Category Archives: Business

China's Sinopec building filling station in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese oil major Sinopec is building a filling station on an island in the South China Sea, as China continues to expand its civilian infrastructure in the…

Twitter warns some users of possible state-sponsored cyber attack

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts, the company said,…

Japan firms keep bullish capex plans, gloomy on outlook: tankan

By Leika Kihara & Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese business confidence held steady & companies maintained their bullish spending plans, a quarterly central bank survey showed on Monday, offering…

Fosun's chairman makes first public appearance after assisting China probe

By Engen Tham SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Fosun International <0656.HK> Chairman Guo Guangchang attended a company meeting in Shanghai on Monday, two people at the event told Reuters, his first public…

Typhoon threatens central Philippines, 750,000 evacuated

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a typhoon with winds of up to 150 kph (95…

Alibaba agrees on $266 mln acquisition deal with South China Morning Post

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has agreed on a $266 million deal to acquire the South China Morning Post & other media assets of SCMP Group Ltd…

ESM's Regling says IMF will participate in Greece's new bailout

ATHENS (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take part in the Greek bailout programme with a small contribution, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) chief Klaus Regling said in a…

Swiss say arrest two Syrians, probing possible Islamist ties

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – Two Syrian men were arrested in Geneva on Friday after traces of explosives were found in their car, Switzerland's attorney general said on Saturday,…

Burkina Faso charges three soldiers with murder of journalist

By Nadoun Coulibaly OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Authorities in Burkina Faso have charged three soldiers over the murder in 1998 of journalist Norbert Zongo, whose killing became a symbol of repression…