Saudi to impose tobacco, sugary drinks tax on June 10
DUBAI, May 28 Saudi Arabia will impose a special tax on tobacco and sugary drinks on June 10, as part of a series of steps towards closing a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
DUESSELDORF, Germany, March 31 A German higher regional court in Duesseldorf said on Friday it would decide within three months whether to allow retailer Metro to continue with a planned breakup process pending laswuits by shareholders against it.
Metro shareholders overwhelmingly voted last month to back a plan to split off the group's wholesale and hypermarket food business from Media-Saturn, Europe's biggest consumer electronics group.
Four lawsuits by shareholders have been brought against it, among others from Erich Kellerhals, the founder of Media-Saturn who still owns a stake of 22 percent in the business.
(Reporting by Matthias Inverardi; Writing by Arno Schuetze; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)
LOS ANGELES, May 28(Variety.com) - Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is sailing into first place at the domestic box office this weekend, but the story the numbers dictate is not one of swashbuckling heroics.