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BBC News - Business
French elections: Euro jumps after French vote
The euro hits five-month high and Asian share markets rise after the first round of the French election.
'You're hired Happy'
A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.
Geeks vs government
The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.
CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer.
Harvey Bowden, the boss of Harvey Water Softeners, says it's vital to put family before business.
IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge
But the global body believes protectionist policies could choke off improving global growth.
Elliott Management: The hedge fund not afraid of a fight
Paul Singer's Elliott Management, famous for its pursuit of Argentine debt, is calling for shake-ups at several companies.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts
In a raft of decrees, King Salman fires his civil service minister and makes his son US ambassador.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova returns to action next week looking to boost her sponsor appeal.
American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram
An American Airlines employee is removed from duty after the ugly exchange in San Francisco.
United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction
Boss Oscar Munoz will no longer become company chairman after the passenger ejection incident.
Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work
Donald Trump says US oil firms, including Exxon Mobil, cannot resume drilling in Russia.
Braced for Brexit
Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.
Reuters: Business News
LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy
ZURICH (Reuters) - LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen will leave the company in July, the world's largest cement maker said on Monday, in the
Euro jumps, shares firm on French election relief
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro briefly vaulted to five-month peaks on Monday after the market's favored candidate won through the first round of the Fre
Trump resorting to unilateralism with steel probe: China Daily
BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief expects basic NAFTA deal by mid-2018
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada are likely to reach a basic accord over reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement
Tesla’s big Model 3 bet rides on risky assembly line strategy
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company's cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co's
Oil recovers lost ground, but market remains under pressure
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices recovered ground on Monday following last week's big losses, driven by expectations that OPEC will extend a pledge t
China policymakers bullish on economy, cite strong first-quarter GDP, stable yuan
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Policymakers in China are pushing a bullish message on the world's second-biggest economy after a solid first quarter, pointing
U.S. stocks futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the Fre
Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk R
Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal
HANNOVER, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encou
Credit Suisse to make capital hike decision after AGM: report
ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse will not decide on how it wants to raise fresh capital until after this week's annual general meeting, SonntagsZeit
LafargeHolcim CEO to step down over Syria investigation: source
ZURICH (Reuters) - LafargeHolcim is close to announcing that its chief executive Eric Olsen is to step down following an internal investigation into
UN News Centre - Economic
UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development
Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officia
New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer
A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – v
PODCAST: Biking from India to Sweden for love – a tale of happiness
Love at first sight. An inevitable separation. A seemingly impossible journey for love mixed with a dash of art and late 1970s ‘hippie culture.&
Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency
A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important ste
Global trade to expand by 2.4 per cent in 2017 amid ‘deep’ geopolitical, economic uncertainty – WTO
While forecasting that growth in the volume of global merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its weak performance in 2016, the World
On International Day, UN celebrates historic event that opened doors to outer space
The United Nations today commemorated the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the first human space flight, w
Money migrants send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for one in seven people worldwide
Despite the political fire drawn by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and beyond, a senior official from the United Nations International Fund for
National policies can offset impact of joblessness caused by market competition – UN partner report
Trade and trade-related policies have a role to play not just in promoting growth and prosperity, but helping share that prosperity more widely, Unite
Global food prices fall in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide – UN
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reported that global food prices fell in March amid large available supplies and expe
Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO
There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises
Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General As
Bridging global infrastructure gap tops agenda at annual UN Partnership Forum
Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior UN officials today discussed how to promo
Business News - UPI.com
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz won't get planned promotion
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not ascent to the role of company chairman in 2018 after a public relations debacle.
Israel set to receive three more F-35s this weekend
Israel is set to receive three additional F-35 Lightning II multirole aircraft on Sunday, bringing its 5th-generation fleet up to five total jets.
Construction begins for Britain's 5th Offshore Patrol Vessel
BAE Systems began construction for Britain's final River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, the company announced on Friday.
Iowa Army National Guard gets 'BAT Trainer' for helicopter simulations
Aircrews with the Iowa Army National Guard began training with an updated simulation device designed to imitate flying a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
MBDA Systems gets $689M in U.K. missile contracts
Britain's Ministry of Defense awarded MBDA Systems $698 million in contracts for missile deliveries, the government announced on Friday.
Oil prices stage weak recovery in early Friday trading
Crude oil prices were slightly higher in early trading Friday as investors waited out the next batch of sector data following renewed tensions about t
Canadian army to modernize training simulation system
Cubic Global Defense has been contracted to modernize a Canadian army communications system and training simulator system.
Schlumberger posts yearly gain on North American oil recovery
Gains in first quarter activity in North America were offset somewhat by declines in Russia and parts of Europe, oilfield services company Schlumberge
C-17 support package for Canada approved by U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of C-17 Globemaster III sustainment to the government of Canada.
Energy sector putting strain on Norwegian economy
Most industrial managers expressed optimism about the pace of the economy, though oil and gas suppliers were less convinced, Norway's government said
Delek to consolidate statements with Ithaca Energy after takeover
Israeli energy company Delek Group said Friday it was ready to coordinate financial statements with North Sea company Ithaca Energy after taking contr
Russian gas project in the Arctic gets European support
Financing for a liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic north of Russia by foreign creditors is a political win, Russian gas producer Novatek said
Newsmax Finance - Economy
Ron Insana: Trump Has Always Over-promised and Under-delivered
Ron Insana isn’t holding out much hope for the new administration, predicting that “'the handwriting is on the wall” for Donald Tru
Schaeuble: Germany Not Worried by US Corporate Tax Reform Plans
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine
Treasury's Mnuchin: Faster Growth Will Offset Cost of Trump Tax Overhaul
The Trump administration's tax proposal may inflict a short-term hit to revenue but will cover the gap by boosting economic growth over the next deca
Bye-bye, and Here's Your Check: Golden Exit for the Departed
Finance Leaders Downplay Differences With Trump Over Trade
Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization deli
Wall Street Gears up for Busiest Earnings Week in Years
Forget about French elections or the flagging Trump trade.Corporate America is set to unleash its biggest profit-reporting fest in at least a decade n
Fitch Downgrades Italian Debt Rating on Persistent Fiscal Problems
The ratings agency Fitch on Friday downgraded Italy's long-term debt rating a notch to BBB, one level above the "speculative" grade, citing the cou
Trump Promises Tax Reform Package Next Week
President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.
Trump Sets US Tax Reform Announcement, Orders Tax Rule Review
President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules wr
Trump to Order US Treasury to Delve into Taxes, Post-crisis Reforms
U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance c
Can Wage Growth Get Any Worse?
Real average weekly earnings fell in March from the prior year -- for the third month in a row.
Home Sales Rose 4.4 Percent to 10-Year High in March
Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season.
Low-cost travel, LCD screens on double-decker overnight AC trains from July
Uday Express will have large LCD screens in every coach with Wi- Fi speaker system
RJio commentary to be in focus as RIL announces its quarterly result today
Reliance Industries is expected to report night straight quarter of PAT growth
Lumax Industries surges 13% on order win from Maruti Suzuki
In past one-year, Lumax Industries has zoomed 235% as compared to 14% rise in the S&P BSE Sensex.
Life to get tough for developers: Rera makes the past tense for realtors
Developers who have not given possession of houses fear action if law is enacted retrospectively
Home buyers wait and watch as realty sales halve in Mumbai, Bengaluru, NCR
In FY17, DLF's third-quarter profit fell 46 per cent to Rs 98.1 crore from the year-ago period
Why India's tough stand on H1-B visas may remain on paper
A panel involving the DIPP and finance ministry is currently in place to look at the issue
Nifty Realty index 33-month high; Indiabulls surges over 10%
Indiabulls, Godrej Prop, DLF, Prestige Estate, Dilip Buildcon and Ajmera Realty hit 52-week highs
Reliance Jio's 4G speed slower than Airtel's 3G, shows report
Airtel tops in overall average speed; Jio beats all in 4G data coverage across India
Meet billionaire Shetty, who will invest Rs 1,000 cr for The Mahabharata
Shetty expects the movie to be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over 3 billion people
Uber's CEO Travis tried to trick Apple. Tim Cook armstronged him
Tim Cook called Travis and threatened to pull the app. Travis gave in, reports Tech In Asia
Sensex up 100 points, Nifty nears 9,150; IT stocks trade in red
Wipro, TCS & Infy in red after US accused them of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas
Niti Aayog presents 300 specific action points to boost economy
Hasmukh Adhia urged the chief ministers to expedite the enactment of State GST Act
Business News - Markets
'For sale' sign hanging over Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale as part of an evaluation of its future.
Euro surge as Macron leads French election
The euro hit five-month highs versus the dollar when markets opened in reaction to Emmanuel Macron's victory in the first round of the French preside
Jones to be named as new voice of UK banking
A former Barclays and Santander executive will be unveiled as the new voice of the UK banking sector on Monday with a mandate to rebuild trust in the
Egg freezing offered as perk to female employees
British companies are in talks with IVF clinics about offering egg freezing as a perk for female employees.
Rapha hires bankers to get into gear for sale
The upmarket cycling-wear brand Rapha has moved its sale preparations up a gear by hiring advisers to carry out a review of the company's options.
Three Mobile apologises for network glitch
Three Mobile has apologised after customers were not able to send texts or make phone calls.
Goals and Powerleague pitch surprise merger
The UK's two most prominent operators of five-a-side football pitches are examining a surprise merger that would create a major international leisure
May won't rule out tax rises after election
Theresa May has refused to confirm whether the Conservatives would increase taxes after the General Election.
Taxpayers get money back after Lloyds bailout
The Treasury has recovered all of the money it ploughed into Lloyds Banking Group when it rescued the lender during the financial crisis, it has been
Walsh quits HSBC after 'over-boarding' alert
One of Britain's most respected businessmen has stepped down from the board of HSBC Holdings after voting advisers raised concerns over his portfolio
Chancellor hints Tories may abandon tax pledges
The Chancellor has suggested the Conservatives may abandon a 2015 election pledge not to raise income tax, National Insurance or VAT.
Tories play down talk of tax hikes after election
Conservative Party sources have told Sky News there has been "no decision yet" on whether there could be tax increases after the 8 June General Elec
Christian Science Monitor |
Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen
Yemen is facing the risk of large-scale famine. To lessen the damage, immediate support – mainly in agriculture and fishing – must be
When climate change was part of the farm bill
Climate change wasn't always the political hot potato it is today.
GM closes up shop in Venezuela after government seizes its factory
General Motors said on Thursday that it has withdrawn its operations in the South American country after local authorities illegally seized its f
How long should you keep your tax records?
Your tax work isn't done once you file your return.
Fox News cuts ties with Bill O'Reilly
The conservative news network has decided to part ways with the star cable news host over sexual harassment allegations.
Americans think their income-tax share is fair, according to polls
Congress may be headed toward passing a tax cut the public is not demanding.
Netflix nears 100 million subscribers: Why that doesn't mean the end of cable TV
The expansion of Netflix is changing how audiences want to watch their favorite shows and movies. But it has also led to surprising partnerships betwe
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launches database on government spending
Mr. Ballmer was frustrated he couldn't find a single source on local, state, and federal spending. So he created his own site.
Most American pay their taxes. So why do so many think others are cheating? (+video)
Most Americans pay their taxes and feel pride in doing so, yet they continue to believe that about a third of US adults skip out on their civic duty.&
VW releases $2 billion settlement plan for electrifying America
The first of four phases of Volkswagen's national plan – part of its settlement in the diesel emissions case – has been issued. Now, the
Tax Day: Seven alternative ways to pay your taxes
Most payments come in the form of a paper check or a withdrawal directly from a bank account, but those aren't the only ways to pay the tax man.
More young Americans want moms to stay home. What's behind that?
In the past 20 years, high school seniors have moved toward the view that it's ideal if mothers can stay home with children – even though they
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