Saturday, July 26, 2014   

BSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks
07-25 18:02
London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany, creating a European pay TV giant, by buyi...
Russia raises interest rate on geopolitical tensions
07-25 17:51
Russia's central bank unexpectedly raised its main interest rate by a half point on Friday, warning that geopolitical tensions were pushing up inflationary risks....
China adds 7.4m jobs in first half
07-25 17:21
China's employed population in urban areas expanded by 7.37 million in the first half of 2014, with the unemployment rate remaining low at 4.08 percent, the Minis...
German business confidence down in July
07-25 16:43
Germany's Ifo business confidence indicator fell sharply in July, data showed on Friday, as the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East weigh on companies' o...
Hang Seng finishes on positive column
07-25 16:09
Hong Kong stocks rose 0.31 percent Friday, a fourth-straight advance, following a record close on Wall Street and with confidence boosted by a strong reading...
RBS reports sharp recovery
07-25 16:07
Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland warned over future earnings despite posting a surge in profits on Friday. Net profit almost tripled to 1....
European markets open lower
07-25 16:06
Europe's main stock markets dropped at the start of trading on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index down 0.32 percent to 6,799.54 points. Fra...
German consumer confidence improves
07-25 14:41
Consumer confidence in Germany is edging fractionally higher, driven by rising income expectations, a new poll found on Friday. "Consumer sentiment remain...
Nikkei ends at six-month high
07-25 14:27
Tokyo stocks rose 1.13 percent Friday to close at a six-month high after a sharp decline in US jobless claims boosted the dollar against the yen, sending expo...
Resale home price down in second quarter
07-25 12:42
Resale prices for public housing declined by 1.4 percent in the second quarter this year from the previous quarter, despite the 16 percent rise in the number of H...
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