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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

More troops deployed as protests spread across US

2 hour(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
8 hour(s) ago

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

Americas

US Congress to push for more sanctions on Iran

Iran. Picture: EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
7 hour(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

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
7 hour(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

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
1 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

Europe

Pope tells ‘elderly and haggard’ Europe to lead again

Pope Francis. Picture: AFP
21 hour(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
20 hour(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
1 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

Americas

US defence secretary buckles under criticism and resigns

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

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

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
1 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


International companies


Europe

BT’s wireless castoff is back in crosshairs

BT Group. Picture: BLOOMBERG
6 hour(s) ago

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

Europe

ING plans to cut Dutch jobs

ING Groep. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD
6 hour(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
6 hour(s) ago

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

Europe

Algorithms in place to rescue gamblers

Ladbrokes. Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
6 hour(s) ago

A media backlash and political posturing ahead of the British national election next year has increased pressure on companies to show they are serious about tackling the problem of gambling

Picture: REUTERS

China stocks are hostage to a few IPOs

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

Americas

Rosier outlook for retail during festive season

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Cheaper oil and confident consumers will boost chain stores, writes Joseph Ciolli

Europe

French oil giant Total to face trial on Iran corruption charges

Christophe de Margerie.   Picture: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG
1 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

Google looks to get back into China

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
5 day(s) ago

Google is considering bringing version of Play mobile-app store to China, a tentative but important step back into a country that Google mostly exited in 2010

Americas

Rosier outlook for retail during festive season

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Cheaper oil and confident consumers will boost chain stores, writes Joseph Ciolli

Americas

United Parcel Service hires tens of thousands for holiday rush

LOADED:  A UPS worker pushes a dolly piled high with boxes for delivery in New York. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MICHAEL NAGLE
1 day(s) ago

World’s biggest package delivery company is rushing to hire as many as 95,000 people by next week to cope with projected record deliveries

Middle East

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended until July

John Kerry. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR
1 day(s) ago

Islamic state and world powers fail to reach agreement by Monday’s deadline

Americas

Grand jury expected to resume Ferguson shooting deliberations

Protesters, demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, march through a suburb in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

St Louis-area grand jury expected to resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teen

Asia-Pacific

China surprises with interest rate cut to spur growth

A couple on a scooter ride past construction projects and completed apartment buildings in Haikou, Hainan province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
4 day(s) ago

First decrease in rates in more than two years comes as factory growth stalls, property market remains weak, curbing demand for everything from furniture to cement

Americas

Obama says time has come to fix ‘broken immigration system’

A protester demonstrates against the Mexican government during US. President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform, in Times Square, New York, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

President Barack Obama announces reforms that will ease threat of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants, but is likely to clash with Republicans

World

Bargains in iron ore ripe for the picking

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Mines face production costs that are too high for the market

Asia-Pacific

Heap leaching technology test shows promise

A cyanide solution percolates through a pile of gold bearing ore during 'heap leaching' at Newmont Mining's operations in Nevada, the US. Picture: BLOOMBERG/STEPHEN HILGER
5 day(s) ago

If promising tests in Chile pan out the technology will be used at the Olympic Dam mine

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

Fast Food. Picture: BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO

Federal US government to mandate more calorie counts in US

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

Europe

As a national strike looms, Italy is also beset by citizen protests

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE: A protester throws a  flare during a rally against the unpopular Jobs Act in Rome last week. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

For dispirited Italians who have undergone three recessions, every new setback seems like the last straw, writes Gavin Jones

Asia-Pacific

BHP assures dividends will be paid

Andrew Mackenzie. Picture: BLOOMBERG/IAN WALDIE
1 day(s) ago

Capital outlays will drop to $13bn in fiscal 2016, down more than 40%, says the company

Americas

Protesters clash with riot police in Mexico City

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

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

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

Americas

Mexico’s first lady to sell controversial mansion

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech at the National Palace, in Mexico City on Monday. Nieto vowed that authorities would go after those behind the disappearance of 43 students amid fears several of them were among bodies in a mass grave. Picture: AFP
6 day(s) ago

First lady announces she is putting multimillion-dollar private mansion on sale to end controversy over purchase of property from government contractor

Europe

Assange loses appeal against Swedish prosecutors

Julian Assange. REUTERS/JOHN STILLWELL
5 day(s) ago

The Australian has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for two years to avoid extradition

Asia-Pacific

‘Massive expansions of iron ore are over,’ says BHP chief

Andrew Mackenzie. Picture: BLOOMBERG/IAN WALDIE
5 day(s) ago

In top metals consumer China, growth in its vast factory sector stalled in November

Asia-Pacific

Biggest miner defends its plan to split the company

BHP Billiton’s signboard outside Richards Bay. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

New entity — provisionally named NewCo — will be dual-listed in Sydney and London, with an additional listing in Johannesburg

Europe

France shocked to be a jihadist source

Manuel Valls. Picture: REUTERS/CHARLES PLATIAU
5 day(s) ago

As a proportion of their populations, Belgium and Denmark are the biggest contributors to the jihad in Iraq and Syria

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