Euro zone, IMF to seek compromise on Greek debt deal Monday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund will seek a deal on Monday on Greek debt relief that balances the IMF’s demand for a clear “when and how” with Germany’s preference for “only if necessary” and “details later”.

Trump’s new trade rep Lighthizer struggles to win over Asian partners

HANOI (Reuters) – In a stormy first foray abroad for Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. Trade Representative failed to get Asian and Pacific countries to back the Trump administration’s “fair trade” agenda as the two sides disagreed over protectionism.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway set for growth through 2018: Barron’s

(Reuters) – Shares of Berkshire Hathaway , the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, could see double digit gains over the next year and a half even if the legendary chairman and chief executive decides to retire, a report in Barron’s financial newspaper said.

Boeing Co signs defense, commercial deals with Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Sunday it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia including for the sale of military and passenger aircraft during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the kingdom.

Texas lawmakers clear way for Uber, Lyft return to major cities

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas governor Greg Abbott will sign in the next few days a bill that would shield ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft from bruising battles over fingerprint background checks that led them to leave some of the state’s most important markets.

With new sheriff in town, South Korea big businesses duck for cover

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean retail giant has shelved controversial expansion plans, while a large bank made hundreds of contract jobs permanent after President Moon Jae-in took office vowing to reform the family-run conglomerates that dominate the economy.

U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits

RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars on Saturday during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil.

Blackstone, Saudi’s PIF plan $40 billion infrastructure investment fund

RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States.