2:56 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Johannesburg. The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed 142 lives across Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Guinea’s health authorities reported a total of 208 clinical cases, including 136 deaths from the hemorrhagic fever, the Geneva-based WHO said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday. more »
2:39 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Beijing. China plans to fold developers of military hardware into listed state-owned companies, people familiar with the matter said, giving them access to capital markets as the country prioritizes high-technology defense capability. The plan would allow military research institutes to be incorporated into state-owned enterprises, said the two people, who asked not to be identified more »
9:03 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
The gap between America’s rich and poor is shrinking, according to one measure of income inequality that has reversed a steady increase seen for more than a decade.
8:52 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Greenlight Capital, the $10.3 billion hedge-fund firm run by David Einhorn, said it was betting against a group of technology stocks as evidence grows of a bubble.
8:44 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
An El Nino will probably start as soon as July, according to the Australian government forecaster, strengthening predictions for the event that can affect weather patterns worldwide and roil commodity prices.
8:34 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
US President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.
3:49 pm April 22, 2014 | No Comment
Korean business culture deserves a thorough re-examination. Are ferry operators putting lives at risk to boost profits in a hyper-competitive environment? Should ships plying domestic waters like the Sewol be subject to the more stringent safety standards applied to those that sail internationally?
9:09 am April 22, 2014 | No Comment
The world’s securities firms are poised for 10 years of growth, according to Hans-Joerg Rudloff, the former chairman of that business at Barclays.
8:51 am April 22, 2014 | No Comment
Record spending by Chinese consumers on new refrigerators, cars and laptops is boosting zinc demand, creating the biggest production shortfall for the metal in eight years.