American pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc buys leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics Inc for $21 billion.
Singapore police arrest ten foreign nationals and seize assets worth approximately S$1 billion (US$750 million), suspecting involvement in an international money laundering operation tied to transnational organized crime, including online gambling and Internet fraud. $
Sandro Botticelli's "Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel" is sold at auction for $92.2 million at Sotheby's in New York City, making it the second most expensive painting by an old master ever sold at public auction. $
The EU meeting on a post-coronavirus recovery fund enters deadlock on its fourth day. Complicating matters, the group is also negotiating a deal for the bloc's next long-term budget. Today's early talks over a proposed €750bn ($857bn - £680bn) recovery package have reportedly been testy. Resumption is scheduled for 14:00 GMT. $