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SocGen stock up in Frankfurt after CEO reassures

French bank Societe Generale's (SOGN.PA) shares traded in Frankfurt (SOGN.F) recovered ground on Thursday after the bank's CEO sought to reassure investors that rumors that wiped 15 percent off its stock were unfounded.

15 2011 | Viewed: 573 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Frances triple A rating under spotlight

The owner of a small campground on the banks of the Tarn in south-west France is an unlikely indicator of the prospects for France's triple A credit rating.

15 2011 | Viewed: 605 | Analytics | Read full
China trade surplus jumps to $31.5bn

China's trade surplus shot up to $31.5bn in July - the biggest in more than two years - on the back of surprising export strength, signalling that the global economy is more resilient than investors have feared in recent weeks.

15 2011 | Viewed: 748 | Analytics | Read full
How to make the best of the long malaise

The only good thing about the continuing barrage of bad economic news is that it could have been worse: all three rating agencies could have downgraded the US, stock markets could have fallen further and the US could have defaulted on its debt.

15 2011 | Viewed: 623 | Analytics | Read full
Americans wonder where the misery will end

America is on the fritz.

15 2011 | Viewed: 591 | Analytics | Read full
G7 seeks to calm markets rocked by debt crises

Finance chiefs from the world's industrial powers pledged on Sunday to take whatever actions were needed to steady financial markets, spooked by the political wrangling in Europe and the United States over slashing their huge budget deficits.

9 2011 | Viewed: 575 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Obama signs US debt limit legislation

President Barack Obama has signed the debt limit legislation which allows the US to avoid a default by Tuesday midnight, after stressing the need for compromise in the next phase of wrangling over spending cuts.

4 2011 | Viewed: 643 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Moody's, Fitch maintain U.S. triple-A rating

The United States had its triple-A rating confirmed by two key ratings agencies on Tuesday after Washington struck a last-minute deal to avoid a debt default, but threats of future downgrades remain.

4 2011 | Viewed: 647 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Al-Jazeera English Launches in New York

Further popularized and legitimized by the Arab Spring, Al-Jazeera English has incrementally expanded its presence in the U.S. broadcast market, and Sunday revealed its biggest move to date.

4 2011 | Viewed: 719 | Foreign experience | Read full
Huawei hires Britains former IT chief

Huawei Technologies on Monday said it had hired John Suffolk, the former chief information officer for the UK government, as a cybersecurity official as the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker tries to reassure customers who are concerned that it has links to the Chinese military.

4 2011 | Viewed: 652 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Lawmakers to vote on last-minute debt deal

After months of vitriolic discord, Republican and Democratic lawmakers were expected to vote on Monday on a White House-backed deal to raise the U.S. borrowing limit and avert an unprecedented default.

4 2011 | Viewed: 629 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Soros shift signals wider fears among rich

The decision by George Soros to convert his hedge fund into a family office casts light on to efforts by rich families to avoid disclosure under new financial regulation.

4 2011 | Viewed: 745 | Analytics | Read full
HSBC agrees sale of 195 US branches

HSBC has agreed to sell 195 branches in upstate New York to First Niagara, the Buffalo-based bank, for $1bn in cash.

4 2011 | Viewed: 579 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
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: 843 | 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: 795 | Foreign experience | Read full
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Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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