International News

Impact of imposed sanctions can be minimised, says Medvedev

‘Russia will counter sanctions through pivot towards Eastern markets’

Vladimir Putin signs decree to rehabilitate Crimea TatarsUkraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
Quick view: Japan & US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade
Japanese and US negotiators have not managed to reach a basic agreement on a free trade pact that mi...

Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world’s biggest

Japan overhauled the world’s biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee member...

Insider expected to succeed Alan Mulally at Ford

Ford Motor has picked Mark Fields, its chief operating officer, to succeed Alan Mulally as the next ...

Bankers win friends again in Europe with lure of easy money

JJacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man

Consumer firms seen adapting to EM tastes

From chocolate and dumplings to toothpaste, consumer goods companies are adapting to new spending ha...
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Hollywood plays to the faithful, finds hits with God
Hollywood has embraced God in a big — and lucrative — way.
Quick view: China shoe strike spreads, enters its second week
One of China’s biggest strikes in years stretched into a second week on Monday
Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week bega...
Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad’s opponents
Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar al-As...
China seen purchasing Westinghouse reactors for nuclear energy projects
Plants, with machinery and services, may cost $24 billion
Abe makes offering to Yasukuni shrine, angers China & South Korea
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni shrine, seen by critic...
Poor export growth drives Japan to log record trade deficit
Japan’s trade deficit surged nearly 70% to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fi...
Therapy solutions may keep Pfizer on AstraZeneca trail
Deal will make sense for US pharma giant seeking to build up cancer franchise
South Africa’s ‘spaza’ shops in trouble as big retail rolls in
In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catho...
Premium car brands look at China’s second-hand market
Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for...
Daimler to sell electric car in China with local subsidy
Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sa...
Pfizer said to consider $100-billion bid for British rival AstraZeneca
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a £60-billion ($1...
Heartbleed brings out a contradiction in the web
Heartbleed originated in this community, in which these volunteers, connected over the internet, wor...
China regulator set to end IPO drought
The CSRC told investors last week that China had not closed its window for IPO applications.
China issues banking rules to boost online payment security
China will limit the amount of money consumers can transfer to third-party online payment platforms....
Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors
Weibo executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York head...
PetroChina hikes shale gas spending to more than $1.6 billion
Chinese state energy giant PetroChina plans to spend more than 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) on sha...
PepsiCo’s profit rises on snack sales, price hikes
PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around th...
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