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Aramco in talks to buy stake in Reliance refining business

DUBAI: State oil giant Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, is in talks to buy a minority stake in the refining and petrochemicals businesses of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, sources familiar with the matter said.

Singapore exports slump

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s electronics exports slumped in March by the most since 2013, an ominous sign that it will take longer for the city state to shake off a regional demand slowdown from earlier this year.

Asia comforted by China data, Europe uninspired

LONDON/SYDNEY: World stocks inched higher after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations on Wednesday and though benchmark bond yields and the Aussie dollar did the same, Europe struggled to join in.

No more celebration for Italian soccer giant Juventus as its shares had to be suspended as they dropped more than 20 percent after being knocked out of Europe's Champions League by Dutch club Ajax. Ajax's shares celebrated with a 8.5 percent jump.