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Thomson Reuters eyes further acquisitions

Thomson Reuters expects to reap $1bn from disposals this year, boosting the cash it can spend on acquisitions, the financial and professional data group said as it reported first-quarter results on Thursday.

30 2011 | Viewed: 498 | Analytics | Read full
BlackBerry makers shares plunge on profit warning

Research in Motion's shares plunged as much as 11 per cent in after-hours trading after the BlackBerry maker issued a surprise profit warning due to increasing competition from Apple and Google as well as delays in the launch of an updated generation of smartphones.

30 2011 | Viewed: 469 | Analytics | Read full
PepsiCo questions Fed inflation guide

PepsiCo's chief financial officer has criticised US policymakers' focus on "core" inflation, arguing that it overlooks the impact of rising prices on consumer spending power.

26 2011 | Viewed: 540 | Analytics | Read full
A banking crisis is a terrible thing to waste

Last week, the banking world was gripped by the findings of a probe into the financial crisis by a powerful US Senate committee and the interim report of Britain's government-appointed Independent Commission on Banking, led by Sir John Vickers.

22 2011 | Viewed: 429 | Analytics | Read full
London banks will need space of four Shards

More than 11,000 extra staff are forecast to be employed by banks and financial services firms across London over the next three years despite fears about regulation and taxation, reflecting renewed confidence in the capital and the wider economy.

15 2011 | Viewed: 471 | Analytics | Read full
Glencore trading empire unveiled

The commodities world knew Glencore was the biggest market participant, but few were aware until now of the true scale of the Switzerland-based company's operations.

15 2011 | Viewed: 612 | Analytics | Read full
Investors Move Onward and Upward

Dow Gains 6.4%, Posts Best First Quarter in 12 Years in Tumultuous Period. Overcoming a pair of major shocks in the first quarter, global financial markets recovered amid growing optimism that the recovery from the financial crisis had become self-sustaining.

2 2011 | Viewed: 532 | Analytics | Read full
Crises Nudge Debt Loads to Brink

The financial strains created by crises in Japan and Europe highlight a growing problem: The rich world is getting close to the point where it won't be able to bear the costs of another disaster.

30 2011 | Viewed: 480 | Analytics | Read full
How China should rule the world

"Reform and opening up" has been China's mantra for more than three decades.

24 2011 | Viewed: 452 | Analytics | Read full
Mega-Banks and the Next Financial Crisis

Hedge-fund manager Paul Singer recognized the risks of subprime mortgages and bet against them. Now he warns that monetary policy could cripple American banks again.

22 2011 | Viewed: 482 | Analytics | Read full
Oil and the economy

THE price of oil has had an unnerving ability to blow up the world economy, and the Middle East has often provided the spark. The Arab oil embargo of 1973, the Iranian revolution in 1978-79 and Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 are all painful reminders of how the region's combustible mix of geopolitics and geology can wreak havoc. With protests cascading across Arabia, is the world in for another oil shock?

14 2011 | Viewed: 610 | Analytics | Read full
Oh, Mr Porter

The new big idea from business's greatest living guru seems a bit undercooked.

14 2011 | Viewed: 583 | Analytics | Read full
The Worlds Richest Street: Hong Kongs Severn Road

Hong Kong's Severn Road, a winding street of mansions and tony apartments, is still the priciest address on the planet.

10 2011 | Viewed: 594 | Analytics | Read full
The Bric trade: losing its lustre

The tectonic plates of international equity markets are shifting. Emerging markets may have ended a decade-long secular re-evaluation and the ridiculous Bric trade appears to be dead.

9 2011 | Viewed: 535 | Analytics | Read full
Coffee supply squeeze set to push price higher

The retail cost of coffee is set to rise sharply after futures prices hit their highest level in more than three decades.

24 2011 | Viewed: 607 | Analytics | Read full
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