15 ìàðòà 2014, 07:47 Thai protesters spill blood for cause
Thousands of anti-government “Red Shirt” protesters “donated” their blood to protest organisers in Bangkok today. It will be splashed on the gates of a government building in a symbolic gesture to demand snap elections.
For many consumers the economic recovery isn’t so much crawling as stalling, but now is a good time to begin planning a future that’s secure. It may also mean creating a lifestyle that doesn’t place money at its core, according to Consumer Reports.
15 ìàðòà 2014, 07:32 Pimco’s Gross says bonds have seen best days
Excess borrowing in nations including the U.S., U.K. and Japan will eventually lead to inflation as governments sell record amounts of debt to finance surging deficits, mr. Gross said. Pimco, which announced in December that it would offer stock funds for the first time, is advising that investors buy the debt of counties such as Germany and Canada that have low deficits and higher-yielding corporate securities.
13 ìàðòà 2014, 15:35 Interviews of the week: Amanda Mann, Robbie Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio
It’s a coup to have my husband home
Last autumn, having neither seen nor spoken to her husband in five years — ever since his attempt to overthrow the government of the oil-rich African state of Equatorial Guinea landed him in jail — Amanda Mann took an unexpected phone call.
The man on the other end of the line told her that, against all the odds, Simon Mann was being released. For Amanda, who had by then decided to move on with her life — and maybe even find another man — the news was staggering.
13 ìàðòà 2014, 09:09 Freddy Shepherd hopes to bring shipyards back to life as wind turbine factories
Freddy Shepherd, the controversial former owner of Newcastle United Football Club, could be about to make another fortune if Tyneside becomes the manufacturing centre of the coming boom in offshore wind farms.
Thousands of turbines are set to be erected in the North Sea as Britain gears up to become the global leader of the offshore wind industry, generating up to quarter of the nation’s electricity supply.
13 ìàðòà 2014, 08:51 FOREX-Euro snaps three-day drop but investors cautious
NEW YORK (Xetra: A0DKRK – news) , Dec 1 (Reuters) – the euro rallied on Wednesday,snapping a three-day decline, on speculation the EuropeanCentral Bank (CBSU.PK – news) may take bold steps to ease the region’s debtcrisis at a meeting on Thursday.
the euro zone single currency remained vulnerable, however,given persistent fears about Europe (news) ‘s fiscal problems althoughan apparent U.S. pledge on further International Monetary Fundsupport pushed the euro to session highs at $1.3183 onelectronic trading platform EBS. For news on the U.S. backingsee [ID:nLDE6B023Z].
12 ìàðòà 2014, 13:03 Cuomo Sues Ernst & Young for Assisting Lehman Brothers in `Repo 105&#8242; Fraud
Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — new York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued Ernst & Young LLP, accusing the firm of facilitating a “major accounting fraud” by helping Lehman Brothers Holdings inc. deceive the public about its financial conditions. Bloomberg’s Suzanne O’Halloran reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued Ernst & Young LLP, accusing the firm of facilitatinga “major accounting fraud” by helping Lehman Brothers HoldingsInc. deceive the public about its financial condition.
12 ìàðòà 2014, 12:55 Concerns over Growing Debt Load of the Al-Bukhary Group
Concerns are rising over the growing debt load in Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary’s companies now that the tycoon is expected to snap up the multi-billion ringgit tunnelling contract for the city’s RM36 billion train service and the Penang Port.
Singapore’s Straits Times reported today that the Kedah-born businessman’s debts could be as high as RM25 billion, with RM21 billion itself incurred by his flagship MMC Corp although his officials claimed most of it is due to project financing.
12 ìàðòà 2014, 12:53 Centre right seen scoring big win in Hungary vote
BUDAPEST, April 11 (Reuters) – Hungarians vote on Sunday in an election centre-right Fidesz is expected to win by a landslide to oust the Socialists after eight years and secure a strong mandate to try to lift the economy out of recession.
The latest opinion polls showed Fidesz had 60-63 percent support among decided voters, putting it in a strong position to possibly gain a two-thirds majority in the next parliament to push through structural reforms.
Fidesz has campaigned on cutting taxes, creating jobs, and curbing red-tape and corruption, while supporting local firms.
12 ìàðòà 2014, 11:39 AA workers vote for first strike in 105 years
Staff at the AA have voted in favour of going on strike for the first time in its 105-year history after a dispute with management over proposals to cap employee pensions.
Up to 15 million drivers holding cover with the AA could be left without roadside assistance if the strike, which could take place as early as next week, goes ahead.
Some 57 per cent of workers backed a walk-out in a ballot held by the Independent Democratic Union...
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