World

South Africa's Ramaphosa cuts short Britain trip to deal with protests at home

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the country's North West province, his office said on Thursday.

United States

Xerox and Fujifilm said to be in 'active talks' about renegotiating deal

The $6.1 billion deal, announced in January, would combine Xerox into an existing joint venture with Fuji, but it drew opposition from prominent shareholders

World

Russia says it might not stay committed to the OPEC oil deal until the end

Russia may not support the ongoing oil supply-cutting deal led by OPEC until the end of the year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Friday.

World

A chance to make 'significant progress' on NAFTA has arisen, Canada PM Trudeau says

Justin Trudeau said that he was looking for a deal that was "win, win, win" and would "stand up for the interests in Canada."

Politics

Trump allies reportedly fear his lawyer Michael Cohen will flip and cooperate with prosecutors

Cohen is being investigated by federal authorities for potential crimes, and saw his properties searched last week.

United States

Qualcomm slides after layoffs, regulatory challenges to NXP merger

Sources tell CNBC Qualcomm is "very concerned" with the fate of an NXP Semiconductors deal.

United States

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg nabs a book deal on the making of the #NeverAgain movement

The book will chronicle the Parkland shooting and how students aimed to start a revolution to stop gun violence.

World

Nigeria's Buhari hints at $15 billion deal with Shell, says 'we are not doing too badly'

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with Shell as part of talks he said were to secure investment in his country.

United States

GOP’s Corker: Believe Trump's threat to leave the Iran nuclear deal next month unless it's changed

President Trump will leave the Iran nuclear deal next month if there are no significant changes, Sen. Bob Corker says.

World

China says it's ready to deal with any fallout from trade row with US

The U.S. would be making a miscalculation if it is determined to contain China's rise, the Ministry of Commerce said.

Asia

Trump and Japan's Abe agree to intensify trade talks

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to intensify trade talks.

United States

Ex-Playboy model is released from deal barring her from discussing alleged affair with Trump

McDougal sued to void the deal she signed in August 2016, a few months before the presidential election.

Business

Kineta inks $360 million deal with Genentech for non-opioid chronic pain drug

Seattle-based biotech Kineta inks a drug collaboration deal with Genentech to develop non-opioid chronic pain treatment.

Business

Germany closing in on deal to buy first weapons-capable drone

The deal, worth nearly 900 million euros, includes training and maintenance costs and has been politically contentious.

Business

Mylan seeks deal for Merck's consumer products unit

Mylan is in advanced discussions to acquire Merck's consumer health business, sources say.

World

Mark Mobius: Asian nations' tough talk on TPP reentry by US is a bluff

Emerging markets guru Mark Mobius says the tough talk from Asian about the US reentering the TPP trade deal won't last.

Technology

Companies like Google and Apple are funding enough new US renewable energy to power Iceland

Companies are increasingly signing a type of deal that supports the rollout of new U.S. clean energy projects.

World

Trump told his advisors to look at re-entering massive Pacific trade deal

President Donald Trump told top economic advisors to look at the possibility of re-entering a massive Pacific trade deal.

World

Trump tells reporters NAFTA deal is 'pretty close'

In recent days there had been some signs of progress, as the parties push to get something finished before Mexico's presidential election in July

United States

Trump Tower doorman reportedly brokered $30,000 tabloid deal over salacious Trump paternity rumor

Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, told the Associated Press that he had discussed the rumor with the National Enquirer.

World

US start-up WeWork buys rival Naked Hub in China expansion drive

WeWork did not disclose details of the transaction, but one report put the value of the deal at $400 million.

United States

Ethics watchdog says in letter that EPA chief Scott Pruitt's actions raise troubling red flags

Scott Pruitt has been under fire for traveling first class and a Capitol Hill rental that cost him just $50 per night.

World

Uber is acquiring Jump Bikes, a bet that bike-sharing will grow in the US

Uber is acquiring an electric bike-sharing venture, Jump Bikes, in its first such deal under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Europe

Brexit will cost the UK’s financial regulator $42 million

Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it needs to dedicate £30 million of spending to deal with the impact of Brexit on the financial services.

Finance

No NAFTA deal in principle will be announced at Summit of the Americas in Lima

Talks to rework NAFTA are not advanced enough for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to announce a deal "in principle" at this month's Summit of the Americas in Lima.

World

Novartis enters deal to acquire gene therapy company AveXis for $8.7 billion

Novartis said on Monday it plans to buy AveXis for $218 per share in a cash deal totaling $8.7 billion.

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