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Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE

Global Ebola death toll exceeds 5,600

13 hour(s) ago

More than 5,600 people have died from outbreak, World Health Organisation says, even as case incidence in two hard-hit countries appear to be stabilising

Europe

Economic sanctions on Russia also punish the European Union

Russia sanctions. Picture:  REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
17 hour(s) ago

Exports from the continent have dropped and increased red tape is holding up trade, giving rival nations a foothold, writes Robin Emmott

Europe

Swiss in new bid to keep out immigrants

TOLL: A sign at the Swiss-French border at the town of Ferney Voltaire in Le Grand-Saconnex near Geneva. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Initiatives aimed at reining in the number of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees to the wealthy Alpine nation have been abundant in recent years

Americas

More troops deployed as protests spread across US

Police officers hold a line before advancing on protesters during the second night of demonstrations in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Picture: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE / REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

National Guard deployed to prevent second night of rioting, looting after grand jury declines to indict white policeman in fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager

Americas

‘Micromanaging’ Obama may struggle to find new defence chief

Chuck Hagel. Picture: Picture: REUTERS, YURI GRIPAS
2 day(s) ago

Washington insiders say Chuck Hagel was probably unhappy as he lacked the autonomy to do his job

Opinion

No pattern behind the patterns

CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSALITY: The ‘jelly bean problem’ illustrates the trouble with analysing statistical patterns where no genuine causal relationship exists. Picture: BLOOMBERG

New research casts a poor light on financial research. Most of those financial strategies that claim to beat the market don’t

Opinion

No new Cold War with Russia; only a test of will

Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Picture: REUTERS

Sanctions can change the thinking in Moscow only if it is convinced the West will not flinch

Americas

Corruption probe threatening Petrobras’s oil investment plan

Petroleo Brasileiro SA's Reduc refinery stands in Duque de Caxias, Brazil. Petrobras will be fined for gas emissions from the refinery according to the State Institute of the Environment, known locally by the acronym INEA. Work at the refinery has been halted since a power outage on April 30. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

State-controlled producer has relied on overseas bond buyers, raising $44.5bn since 2011

The shadows of people holding cellphones fall onto a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this picture taken in Warsaw. Picture: REUTERS

What Twitter can tell
us about Ebola

Luminoso, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that helps companies monitor consumer sentiment, is revealing how online conversations may be shaping public opinion

Americas

Winter storm dampens Thanksgiving mood

Thanksgiving snowstorms. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ANDREW THEODORAKIS
16 hour(s) ago

Many travellers opted to drive on Wednesday, taking advice from authorities to leave early to beat the winter weather while a number of airports cancelled flights

National

Israel needs to accept two states, says Zuma

Mahmoud Abbas. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
1 day(s) ago

Israel defies the world by 'undermining' prospects for a two-state solution through its settlements policy, says President Jacob Zuma as he welcomes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

Europe

Pope tells ‘elderly and haggard’ Europe to lead again

Pope Francis. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Argentinian pontiff warns the continent is becoming a spectator instead of a leader in an increasingly turbulent world

Americas

US third-quarter growth revised higher on consumer, business spending

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Spending on residential building rises, helping to offset downward revisions to export growth and government spending

Americas

Ferguson erupts after officer not charged in teen’s shooting

Ferguson, Missouri. Picture: REUTERS/STEPHEN LAM
3 day(s) ago

Angry crowds take to the streets around the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the grand jury determines there is no probable cause to charge officer Darren Wilson with any crime


International companies


African Business

Glencore tackles Congo energy shortage

Augustin Matata Ponyo, right, and Belgium's Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo pose ahead of a meeting in Brussels in June. Picture: REUTERS/FRANCOIS LENOIR
17 hour(s) ago

Miner and partners are sinking $360m into refurbishing the country’s main hydroelectric plant, and recouping the cost through reductions in utility bills

Asia-Pacific

Alibaba launches Internet TVs in China

TECHNOLOGY: Alibaba is planning what could be the biggest US public debut ever.   Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The new TVs in partnership with Haier represent Alibaba’s renewed push into the Internet TV market

Americas

Wal-Mart cuts dozens of China executives to cut costs

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The multinational has faced setbacks in China, including an embarrassing food-safety scandal in which its popular ‘Five Spice’ donkey meat was found to have traces of fox meat

Asia-Pacific

Samsung heir apparent starts making mark

Lee Jae Yong. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SEONGJOON CHO
1 day(s) ago

Lee Jae Yong is overseeing $8bn in proposed deals including a share buyback by the electronics company

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Investment companies sell BP empowerment stakes

Oil companies must have black ownership of at least 25% plus one share under the Liquid Fuels Charter and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes

Americas

Rio Tinto mine to be expanded

New Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh poses for photographs at a Rio Tinto office in London on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
17 hour(s) ago

The diamond mine in Northwestern Canada is expected to start production from the pipe from late 2018

Americas

Black Friday specials set to draw 140-million US shoppers

Walmart.  Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ALCORN
1 day(s) ago

An estimated 140-million US shoppers will hit shops and web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving Day discounts

Americas

US Congress to push for more sanctions on Iran

Iran. Picture: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
2 day(s) ago

Iran has been promised that it will continue to enjoy limited relief from the existing US sanctions in exchange for continuing to curtail its nuclear efforts

Europe

Chief’s departure hits Thomas Cook

Harriet Green. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

Shares in the world’s oldest travel company fall as much as 23% on news of Harriet Green’s departure

Europe

Google in firing line in Europe as legislators vote on break-up

PRIVACY ISSUES: Pedestrians walk in front of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The US company has started to comply with the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
1 day(s) ago

When EU calls for the break-up of Google, Americans should know behind antitrust probe stand not only Europeans but US competitors

Americas

Shopping centres with superior style and service lure customers

Santa's Helpers. Picture: REUTERS/CHARLES PLATIAU
1 day(s) ago

Malls are touting convenience and special events as an alternative to last year’s heavy discounting

Americas

Apple’s record value reaches new milestone

Tim Cook. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

About 85% of technology companies that have reported third-quarter results topped forecasts

Europe

French oil giant Total to face trial on Iran corruption charges

Christophe de Margerie.   Picture: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

Total ordered to face trial over charges it bribed officials in Iran to acquire oil and gas concession, says judicial source

Asia-Pacific

China stocks are hostage to a few IPOs

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The nation’s $4.3-trillion stock market has become hostage to the fundraising plans of companies seeking just $1.3bn

World

Setting store by carbon emissions

A worker handles equipment on the StatoilHydro Sleipner A gas platform in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. StatoilHydro ASA, operator of three of the world's four largest carbon-capture and storage projects, will invest in offshore sites to trap greenhouse gas blamed for global warming to keep its lead in a growing market. PICTURE: BLOOMBERG/HEIDI WIDEROE
2 day(s) ago

BHP Billiton’s CEO Andrew Mackenzie says work on technology to capture and store carbon emissions must be accelerated to help combat greenhouse gas pollution

Americas

US defence secretary buckles under criticism and resigns

Chuck Hagel. Picture: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQJUE
3 day(s) ago

Chuck Hagel ‘candid’ with president but clumsy with media on campaigns in Afghanistan and Islamic State

Opinion

Ebola panic frames narrative of the fear driving US politics

The virulent spread of Ebola proves that once remote problems in Africa can no longer be ring-fenced from the affluent world

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Republicans’ hollow victory

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS

Whether through gridlock or impotence, US policy paralysis seems likely to be with us for some time to come

A pedestrian passes a Royal Bank of Scotland branch in the City of London. Picture: REUTERS

Mistakes of big UK banks will take a generation to fix

Toxic culture, decades in the making, will take a generation to turn around, says Conservative MP

Americas

Federal US government to mandate more calorie counts in US

Fast Food. Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
3 day(s) ago

Final labelling rules require restaurants with at least 20 locations to display calorie count of food items on menus

World

Uranium jumps after good signs from China and Japan

Tim Gitzel:  Picture: REUTERS/DAVID STOBBE
1 day(s) ago

Uranium dropped as much as 62% after the meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in March 2011

Asia-Pacific

China stocks are hostage to a few IPOs

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The nation’s $4.3-trillion stock market has become hostage to the fundraising plans of companies seeking just $1.3bn

Opinion

SIGN POST: Is Huawei a sequel to Samsung’s rise?

Samsung might have seen a recent dip in profits and sales, but it remains the brand everyone else is chasing

Europe

ING plans to cut Dutch jobs

ING Groep. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD
2 day(s) ago

The banking group, which has 53,000 staff, says the cuts will occur over the next three years and save about €270m from 2018

Asia-Pacific

Codelco seeks billions to revive production

Codelco.  Picture: BLOOMBERG, MORTEN ANDERSON
2 day(s) ago

Imports by China, where copper is used as an industrial material as well as a collateral for financing, will drop next year

Asia-Pacific

Samsung likely to focus on change in leaders

Lee Kun Hee, chairman of Samsung Electronics, left, and Lee Jae Yong, vice-president of Samsung Group. Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO
3 day(s) ago

Group’s first management restructure since family patriarch’s heart attack set to focus on the executives leading the world’s biggest smartphone business

Europe

BT’s wireless castoff is back in crosshairs

BT Group. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

British phone company in preliminary talks with Telefonica’s O2 — the wireless business spun off in 2001 — and EE about an acquisition

Americas

Protesters clash with riot police in Mexico City

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.  Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails outside National Palace as thousands protest against handling of apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers

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