Emir of Qatar in Berlin
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, is in Berlin for a three-day state visit. Talks are scheduled to focus on economic issues. Qatar is a tiny but powerful country in the Persian Gulf. Its energy reserves make it a major player with a lot of ambition on the financial markets, and an important stakeholder in many German companies.
China Comes to India's Aid
Are long-time rivals China and India poised for new beginnings? Chinese President Xi Jinping is in India where his government has offered billions to help modernize India's crumbing infrastructure. There is also hope that more can be done to improve their lopsided balance of trade.
Countdown for the Referendum
With only hours to go before Scotland votes to determine whether it wants independence for Britain, the outcome looks too close to call. But for business leaders this one is a no-brainer; a Scotland free of Britain would be a precarious place to park money. There are just too many uknowns.