ANTANANARIVO, April 26 Madagascar's opposition called on Thursday for the president and prime minister to resign and said it would no longer negotiate in a deepening dispute over new election laws.
WASHINGTON, April 26 As pressure mounts for a quick deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday decided to stay in Washington longer than expected for extra talks.
* Merger would create largest seeds, pesticides group (Adds Bayer selling more crop science assets to BASF)
LONDON, April 26 Britain's FTSE underperformed most European peers on Wednesday, failing to join a global bounce as a missed cash flow forecast from Royal Dutch Shell disappointed investors and weighed heavily on the blue chip index .
April 26 Mexican cement maker Cemex on Thursday posted a 92.3 percent drop in quarterly profit, and its shares tumbled more than 3 percent in morning trading, but company executives said construction of a new Mexico City airport should boost cement volumes this year.
MUMBAI India's Axis Bank Ltd reported its first ever quarterly loss on Thursday after a surge in bad loans, capping a troubled year for the country's third-biggest private sector lender by assets.