Kraft Foods Inc CEO Irene Rosenfeld will have a hard time convincing a judge to stop Starbucks Corp CEO Howard Schultz from taking his packaged coffee business to a new distribution partner.
Vodafone has asked Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to probe the sudden price movement in shares of India Securities after the British telecom operator objected to a merger between ISL and Essar Telecommunications Holdings.
Over a thousand South Korean civilians braved sub-zero temperatures around the country to take part in boot camps run by a special commando unit, hoping to get into shape and improve their self-discipline.
Sony Ericsson is pinning its hopes on a new line of smartphones this year after it slashed prices to attract Christmas shoppers to its ageing handsets, hurting sales and profit in the final quarter of 2010.
iPhone maker Apple was criticised by Chinese green groups for lax corporate oversight of its suppliers in China, leading to poor environmental and work safety standards that poisoned dozens of factory workers.
News Corp has told Britain it might separate Sky News from BSkyB to avoid a lengthy review of its move to take full control of the satellite broadcaster, the Financial Times reported.
Safaricom's second tranche of its five-year medium-term note worth 4.5 billion shillings (USD 55.5 million) was fully subscribed, the Kenyan mobile phone operator's chief executive said on Thursday.
Ford Motor will sign an initial agreement to explore the possibility of exporting vehicles to China, part of a multi-billion dollar commercial pact to be sealed during Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States.
Forcing banks to lock up more cash is China's most viable policy option for now as it battles inflation, though that won't shut the door on higher interest rates and faster rises in the yuan.
US online retailer Amazon.Com is to buy the 58% of British DVD and games rental firm Lovefilm it does not already own for an undisclosed price, it said on Thursday.
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said it aimed to improve its results in 2011 with a help of upcoming smartphones running Google's Android software, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.
Chinese green groups on Thursday accused iPhone maker Apple of failing to properly oversee its Chinese suppliers, leading to poor environmental and safety standards, and dozens of poisoned factory workers.
Multinational firms trying to get a bigger piece of the Asia growth story face a rising risk of becoming embroiled in corruption scandals unless they enforce stricter compliance norms and new regulations.
Australia's Qantas Airways is working towards a commercial settlement with Rolls-Royce over last year's mid-air engine explosion, its chief executive said, as the airline rebuilds its image tarnished by the incident which temporarily grounded its fleet of A380 aircraft.
China finished 2010 with a bang, its growth soaring past expectations while inflation slowed less than expected, numbers that could prod the government to ratchet up its easy-does-it approach to policy tightening.
Google Inc is expected to report a 22% jump in fourth-quarter revenue thanks to a busy holiday season, though it will face questions about long-term growth when it unveils results on Thursday.
President Barack Obama urged Chinese President Hu Jintao to let the value of China's yuan currency rise and delivered a strong message on US concerns over Beijing's human rights record at a summit on Wednesday.
Lehman Brothers Holdings is demanding that Bank of America return an additional USD 9 million on top of USD 500 million it has been ordered to repay by a bankruptcy judge.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc posted a 53% decline in fourth-quarter profit as trading revenue tumbled, dashing hopes that the Wall Street bank had bucked a tough trading climate in debt markets.
BHP Billiton on Thursday warned Australia's devastating floods will impact on its coal mining operations for at least another six months, with production already down nearly a third in the last quarter in hardest-hit Queensland state.
US President Barack Obama pressed President Hu Jintao to give China's 1.3 billion people more freedom, stepping up the forcefulness of his message on a contentious issue between the two countries.
US President Barack Obama said he told visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday that China's currency is undervalued and should be increasingly driven by markets.
China's annual gross domestic product growth sped up in the fourth quarter to 9.8% from 9.6% in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Thursday, defying expectations for a slowdown.
South Korea's POSCO, said on Thursday it had signed a deal with Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) to form a ferrochrome-producing joint venture.
A Swiss banker who publicised private client data on WikiLeaks was found guilty on Wednesday of breaching strict banking secrecy and threatening former colleagues, but was given only a suspended fine.