LONDON (AP) — Pizza Express, one of Britain's best-known chain restaurants, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for about 900 million pounds ($1.5 billion.)
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top spokesman says the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November in Beijing would be a good opportunity for Japanese and Chinese leaders to hold their first talks in 1 ½ years amid sour relations.
Boeing is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent and it's still the Asia-Pacific region that is driving most of the growth.
BARCELONA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2014--The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress has officially been certified as carbon neutral, making it the world’s largest conference and exhibition to have achieved this important designation. AENOR (Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación) has verified that the GSMA successfully completed the certification process under the PAS 2060 international standard and Mobile World Congress has achieved a zero carbon footprint. The certificate was presented to John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. by Eva Subirá, Director of AENOR in Catalunya.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has confirmed the country's first two cases of people infected with a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly through the Caribbean region this year.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2014--State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced that it has been selected by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM) and Legg Mason for liquid alternatives fund servicing. Liquid alternatives refer to alternative investment strategies that are available through investment vehicles such as mutual funds, ETFs or closed-end funds that provide daily, weekly or biweekly liquidity. In the US, liquid alternatives commonly take the form of Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment companies, often referred to as 40 Act funds. State Street offers reporting, compliance, accounting, custody, settlement and analytics services to liquid alternative fund managers and also services 14 of the top 25 liquid alternatives funds 1.
NEW YORK & FRANKFURT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2014--Bloomberg announced today that it has acquired RTS Realtime Systems, a global provider of low-latency connectivity and trading support services. RTS provides market connectivity and trading tools for equities, futures, options, FX and fixed income trading.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2014--To address the growing market for prepaid products and mobile financial services in the Asia Pacific region, i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced the opening of its Singapore office. Located at One Raffles Place, the office will house product, client services and business development staff.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging Southeast Asia's regional bloc to do more to combat human trafficking after two of its member states were blacklisted for failing to act decisively against exploitation of migrant laborers.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower for a second day in a row as investors position themselves for corporate earnings reports. Major U.S. companies start reporting their earnings this week, beginning with aluminum maker Alcoa later today.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures pointed to a second straight day of declines on Wall Street Tuesday following record highs last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — After pushing stocks to records last week, investors turned cautious on Monday ahead of a batch of corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3 percent to close at 17,024.21. That's almost 50 points lower after closing above 17,000 for the first time last week. The S&P 500 lost 7.79 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,977.65 and the Nasdaq composite fell 34.40 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,451.53.
LONDON (AP) — Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce cars, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, have soared worldwide.
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater cooperation.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are modestly lower in afternoon trading, giving up some of last week's gains that pushed the Dow and the S&P 500 to new records. The Dow remains above 17,000 today, down about 40 points from Thursday's early close. The broader indexes also are lower.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truckers in a long-running dispute with three companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have started what they say is an indefinite strike.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures fell before the market opened Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. corporate earnings. Stocks gave up some of their gains from late last week, when the U.S. reported robust job gains, underscoring a recent trend of stronger hiring and healthy manufacturing.