China's new rural reforms will stop short of giving commercial firms free rein to buy land.
Divisions over food subsidies widened among members of the World Trade Organization.
Danish brewer Carlsberg upped its stake in China's Chongqing Brewery to 60 percent.
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European stocks dipped to near three-week lows, with miners tracking a fall in metals prices.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda faces a rift on his policy board with half of his fellow members.
Gold prices held near their lowest since early July after US data fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve is set to taper its monetary stimulus.
Richemont, the owner of the Cartier brand, fell the most in more than two months after chairman Johann Rupert said he’s very concerned that the global economy is in a precarious position.
The board of Adcock Ingram said it believed a $1.2 billion takeover bid from Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals was still the best option for shareholders, rebuffing a rival offer from a local suitor.
World shares fell for a second day and gold was near a five-month low.
China's leaders pledged to quicken economic reforms in 2014 while keeping policy stability, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Russia's economy minister downgraded the annual economic growth forecast to 1.4 from 1.8 percent due to weak investment.
Bernard Madoff's longtime lieutenant testified that former colleagues were deeply enmeshed in Madoff's decades-long Ponzi scheme.
Hong Kong shares relinquished their highest levels in more than 31 months.
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