SWEAT OF THEIR BROW: Workers are silhouetted against the sun, during sunset in Manila. (Noel Celis, AFP)
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The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz may prove a boon to the far smaller natural and organic food companies that have seized market share.
French oil giant Total says it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569m.
A World Bank Group executive has admitted the bank is under pressure to reform as more countries are joining a new China-backed investment bank.
British Airways says tens of thousands of its frequent flyer accounts have been hacked and that it has frozen those affected to sort the problem out.
European stocks have risen early, bouncing back from last week's losses with tech shares rallying after merger talks in the sector spurred a late-session rally.
South African Airways flight SA278 took off for the first time this weekend, opening the national carrier up to a significant expansion in intercontinental reach.
A fourth and concluding round of German public-sector pay negotiations have gotten under way in the town of near Berlin, with both sides willing to compromise.
The state of the US labour market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter.