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Lafarge announces asset sales to cut debt

Lafarge, the biggest cement maker in the world, reported on Friday a near one-third drop in net profit last year and announced a programme of asset sales exceeding a billion euros ($1.3

World stocks rise on Greek debt, US economy hopes

World stocks rose Friday as optimism grew that Greece’s debt crisis would soon be resolved and upbeat U.S. economic data added to evidence of a recovery in the world’s No. 1 economy.

Hong Kong falls behind on tax reform: analysts

Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a regional centre for business and trade is under threat from the very thing often credited with its success — its tax system, analysts say.

Research and Markets: Ultra HNWIs in Hong Kong to 2015: a prime destination for private banking

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Ultra HNWIs in Hong Kong to 2015″ report to their off

Tang Should Quit Hong Kong Leadership Race, Newspaper Poll Shows

More than half of Hong Kong people say Henry Tang, the front-runner to be the city’s next leader, should end his election campaign because of a scandal over an illegal addition to one of his homes, according to a poll.

Construction accident at World Trade Center site

The New York Fire Department says a crane dropped metal beams at the World Trade Center site, damaging a construction vehicle.

Work Stalls at NYC World Trade Center Site as Steel Beams Fall 40 Stories

Work was halted today at the World Trade Center construction site in lower Manhattan after a crane dropped steel beams that fell about 40 stories onto the truck that

Janel World Trade Ltd. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Results

JAMAICA, NY– – Janel World Trade, Ltd. , a full-service global provider of integrated transportation logistics and vertically integrated supply chain services in the food industry, announced

China set to become world's biggest gold market

China is poised to overtake India as the world’s biggest gold market this year, as rising incomes fuel demand for the precious metal and a weak rupee diminishes Indian purchases, the industry body said….

Point of Care Diagnostic Testing World Market to Jump to $15.9 Billion by 2018

NEW YORK, NY– – TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published ” Point of Care Diagnostic Testing World Markets” report that the point of care diagnostic testing world market will jump …

World Surveillance Group Engages Premier Business Development and Government Affairs Firm Gemini Global Group

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL– – World Surveillance Group Inc. , a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles and related technologies, announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement …

Business : DP World chairman tours terminals in Paramaribo

DUBAI — DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has visited the company’s new terminals in Suriname, which joined the port operator’s global network just over six months ago.

Business : New World Bank chief by April

WASHINGTON — The World Bank announced that it plans to select its next president by the time of its spring meetings in late April.

World Bank president to be replaced this year

Robert Zoellick, the current chairman of the World Bank will soon retire.

World Bank sets plan to pick Zoellick's successor

The World Bank plans to select its next president by the time of its spring meetings in late April, it announced Friday.

World Bank Seeks Successor To Zoellick

The race for the top job at the World Bank has just been kicked-off with the announcement that , the current President of the World Bank, would step down on 30 June

Tech Stocks: Weakness drags on tech stocks at week’s end

Applied Materials, Netflix lose early gains, but Brightcove shares surge 30% following Web content-provider’s IPO.

Health Start-Ups Like ZocDoc Should Dial Back The Hype

I like health Web sites and tech start-ups. I think the democratization of medical information is a beautiful thing. It’s a cliche that you can find out more …

New Ivy Tech site to offer Web-based degree option

Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with the state’s “eighth college,” the online Western Governors University, to offer a degree program in business administration at the Montgomery County Instructional Center.

UPDATE 1-Surprise jump in UK retail sales fuels recovery hopes

(Adds analysts’ comments, market reaction, background) LONDON, Feb 17 (Reuters) – British retail sales soaredunexpectedly in January as Britons splashed out on furniture andsports goods, adding to signs …

ITT Exelis delivers updated JTRS Bowman Waveform for US-UK interoperability

ITT Exelis delivered an updated Joint Tactical Radio System Bowman Waveform to the JTRS Information Repository as part of a $4.2 million delivery order tha

Research and Markets: Future UK Infectious Disease Testing Market: Growth Opportunities and Business Expansion …

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Future UK Infectious Disease Testing Market: Growth O

AEGON UK CEO Adrian Grace Appointed to Management Board

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, February 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –AEGON announces the appointment of Adrian Grace, Chief Executive Officer of AEGON’s operations in the United Kingdom, to its Management Board. Mr. …

UK hopes to create a new norm in dorms with expected deal Tuesday

University of Kentucky officials plan to sign a contract on Tuesday with a private developer that could change the face of student housing at UK and eventually alter dorm

Meltwater and PRCA Fight Copyright Fees in UK Court Cutting Burden by 90 Per Cent and Saving UK Businesses Millions

LONDON, February 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Dangerous UK copyright rulings prevail; UK business users of Google News will be licensed nextToday’s Copyright Tribunal ruling makes it clear that the UK’s copyright …

No trace of Michigan man missing in Japan

The latest search for Matthew Johnson, 33, who disappeared more than a month ago while hiking on Japan’s Mt. Fuji, was unsuccessful, his father said Wednesday. Jerry Johnson returned to Michigan following a week of searching the 12,388-foot peak. His son, an Eaton Corp. software engineer…

Citigroup Appoints New Japan Markets Head After Libor Suspension

Citigroup Inc. appointed a new head of its Japanese markets business as Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit seeks to rebuild in the country after receiving the third regulatory punishment in seven years in December.

Philippines woos Japan investors over infrastructure projects

The Philippine government promoted its Public-Private Partnership program at a gathering of potential Japanese investors in Manila, at a seminar organized by the Japan External Trade Organization. “Now is the time to consider taking advantage of investment…

Research and Markets: Japan Pharmaceutical Industry & Forecast – Focus on OTC and Prescription Drugs Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Japan Pharmaceutical Industry & Forecast – Focus o

Japan's silver age spenders mean gold for business

Business and government adapt to massive new population of retired people

Japan's ANA to boost international service

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) on Friday said it would aim to boost its international capacity by 22 percent within two years and begin fresh routes as part of a new business strategy.

Former IMF chief to be quizzed on prostitution ring, source says

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be quizzed as a suspect about involvement in an alleged illegal prostitution ring, a source familiar with the case says.

IMF sees Jordan GDP growth at 3.5 percent in 2010

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Jordan’s economic growth at 3.5 percent this year but rising in 2011 as its economy recovers from the impact of the global downturn, an IMF official

IMF mission chief to Romania to meet new PM

The International Monetary Fund says it will hold talks with Romania’s new prime minister — weeks after his predecessor resigned following weeks of protests over IMF-imposed austerity measures.

Black Hat 2012 Europe Releases Event Schedule, Session Highlights

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Today, Black Hat Europe , produced by UBM TechWeb , has announced that the schedule for the 2012 Amsterdam event is now live. Black Hat Europe 2012 will

Chinese automakers buy into Europe

Chinese automakers have returned in force to Europe, buying up brands and plants after early efforts to get a foothold in one of the world’s largest car markets

Ireland easiest in Europe for business tax

A report has found that Ireland is the easiest country in Europe to deal with for businesses in terms of paying tax.

EU, Carter Center slam Congo govt over banned march

KINSHASA (Reuters) – The European Union and the U.S.-based Carter Center criticised Congo’s government on Friday for banning a protest planned by the Catholic Church as tensions following a …

Latvian vote could make Russian an EU official language

Brussels (dpa) – The European Union could start speaking in Russian, if a referendum in Latvia on Saturday succeeds in making it the second official language of the country, the European Commission acknowledged on the eve of the vote….

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