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Momentum Is Growing for a Climate Deal in Paris

More than 140 world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China are gathering in Paris for France’s biggest diplomatic event since 1948, striving to reach the first truly global deal to curb greenhouse gases.

Your Health

Takeda, Teva to Form Partnership in Japan For Generic Drug Sales

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is forming a partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell generic drugs and certain off-patent medicines in Japan, seeking to expand jointly in the Asian country as the government pushes for use of more affordable treatments.

IKang Chairman Faces Competing $1.5 Billion Takeover Proposal

China’s iKang Healthcare Group Inc. received a preliminary $1.5 billion acquisition offer from an investor group that includes its main rival, setting the stage for a face-off with the company’s chairman who earlier this year made a bid to take the health-care service provider private.

Oil Markets

Vitol Joins Glencore Backing Libya's Tripoli Oil Company

Vitol Group and Litasco SA declared their support for Libya’s Tripoli-based National Oil Corp., bringing to three the number of commodity traders backing the state oil company in the west of the country over a competing entity in the east.