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The European Union has approved a fisheries agreement with Morocco, after rejecting an earlier proposal because of concerns control over the disputed Western Sahara.
A recovery in tourism will help the Seychelles' economy grow by a faster-than-expected 3.5% this year, says Finance Minister Pierre Laporte.
General Motors says chief executive Dan Akerson will step down next month, pulling ahead his planned departure by several months.
Alitalia has finally secured the €300m it needs to keep flying over Christmas concluding a drawn-out capital raising, a source says.
South African stocks have declined, falling into the red with investors taking profits in stocks such as Woolworths, which helped lead the recent surge.
A Swiss regional bank says it will participate in a scheme by US officials to crackdown on wealthy Americans.
Prudential says it hopes to generate about £10bn in cash over the next four years in a bid to double its Asian new business profits.
A London report says the Canary Wharf district hopes to build more than 3 000 homes, offices, 100 shops, as well as a primary school and healthcare facility.