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Wednesday newspaper round-up: Financial services, C&W,Bumi

The UK Government is to step up its battle to protect the financial services industry against what it feels are illegal challenges from the European Central Bank. The

Egypt state media accuses US of spreading anarchy

CAIRO (Reuters) – State-run newspapers splashed accusations of a U.S. plan to spread “anarchy” in Egypt across their front pages on Tuesday, escalating a dispute Washington says must be resolved to…

New Take on "Why this Kolaveri Di" by Rock Star, Ankit Love, Featuring Amit Bhojwani is Tweeted by Film Star Preity …

International recording artist Ankit Love and Lagos/London based rapper Amit Bhojwani’s rap/dance transformation of “Why this Kolaveri Di” guest starring Baltic actress Egija Zviedre is tweeted and shared by film stars, journalists, DJs and pro athletes around the world. http://youtu.be/ConiyhtSScQHollywood, CA…

Apple testing smaller screen tablet: WSJ

Apple is testing a tablet computer with a smaller screen than the hot-selling iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.The newspaper, quoting unidentified people familiar with the situation, said …

Swiss defense minister defends Swedish jet deal

Put on the hot seat by a secret air force report, Switzerland’s defense minister on Tuesday strongly defended the government’s decision to buy Swedish fighter jets.

S.Africa's Zuma wants to review constitutional court's power

South African President Jacob Zuma, who has repeatedly butted heads with the judiciary, said in an interview published Monday he wants to review the powers of the country’s highest court.

Toshiba Enterprise-Class Solid State Drives Recognized by Energy Conservation Center, Japan

Toshiba Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, announced that Toshiba has won the Director-General’s Prize, …

Host Europe Virtualizes Gaming Databases in the Cloud with Fusion-io

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –  Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO – News) today announced that Host Europe GmbH, a leading European managed cloud service provider and part of the Host Europe Group, has deployed …

US, Europe look at fast but risky penalty on Iran

The United States and Europe are considering unprecedented punishment against Iran that could immediately cripple the country’s financial lifeline. But it’s an extreme option in the banking world that …

Research and Markets: Chemical Directory of China 2012: Thousands of Fresh Business Contacts

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Chemical Directory of China 2012″ directory to their

Westcon Group Unveils New Security-Focused Business Practice in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions …

Raystream Opens Regional Office in South Africa

Raystream Inc. , a provider of HD video compression services, is expanding its market reach with a new regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Victoria Advocate Newspaper Engages ACI as Distribution Partner

LONG BEACH, CA– – The Victoria Advocate newspaper has entered into an agreement with ACI to provide distribution services, it was announced by Stephen McHaney and Dan Easton, co-publishers of The Victoria …

Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions

Feb 13 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers,acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asiancompanies were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday. ** Vodafone Group, the world’s largest mobileoperator …

Microsoft India retail site hit by 'cyber attack'

Microsoft said on Monday it was investigating an attack by hackers on its Indian retail website, reportedly carried out by a Chinese group called the “Evil Shadow

China doesn't want to "buy up" Europe – paper

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has no intention of “buying up” a debt-ridden Europe and any help Beijing offers will be for purely economic reasons, a top state-run newspaper said on Monday ahead of a China-EU summit. While Chinese leaders have repeatedly expressed confidence in…

Egypt police negligence led to stadium deaths: inquiry

An Egyptian parliamentary inquiry blamed police negligence for a football riot that killed more than 70 fans earlier this month, official media said on Monday.

The man behind Europe's debt downgrades

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – On January 13, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services cut the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their triple-A status and ringing alarm bells in global financial markets about the region’s financial health. …

Obama proposes $800 million boost for "Arab Spring" countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House announced plans on Monday to help countries swept by “Arab Spring” revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while …

Iran to confront pre-election opposition protest

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian authorities will crack down this week on any public protest against the year-long house arrest of opposition leaders, Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, an official was…

John Tirman: Was There a War in Iraq?

Common to all the commentators is a failure to mention that there was a war, started by the United States, pursued in violation of international law, and resulting in the deaths and displacement of more people than virtually anyone cares to acknowledge.

David Hill: Who Writes Fox News Headlines?

Fox News Latino ran a story on 31 January headlined “Uncontacted Peruvian Tribe Attacks Eco Tourists,” in response to the release of photos of a group… Read more: Green News , Environment , Peru , Mashco-Piro , Amazon , Eco-Tourism ,

Gene Karpinski: LCV Releases 2011 National Environmental Scorecard

This week the League of Conservations Voters released the 2011 National Environmental Scorecard. The 2011 Scorecard reflects the most anti-environment… Read more: Public Health , Environment , League of Conservation Voters , Congress , National Environmental Scorecard , Green News

Edward Flattau: Involuntary Exposure

When it comes to industry imposing risks upon us without our knowledge, government has an obligation to use regulation to protect us from ourselves. Read more: Cancer

The Last Sermon

So I decided that 60 posts is a good amount to leave everyone with as I think about heading home. Below is my last sermon I will hopefully deliver in March. Then I will be leaving my site …

Harmony Among Religions At The United Nations? – Huffington Post

Theologian Hans Kung often repeats his maxim that there can be no peace among nations without peace among religions.

Sun arrests pile pressure on Murdoch media empire

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch is under pressure over his Sun tabloid after the arrests of several senior staff in a corruption probe, but whistleblowers inside his media empire may pose more of a threat than …

Zimbabwe diamond miner gets 'watchdog approval'

International diamond watchdog the Kimberley Process (KP) has certified Zimbabwe’s Diamond Mining Company to sell gems from the violence-tainted Marange fields, state media reported on Sunday.The firm, …

Comment on Wake Up, Wisma Putra: You are losing friends for Malaysia by C.L. Familiaris

You must be kiddin’, Observer. Angus cows, don’t prosper in these climes. And Kat, it’s not a personal thing – about 70% of our ambassadors/HC can’t even teach kindergarten – and as the HC above reiterates are merely…

French retailer Auchan eyeing India JV: report

MUMBAI (Reuters) – French retailer Auchan has held talks with Dubai-based Landmark Group for a possible joint venture in India, the Times of India reported on Monday…

Germany's Carthaginian terms for Greece

The last time Germany needed a bail-out from world creditors, it secured better terms than shattered Greece last week.

Todd Andrlik: Social Media of the American Revolutionary War

Just as social media is helping to ignite and organize the Arab Spring, printed newspapers fanned the flames of rebellion in colonial America, provided critical correspondence during the Revolutionary War.

Air Canada and CALDA Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract for Flight Dispatchers

Air Canada and CALDA Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract for Flight Dispatchers

21Vianet Acquires 2.3 GHz BWA Spectrum in Hong Kong

BEIJING and HONG KONG — 21Vianet Group, Inc. (“21Vianet” or the “Company”), the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, today announced that it is …

World Biosimilars Market Potential Examined in New Report Published at MarketPublishers.com

Notwithstanding some predictions of a muted or near nonexistent market for advanced biosimilars, a host of companies are positioning themselves for market entry. The move may refle

Cost Plus World Market Launches Its “New Orleans Getaway” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win a Trip for Two to Louisiana

Now through February 24, 2012, Cost Plus World Market is inviting its Facebook fans to enter for a chance to win a trip to New Orleans at facebook.com/worldmarket.

New Diio Website Features Streamlined Access To Help, Information

Diio, LLC, a world leader in business intelligence tools and technology for the transportation and travel industries, today announced the launch of the company’s new website www.di

World Bank's Bangladesh wildlife project

Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) The World Bank Sunday launched a wildlife conservation project here that will also cover three neighbouring countries, including India and Bhutan.

UPDATE 3-National Australia Bank to review UK operations

* Q1 cash profit A$1.4 bln vs consensus A$1.45 bln * To review UK business to lift returns * Analysts doubt a sale can achieve book value * Tier 1 capital ratio at 10.02 pct * Shares

AIRSHOW-UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Lion Air delays IPO, slams EU ban

* Decision follows weak debut for rival Garuda * Huge Boeing customer sees IPO in next two years * Indonesians slow to adopt air travel, growth predicted * Founder defends airline over

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