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US regulators faulted in ignition defects at General Motors

Federal regulators had ample information to identify the dangerous ignition defect in General Motors...

General Motors expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensationDifficult to sustain global growth without improving in India: General Motors CEO Mary Barra
UK govt pledges state funding to Scotland
Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control ...

Nissan faces battery plant cuts amid rift with partner Renualt

Nissan’s plan would see US and British production phased out and a reduced output of next-generation...

In China’s biggest privatisation push, Sinopec to sell $17.5-bn retail stake

State-controlled oil giant Sinopec on Sunday unveiled a plan to sell a $17.5 billion stake in its re...

With payment service & smartwatch Apple faces privacy challenge

No one has considered Apple a serious data company, until now.

Microsoft said to be in talks to acquire maker of Minecraft

Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire the maker of the video-game...
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Celebrity hacking clouds Apple’s product launch
But the leak of racy celebrity photos in the past few days put the company in the unusual position o...
China’s August HSBC services PMI rebounds to 17-month high
The services purchasing managers' index (PMI) compiled by HSBC/Markit jumped to 54.1 in August — the...
Ukraine ceasefire hopes push stocks, rouble higher
Russian shares post biggest gains in 4 months, currency jumps 1.5%.
Factory activity in Asia, Europe falters on cooling demand
China’s official PMI for Aug 51.1; euro-zone factory PMI at 13-month low.
China gives Microsoft 20 days to reply on antitrust investigation
A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20...
Imran Khan, cleric Qadri booked under anti-terror Act in Pakistan
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri...
Samsung Heavy to absorb engineering arm for $2.5 bn
Samsung Heavy Industries will absorb Samsung Engineering for about $2.5 billion...
‘Most exciting ever’ Novartis drug points to huge sales
Sales forecasts for Novartis’ new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after striking...
US business lobby says China antitrust probes unfair
The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a ...
McDonald’s to boost China supplier audits after food safety scandal
China is McDonald’s third largest market by the number of outlets and the number one market for KFC-...
‘Abenomics’ feared in trouble as challenges build
Abe’s aides and advisers are promising to forge ahead with painful structural reforms, while spreadi...
Halliburton to settle Gulf spill claims with US for $1.1 billion
Halliburton said it reached a $1.1-billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company f...
Burger King manoeuvred to cut US tax bill for years
A Reuters analysis of Burger King’s regulatory filings in the US and overseas shows that it has been...
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...
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