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Beijing slams door shut on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

Pro-democracy activists walk past a backdrop with Chinese characters that read “disobedience”, buil...

Novartis drug may give new life to heart patients
Novartis is looking to the new drug, LCZ696, to revive its fortunes as the blood pressure pill Diova...

Accor earns higher profit despite sluggish France

Accor, Europe’s largest hotel group, forecast operating profit would rise this year as cost-cutting ...

Gaza ceasefire deal with Israel reached: Palestinian officials

Palestinian officials said on Tuesday a Gaza ceasefire deal with Israel has been reached under Egypt...

Swiss bank Pictet publishes results, breaks from 209-year-old tradition

Swiss private bank Pictet opened its books to public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday, after b...

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s mark...
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Roche to buy US firm InterMune in $8.3-bn deal
Roche Holding has agreed to buy US biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion in cash, helping the w...
French govt resigns amid split on policy
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented his government’s resignation on Monday.
French govt resigns amid split on policy
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented his government’s resignation on Monday.
Heinz recall brings food tracking issue to the fore
The entanglement of HJ Heinz in China's latest food scare highlights a key concern for international...
Klarna, an e-payment system popular in Europe, eyes global expansion
Ready to check out online? Just enter your email address and a postal code to complete the purchase....
Apple loses plea to block sales of 9 Samsung phones
Apple alleged Samsung was selling infringing features on smartphones
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe
Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source fa...
US economy grows 4.2% in Q2; jobless claims fall again
The US economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with more of the...
Top 10 investment banks’ revenue falls 5% in H1
Total revenue was $82.3 billion in the first six months of the year, compared with $86.8 billion in ...
GM may look towards Mexico for production of Chevy Equinox
General Motors and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Ca...
JPMorgan probes possible cyber attack; reports other banks hit
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities...
Samsung, Lenovo’s China supplier denies using child workers
A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics and Lenovo Group on Thursday said it had never hired ...
Sony says Playstation users’ data safe after recent attack
Sony said hackers had taken down its PlayStation Network without compromising its 53 million users' ...
Toyota Motor brings back most rugged Land Cruiser in Japan
Toyota Motor is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rug...
Business leaders say case for Scottish independence has not been made
More than 100 business leaders spoke out against Scottish independence, saying the business case for...
China’s anti-trust regulator targets Microsoft web tools
Microsoft’s Windows web browser and media player are being targeted in a Chinese antitrust probe, ra...
ECB sees refinancing as big draw for banks seeking cheap money
The European Central Bank expects banks to flock to its new ultra-long loan offering in September, r...
New French economy minister vows to end infighting on economic policy
"We will fight, but we will not fight against those in our own camp, we won’t fight against part of ...
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