Global stocks remained upbeat on Wednesday as a $70 billion mega-deal in the European oil and gas sector stoked the merger and acquisition fever that has gripped investors this week.
Financial giant Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd launched its global expansion strategy with its largest ever deal on Wednesday, agreeing a A$6.5 billion ($5.1 billion) takeover of Australian freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings Ltd.
Major U.S. retailers missed fewer Christmas deliveries this year, according to two small, early surveys released on Friday, partly reflecting a year's worth of investments made to avoid 2013's last-minute shipping debacle.
Despite Daniel Loeb's assurance that he or his hedge fund Third Point LLC does not have any plans to ouster FedEx Corp founder, chairman and chief executive Fred Smith, an analyst said
Troubled delivery service US Postal Service said it is hoping the surge in 2013's holiday online shopping and gift-sending would generate more revenue for the company through its partnership with Amazon.com and Sunday package deliveries.