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BBC to launch mobile apps

Mobile phone owners will soon be able to watch live BBC news reports and World Cup football, listen to radio and catch up on iPlayer shows thanks to a fresh set of BBC phone applications.

18 2010 | Viewed: 620 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Corolla probe a fresh blow for Toyota

Toyota is set to face yet another safety probe by US regulators into one of its vehicles, this time involving potential steering problems in 2009 and 2010 Corolla saloons, a transportation department official said on Wednesday.

18 2010 | Viewed: 663 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Reject ad hoc, national financial reforms

As countries around the world get down to the serious work of reforming their financial systems, the need for greater international co-ordination looms large.

18 2010 | Viewed: 523 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakhstan halts oil exports to Slovakia, Hungary

MOSCOW, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan has halted Urals crude oil supplies to Slovakia and Hungary via the Druzhba pipeline amid a trade dispute with Ukraine, prompting Russian oil firm LUKOIL to intervene to compensate for the loss, traders said on Tuesday.

12 2010 | Viewed: 588 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
BofA and Citi warned over credit ratings

The planned overhaul of US financial rules prompted Standard & Poor's to warn on Tuesday it might downgrade the credit ratings of Citigroup and Bank of America on concerns that the shake-up would make it less likely that the banks would be bailed out by US taxpayers if they ran into trouble again.

12 2010 | Viewed: 635 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Rothschild to appoint first non-family chief

The Rothschild banking dynasty is to appoint a non-family member as chief executive for the first time in its 212-year history, as the group seeks to adapt its management structure to the post-crisis climate.

12 2010 | Viewed: 602 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
ArcelorMittal damps hopes of rapid recovery

Lakshmi Mittal on Wednesday damped hopes of a rapid upturn after ArcelorMittal - the world's biggest steelmaker - announced a 76 per cent drop in its underlying earnings for last year.

12 2010 | Viewed: 661 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Watchdogs need not bark together

In the years before the crisis, there was a race to the bottom, with countries competing on the "lightness" of regulation. Iceland may have been the winner of that race, but its citizens were the losers. As the consequences of these failures continue to manifest themselves and discussions of the new regulatory regime proceed, the problem of global co-ordination has moved centre stage.

12 2010 | Viewed: 628 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
How the big banks rigged the market

When Lloyd Blankfein met politicians in London a little while ago he brushed aside warnings that investment banks faced higher taxes if they ignored the rising public outcry about multibillion-dollar bonus pools. The Goldman chief executive seemed to believe governments would not dare.

20 2010 | Viewed: 646 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Japans newspapers hold grip on sales

Japan's newspapers, which are among the world's largest by circulation, will not decline as fast as their crisis-hit counterparts in the US and Europe, the president of the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's second-largest newspaper, said in an interview with the Financial Times.

30 2009 | Viewed: 532 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Japans newspapers hold grip on sales

Japan's newspapers, which are among the world's largest by circulation, will not decline as fast as their crisis-hit counterparts in the US and Europe, the president of the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's second-largest newspaper, said in an interview with the Financial Times.

30 2009 | Viewed: 651 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Regulators agree tough rules on bank capital

Regulators have agreed tough new rules for banks that flesh out proposals agreed by theG20 group of nations over the weekendthat would force many in Europe to raise tens of billions of euros in capital in coming months.

10 2009 | Viewed: 867 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
US families turn to food stamps as wages drop

US families turn to food stamps as wages drop.

By Sarah O'Connor in Washington

10 2009 | Viewed: 736 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Roubini warns of double-dip recession: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nouriel Roubini, one of the few economists who accurately predicted the magnitude of the world's recent financial troubles, sees a "big risk" of a double-dip recession, according to an opinion piece posted on the Financial Times' website on Sunday.

24 2009 | Viewed: 884 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Biden Says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S.

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that Russia's economy is "withering," and suggested the trend will force the country to make accommodations to the West on a wide range of national-security issues, including loosening its grip on former Soviet republics and shrinking its vast nuclear arsenal.

27 2009 | Viewed: 751 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
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