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Monday, March 2, 2015
The European Central Bank will unveil the details of the bond purchase program it is embarking on later this month at its next meeting, but is unlikely to announce any new policy measures, analysts said.
Buffett reflects on his firm's success, strength
Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of “remarkable businesses” and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.
The combined global market share for the world's two top tablet vendors, Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., for the first time has fallen beneath 50 percent, as smaller players edge in with more innovative designs and cheaper products, according to mobile research firm Strategy Analytics.
The top executives of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. have arrived in Spain to prepare for the company's new product launch at the Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobile show scheduled for March 2-5.
 > Taiwan
Bailed-out Spanish financial giant Bankia announced Saturday an 83-percent jump in its 2014 net profits to 747 million euros, though the group remains under investigation for an ill-fated 2011 stock listing.
Four weeks from the lifting of European Union milk quotas, Ireland is looking forward to a radical shake-up of its farming sector that would boost dairy output by 50 percent over the next five years.
Thailand curbs street stalls to give pedestrians space
They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok's famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for pedestrians on the crowded pavements.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected Nepal's economy to grow between 4-5 percent this fiscal year based on the assumptions of two scenarios of agricultural, industrial and service sector growth. Likewise, inflation has been projected to remain between 7-8 percent.
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Lithuania said Saturday it had signed a trade agreement to buy liquified natural gas from the United States in a move aimed at reducing the EU Baltic state's heavy dependence on Russian gas deliveries.
The front end of McLaren's brand new P1 GTR seems to form a knowing smirk, a pointer perhaps towards the race-track ready motor powering this US$2 million dream car.
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