Thursday, August 28, 2014
Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, the government said Tuesday.
New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 45-percent increase in annual profit and said it expects to benefit from the fuel efficiency of 787-9 Dreamliners it is adding to its fleet.
Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia.
The euro sat around its lowest levels against the dollar in nearly a year in Asia on Wednesday, with investors betting on fresh easing measures from the European Central Bank (ECB) while the greenback was boosted by upbeat U.S. data.
Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday as dealers await the latest U.S. stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer, while buying was boosted by upbeat economic data out of Washington.
Thousands of people on Tuesday came together in Ankara to form the world's largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic who remains its number one national hero.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell.
Britain's top judge Tuesday warned Hong Kong of the need for “eternal vigilance” to safeguard its liberties.
The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said Tuesday the probe includes the way the U.S. technology giant distributes its media player and browser.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) plans to release a variant of its first smartband, designed specially for Asian markets, according to an anonymous source familiar with the matter.