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Oct 09, 2017
LafargeHolcim on Monday named Geraldine Picaud from French optics maker Essilor International to replace Chief Financial Officer Ron Wirahadiraksa next year, the latest executive shakeup at the world's biggest cement…
Oct 06, 2017
Portugal has been named Europe’s leading travel destination at the World Travel Awards Europe 2017. Along with snagging one of the most coveted awards at the World Travel Awards Europe…
Oct 02, 2017
In an unexpected move that surprised everyone, including his own people, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia has suddenly passed a royal decree permitting women to drive. His…
Sep 27, 2017
Instalment plans are no longer confined to big-ticket purchases like cars, smartphones, home furnishings and apartments. If you’re falling short on your budget and you really have to travel, you…
Sep 23, 2017
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers from the University’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are part of…
Sep 20, 2017
Oil rose on Wednesday, set for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years, after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening supply cuts…
Sep 06, 2017
On-demand air taxis just got one step closer to becoming a reality. Lilium, the German startup whose flying taxis can go from vertical takeoff to horizontal flight, has announced $90m…
Sep 05, 2017
Convenience often comes at a cost. As consumers, many of us are resigned to seeing a surcharge or “processing fee” on goods and services when we pay by credit or…
Sep 01, 2017
Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister. The aid worth £200m ($258m)…
Aug 23, 2017
Singapore’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday seven major drinks companies, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, would limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore. A statement by the…
Aug 18, 2017
The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] rejected a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company's top investors as a "public and personal attack" without merit,…
Aug 10, 2017
Oil futures rose on Thursday after official figures showing U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected, but the market is clearly settling into a range amid quiet trading, analysts said.…
Jul 20, 2017
World Bank Group commitments to help developing countries take on poverty and boost opportunity reached nearly $59 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees in fiscal year 2017 (July…
Jul 19, 2017
Gold prices held steady on Wednesday, not far from the over two-week highs hit in the previous session, as the dollar crept up from multi-month lows even as fading prospects…

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