Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google30/10/2014 15:50
Lenovo announced Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move strengthening the Chinese giant's position in the smartphone market.
Hong Kong shares end 0.49% lower30/10/2014 10:31
Hong Kong stocks slipped 0.49 percent Thursday after racking up almost three percent over the past two days, while Wall Street provided a negative lead as the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying scheme.
Barclays Bank takes £500M charge against Forex probes30/10/2014 10:19
British bank Barclays on Thursday set aside £500 million ($800 million, 634 million euros) linked to probes into price-rigging allegations in foreign exchange markets, and posted slumping third-quarter net profits.
Oil prices down in Asian trade30/10/2014 8:55
Oil prices edged lower in Asia Thursday but losses were limited by a surprisingly upbeat assessment of the US economy by the Federal Reserve
Tokyo Stocks close up O.67%30/10/2014 8:37
Tokyo stocks rose 0.67 percent on Thursday after the dollar hit a three-week high against the yen in response to the US Federal Reserve's decision to bring an end to its stimulus programme.
Fiat Chrysler returns to Q3 profit29/10/2014 15:53
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles returned to a profit in the third quarter thanks to a good performance by its luxury brands and gains in North America and Asia.
Singapore group wins bid for new Myanmar airport29/10/2014 11:18
A Singaporean-led group has won a $1.4 bn bid to build a second international airport in Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon, authorities said Wednesday, as the long-isolated nation gears up for a dramatic increase in foreign arrivals
Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones25/10/2014 1:45
Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.
French unemployment hits new record25/10/2014 12:59
Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published Friday showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits.