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Fifty sense

SITTING in the office of an Indian boss when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raises interest rates with an unexpectedly aggressive jerk, things get a little tense.

30 2011 | Viewed: 769 | Foreign experience | Read full
PCC chairman to quit over phone hacking

Baroness Buscombe is to step down as chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, a role in which she has been heavily criticised for failing to deal with the phone hacking scandal.

30 2011 | Viewed: 741 | Foreign experience | Read full
Soros to close Quantum fund to outsiders

George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager, is closing his Quantum fund to outside investors and returning their money.

28 2011 | Viewed: 887 | Foreign experience | Read full
Making it in America

A man and a firm with a plan to revive American manufacturing.

19 2011 | Viewed: 500 | Foreign experience | Read full
China raises rates, shrugs off slowing growth

China raised interest rates for the third time this year on Wednesday, making clear that taming inflation remains a top priority even as the growth pace of its vast economy gently eases.

18 2011 | Viewed: 581 | Foreign experience | Read full
Media moguls focus on digital dollars at Sun Valley

Media and technology moguls gather in Idaho this week to once more debate a shift to a digital world, but the talk this year will finally focus on how to make money off it.

18 2011 | Viewed: 461 | Foreign experience | Read full
Cisco Poised to Help China Keep an Eye on Its Citizens

Western companies including Cisco Systems Inc. are poised to help build an ambitious new surveillance project in China - a citywide network of as many as 500,000 cameras that officials say will prevent crime but that human-rights advocates warn could target political dissent.

18 2011 | Viewed: 436 | Foreign experience | Read full
Roaming data costs in Europe to fall

The average cost of using smartphones and tablets when travelling in the European Union will be more than halved under new plans from Brussels that will delight customers but deliver a big blow to mobile operators.

18 2011 | Viewed: 434 | Foreign experience | Read full
Insight: Goodbye gasoline? GM gives natural gas cars a boost

American automobiles have a limited diet, but gasoline's monopoly at the pump may be ending.

18 2011 | Viewed: 450 | Foreign experience | Read full
Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts

Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said on Monday.

18 2011 | Viewed: 499 | Foreign experience | Read full
BBC Worldwide to show Doctor Who on Facebook

The BBC's commercial arm is the latest media group to begin experimenting with Facebook as a video-on-demand platform, with a selection of Doctor Who episodes set to be available this week in Europe, North America and Australia.

14 2011 | Viewed: 696 | Foreign experience | Read full
News Corp boosts buy-back plan to $5bn

News Corp will use $3.2bn of the cash it had stored up for the acquisition of British Sky Broadcasting to boost its share buy-back programme from $1.8bn to $5bn, in Rupert Murdoch's latest dramatic response to a crisis that has weighed heavily on the media group's shares.

14 2011 | Viewed: 729 | Foreign experience | Read full
Microsoft trial to use UK TV signals for WiFi

A consortium led by Microsoft will begin a technology trial in the UK this week that should pave the way for new mobile broadband networks that can support bandwidth-hungry smartphones.

6 2011 | Viewed: 422 | Foreign experience | Read full
BBC sets the stage for bigger Hollywood role

The BBC's commercial division is stepping up its efforts to become a big player in Hollywood after selling more than 20 scripted drama projects to US broadcasters and cable networks.

22 2011 | Viewed: 449 | Foreign experience | Read full
Corrupt officials took $124bn out of China

Corrupt Chinese officials smuggled an estimated Rmb800bn ($123.6bn) of ill-gotten gains out of the country over a 15-year period, according to a report released by China's central bank.

20 2011 | Viewed: 440 | Foreign experience | Read full
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