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  • Are the world`s cars on the cusp of going solar?

    Are the world's cars on the cusp of going solar?  

    28 Aug 2014, 7.44 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    "By 2020, shrinking battery and solar cost will make EVs (electric vehicles) in the mass segments the cheaper alternative over a car life cycle in mos...

  • Mega-IPO to rekindle `bromance` behind Alibaba`s rise

    Mega-IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise  

    28 Aug 2014, 8.33 am  |  Source: Reuters

    Next month, the three poster boys for Asian technology entrepreneurship, bound by a shared ambition and a taste for sushi and golf, are set to be reun...

  • Ebola scare: SA Airways takes steps to prevent virus spread

    Ebola scare: SA Airways takes steps to prevent virus spread  

    27 Aug 2014, 6.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

    Apart from heightened surveillance by Port Health officials for travellers with EVD signs and symptoms, he said, "All foreign nationals who test posit...

  • Rooting out Islamic State won`t be easy, says Obama

    Rooting out Islamic State won't be easy, says Obama  

    27 Aug 2014, 8.24 am  |  Source: Reuters

    Obama, who ordered air strikes against the militant group in Iraq and is considering them for Syria, said he would do whatever is necessary to go afte...

  • Post disasters, Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

    Post disasters, Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts  

    27 Aug 2014, 8.18 am  |  Source: Reuters

    Deep job losses, route cuts and a change of leadership are expected in a restructuring plan prepared by Malaysia's government for announcement as earl...

  • Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render

    Google buys video-processing service provider Zync Render  

    27 Aug 2014, 8.13 am  |  Source: Reuters

    Zync software has been used to render hundreds of commercials and over a dozen feature films, including the likes of "Flight", "Looper" and "American ...

  • Mozilla takes swipe at India market with $ 33 smartphone

    Mozilla takes swipe at India market with $ 33 smartphone  

    26 Aug 2014, 8.23 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    The Cloud FX device manufactured by Indian smartphone maker Intex will be sold exclusively through Snapdeal, India's largest online marketplace, tappi...

  • Fewer economists believe US policy on right track

    Fewer economists believe US policy on right track  

    26 Aug 2014, 9.22 am  |  Source: CNBC

    The National Association for Business Economics' economic policy survey found 53 percent believe US monetary policy is on the right track, that's down...

  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for USD 970 mn

    Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for USD 970 mn  

    26 Aug 2014, 8.49 am  |  Source: Reuters

    The move, announced by the two companies on Monday, is the largest deal in Amazon's 20-year history and will help the US e-commerce company vie with A...

  • Why Asia`s airlines aren`t delivering profits

    Why Asia's airlines aren't delivering profits  

    26 Aug 2014, 8.33 am  |  Source: CNBC

    It's not for a lack of passengers. The region's passenger traffic is forecast to rise at a 5.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over 2013-20...

  • Fed and ECB: Spot the difference

    Fed and ECB: Spot the difference  

    25 Aug 2014, 9.44 am  |  Source: CNBC

    The Fed's policy interest rate – the federal funds rate (the only interest rate it directly controls) – traded at 0.08 percent last Friday, signif...

  • Goldman inks $1.2-bn deal over US bond claims

    Goldman inks $1.2-bn deal over US bond claims  

    23 Aug 2014, 4.06 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie and Freddie, announced the settlement yesterday with the Wall Street powerhouse....

  • Amazon developing own online advertising software: WSJ

    Amazon developing own online advertising software: WSJ  

    23 Aug 2014, 2.58 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google Inc on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google ...

  • Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State

    Obama may seek new funds to battle Islamic State   

    23 Aug 2014, 2.16 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    The administration has indicated it does not want to put combat troops into the region, although it has said it is evaluating all options on how to de...

  • Yellen: Closer to Fed aims; hard to gauge labor mkt slack

    Yellen: Closer to Fed aims; hard to gauge labor mkt slack   

    22 Aug 2014, 8.38 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    In prepared remarks for the annual Jackson Hole policy conference, Yellen said the Fed was now questioning both the degree of remaining slack in the l...

  • Is Dubai`s property market still too hot?

    Is Dubai's property market still too hot?  

    22 Aug 2014, 3.05 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    According to CBRE Group , apartment prices increased by a more modest 3.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, bringing gains over the last year to ...

  • China banks on first-time buyers to prop up housing

    China banks on first-time buyers to prop up housing  

    22 Aug 2014, 2.47 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    New home prices dropped in July for the third month in a row with 64 out of 70 cities surveyed showing month-on-month declines....

  • 469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

    469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF  

    22 Aug 2014, 8.34 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

    The latest round of fighting came shortly after a 24-hour ceasefire extension between Israel and the Palestinian militants announced by the Egyptian g...

  • How to deal with Jackson Hole `rate rage`

    How to deal with Jackson Hole 'rate rage'  

    21 Aug 2014, 5.16 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    As investors look ahead to this week's Jackson Hole symposium for central bankers, one of the key worries is that attendees from the US Federal Reserv...

  • Why now`s the time to buy iron ore

    Why now's the time to buy iron ore  

    21 Aug 2014, 2.09 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    "It is time to tactically get long iron ore swaps and Fortescue Metals," Conor O`Malley of independent research firm View from the Peak said in a note...

  • China August HSBC flash PMI slips to 3-month low

    China August HSBC flash PMI slips to 3-month low  

    21 Aug 2014, 8.24 am  |  Source: Reuters

    The HSBC/Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 50.3 from July's 18-month high of 51.7, missing a Reuters forecast ...

  • Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for worse

    Still awash with cash, world economies take turn for worse  

    20 Aug 2014, 7.00 pm  |  Source: Reuters

    Many policymakers across the world would like to move away from this ultra-loose monetary policy, which they introduced to drag their countries out of...

  • US journo beheaded in Iraq; ISIS posts video

    US journo beheaded in Iraq; ISIS posts video   

    20 Aug 2014, 6.58 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Militant organisation, ISIS, has beheaded an American journalist and posted a video online...

  • IFC to raise $2.5 bn from onshore rupee bonds

    IFC to raise $2.5 bn from onshore rupee bonds   

    20 Aug 2014, 6.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

    IFC will use a combination of rupee-denominated bonds and swaps to raise local-currency financing of up to Rs 15,000 crore over the next five years, I...

  • UN agency`s humanitarian aid push for displaced Iraqis

    UN agency's humanitarian aid push for displaced Iraqis  

    20 Aug 2014, 3.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

    An air, road and sea operation will begin today with a four-day airlift from Aqaba in Jordan to Erbil in Iraq, followed by road convoys from Turkey an...

  • Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

    Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire  

    20 Aug 2014, 8.38 am  |  Source: Reuters

    The Israeli military would not specify any of the targets of some 30 attacks across Gaza it said was in response to rocket fire aimed at Israel....

  • Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids

    Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids   

    20 Aug 2014, 8.24 am  |  Source: Reuters

    Google's effort is partly driven by the fact that some parents are already trying to create accounts for their children and the company wants to make ...

  • Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report

    Snapchat in talks to expand services: Report   

    20 Aug 2014, 8.17 am  |  Source: Reuters

    The California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery, the Journal reported, citing ...

  • Watch: Google`s 10-year journey on Wall Street

    Watch: Google's 10-year journey on Wall Street   

    19 Aug 2014, 4.51 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    The Google listing triggered a decade of big bets in technology which saw companies like Facebook, Twitter and many others take Wall Street by storm. ...

  • Why Hong Kong may face more property curbs

    Why Hong Kong may face more property curbs  

    19 Aug 2014, 12.38 pm  |  Source: CNBC

    Hong Kong`s home prices have more than doubled since 2008, driven higher by a flood of cheap money from developed markets` central banks in the wake o...

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