An exhibitor arranges jewelry behind a window display at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show. More than 4,300 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions are taking part in show, which ends March 8. (Reuters)
BEIJING: China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.
BARCELONA: The boom in smartphones among often careless users has made happy hunting for hackers, whose virus attacks and hijacking of unprotected mobiles are multiplying, experts warn.
DUBAI: Dubai’s hotels posted a 9.8 percent rise in revenues to $6.5 billion in 2014, the tourism authority said Tuesday, in the sector’s best annual result since the 2009 financial crisis.
LONDON: Gold rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) lifted its 2016 inflation forecast and as the market awaited key US economic data.
BERLIN: Emirates Airlines is considering the purchase of up to 70 twin-engine Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, the company president said in Berlin, which would bolster the carrier’s long-haul fleet.
LONDON: Brent crude futures pared early gains on Thursday to hover just under $61 as the euro slipped to an 11-year low against the dollar, offsetting concerns about tensions in Iraq and Libya.
NEW YORK: The US produced a record 25.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, according to preliminary estimates published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Feb 27.
BARCELONA: Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world’s biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here is a selection of highlights:
BARCELONA: With a smartphone that slots together piece by piece like Lego, US Internet giant Google is trying to reinvent the mobile as most phone makers are honing sleeker handsets.
SEOUL: A consumer survey showed the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple’s market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground.
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