Business Archive
  • »EU gas flows to Ukraine too small to cope with Russian disruption

    Thu 6 March / Mar 2014. 07:35 PM
    Directing natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine if Russia stops supplying its western neighbour would fail to keep up with demand for long as capacity between the EU and Ukraine is too small, analysts said on Thursday.
  • »Apple loses bid for U.S. ban on Samsung smartphone sales

    Thu 6 March / Mar 2014. 07:34 PM
    A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's request for a permanent sales ban in the United States against some older Samsung smartphones, a key setback for the iPhone maker in its global patent battle.
  • »US prosecutors investigating bitcoin businesses: source

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 06:58 PM
    The Manhattan U.S. Attorney has sent subpoenas to numerous companies that do business with Mt. Gox and other bitcoin exchanges to seek information on how they handled recent cyber attacks, a source familiar with the probe said on Wednesday.
  • »U.S. new home sales hit 5-1/2 year high in January

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 06:56 PM
    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged to a 5-1/2-year high in January, possibly easing concerns of a sharp slowdown in the housing market.
  • »Tunisia expects stability will enable record tourism year

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 06:53 PM
    TUNIS - Tunisia expects a record high 7 million tourists to visit this year as the country that inspired the Arab Spring revolts enjoys political stability for the first time since the uprising three years ago, the tourism minister said.
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  • »German parties receive 40 million euros in 2012

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 02:20 PM
    German political parties received 40.7 million euros in donations in 2012.
  • »Iraqi Kurdish region springboard for Turkish businesses

    Wed 26 February / Feb 2014. 02:19 PM
    Iraqi Kurdish region is used as a springboard for Turkish businesses to venture into other areas of Iraq, Turkish ambassador in Baghdad Faruk Kaymakci said on Wednesday.
  • »Eurozone inflation rate stuck at 0.8% in January

    Tue 25 February / Feb 2014. 02:20 PM
    The euro zone inflation rate in January remained at 0.8 percent, below the European Central Bank's 2 percent target, regional statistics office Eurostat said Monday.
  • »EU-Mercosur accord can help global economy: Rousseff

    Tue 25 February / Feb 2014. 02:18 PM
    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that partnership between the EU and South America's Mercosur economic bloc could help the global economy.
  • »Buying into Bitcoin

    Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 05:56 PM
    The Internet currency Bitcoin is surrounded by uncertainty. Is it a speculative bubble? Is it really as anonymous as its proponents claim? Can one actually use it to purchase the legendary White Widow strain of marijuana, or to hire a hit man?
  • »G20 support builds to adopt ambitious target for global growth

    Sat 22 February / Feb 2014. 03:07 PM
    The world's top economies may agree to set an ambitious target for faster global growth at a weekend meeting in Sydney, where major central banks are also being urged to coordinate policies to avoid "surprises" that could further roil emerging markets.
  • »Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

    Thu 20 February / Feb 2014. 02:44 PM
    The transaction involves $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock that vests over several years. The WhatsApp deal is worth more than Facebook raised in its own IPO and underscores the social network's determination to win the market for messaging.
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