Today’s special? Walmart set to unload stake in Asda

WALMART, the world’s biggest retailer, may sell a majority stake in UK supermarket chain Asda. (Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned...

Markets catch a cold as virus fears infect stock exchanges

THE Nikkei Index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange has taken a tumble over fears at the spread of coronavirus. The 4.5 percent slump — which...

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of...

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...

Billions from Bezos to fund battle for climate change

THE world's richest man is putting money where many are putting only mouths: in the fight against climate change. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos...

Credit Suisse chief steps down over bank’s corporate espionage scandal

CREDIT Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam has resigned after a boardroom battle over a corporate spying incident. Shares in Credit Suisse dropped four percent at news...

Rogue trader’s abortive career ends with home detention order

A BRITISH stock market trader who caused a trillion-dollar crash on Wall Street in 2010 has been sentenced by an American court to a...

Press ponders the wisdom and reason for British Steel buy-out

BRITISH Steel late last year announced a “rescue deal” with China's Jingye Group, a move that was expected to safeguard up to 4,000 UK...

Grim UN report shows half-a-billion of world’s people struggling to find...

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...

Bezos’ billion-dollar bid to boost India’s SME business

AMAZON founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a £770m bid to bring India’s SMEs online. Bezos said his firm will invest the sum —...