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Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 4:26 PMAP

Investors are running out of reasons to own gold. The price of the metal, which is often seen as a hedge against inflation and a weak dollar, slumped to its lowest in five years on Monday. The dollar has rallied in recent months, diminishing the...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Work was supposed to begin next year on a €7 billion (US$7.6 billion) waterfront urban renewal project almost twice the size of New York's Central Park that could have poured nearly a billion euros into Greece's depleted coffers. The...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:26 PMAP

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reshuffled his cabinet after a rebellion earlier this week in his party's ranks over the austerity measures, replacing two ministers who voted against him and changing another eight ministers and deputy...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Oil prices that slumped steeply earlier this year may decline again once a historic deal between the West and Iran allows that country to start pouring more crude into a market already brimming with supply. Many analysts estimate that Iran, OPEC...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

At Cuba's new mega-port project west of Havana, shipping containers are stacked five-deep the length of its 2,300-foot (700-metre) dock alongside four massive, Chinese-built offloading cranes. Neon-vested workers are busy laying roads and...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2015 | 12:57 PMAP

Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly early Thursday to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by bailout creditors, despite significant dissent from members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' own left-wing party. The bill, which imposes...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2015 | 11:37 AMAP

The German government is arguing that one possible way to help Greece meet its financial obligations in coming days, before a full bailout programme is established, is for the country to issue IOUs for domestic needs. Finance Ministry spokesman...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2015 | 12:43 PMAP

After gruelling, often angry negotiations that tested the limits of European unity, Greece on Monday won a preliminary deal that averts financial catastrophe but also guarantees years more of hardship and sacrifice for its people. Prime Minister...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back on its feet. The International Monetary Fund certainly thinks so, according to a new report in which it argues Greece should get help. But Germany, another major creditor to Greece, is...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 11:32 AMAP

Anxious Greek pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday in the hope of getting their pensions, while queues formed at ATMs as they gradually began dispensing cash again following the imposition of strict controls on capital. As global markets...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

BlackBerry Limited reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as the company turns its focus away from hardware.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said it...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago.The...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Greece has finally offered economic reforms that creditors consider closer to being acceptable, giving Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a few days to turn a spirit of goodwill into a deal that might keep the country from a painful exit from the euro...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 7:38 PMAP

Rupert Murdoch will soon hand over the reins of the media dynasty that began with his father's Australian newspaper nearly a century ago, to his sons. The specific timing of the handoff of 21st Century Fox is unclear. But as James Murdoch...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 9:40 AMAP

Water has begun flooding into an expanded section of the Panama Canal as engineers begin testing new locks. It's a key step in a project that will affect trade across the world. Officials overseeing the multibillion-dollar canal expansion...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Former BlackBerry co-chief executive Jim Balsillie said Tuesday that Apple's introduction of the iPhone and BlackBerry's rushed attempt to match it was devastating for the once iconic company. Balsillie said in his first public remarks...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 11:05 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its centre of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it started operations 150 years ago. The London-...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Shares in Deutsche Bank soared Monday, a day after the company said its co-CEOs, Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, will step down early. The bank's shares were up 5.1 per cent in afternoon trading in Frankfurt at €29.02 – by far the...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 4:58 PMAP

The world should move away from using fossil fuels by the end of this century, G-7 leaders said Monday, setting an ambitious but distant goal ahead of a global conference on climate change this year. The leaders of seven wealthy democracies also...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future – good news for both for oil-hungry international industries and consumers at the gas pump. The cartel said its output...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

In the two months since Airbnb started doing business in Cuba, listings have ballooned to about 2,000. The website makes it relatively easy to find lodging in a country that's largely been cut off from the online booking systems most travellers...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 11:06 AMAP

Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for US$55.33 billion, creating another US television and Internet giant. And executives say they're confident regulators will allow it. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:40 PMAP

Greece's government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its dwindling cash reserves dry up. The possibility of...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 PMAP

Guyana's new president has appointed 27 ministers to his cabinet after his opposition coalition won the South American country's general election. Retired army general David Granger awarded several ministries to the smaller Alliance for...

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