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Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor’s death exposes slow Ebola response

When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug...

Ebola taking toll on west African economyUnited Nations vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic
Delivery start-ups are back like it’s 1999
Last year, I was excited to hear about a new start-up in San Francisco that delivered cheap bottles....

China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

The operating system would first appear on desktops and later on mobile devices

Obama to business owners: Tell your lawmakers to renew Ex-Im Bank

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorise the US Exp...

Amazon's own online ad software soon

The new system could challenge Google and Microsoft’s advertising business

China not a threat, says president Xi Jinping

Promising more shared development and less tensions in relations with the neighbours, Chinese presid...
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Goldman in $1.2-billion deal over US bond claims
Goldman Sachs Group has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve a US regulator’s claims...
Toyota to cut prices of Lexus auto parts in China
Toyota Motor said on Thursday that it would cut prices of auto parts for its luxury Lexus models in ...
Belarussian oysters anyone? EU food trade looks to sidestep Russian ban
People from Britain who go to Cyprus in August are usually after sun, sea and sand but one Lincolnsh...
Mercedes-Benz guilty of price fixing, say Chinese regulators
Law allows regulator to fine up to 10% of company’s China revenue
Russia may ban car imports on further Western sanctions
Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars...
WikiLeaks’ Assange hopes to exit London embassy if UK allows him
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to av...
China FDI for Jan-July falls for first time in 17 months
China’s foreign direct investment inflows in January-July fell for the first time in 17 months compa...
Canada’s Couche-Tard among suitors for $16-bn Sinopec unit
Deal values Sinopec Sales at $53-66 bn, final bids due by Aug-end
Container shipping rise bodes well for world trade
Moller-Maersk, a shipping company that investors monitor as a bellwether for world trade, on Tuesday...
BHP announces spin-off plan, no share buyback yet
"We will continue to look at ways of shifting excess cash in a timely way to our shareholders,” chie...
Heinz recalls four batches of infant food in China
Ketchup maker H J Heinz has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain...
Car rental firm Hertz latest victim of auto recalls
While an improving US economy has helped rev up demand for car rentals, the rental companies have fo...
Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s outlets
Russia ramped up its scrutiny of McDonald’s restaurants on Thursday, as the state food safety watchd...
Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for the worse
Ultra-loose monetary policies followed by major central banks have failed to bring about recovery
Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 3...
As hunt for Allergan continues, some Valeant owners have doubts
A few months ago, an innovative partnership between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and billionaire investo...
Canada’s Couche-Tard among suitors for $16-bn Sinopec unit
Deal values Sinopec Sales at $53-66 bn, final bids due by Aug-end
Argentine Prez Fernandez calls holdout creditors greedy, bent on thwarting deal
Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez took to Facebook on Saturday to rail against her country's ...
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