How Japan borrows $9 trn practically for free

Low inflation rate and slow growth help

The Great American Dream, still deferred

The housing market has shown signs of life recently. Prices have risen, mortgage rates are very attractive and construction...

Paul Gauguin painting said to fetch $300 million

A sensuous Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold from a Swiss private...

The scary rise in global debt since financial crisis of 2008

As we learned during the financial crisis, a country with high debt levels can get into trouble regardless of whether its debts are most heavily owed by the govt (Greece, Italy), households (Spain, US

Telecom giant BT to buy UK’s wireless carrier EE for $19 bn

To issue $1.5 bn in new shares to help finance deal

In year of recalls, GM to pay its factory workers big bonus

Decides to pay each of its 48,000 union workers a record $9,000 profit-sharing bonus

S&P settlement leaves future unclear for ratings

It cost $1.37 billion, but Standard & Poor’s finally seems to have closed the darkest chapter in its 150-year history as a rating agency.

SAP aggressively moving customers to new database

You’ve got to hand it to SAP for competitive vision. Then take some back for how it’s explaining itself.

Fed’s solid growth view for US faces test amid Greek change

The Federal Reserve’s upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is “solid”...

Eurozone inflation in Jan at lowest level since 2009

Inflation in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, according to official data released...

China further tightens control over Internet

Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party...

After Alibaba spin-off, Yahoo! may become a takeover target

By spinning off stake into a separate firm, Yahoo will be judged by its Web businesses

Yahoo to spin off its 15.4% stake in e-tailer Alibaba

Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, said on Tuesday that the internet company would spin off its 15.4% stake in Alibaba...

Other e-commerce giant of China follows its own path

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform...

S&P cuts Russian debt one notch to junk

The rating agency cites narrowing possibilities for Russian government and companies to service their debt...

SpaceX lands $1 billion from Google & Fidelity

Google likes its ambitions sky high. This time, it has gone a little further...

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella bets on new Windows OS for breachheads in mobiles

Microsoft set to unveil details about Windows 10 that can adapt PC applications to mobile devices

Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Barack Obama to seek tax increases for wealthiest to help middle class

The tax proposals would face opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress. Its lawmakers argue that tax hike would hamper economic growth at a time the country cannot afford it

Rohan Murty takes ancient Indian texts to the world

The first five books of the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI), an initiative by the Harvard University...

Falling oil prices pose a challenge for Airbus, Boeing

Sharply falling oil prices are a boon to airlines, saving billions of dollars in monthly fuel bills...

S&P nears settlement over inflated ratings

On TV and in the courtroom, Standard & Poor’s has waged war against a US Justice Department lawsuit...

Connected devices pose risks: FTC chairwoman

The head of the US Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday offered a prescription for protecting consumer data...

Intel budgets $300 m for diversity

In the past year, Apple, Google and other technology giants have faced mounting criticism over...

PlayStation 4 faces resurgent rivals in Xbox One & Wii U

Not so fast, Sony. Your two biggest rivals in the game console business, Microsoft and Nintendo, are showing signs of life.

Euro drops to 4½-year low as Draghi hints at more stimulus

Shares too fall after ECB chief says ready to act on low inflation...

To rescue economy, Japan turns to supermom

When she was pregnant with the first of her three sons, Chiaki Kitajima, an advertising executive here, said her bosses were shocked...

European start-ups struggle to keep pace with venture financing

Working from converted warehouses in East London and start-up lofts in trendy Berlin, Europe’s tech companies are always eager...

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