Sunday, January 31, 2016
Not only is billionaire Donald Trump outpolling the rest of the Republican presidential field, the former reality TV star has charged ahead of megastars Justin Bieber and Kanye West for celebrity mentions on social media, according to new data from the past month.
Switzerland's chief prosecutor said on Friday he has formally asked Malaysia for help with his probe into possible violations of Swiss law by the state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying suspected misappropriations amounted to about US$4 billion.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Government measures to aid first-time buyers and a planned increase in the transaction tax on second homes and rental properties has fueled buying by both homeowners and professional landlords in London, particularly before the higher tax goes into effect in April. High prices in the center have pushed both types of buyers to seek better deals further afield.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Malaysia trimmed its growth expectations for 2016 after a decline in oil prices crimped the outlook for exports and government revenue. Prime Minister Najib Razak is counting on consumers to hold up the economy, finding ways to put more money in their pockets.
GrabTaxi is now known as Grab, in a rebranding that the South-east Asian ride-booking platform says will reflect all of its services beyond just taxis, which include private cars (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress).
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Exxon Mobil Corp on Monday said efficiencies and increased use of renewable fuels will cut by half the carbon intensity of the world's economy by 2040 but climate policies will increase the cost of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the company's latest long-term outlook.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket for a second time, a key step in its quest to develop reusable boosters, the company said on Friday.
The New Shepard rocket and capsule, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in West Texas at 11.22am CST (1722 GMT) and landed itself minutes later back on the launch pad, the company said in a statement.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
European economic growth will see an immediate boost as a result of the unprecedented influx of refugees, according to an International Monetary Fund study, handing a silver lining to leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel as they attempt to untangle the crisis.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
China's economy grew 6.8 per cent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, matching expectations and the slowest since the global financial crisis, putting pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures as fears of a sharper slowdown panic investors.