XML Business News

Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation

published about 1 hour ago
Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation
By Alistair Scrutton and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if they could one day run Wallenberg's Investor holding company and several foundations with major ... more

FDI dips 16 per cent to $2.45 billion in September

published about 2 hours ago
Healthy inflows in May ($3.60 billion) and July ($3.50 billion) have helped in registering a positive growth during the first half of the current fiscal.

Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank - for now

published about 3 hours ago
Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank - for now
By Lidia Kelly and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float. Such tough measures may well help push the country deeper into recession next year, but have so far staved off financial panic, runaway inflation or a currency meltdown like the one that helped catapult Putin into ... more

AP CM Chandrababu Naidu's business hunt raises hackles in Bengaluru and Chennai

published about 4 hours ago
Naidu wants to create 50L tech jobs, take broadband connectivity to every village, & make at least 1 person e-literate in every household in Andhra.

Wolves Rally For 3-2 Win Over Iowa

published about 5 hours ago
Wolves Rally For 3-2 Win Over Iowa
Forward Philip McRae’s goal with 3:48 left lifted the Chicago Wolves to a 3-2 victory over Iowa on Saturday night at Allstate Arena.


Christie's Hong Kong Evening Sale Draws $82 Million

published about 14 hours ago
Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong Kong on Saturday totaling 635 million Hong Kong dollars ... more

European Critics Envision Google's 'Unbundling'

published 1 day ago
European Critics Envision Google's 'Unbundling'
Some European legislators, with German government backing, are preparing a draft resolution calling for the breakup of Google, adding pressure on the EU’s new competition ... more

Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction

published 1 day ago
Record Bids in U.S. Airwave Auction
A U.S. auction of wireless spectrum has collected $34 billion in bids, turning what was expected to be a relatively sleepy affair into a major ... more

Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer Kits

published 1 day ago
Why Barnes & Noble Is Selling Beer Kits
Barnes & Noble is diversifying into gifts like popcorn makers and turntables for the holidays, part of a new merchandising strategy as it tries to ... more

Elite Law Firms Lift Year-End Bonuses

published 1 day ago
Elite Law Firms Lift Year-End Bonuses
Three big law firms, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss and Clearly Gottlieb, are raising year-end bonuses for associate attorneys by as much as $40,000, partly reflecting ... more
There are currently no items indexed.



There are currently no items indexed.



There are currently no items indexed.



There are currently no items indexed.



There are currently no items indexed.



There are currently no items indexed.



BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

published about 3 hours ago
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers Worstall @ the Weekend I often wonder why it is that people bother ... more

What We Do In The Shadows? Laugh ourselves silly, mostly

published about 21 hours ago
Vampire mockumentary is brilliant fish-out-of-water fun Film Review It’s hard to believe that What We Do In The Shadows has been eight years in the ... more

Pervert's Guide man's new book, an urban myths tome and Youth, an underrated gem

published 1 day ago
Some juicy reads for your weekend Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston trawls through at publishing's top notch texts. Bad boy philosopher Slavoj Žižek ... more

Judge OKs $450m deal to end ebook price-hike row. And Apple just won't let it die

published 1 day ago
Who's winning? The lawyers A Manhattan judge has finally approved Apple's settlement its long-running ebook price-fixing lawsuit: $400m will go to readers who paid over ... more

EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up

published 1 day ago
EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up
The European Union’s parliament is considering a proposal that pushes for Google’s dominant search engine business to be split from its other “commercial services,” according ... more

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

published about 14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering with ... more

Anti-government protest in Albania's capital

published about 17 hours ago
Anti-government protest in Albania's capital
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases.

Anti-government protest takes place in Albania

published about 19 hours ago
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Albanians are protesting the government's economic policies, claiming they are leading to rising taxes and energy prices ... more

West seen easing demands on Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal

published about 20 hours ago
West seen easing demands on Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal
By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers will press Iran to cease stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of ... more

Ghana creates power ministry in bid to solve electricity crisis

published about 21 hours ago
Ghana creates power ministry in bid to solve electricity crisis
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Mahama created a ministry of power on Saturday in a fresh bid to resolve a long-standing electricity crisis that ... more

Strategies: Does Wall Street Like Gridlock? It Depends on the Grid

published about 15 hours ago
Strategies: Does Wall Street Like Gridlock? It Depends on the Grid
Historically, shared political power in Washington seems to have little connection to stock market returns — until you slice and dice how the power has ... more

Economic View: Conspicuous Consumption? Yes, but It’s Not Crazy

published about 18 hours ago
Economic View: Conspicuous Consumption? Yes, but It’s Not Crazy
Clearly, many rich people like to display their incredible wealth. Yet, generally, they think they know value when they see it.

Strategies: Does Wall Sreet. Like Gridlock? It Depends on the Grid

published about 19 hours ago
Strategies: Does Wall Sreet. Like Gridlock? It Depends on the Grid
Historically, shared political power in Washington seems to have little connection to stock market returns — until you slice and dice how the power has ... more

Your Money: An Easier Way to Gather Information on College Costs, but Some Institutions Still Balk

published 1 day ago
Your Money: An Easier Way to Gather Information on College Costs, but Some Institutions Still Balk
College Abacus aggregates cost calculations from up to three colleges at a time on its own website, but is blocked by some institutions.

The Haggler: A Memorial to Her Son, Until the Bank Got in the Way

published 1 day ago
The Haggler: A Memorial to Her Son, Until the Bank Got in the Way
A mother’s wish to donate her late son’s savings to a scholarship fund proved harder than she anticipated.