidence in an economy battered by political upheaval.
Growth slowed a little in November, breaking a run of positive data surprises.
The new terminal will be able to handle 20 million passengers when completed, three times the existing passenger flow through the airport.
A group led by Bidvest sought nearly a third of drugmaker Adcock's shares and launched a court action against a Chilean group's $1.2 billion bid.
Proceeds of the new bond will be used to fund infrastructure projects in the transport and power sectors, the prospectus said.
The political turmoil that has followed the 2009 power grab by President Andry Rajoelina has choked off the issuance of all but a handful of new mining permits.
The economy shrank 0.5% in the third quarter falling short of expectations yet again.
World's biggest fertilizer company will shed more than 1,000 jobs in Canada, the U.S. and Trinidad.
Outage prompts renewed talk of sabotage from gov't and cries of incompetence from its foes.
Brazilian iron ore miner seeks to streamline, sell money-losing units and focus on domestic iron ore output.
China's leadership has pledged to push sweeping economic and social reforms in the next decade.
China's currency becomes second-most used currency in trade finance, SWIFT says.
Follows a U.S. corn cargo being turned away in mid-November due to the discovery of the same variety of GMO grain.
Becomes latest global miner to cut capital spending as commodities' prices remain fragile. | Vale pares investment budget for 3rd year to $14.8B
Russia's rattled central bank, low on reserves, appealed to people not to pull their deposits from the banks.
Germany's biggest steelmaker is trying to move away from bulk steel market to more profitable products.
The initial public offering attracted buyers for the full 105 million shares being sold in CTT, S.A.
Provides further evidence the Spanish economy might be picking up after more than two years of recession.
Ankara must quickly ease its own diplomatic tensions with Baghdad and get the central government and Arbil to agree to share oil and gas revenues.
Deputy prime minister says aid from Gulf states has given it breathing room to pursue reforms.
Iran wants to resume position above Iraq as OPEC's second producer.
Libya is exporting 130,000 barrels per day keeping oil output at a fraction of July's 1.4 million bpd levels.
Could spur former recipients to drop out of labor force or accept jobs previously not considered.
Rule would ban banks from making bets with proprietary funds.
Deep discounts and popularity of big pickup trucks propel November vehicle sales well past expectations.