SYDNEY: The devastating Ebola outbreak caught the world off guard, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said as he questioned the international community’s readiness to respond to other pandemics.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc’s latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the late
NEW YORK: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.
CAIRNS, Australia: US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has urged greater efforts to spur global growth as the head of the World Bank bemoaned a disappointing year and warned of downside risks ahead.
LONDON: Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26-month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply at a ti
CAIRO: Egypt has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm, the petroleum ministry said.
LONDON: Britain’s business community breathed a sigh of relief after Scotland voted by a clear margin to remain in the United Kingdom.
HONG KONG: Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba Group’s initial public offering.
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft said that it axed 2,100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.
BEIJING: A Chinese court has fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said.
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