- South Sudan Wants Chinese Pipeline To Bypass The North
April 23 2012 1:11 PM
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir met with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao Monday in Beijing as the young African nation seeks investment for an alternate pipeline that would allow it to circumvent exporting oil through its northern rival Sudan.
- India's Reliance To Invest $12B In Petrochemicals After Fuel Demand Decline Hits Margins
April 23 2012 7:18 AM
Close on the heels of revealing the sharpest decline in quarterly profits, Indian refinery giant Reliance Industries said it will spend $8 billion to expand petrochemical production capacity.
- Corporate Executives Still Too Worried For M&A: Ernst & Young
April 22 2012 11:22 PM
Corporate executives are hesitant to pull the trigger on new acquisitions despite indicating they believe the global economy is improving somewhat, according to a survey of more than 1,500 executives polled by Ernst & Young.
- Emerging Powers Ready To Give Billions To IMF
April 20 2012 9:00 AM
Major emerging powers stood ready on Friday to pledge money to bolster the International Monetary Fund's crisis-fighting war chest, though Brazil was holding out for promises that their voting power at the global lender would increase.
- Obama To Announce Crackdown On Oil Market Manipulation
April 17 2012 9:40 AM
President Barack Obama will announce a plan on Tuesday to increase oversight and crack down on oil market manipulation, the White House said.
- Japan Vows $60 Billion To Boost IMF Firepower
April 17 2012 9:01 AM
Japan said on Tuesday it will provide $60 billion in loans to the International Monetary Fund, becoming the first non-European nation to commit money to boost the fund's financial firepower to contain the euro zone debt crisis.
- Earnings Preview: Flat Revenue Expected At Yahoo
April 16 2012 4:52 PM
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), the beleagured No. 2 search engine, is expected to have flat revenue and earnings in the first quarter as it seeks to turn around stagnant advertising and search divisions under its new CEO.
- Spain’s King Juan Carlos Facing Calls To Abdicate Over African Hunting Trip
April 16 2012 3:45 PM
Some politicians have called more increased transparency in the royal family’s accounts and expenditures.
- World Bank Selects Jim Yong Kim As President
April 16 2012 1:17 PM
The World Bank on Monday selected Jim Yong Kim as its next president. The World Bank presidency has gone to a U.S. candidate since the organization was founded at the Bretton Woods conference.
- WTO Warns Global Trade Will Shrink Again In 2012
April 12 2012 11:32 AM
Trade growth is expected to slow for a second year in 2012 amid severe downside risks that could push it even further below the 20-year average of 5.4 percent, the Geneva-based body forecast Thursday.
- US Trade Deficit Plunged To $46 Billion In February
April 12 2012 9:32 AM
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed unexpectedly in February as exports hit a record high, imports from China and other key suppliers declined and oil import volume fell to the lowest in 15 years, a government report showed on Thursday.
- Fed's Dudley: Too Soon To Say US Economy Out Of Danger
April 12 2012 9:15 AM
The disappointing performance of the U.S. labor market in March shows it is too early to conclude the economy is out of the woods, despite months of encouraging economic data, New York Federal Reserve Bank president William Dudley said on Thursday.
- US Reclaims Top Rank From China In Clean Energy Investments
April 12 2012 8:06 AM
The US reclaimed the top position as the biggest investor in clean energy last year, with clean energy finance and investment witnessing a growth $48 billion, a 42 percent increase over 2010, according to a global rank list published in a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Iraq In 'Serious Crisis,' Says Kurdish Leader; Oil Ambitions Complicate Ethnic Tensions
April 07 2012 12:13 PM
Iraq is facing a serious crisis, Kurdistan's leader Massoud Barzani said during a recent visit in Washington -- and his semiautonomous region's ambitions in the oil-and-gas business aren't going to help defuse potentially explosive ethnic tensions.
- India To Overcome US, China In A Few Decades: Report
April 07 2012 6:48 AM
According to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2012, China will overtake the U.S. to become the world's largest economy by 2020, but by 2050, India will surpass both.
- Global Food Inflation Back On Agenda As Prices Rise
April 05 2012 9:07 AM
Global food prices rose in March for a third successive month, driven by gains in grains and vegetable oils, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda.
- Cisco Sets Investments Topping $1 Billion for Brazil, India To Boost BRICS Footprint
April 04 2012 12:02 PM
Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), the top provider of Internet gear, announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in new initiatives in Brazil and India.
- Fed Softens Tone On Stimulus Talk: Minutes
April 03 2012 2:27 PM
Federal Reserve policymakers appear less keen to launch a fresh round of monetary stimulus as the U.S. economy improves, according to minutes for the central bank's March meeting.
- Top JP Morgan Banker Quits After Market Abuse Fine
April 03 2012 1:02 PM
One of London's most prominent bankers was fined 450,000 pounds ($720,000) for passing on inside information in a case that will embarrass his employer J.P. Morgan Cazenove and which marks a push by British regulators to target high-profile figures.
- Chip Stocks Ease After Industry Group Confirms Recovery Gaining
April 03 2012 12:05 PM
Chip stocks eased Tuesday after the Semiconductor Industry Association published data showing sales increased for the three months ended in February.