What made the business news in Asia and Europe this morning? Here's our daily business round-up:
Alongside the announcement, Philips posted a sharp fall in third-quarter profits.
Investors saw it as a big breakthrough in the long-running legal battles between BP and its partners in the Gulf exploration project, sending its shares 5% higher.
However, G4S shareholders did not like news that they would be asked for up to £2bn to help finance the deal. The company's shares were almost 20% down in morning trading.
The allegations have led to the closure of 13 stores and detention of 37 Wal-Mart employees.
Meanwhile, the battle between Samsung and Apple over alleged copyright infringement continues.
The move comes after a court in Australia temporarily banned the sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Finally, the latest edition of Business Daily from the BBC World Service looks at whether shareholders should get a smaller slice of company profits, to make capitalism fairer.
There is also a feature on whether the eurozone crisis has affected investment in Africa. Runa Alam, co-founder of the Development Partners International Fund, gives her view.