Japanese Trade Jitters
The world's third-biggest economy was dealt another blow on Wednesday. September's trade deficit widened, putting pressure on Shinzo Abe to power ahead with much-need reforms. However, the domestic resistance is also increasing. Experts say the taboo of immigration reform needs urgent discussion.
Daimler Farewells Tesla
The German auto giant, Daimler, is ditching its four percent stake in U.S. electric carmaker, Tesla. The surprise sale fuelled speculation of a growing rivalry. However Daimler said cooperation deals between the two manufacturers remained intact.
Russian Consumer Tourists
Russia suspended more products from the European Union on Wednesday. Russia and the West are in a trade war over Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict. President Vladimir Putin insisted sanctions will help Russian industry. But not all citizens welcome the change. Some head abroad to stock up on Western products.