Category Archives: Business

01Apr/15

Former Lenta.ru editor runs Russian media site in exile

One year on, the former Lenta.ru editor Galina Timchenko runs his Russian media site in exile, saying journalists should still stand their ground.
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01Apr/15

Jury clears top Silicon Valley firm of gender bias

(BVO) – Silicon Valley powerhouse venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers was cleared on Friday of claims it short-circuited the career of a former partner because she is a woman, in a gender discrimination trial that shook the tech world.
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01Apr/15

Internet giants drive into the electric vehicle space

(BVO) – Pull over, auto giants – tech companies are moving into the fast lane.

With Internet-enabled electric vehicles making inroads worldwide, Chinese Internet players Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent have each announced plans to develop their own smart EVs.
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01Apr/15

U.S. still cold on China-led infrastructure bank

(BVO) – Growing competition for political influence in Asia, as the U.S. pivot to the region hits a hiccup.

A long list of countries ranging from Denmark to Australia signing up to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – leaving the U.S. and key ally Japan out in the cold.
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31Mar/15

Europe, U.S. division over China-led bank

(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.

Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.
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31Mar/15

Ford’s big Lincoln Continental bet

(Reuters Business Report) – MAD MEN TV SHOW: “Nostalgia, it’s delicate, but potent”

And that is where Ford is betting billions – on nostalgia – as it brings back the classic Lincoln Continental brand and its luxury appeal.
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26Mar/15

Apple CEO Tim Cook tops Fortune magazine’s 50 Greatest Leaders list for 2015

Fortune magazine releases its 50 Greatest Leaders list for 2015.
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26Mar/15

H&M braces for dollar headwinds

(BVO) – Sales at Sweden’s H&M continue to soar.

The budget fashion retailer beat expectations in the first-quarter delivering pre-tax profits of $551 million dollars.

Sales in local currencies rose 15 percent.

But a strong dollar is causing problems – pushing up costs for the world’s second largest fashion retailer and others.
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26Mar/15

James Murdoch calls on Indian Finance Minister

Chief Operating Officer (COO) of 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, calls on Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi.

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