SPACE GALORE: MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world, arrives in Rotterdam. The vessel is the length of four football fields laid end to end. (Jerry Lampen, AFP)
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Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.
Asia markets have mostly fallen following a retreat on Wall Street fuelled by profit-taking, with Tokyo hit by a stronger yen.
European stock markets have risen at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index increasing 0.15% to 6 899.63 points.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defence of new internet regulations on the road.
British living standards are back to pre-financial crisis levels but are still slightly below their peak before the country's last national election in May 2010.
A young crop of Chinese students are flocking to France's largest wine-growing area, to train for careers in the wine trade, a burgeoning industry in China.
Greece is set to receive its first investments from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Oil prices have been mixed ahead of the release of a key US supply report and as dealers eyed escalating violence in crude producer Libya.