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ECB holds rates

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows. ||| Frankfurt - The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at record lows on Thursday, holding fire while it assesses the impact of a barrage of measures launched last month to pep up the flagging euro zone economy. Show More Summary

Analysts query BNP Paribas vow that US fine will not upset plans

BNP Paribas said its $8.97 billion (R95.5bn) fine for violations of US sanctions would not disrupt its dividend or growth plans, but some investors are not so sure. ||| Fabio Benedetti-Valentini and Elisa Martinuzzi Paris and Milan BNP...Show More Summary

Facebook tampering probed by UK agency

Facebook is being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK after a study showed a psychological experiment influenced what users saw in their news feeds, raising fresh privacy concerns. ||| Jillian Ward San Francisco...Show More Summary

Indians berate finance minister for celebrating UFO day

AS many Indians worry about the threat of tough measures in their new government’s first Budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister is pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger yesterday. ||| AS manyShow More Summary

London in the lead as UK house prices soar

UK house prices rose last month at their fastest rate in nine years and London prices jumped the most in a generation, data showed yesterday, as measures to rein in home loans have yet to have an impact. ||| Ana Nicolaci da Costa and...Show More Summary

US goliaths lose out as younger diners seek fresher meals

Fast-food titans McDonald’s, Taco Bell and KFC are conquering the globe, but at home they are losing to the likes of In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A, according to the latest fast-food survey by Consumer Reports. Show More Summary

India plans to get ‘lifeline’ back on track

India’s new government will roll out plans next week to overhaul its sprawling rail network, dubbed the “lifeline of the nation”, which analysts say needs hundreds of billions of dollars of investment. ||| New Delhi - India’s new government...Show More Summary

Kenya: Lebanese firm to build pipeline

Kenya had awarded a contract worth 43 billion shillings (R5.1bn) to build a fuel pipeline linking Mombasa and Nairobi to Lebanese construction firm Zakhem International, the state-run Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) said late on Tuesday. Show More Summary

World: Standby mode wastes energy

The world’s 14 billion television decoders, printers, game consoles and other electronic devices waste $80 billion (R851bn) of power a year due to inefficient standby technology, according to the International Energy Agency. ||| TheShow More Summary

Singapore: S$10 000 note to be discontinued

Singapore will stop issuing one of the most valuable banknotes as it tightens controls on money laundering. ||| Singapore will stop issuing one of the most valuable banknotes as it tightens controls on money laundering. The MonetaryShow More Summary

Wall Street ends flat ahead of payrolls

American stocks ended one of their flattest sessions in years on Wednesday ahead of the highly anticipated June payrolls report. ||| New York - US stocks ended one of their flattest sessions in years on Wednesday as a positive read on private sector employment wasn't enough to interest buyers ahead of the highly anticipated June payrolls report. Show More Summary

Asian stocks inch down

Asian stocks inched down from a three-year high in range-bound trading on Thursday. ||| Tokyo - Asian stocks inched down from a three-year high in range-bound trading on Thursday, with investors waiting for the US nonfarm payrolls report to see if the economy is gaining momentum. Show More Summary

Google buys startup Songza

Google is buying startup Songza Media, bolstering its music services as it tries to draw users away from rival Apple. ||| San Francisco - Google is buying startup Songza Media, bolstering its music services as it tries to draw users away from rival Apple. Show More Summary

Twitter boss hires new CFO

Twitter’s Dick Costolo is gutting the company’s top ranks as he seeks to build an executive dream team. ||| San Francisco - Twitter’s Dick Costolo is gutting the company’s top ranks as he seeks to build an executive dream team. The microblogging...Show More Summary

Bulgaria bank run ‘halted’

Bulgaria appears to have averted a feared banking crisis in the EU's poorest state. ||| Sofia - Bulgaria appears to have averted a feared banking crisis in the EU's poorest state, but analysts warn of continued instability in the face of ongoing political turmoil. Show More Summary

One winner in US bitcoin sale

The US Marshals Service had one winner in its auction of nearly 30,000 bitcoin, a spokeswoman said. ||| The US Marshals Service had one winner in its auction of nearly 30,000 bitcoin, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, without revealing the name of the successful bidder. Show More Summary

US stocks edge higher

US stocks were slightly higher, a day after the markets opened the second half of the year with fresh records. ||| New York - US stocks were slightly higher in early trade Wednesday, a day after the markets opened the second half of the year with fresh records. Show More Summary

India's Modi draws on Twitter, Facebook

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration. ||| New Delhi - India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Show More Summary

Banks jockey for Samsung restructuring

Investment bankers are jostling to win plum roles from the founding Lee family of Samsung, South Korea's top fee-payer. ||| Hong Kong/Seoul - Investment bankers are jostling to win plum roles from the founding Lee family of Samsung,Show More Summary

UK regulator probes Facebook

The British data watchdog is investigating whether Facebook violated data-protection laws. ||| The British data watchdog is investigating whether Facebook violated data-protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on its users. Show More Summary

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