08/29/2014 12:57 AM
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
08/28/2014 07:26 PM
IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.
08/28/2014 09:08 PM
Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
08/29/2014 12:49 AM
Iceland eruption triggers red alert
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
08/29/2014 01:10 AM
No charges in US accidental shooting
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
08/29/2014 12:51 AM
Pakistan army to mediate in protest
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
08/28/2014 09:33 PM
Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
08/28/2014 07:05 PM
Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
08/29/2014 12:20 AM
'Dead' Indian activist found alive
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
08/28/2014 06:00 PM
Google trials drone deliveries
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
08/28/2014 02:45 PM
Nigeria launches electronic ID cards
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments.
08/28/2014 11:21 AM
Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
08/28/2014 11:22 AM
VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast
A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.
08/28/2014 08:31 PM
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
08/28/2014 07:02 PM
VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants
A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
08/29/2014 01:02 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
08/29/2014 01:06 AM
VIDEO: 100 year old tortoise is on the move
A extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
08/28/2014 11:22 PM
VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
08/28/2014 10:49 AM
VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
08/27/2014 07:01 PM
VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
08/28/2014 12:30 PM
Thirty gold bars buried on beach
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
08/28/2014 08:31 AM
VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
08/28/2014 11:27 AM
Malaysia Airlines expects more losses
Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
08/28/2014 08:46 AM
EU widens aid to dairy exporters
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
08/28/2014 07:51 AM
'Fashionable' smartwatches announced
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
08/28/2014 12:06 PM
Police seize video gamer live on cam
Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.
08/28/2014 09:14 AM
Pitt and Jolie wedding announced
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
08/28/2014 07:10 PM
Diana's Bake Off exit announced
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
08/29/2014 01:06 AM
UN seeks climate change 'Malala'
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
08/28/2014 02:52 PM
DNA tells story of Arctic peopling
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
08/28/2014 08:15 PM
Plain packs 'no effect on smokers'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
08/28/2014 08:17 PM
Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
08/28/2014 09:30 PM
Murray breezes into US Open last 32
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
08/28/2014 05:35 PM
Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid
Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.
08/27/2014 05:36 PM
The last Armenians of Myanmar
The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?
08/27/2014 07:39 PM
Guns a part of American childhood
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns. Those who do often start young
08/28/2014 12:55 PM
Zambia leader sacks potential rival
Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.
08/28/2014 10:50 PM
UN peacekeepers held in Golan
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
08/28/2014 04:48 PM
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
08/28/2014 10:13 PM
Argentina general strike 'success'
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
08/28/2014 01:00 PM
Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'
Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
08/28/2014 11:46 AM
US supermarket sale ends bitter feud
The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
08/29/2014 12:10 AM
Farage sights set on more defections
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
08/29/2014 01:00 AM
Ex-children's head 'must quit'
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
08/28/2014 07:01 PM
New hospital food rules introduced
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
08/28/2014 08:27 PM
Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.
08/28/2014 07:13 AM
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
News images from around the world: 28 August
08/27/2014 03:17 AM
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
08/27/2014 10:19 AM
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
News images from around the world: 27 August
08/24/2014 06:36 PM
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
British actor and director's illustrious career
08/25/2014 01:37 AM
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
08/26/2014 01:11 PM
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
News images from around the world: 26 August
08/26/2014 03:28 AM
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
08/12/2014 11:08 AM
In pictures: The Maliki years
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
08/28/2014 08:13 PM
Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
08/28/2014 08:02 PM
VIDEO: California's new gold rush
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild
08/28/2014 11:39 PM
VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
08/28/2014 07:51 PM
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
08/28/2014 08:29 PM
Has the humble password had its day?
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
08/28/2014 08:35 PM
The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
08/28/2014 08:09 PM
How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
08/28/2014 03:28 PM
Canada, Russia in Twitter map fight
Russia responds to a Canadian geography lesson
08/27/2014 10:12 AM
Indecisive end to Gaza conflict
Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
08/27/2014 07:09 PM
Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial
New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine
08/29/2014 12:57 AM
More than 3m have fled Syria - UN
The UN says Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" with more than three million Syrians living outside the country as refugees.
08/28/2014 07:26 PM
IS militants 'behead Kurdish man'
The Islamic State group releases a video appearing to show militants killing a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting it in northern Iraq.
08/28/2014 09:08 PM
Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.
08/29/2014 12:49 AM
Iceland eruption triggers red alert
The Icelandic Met Office raises its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight.
08/29/2014 01:10 AM
No charges in US accidental shooting
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
08/29/2014 12:51 AM
Pakistan army to mediate in protest
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
08/28/2014 09:33 PM
Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
08/28/2014 07:05 PM
Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
08/29/2014 12:20 AM
'Dead' Indian activist found alive
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.
08/28/2014 06:00 PM
Google trials drone deliveries
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
08/28/2014 02:45 PM
Nigeria launches electronic ID cards
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan formally launches a national electronic identity card, which can also be used to make payments.
08/28/2014 11:21 AM
Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'
One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
08/28/2014 11:22 AM
VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast
A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.
08/28/2014 08:31 PM
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.
08/28/2014 07:02 PM
VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants
A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
08/29/2014 01:02 AM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
08/29/2014 01:06 AM
VIDEO: 100 year old tortoise is on the move
A extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.
08/28/2014 11:22 PM
VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
08/28/2014 10:49 AM
VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
08/27/2014 07:01 PM
VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
08/28/2014 12:30 PM
Thirty gold bars buried on beach
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
08/28/2014 08:31 AM
VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
08/28/2014 11:27 AM
Malaysia Airlines expects more losses
Malaysia Airlines says the full financial impact of the two tragedies to hit the company will be seen in the second half of the year.
08/28/2014 08:46 AM
EU widens aid to dairy exporters
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
08/28/2014 07:51 AM
'Fashionable' smartwatches announced
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.
08/28/2014 12:06 PM
Police seize video gamer live on cam
Armed police dramatically raid the office of a video gamer near Denver, US - and the incident was broadcast live online.
08/28/2014 09:14 AM
Pitt and Jolie wedding announced
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
08/28/2014 07:10 PM
Diana's Bake Off exit announced
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
08/29/2014 01:06 AM
UN seeks climate change 'Malala'
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
08/28/2014 02:52 PM
DNA tells story of Arctic peopling
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
08/28/2014 08:15 PM
Plain packs 'no effect on smokers'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
08/28/2014 08:17 PM
Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
08/28/2014 09:30 PM
Murray breezes into US Open last 32
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
08/28/2014 05:35 PM
Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid
Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.
08/27/2014 05:36 PM
The last Armenians of Myanmar
The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?
08/27/2014 07:39 PM
Guns a part of American childhood
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns. Those who do often start young
08/28/2014 12:55 PM
Zambia leader sacks potential rival
Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.
08/28/2014 10:50 PM
UN peacekeepers held in Golan
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
08/28/2014 04:48 PM
Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
08/28/2014 10:13 PM
Argentina general strike 'success'
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.
08/28/2014 01:00 PM
Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak'
Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
08/28/2014 11:46 AM
US supermarket sale ends bitter feud
The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
08/29/2014 12:10 AM
Farage sights set on more defections
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
08/29/2014 01:00 AM
Ex-children's head 'must quit'
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
08/28/2014 07:01 PM
New hospital food rules introduced
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
08/28/2014 08:27 PM
Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.
08/28/2014 07:13 AM
Day in pictures: 28 August 2014
News images from around the world: 28 August
08/27/2014 03:17 AM
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales
08/27/2014 10:19 AM
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014
News images from around the world: 27 August
08/24/2014 06:36 PM
Richard Attenborough career in pictures
British actor and director's illustrious career
08/25/2014 01:37 AM
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging
08/26/2014 01:11 PM
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014
News images from around the world: 26 August
08/26/2014 03:28 AM
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles
08/12/2014 11:08 AM
In pictures: The Maliki years
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki
08/28/2014 08:13 PM
Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
08/28/2014 08:02 PM
VIDEO: California's new gold rush
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild
08/28/2014 11:39 PM
VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?
08/28/2014 07:51 PM
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
08/28/2014 08:29 PM
Has the humble password had its day?
What new techs can reliably establish our identities?
08/28/2014 08:35 PM
The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
08/28/2014 08:09 PM
How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take
08/28/2014 03:28 PM
Canada, Russia in Twitter map fight
Russia responds to a Canadian geography lesson
08/27/2014 10:12 AM
Indecisive end to Gaza conflict
Ceasefire brings indecisive end to Gaza conflict
08/27/2014 07:09 PM
Tank sighting shoots hole in Russian denial
New video suggests Russia could be sending tanks into Ukraine
08/28/2014 11:29 PM
:: فنرباغچه و گالاتاساراي يك بار ديگر به روبروي هم خواهند آمد
هيجان در فوتبال با يك بازي عالي شروع مي شود.
با ۱۶ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش ورزش
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 11:23 PM
سرگرمی :: یک پای دختر مدرسه ای 16 ساله در دوبلین لای واگن قطار خیابانی گیر کرد
مردم همگی جمع شدند و با تکان دادن واگن قطار ، دختر بچه را نجات دادند. مجروحیت او در بیمارستان مداوا شد. (چند ثانیه وسطهای کلیپ سیاه است ولی صدا دارد.)
با ۲۴ امتیاز و ۲ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:47 PM
:: علاقه مصطفی پور محمدی به پرسپولیس!
وزیر دادگستری دولت یازدهم در برنامه شهر آفتابی از پرسپولیس و علی پروین می گوید!
با ۲۰ امتیاز و ۳ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش ورزش
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:47 PM
:: داستان ۵۰ مرد و زن موفق که در ابتدا شکست خوردند(۲)
در قسمت قبل در مورد افراد تجاری مشهوری گفتیم که شکست های سختی در طول راهشان متحمل شده بودند در این قسمت از شکست های دانشمندان و مکتشفین مشهور برای شما می نویسم:
با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۲ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش دانش و فناوری
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:44 PM
:: آنجلینا جولی و برد پیت ازدواج کردند
برد پیت ۵۰ ساله و آنجلینا جولی ۳۹ ساله روز شنبه، ۲۳ اوت، در روستایی در جنوب فرانسه ازدواج کردند. آنها از حدود دو سال پیش رسما نامزد کرده بودند و گمانه‌زنی‌های زیادی درباره زمان و مکان ازدواج آنها مطرح بود. این زوج سرشناس هالیوودی در مراسمی خصوصی در یک کلیسای کوچک در روستای کورنس، روستایی کوچک در جنوب فرانسه، ازدواج کردند و اعضای خانواده و دوستانشان در مراسم حضور داشتند. برد پیت و آنجلینا جولی شش فرزند دارند که سه نفر از آنها را از کامبوج، ویتنام و اتیوپی به فرزندی پذیرفته‌اند. این سومین ازدواج آنجلینا جولی و دومین ازدواج برد پیت است.
با ۲۴ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش هنر و ادبیات
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:44 PM
:: جشنواره بین المللی فیلم ونیز افتتاح شد+فيلم
هفتاد و یکمین دوره جشنواره بین المللی فیلم ونیز، روز چهارشنبه، افتتاح شد. از مجموع ۵۵ فیلم منتخب، ۲۰ فیلم در بخش اصلی مسابقه برای دریافت جایزه شیر طلایی به رقابت می پردازند که فیلم «قصه ها» ساخته رخشان بنی اعتماد و «۹۹ خانه»، ساخته رامین بحرانی از آن جمله اند...
با ۱۸ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش هنر و ادبیات
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:43 PM
:: پول وآموزش آن به کودکان
تابستان هنوز پایان نیافته است اما والدین به فکر سال تحصیلی جدید فرزندانشان می باشند این موج خرید لوازم مورد نیازجهت بازگشت به مدرسه می تواند تبدیل به فرصتی جهت آغازِ آموزشهای ابتدایی مالی ومدیریت سرمایه گذاری برای کودکانمان باشد.
با ۱۶ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اقتصاد
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:43 PM
:: گران ترين ماشين هاي جهان
گران ترين ماشين هاي جهان
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اقتصاد
لینک مستقیم
08/28/2014 10:43 PM
:: هزار و ۴۰۰ مورد تجاوز به کودکان در شهر ۲۵۰ هزار نفری راترهام انگلیس
در شهر راترهام انگلیس ظرف ۱۶ سال گذشته از صدها کودک سوء‌استفاده جنسی شده است. یک گزارش تکان دهنده مقامات مسئول شهر را مسئول این فاجعه می‌داند. نه پلیس به‌موقع واکنش‌نشان داده و نه سازمان حفاظت از جوانان و نوجوانان. بر پایه‌ی نتایج منتشر شده‌ی یک بررسی در راترهام، شهری در شمال انگلیس، از ۱۶ سال گذشته تا کنون صدها کودک مورد سوءاستفاده جنسی قرار گرفته‌اند. نکته جالب توجه در این گزارش عدم برخورد متناسب نهادهای مسئول با این رویداد در سال‌های گذشته است. رئیس پیشین سازمان حفاظت از نوجوانان که این گزارش را تنظیم کرده است، می‌گوید: «بر پایه‌ی تخمین‌ها از سال ۱۹۹۷ تا ۲۰۱۳ تقریبا ۱۴۰۰ کودک مورد استثمار جنسی قرار گرفته‌اند.» این گزارش توضیحات و جزئیات تاسف‌باری را در برمی‌گیرد که حاکی از تجاوزهای دسته‌جمعی به کودکان و ربودن دخترانی است که بسیاری در زمان ناپدید شدن هنوز به سن ۱۱ سالگی هم نرسیده بوده‌اند.
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08/28/2014 09:30 PM
:: تاکید چند باره خامنه‌ای بر مرزبندی با جنبش سبز و ضرورت رعایت خطوط قرمز مورد نظرش، آسیب‌پذیری او را نشان می‌دهد.
همچنین می‌توان نتیجه گرفت خامنه‌ای نسبت به افشاگری در خصوص بورسیه‌های غیر قانونی اعطا شده و همچنین تخلفات مالی ریالی و دلاری دولت قبلی ناخرسند است. اگر دولت روحانی این درخواست را بپذیرد آنگاه یکی از برگ‌های برنده خود در نمایش مشکلاتی که با آن دست به گریبان است و تهییج مدافعانش را از دست می‌دهد. تغییر بسته اقتصادی خامنه‌ای تصریح کرد بخش‌هایی از مفاد بسته اقتصادی دولت با سیاست‌های اقتصاد مقاومتی تطبیق ندارد و باید تغییر داده شوند. وی به جزئیات اشاره نکرد اما می‌توان حدس زد تاکید وی بر کاهش واردات، سرمایه‌گذاری بیشتر در امور صنایع تبدیلی در روستا ها و کشاورزی و عدم استفاده از ظرفیت‌های تعامل با غرب و برنامه‌ریزی با فرض تداوم تحریم‌ها و شرایط انزوا است. تاکید چند باره خامنه‌ای بر مرزبندی با جنبش سبز و ضرورت رعایت خطوط قرمز مورد نظرش، آسیب‌پذیری او را نشان می‌دهد. خامنه‌ای از دولت خواست علی‌رغم مخالفت با طرح مسکن مهر، خانه‌های در حال ساخت را تکمیل کند. او با انتقاد از سیستم بانکی کشور آن را به بنگاه‌داری و عدم حمایت از تولید متهم کرد. این در حالی است که نظر وی در زمینه تقویت تولید و کار آفرینی، منجر به از بین رفتن بخش زیادی از منابع بانک‌ها در قالب وام‌های زودبازده شد. در حال حاضر بانک‌ها نزدیک به هشتاد هزار میلیارد تومان به بانک مرکزی بدهکار هستند. کلید واژه‌ها و نکات محوری سخنان خامنه‌ای نزدیکی و زیادی با سمت‌گیری و ادبیات اصول‌گرایان افراطی داشت و نتیجه حرف‌های او، محرک تندروی مخالفان درون حکومتی روحانی و تشویق آنها به حملات بیشتر است. خامنه‌ای با سخنان خود، آهنگ مهار دولت روحانی و جلوگیری از بالفعل شدن تهدیدهای آن علیه وضع سیاسی موجود و موازنه قوا در درون بلوک قدرت را شتاب بخشید. در عین حال تاکید چند باره وی بر مرزبندی با جنبش سبز و ضرورت رعایت خطوط قرمز مورد نظرش، آسیب‌پذیری او را نیز نشان می‌دهد و شاهدی است بر آن که او کماکان از ناحیه حضور اصلاح‌طلبان در دولت و یا نیروهایی که در سال ۱۳۸۸ از موسوی و کروبی حمایت کردند، احساس خطر می‌کند.
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08/28/2014 09:28 PM
:: فشار بازجویان بر تاجزاده برای اعتراف علیه هاشمی رفسنجانی
تاجزاده خطاب به هاشمی‌رفسنجانی، رئیس مجمع تشخیص مصلحت نظام، نوشته است: «مشکل حضرات بیش و پیش از آقای مهدی هاشمی، خود شما هستید.»
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08/28/2014 09:22 PM
:: اعدام ۱۶۰ زندانی و به‌آتش‌کشاندن چند چاه نفت توسط "دولت اسلامی"
نیروهای گروه تروریستی "دولت اسلامی" و واحدهای پیشمرگه کرد در شمال عراق در حال جنگ علیه یکدیگرند. به گزارش خبرگزاری فرانسه به نقل از شرکت نفتی عراق "کمپانی نفت شمال"، روز پنج‌شنبه (۲۸ اوت / ۶ شهریور) شبه‌نظامیان "دولت اسلامی" سه چاه نفتی در منطقه "عین زاله" در نینوا را آتش زدند. این گروه پیش از ترک این منطقه اقدام به آتش زدن چاه‌های نفتی کرده است.
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08/28/2014 08:46 PM
:: با این اپ Ignore No More فرزند شما مجبور میشود جواب تلفن شما را جواب بدهد
شما هم حتما تجربه کرده اید به بچه تان تلفن میزنید که ببینید کجاست و چکار میکند ، ولی بچه تلفن شما را نادیده میگیرد و جواب نمیدهد. با این اپ روی اسمارت فون فرزند تان او مجبور میشود تلفن شما را جواب دهد اگر اینکار را نکند تلفنش قفل میشود و دیگر کار نمیکند. فقط با پسوردی که شما میدانید قفل دوباره باز میشود. ایده این اپ را یک مادر آمریکایی که از دست دخترش عصبانی میشد داده است.
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08/28/2014 08:27 PM
سرگرمی :: کرم داشتیم انقلاب کردیم؟؟!!
لطفا به سوالات زیر پاسخ دهید. 1- تفاوت "حضرت والا" و "حضرت آقا" را توضیح دهید! / 2- دو کلمه "مقام عظمای ولایت" و "شاهنشاه آریا مهر" را تعریف کنید! / 3- معنی عبارتهای " جانم فدای رهبر" و " جان نثار" را به طور خلاصه شرح دهید! / 4- دو کلمهء "بیت" و "کاخ" چه تفاوتهایی دارند؟! / 5- تفاوت دو گروه "عاشق ولایت" و "فدوی" را در چند سطر توضیح دهید! / 6- "بنیاد پهلوی" و "بنیاد علوی" چه تفاوتی دارند؟ / 7- جمله " سلطنت عطیه ای است الهی " چه رابطه ای با عبارت "مقام عظمای ولایت جانشین امام زمان" دارد ؟ / 8- تفاوت "رای ملوکانه " با "حکم حکومتی" کدام است؟ / اگر جواب همه سوالات یکی‌ است پس کرم داشتید انقلاب کردید؟؟!!
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08/28/2014 07:59 PM
:: اشاره آشکار قرآن به پهن بودن زمین
قرآن در مورد آسمان می‌گوید که پس از اینکه شب و روز آسمان را مشخص کردیم، اقدام به گسترش دادن زمین نمودیم: وَأَغْطَشَ لَيْلَهَا وَأَخْرَجَ ضُحَاهَا(نازعات/29) و شبش را تيره و روزش را آشكار گردانيد. و الارض بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ دَحَاهَا(نازعات/30) و زمين را بعد از آن گسترش داد. أَخْرَجَ مِنْهَا مَاءهَا وَمَرْعَاهَا (نازعات/31) آبش و چراگاهش را از آن بيرون آورد. موضوعی که در این آیه مطرح است معنی دحاها می‌باشد؛ دحاها در زبان عربی به معنی بسطها است و طبق انچه که در ادامه همین مقاله خواهید دید، بسط دقیقا به معنی پهن کردن است. دَحَا در زبان عربی به معنی بَسَط. (و الدَّحوُ: البَسطُ. يقال "دحا یدحو و يَدحَى" ای بَسَط و وسع ) و البته به بارش باران به دلیل پهن شدن آن بر زمین هم گفته می‌شود: و المطر الداحی يَدحى الحَصَى عن وجه الارض. دَحَا الشیء: بسطه و وسعه (معجم الوسیط) دحا: دَحَا الشیء بسطه. (معجم مختار الصحاح) در قاموس محیط گفته شده که دحا الارض یعنی پهن کردن و کشیدن: دحا الله الارضَ يَدحوها و یدحاها دحواً: بَسَطها... اندح: اتسع ... و ادحَوى: انبَسَط.(قاموس المحیط). قاموس محیط معتبرترین کتاب در زمینه شناخت زبان عربی است تا جائی که اعراب به لغتنامه با اقتباس از همین نام قاموس می‌گویند، نویسنده این کتاب فیروز آبادی ایرانی است. ابن فارس در مقاییس الغه می‌گوید که دحاها یعنی آن را گسترش داد و پهن کرد و در ادامه می‌گوید که شتر مرغ هنگام تخم‌گذاری زمین را با پایش صاف و پهن می‌کند، بدین خاطر است که در باب ادحی النعام نیز گفته می‌شود؛ زیرا شتر مرغ لانه ندارد: دحو: يدل على بسط و تمهيد. يقال ... این است که قرآن می‌گوید: وَاللَّهُ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ بِسَاطًا (نوح/19) و الله زمين را براى شما (مانند) فرش قرار داد. و باز قرآن در همین راستا می‌گوید: الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاء بِنَاء وَأَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ فَلاَ تَجْعَلُواْ لِلّهِ أَندَادًا وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (بقره / 22) الله همان کسی است كه زمين را براى شما مانند فرش و آسمان را بنايى قرار داد و از آسمان آبى پائین فرستاد و از آن ميوه‌ ها براى شما روزی بيرون آورد، پس براى الله همتاهائی قرار ندهيد در حالى كه شما می‌دانید (همتا ندارد). اثیر الدین محمد بن یوسف مشهور به ابی حیان الاندلسی به دلیل اینکه از سخنان ستاره شناسان اروپائی آگاهی داشت از قول ستاره شناسان مسلمان می‌گوید که آنان به همین آیه برای اینکه زمین پهن است و نه کروی استناد می‌کنند و چنین استدلال می‌نمایند که اگر کروی بود آب در آن مستقر نمی‌شد. (تفسیر بحر المحیط / ابی حیان اندلسی / جلد 1 / صفحه 237) :
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08/28/2014 07:45 PM
:: گٔل‌های بازی منچستر یونایتد و میلتون
این بازی که در چارچوب جام اتحادیه انگلیس انجام شد، با برد شگفت انگیز میلتون با نتیجه ۴-۰ و حذف شیاطین سرخ از این جام همراه شد.
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08/28/2014 07:44 PM
:: جمع‌آوری ۶ میلیون آداپتور لپ‌تاپ HP در آمریکا و کانادا
کمپانی بزرگ کامپیوتری HP از کاربران لپ‌تاپ‌های خود در آمریکا و کانادا خواست تا برای تعویض آداپتور به این کمپانی مراجعه کنند. HP به این دلیل اعلام فراخوان کرده است که در ماه‌های گذشته گزارش‌های مختلفی از...
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08/28/2014 07:44 PM
:: عکسی از فرزاد حسنی که تا امروز منتشر نشده بود
عکسی که به تازگی لو رفته است
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08/28/2014 07:44 PM
:: فصل پنجم ...
رنگ سرخ گل ها مرد، سرخ اگر به چشمت خورد /عطر سرخ فرياد است، لخته لخته هر جا خشك / غزلی از پيرايه يغمايی با خوانش خودش
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08/28/2014 07:44 PM
:: "پرونده منطقه به‌طور کامل در دست قاسم سلیمانی است"
در روزهای گذشته برخی رسانه‌های عرب‌زبان نزدیک به عربستان سعودی به نقل از منابع آگاه نوشته‌اند که مسئولیت امور عراق از قاسم سلیمانی گرفته و به حسین همدانی سپرده شده است. سایت ایران هسته‌ای صحت این گزارش‌ها را رد کرده است. این پایگاه اینترنتی به تیم هسته‌ای پیشین ایران وابسته است که سرپرستی آن را سعید جلیلی رقیب اصلی حسن روحانی در انتخابات ریاست‌جمهوری به عهده داشت. قاسم سلیمانی فرمانده لشگر قدس سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی است که در خارج از کشور عمل می‌کند. از او در عراق به عنوان "مرد مرموز"ی یاد می‌شود که دیده نمی‌شود اما در عین حال به اذعان برخی رسانه‌ها و سیاستمداران غربی و عربی، از قدرتمندترین شخصیت‌های سایه در عراق است. "شکست ایران در عراق" عامل جایگزینی سلیمانی؟ رسانه‌های عربی معتقدند ایران در پرونده عراق شکست خورده است. این رسانه‌های می‌نویسند که ایران پشتیبان اصلی نوری مالکی بوده و قصد داشته تا باردیگر او را به قدرت برساند اما با انتخاب حیدر عبادی، به‌طور آشکار ایران و در راس آن قاسم سلیمانی با شکست بزرگی مواجه شده اند.
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08/28/2014 07:44 PM
سرگرمی :: یک سطل نمک به خاطر دریاچه اروميه
كمپين يك سطل نمك به خاطر درياچه اروميه
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08/28/2014 07:43 PM
سرگرمی :: نگهداری از خرس به عنوان حیوان خانگی در روسیه
عکس های از نگهداری از خرس به عنوان حیوان خانگی روسیه
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08/28/2014 07:43 PM
سرگرمی :: عکس: خواننده زن آمریکایی روی صحنه جلو تماشاچی ها پرده حیا را می درد
در این تصاویر اجرای برهنه میلی سایرس خوانده زن آمریکایی را مشاهده کنید... او با آلت مصنوعی مردانه بازی می کند... او در این اجرایش بیش از حد زیاده روی نمی کند؟... باسن خود را هم نشان می دهد...
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08/28/2014 07:43 PM
سرگرمی :: فرهاد مجیدی و فرزندانش/ عکس
فرهاد مجیدی، مهاجم افسانه‌ای استقلال عکس زیر در کنار فرزندش تیام و طوطی قرمزش که در امارات گرفته را در اینستاگرام خود منتشر کرد.
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08/28/2014 07:43 PM
سرگرمی :: عکس: ریهانا در مراسم دریافت جایزه اش تقریبا کاملا برهنه ظاهر می شود

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08/28/2014 07:29 PM
:: کارگران پروفیل ساوه با موفقیت به اعتصاب خود پایان دادند
بدنبال عدم تحقق وعده های کارفرمای پروفیل ساوه مبنی بر پرداخت یک ماه از 5 ماه دستمزد معوقه کارگران در 31 مرداد و اعتصاب این کارگران در اعتراض به این خلف وعده، بعد از ظهر دیروز رئیس امور اداری کارخانه با حضور در میان کارگران اعلام کرد روز پنج شنبه هفته جاری این دستمزد پرداخت خواهد شد و برای جبران این عقب ماندگی، ماه آینده بخش دیگری از دستمزد معوقه آنان که طبق توافق قبلی قرار است پرداخت شود...
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08/28/2014 07:22 PM
سرگرمی :: تصاویر عقاب ها در تندوره درگز
منطقه تندوره درگز با 73435 هکتار مساحت در شمال خراسان رضوی و در نزدیک مرز جمهوری ترکمنستان قرار دارد.
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08/28/2014 07:21 PM
:: آیا حسن روحانی در پی گشایشی در صفحه شطرنج سیاست ایران است؟
استیضاح و رای عدم اعتماد مجلس اصولگرا به رضا فرجی‌ دانا، وزیر علوم دولت اعتدال، پیام مهمی برای حسن روحانی بود تا بداند دومین سال تکیه‌اش بر اریکه ریاست جمهوری سخت‌تر از سال اول خواهد بود. وزارتی که زیر سوال رفت و وزیری که عمرش کوتاه بود، نه به خاطر عملکرد نامطلوب در حوزه تخصصی و تربیت متخصصان و نخبگان دانشگاهی، بلکه در حوزه‌ای آماج حمله قرار گرفتند که قرار است دغدغه دستگاه‌های امنیتی جمهوری اسلامی باشد.
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08/28/2014 07:15 PM
:: دروازه بان جنجالی استقلال: کیروش یک شیادِ کلاهبردار است
توهین بزرگ دروازه بان یاغی استقلال به سرمربی تیم ملی ایران که به قول او ناز می کند
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08/28/2014 07:07 PM
:: چگونه ایمنی مودم وای‌فای خود را بررسی کنیم؟
به صورت نرمال، پس از آن‌که اینترنت خانه وصل می‌شود و همه چیز درست کار می‌کند، تا زمانی که خرابی یا قطعی اینترنت اتفاق نیافتد، کسی سراغ مودم نمی‌رود. اما...
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08/29/2014 12:26 AM
China's Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to set up $814 million e-commerce company
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan ($814 million) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc , as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector.







08/28/2014 11:48 PM
Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slumped on Friday, after flaring Ukraine tensions spoiled investor risk appetite and bolstered the safe-haven yen.

08/28/2014 11:38 PM
Japan household spending slumps, output flat as tax pain persists
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese household spending fell much more than expected and factory output remained weak in July after plunging in June, government data showed, suggesting that soft exports and a sales tax hike in April may drag on the economy longer than expected.







08/28/2014 11:32 PM
U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack
BOSTON (Reuters) - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.







08/28/2014 10:38 PM
Malaysia Airlines shares suspended pending announcement
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Shares in Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be suspended on Friday ahead of a material announcement.

08/28/2014 10:35 PM
Vanishing euro zone inflation seen intensifying ECB policy headache
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - If euro zone inflation falls deeper into the 'danger zone' as expected on Friday, it will at the very least complicate the European Central Bank's plans to wait and see whether its recent policy move to ignite the euro zone economy will work.

08/28/2014 07:17 PM
Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT
PARIS (Reuters) - French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia .







08/28/2014 07:07 PM
Vanishing euro zone inflation seen intensifying ECB policy headache
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - If euro zone inflation falls deeper into the 'danger zone' as expected on Friday, it will at the very least complicate the European Central Bank's plans to wait and see whether its recent policy move to ignite the euro zone economy will work.







08/28/2014 06:52 PM
Bank of America seeks to void verdict in $1.27 billion 'Hustle' case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.

08/28/2014 06:17 PM
Ford, IBM win dismissal of 12-year lawsuit over apartheid abuses
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa, reluctantly concluding that the case does not belong in U.S. courts.







08/28/2014 05:55 PM
Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after the latest tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but U.S. economic data helped curb losses.







08/28/2014 04:41 PM
Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source
BEIJING/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, the company said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.







08/28/2014 03:06 PM
IMF board likely to back Lagarde during French probe: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's board is likely to stand behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe, sources close to the board said.

08/28/2014 02:55 PM
ECB's Coeure says action needed for euro zone recovery
ATHENS (Reuters) - Economic recovery in Europe requires action both on the demand and supply sides and persistence with structural reforms, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday.

08/28/2014 02:03 PM
Dollar General margins fall in tough discount market
(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp reported lower margins and slower-than-expected growth in quarterly same-store sales, reinforcing the need for consolidation among deep-discount retailers as it vies to take over its closest rival.

08/28/2014 01:49 PM
U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future.







08/28/2014 12:11 PM
Ford to halt Romanian production in Sept: report
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. will halt production at its Romanian car factory for nine days in September because of low demand, Ford Romania spokeswoman Ana-Maria Timis was quoted as saying on Thursday by local news agency Mediafax.

08/28/2014 11:41 AM
JPMorgan probes possible cyber attack; reports other banks hit
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement authorities to determine the scope, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday morning.







08/28/2014 11:09 AM
Pending home sales point to stronger market
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans signed more contracts in July to buy previously-owned homes than in any month in almost a year, suggesting the housing market was pulling out of its slump more quickly than expected.







08/28/2014 10:45 AM
Benmosche says he sped up exit amid year-to-live prognosis: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Robert Benmosche, the outgoing Chief Executive of American International Group Inc , sped up his exit from the insurer after learning that he had at most a year to live, Bloomberg reported.







08/28/2014 10:22 AM
BP says Whiting refinery still in production after fire
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, Indiana, continued to operate on Thursday morning following a blaze the night before that was expected to have a minimal impact on production.

08/28/2014 08:42 AM
Jobless claims fall for second consecutive week
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight week last week, underscoring the strengthening labor market fundamentals.







08/28/2014 06:24 AM
China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child laborers, denying allegations by a U.S.-based activist group.







08/28/2014 05:38 AM
FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks.

08/28/2014 05:07 AM
Bruised euro holds ground ahead of inflation test
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro clung to modest gains and a rally in Europe's share and bond markets cooled on Thursday as investors put bets on possible fresh ECB stimulus next week on hold ahead of German inflation data.







08/29/2014 12:27 AM
Loud TV commercials will get quieter starting next June
Binging on Mad Men via Netflix or Blu-ray has a few advantages over watching the show when it broadcasts. Namely, not having to sit through commercials that jump higher in volume than anything heard in the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. As...

08/28/2014 11:05 PM
LG is getting out of plasma TVs too, expect an official announcement soon
On the B-side of LG's announcement that it will start selling two 4K OLED TVs, is the bad news for plasma. Korean papers Yonhap News and The Korea Times report home entertainment division lead Ha Hyun-hwoi's comments that the company will end...

08/28/2014 09:51 PM
LCD Soundsystem's frontman is transforming tennis data into tunes
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has dabbled in some weird stuff since the group split up three years ago, so the news that he's now working with IBM to convert the back-and-forth cadence of tennis matches at the US Open into music... isn't really a...

08/28/2014 08:55 PM
Mozilla starts testing sponsored tiles in Firefox Nightly's new tabs
Firefox typically fills a new tab with tiles of your most-visited websites, but if you're one of the brave souls using the Nightly experimental build, you'll see something else in there, too: ads. Mozilla has started rolling out sponsored tiles...

08/28/2014 08:13 PM
Engadget Daily: Apple's September 9th iPhone event, LG's G Watch R, and more!
Today, we take a look at the LG G Watch R, catch Schrödinger's cat, learn about Apple's next iPhone event, uncover the science behind the traveling stones of Death Valley, and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...

08/28/2014 07:33 PM
Facebook is testing keyword search on older posts
If you ever find yourself trying to remember just exactly what restaurant your friend recommended on Facebook several months ago, you might be able to do so soon with just a simple keyword search. Along with a "satire" tag and stickers in comments,...

08/28/2014 06:47 PM
Google shows off 'Project Wing' delivery drones
Amazon is selling a phone and reportedly even getting into the online ad business, so of course Google is ready to compete with its still-in-testing Prime Air drone delivery service. The Atlantic has a report on what is being called "Project Wing," a...

08/28/2014 06:24 PM
The Xbox One is ready to play your music, videos and even GIFs
Well, that happened a bit sooner than we expected. The Xbox One update detailed earlier this month is rolling out to everyone over the next few days, according to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. The patch brings a revamped party app and...

08/28/2014 05:16 PM
Ukraine rallies the Twitter troops as Russia invades
Strange as it may seem, wars aren't just fought with bullets and bombs anymore. Tweets and shares can at times be equally potent, and that's probably why Ukraine mounted a social offensive yesterday after Russian troops began engaging with domestic...

08/28/2014 04:44 PM
JPMorgan and other US banks reportedly hit by cyberattack
A Bloomberg report claims that JPMorgan Chase and "at least" four more banks in the US have been victims of a virtual attack from hackers. The data gathered from the breach could reportedly "be used to drain accounts," according to two Bloomberg...

08/28/2014 04:14 PM
The new SportsCenter app makes sure you don't miss live events
Just in time for the start of a new NFL season, ESPN has updated its SportsCenter application on iOS and Android. The main highlight here is the addition of an On-Air feature, which allows users to get access to broadcasts of live events, like games...

08/28/2014 03:46 PM
HTC's One M8 for Windows is coming to T-Mobile, too
The HTC One M8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are two great tastes that (mostly) taste great together, and you'll soon have a way to pick one up that doesn't require inking a deal with Verizon or AT&T. T-Mobile revealed earlier today that it'll offer the One...

08/28/2014 03:19 PM
It didn't take long for a company to crack Keurig's K-Cup lockdown
When Keuring Green Mountain announced that it would cut out third-party pods for the next-generation of its popular single-serve machines, other coffee outfits were up in arms. One particular company, TreeHouse Foods, claimed that it would take a...

08/28/2014 02:56 PM
America's CTO steps down to become government adviser in Silicon Valley
Reports circulated last week that the US Chief Technical Officer would step down soon, and now the White House has confirmed the news to Wired. Todd Park, the man who led the charge to retool the government's use of tech, will remain an adviser to...

08/28/2014 02:18 PM
NFL Now comes to Yahoo Screen as it continues to expand
If you didn't think the National Football League was really serious about its new digital network, think again. A mere week after arriving on the Apple TV, NFL Now is adding Yahoo Screen to the growing list of platforms it is currently available in....

08/28/2014 02:17 PM
Uber hits London's black cabs with a 15 percent price drop
Uber's continuing on its mission to wind up London's black cabbies with its convenient and affordable service today, announcing it's cutting uberX fare prices in the capital by 15 percent. The cost of UberEXEC and UberLUX tiers -- both with...

08/28/2014 01:51 PM
Researchers figure out how to turn bad memories into good ones (in mice)
We've all got memories we wish we could view less negatively. Some are trivial, like that drunken display at the office party; some are serious and create genuine psychological challenges. So far, researchers have figured out how to create false...

08/28/2014 01:23 PM
Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass
Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best yet. Most notably, you can now record Xbox One game...

08/28/2014 12:58 PM
NFL Mobile gets Sunday afternoon streaming for Verizon customers
All of the popular football apps are getting their annual update ahead of the NFL season kicking off September 4th, and the league's own option is doing the same. Thanks to the newfangled NFL Now video service, national and personalized video feeds...

08/28/2014 12:31 PM
Neuroscience proves nobody likes CGI
Cinema screens are huge, which is odd, because the eye can only focus on a small portion of what's in front of it at any one time. That's what prompted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to team up with eye-tracking firm Tobii and...

08/28/2014 12:11 PM
Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th
We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to what we can expect -- the...

08/28/2014 12:00 PM
Enter our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes for a gadget-filled Timbuk2 bag!
If you haven't entered our Back to School 2014 sweepstakes yet, you've got some catching up to do. We're giving away 15 Timbuk2 Command messenger bags stuffed with a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13 laptop, an LG G3 smartphone from AT&T and much, much more....

08/28/2014 11:32 AM
Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)
Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there...

08/28/2014 11:03 AM
'BioShock' arrives on iOS with a heavy price tag
It took 2K Games a little longer than originally expected, but the publisher has finally released its iOS version of the original BioShock. The mobile version of the popular title is compatible with newer iPhones and iPads, which means you're out of...

08/28/2014 10:38 AM
Dangerous prank brings SWAT team down on gamer
A Littleton, Colorado, man named Jordan Mathewson was raided by a heavily armed SWAT team thanks to a false shooting and hostage report, and all the chaos was captured on a Twitch game stream (see below). During a Counter-Strike session, Jordan...

08/29/2014 01:07 AM
Exclusive: Morgan Stanley plans natural gas export plant in new commodities foray

A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey ShaleBy Anna Louie Sussman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy submitted in May, the Wall Street bank outlined a proposal to build, own and operate a compression and container loading facility near Freeport, Texas, which will have capacity to ship 60 billion cubic feet a year of compressed natural gas (CNG). While the size of the project is small compared with bigger liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, the plan highlights the bank's ability to exploit its status as one of two Wall Street banks which are allowed to own and operate infrastructure for the manufacture, storage and operation of raw materials. The other one is Goldman Sachs.



08/28/2014 10:39 PM
Australia shares flat after Wall Street's slip
Woolworths falls after earnings SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Australian shares were flat in choppy trade on Friday, with consumer staples and miners down and investors wary after renewed tension in Ukraine hit Wall Street overnight. Trading linked to month-end settlements and the close of the domestic earnings season added to the choppiness. Wesfarmers Ltd, Asia's largest-listed retailer by market value, was down 3 percent.
08/28/2014 10:34 PM
PRESS DIGEST -Hong Kong - Aug 29
HONG KONG, Aug 29 (Reuters) - These are some of the leadingstories in Hong Kong newspapers on Friday. Reuters has notverified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST -- The Hong Kong stock exchange and 450 brokerage houseshave been working closely to ensure retail investors will beable to trade on the local stock market if a planned protest byOccupy Central blocks streets in the central business district.Occupy Central plans to gather outside the governmentheadquarters in Tamar on Sunday night, said co-organiser BennyTai Yiu-ting. (http://bit. ...
08/28/2014 09:44 PM
Drop in earnings for Kiwirail
A frustrating financial year for Kiwirail has seen a 28 percent drop in its earnings.
08/28/2014 05:55 PM
Wall Street loses ground on Ukraine worry

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeUkraine's security and defense council said the border town of Novoazovsk and other areas of Ukraine's south-east had fallen under the control of Russian forces, together with rebels. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating media reports that several U.S.



08/28/2014 04:57 PM
Abercrombie, Williams-Sonoma are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Abercrombie & Fitch Co., down $2.13 to $41.87 The retailer reported weak sales ...
08/28/2014 11:49 AM
FBI probes Russian link in hacking case
NEW YORK: Hackers, believed to be from Russia, broke into the computer systems of JPMorgan Chase and a second United States bank earlier this month, sparking a federal investigation, US media reported on Wednesday. Bloomberg said two people familiar with the probe confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was examining the case to see if it is retaliation for US sanctions against Moscow over its support of Ukraine’s secessionist rebels. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, which also reported the hacking case but without naming Russians as behind it, said it was not clear what damage the hackers caused or what data they may have stolen.
08/28/2014 09:14 AM
Ukraine, Russia tensions rock stocks, buoy core bonds

A general view of the German stock exchange in FrankfurtBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - European shares took a sharp tumble on Thursday as accusations by Ukraine that Russia had moved troops across the border brought a three-day global rally to a shuddering halt. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian forces had entered Ukraine, and he convened his security and defence council to decide how to respond. The tensions put riskier assets firmly under pressure with Moscow stocks slumping and the top share index in Germany -- whose corporate sector has strong trade ties with Russia -- dropping more than 1.3 percent after other sources also reported Russian troops had crossed the border to fight alongside separatists. Wall Street, which has repeatedly set all-time highs in recent weeks, was set to open lower too despite second quarter growth being revised up and unemployment claims falling as part of an early flurry of data.



08/28/2014 07:37 AM
Asia shares mostly down, euro claws back some losses

A file photo shows a stockmarket trader watching the trading board at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City in ManilaAsia's markets mostly fell Thursday, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.



08/28/2014 04:45 AM
Asia shares mixed, euro claws back some losses

A file photo shows a stockmarket trader watching the trading board at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City in ManilaAsia's markets mostly fell Thursday, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record. With few catalysts to drive trade the dollar retreated from seven-month highs against the yen, while the euro clawed back some losses after Germany dampened speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) would unveil new easing policies. Australian flag-carrier Qantas was the standout performer, surging almost seven percent on hopes for the next 12 months after it announced record annual losses of US$2.65 billion.



08/28/2014 01:09 AM
22 Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

22 Executives Who Wake Up Really EarlyDanny Moloshok/Reuters Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group. They say the early bird catches the worm, and nowhere is this old adage more true than in business. Waking up early allows executives like AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the world is out of bed. The extra time also gives people the chance to work out and do some of their most valuable creative thinking. Whether they use the time to catch up on email or take their kids to school, each of these executives make the most of their mornings. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong The former Google executive told The Guardian that he’s “not a big sleeper,” and that he wakes up at 5 or 5:15 every morning to work out, read, tinker with AOL’s products, and answer emails. Armstrong has a driver who takes him to work every day, allowing him to get things done throughout his hour-long commute. Apple CEO Tim Cook The tech titan is known for getting up early. He starts sending out company emails around 4:30 a.m., according to Gawker’s Ryan Tate. By 5, he can be found in the gym. General Motors CEO Mary Barra Like her predecessor Daniel Akerson, GM’s current chief executive Mary Barra is an early riser. According to a New York Times profile, she was regularly at the office by 6 a.m., and that was before she even became CEO. GE CEO Jeff Immelt Immelt told Fortune that he gets up at 5:30 in the morning every day for a cardio workout, during which he reads the papers and watches CNBC. He claims to have worked 100 hour weeks for 24 straight years.   Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Burns uses early morning hours to get caught up on emails, getting up at 5:15 and sometimes working until midnight, according to Yahoo Finance. She also uses the time to fit in a workout, according to Laura Vanderkam’s “What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.” Burns schedules an hour of personal training at 6:00 a.m. twice a week.  Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Marchionne wakes up at 3:30 in the morning to deal with the European market, according to a 60 Minutes profile on his turnaround of Chrysler. Referring to his schedule and work ethic, one exec is quoted in the FT as saying: “Sergio invented an eighth day and we work it.” In that 60 Minutes special, another exec said: “When it was a holiday in Italy he’d come to America to work. When it’s a holiday in America he goes to Italy to work.”  PIMCO Cofounder Bill Gross Running the world’s largest bond fund from California pretty much guarantees early mornings. According to Fortune, Gross wakes up at 4:30 in the morning to check out the markets, and gets into the office by 6.  Square CEO Jack Dorsey Dorsey described his morning routine to New York Magazine, revealing that he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to meditate and go for a six-mile jog. He kept up that routine during a period where he shuttled back and forth between Square and Twitter, spending around eight hours a day at both companies.  Richard Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group In an interview with Business Insider’s Aly Weisman, Branson revealed that he wakes up at around 5:45 in the morning, even when staying at his private island, leaving the curtains drawn so the sun gets him up.  He does his best to use those early hours to exercise before an early breakfast and getting to work.  PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Nooyi wakes up as early as 4:00 a.m., telling Fortune that “they say sleep is a gift that God gives you ….that’s one gift I was never given.” In a speakers series at Pepsi, she revealed that she’s at work every day by no later than 7.  Virgin America CEO David Cush Cush described his morning routine to the AP. He wakes up at 4:15 a.m., sends emails, calls business associates on the East Coast, and that’s before listening to Dallas sports radio, reading the paper, and hitting the bike at the gym. Disney CEO Bob Iger Iger told the New York Times he gets up at 4:30 every morning. He takes the quiet time to read the papers, exercise, listen to music, look at email, and watch TV, all at once. Even though it’s quiet time, he’s “already multitasking.” Hain Celestial Group CEO Irwin Simon Simon accomplishes more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day. He wakes up 5 a.m., going through emails and calling operations in Europe and Asia. He also prays, walks the dog, and exercises before his kids wake up. He arrives at his office on Long Island usually after squeezing in a breakfast meeting in Manhattan, as well. Former PepsiCo CEO Steve Reinemund Now the dean of Schools of Business at Wake Forest University, the long-time head of Pepsi told Yahoo Finance that he would be out of bed at 5:30, already reading the papers. He would go through The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Dallas Morning News before heading to work. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Schultz starts his day with a workout, which is usually a bike ride with his wife, but still gets to the office by 6 a.m., according to Portfolio.com. Aurora Fashions CEO Mike Shearwood As head of one of the UK’s trendiest fashion companies, Shearwood’s day starts early. Shearwood wakes up at 5 a.m. in order to travel from Nottingham to London in time for a 7:45 arrival. He loves the long commute both ways: “I catch up on emails and work, as well as speaking to teams on the phone.” Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark The youngest CEO in the NBA told SellingPower that he gets up at 3:30 in the morning in order to get to the office by 4:30. From there, he works out and sends motivational emails to his team. He takes it easy on the weekends, arriving at the office by 7 a.m. instead. Former Oxygen Channel CEO Gerry Laybourne The founder of Oxygen is awake by 6 a.m. and out of the house a half hour later. If you get up early enough she might even take you under her wing, she tells Yahoo! Finance: “Once or twice a week, I go for a walk in Central Park with a young person seeking my advice. This is my way of helping bring along the next generation. And if someone is up early in the morning then they are serious about life. I can’t take time at the office to do this, but doing it in the morning allows me to get exercise and stay connected with young people at the same time.” Saban Capital CEO Haim Saban As head of the Saban Capital Group, this Egyptian-born Israeli-American billionaire has his first cup of coffee at 6:02 a.m. and begins work from there. He works for an hour before exercising for 75 minutes to really start his day, according to Yahoo Finance. Brooklyn Industries CEO Lexy Funk The artistic cofounder of the Brooklyn-based clothing and bag shop told the Huffington Post that her routine starts early: “I usually wake up around 4 a.m.” From there, the dilemma of whether to read and bore herself back to sleep or get on her BlackBerry begins. Once online, she’s answering emails and talking to people from Brooklyn Industries. Starwood Hotels CEO Frits Van Paasschen According to “What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast,” the former Coors CEO makes a habit of going for a run at 5:50 in the morning and being ready for the day by 6:30.  Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Although she doesn’t run right to the office upon waking up at 4:30 a.m., Warrior spends an hour on email, reads the news, and works out. And she is still in the office by 8:30 at the latest, according to Yahoo Finance.   She was formerly the CTO of Motorola, and has been one of the most highly acclaimed women in business over the course of her career. Find out how others forged their paths to success. What 17 Successful People Did Their First Year Out Of College Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.



08/28/2014 12:23 AM
Rupee rises, flows in focus

A cashier counts Indian rupee currency notes inside a bank in MumbaiReuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading at 60.37/38 versus its previous close of 60.45/46. The Indian unit's gains are likely to be limited by month-end dollar demand from importers. Nifty is trading 0.4 percent higher. Local shares to be watched for cues on foreign fund flows. Most Asian currencies trading stronger against the dollar. USD/INR seen trading at 60.40 in the offshore non-deliverable spot indicative trade. Asian stocks creep up following another steady performance by Wall Street shares, which hovered near record highs. The pair is seen in a 60.30 to 60.60 range during the day. ...



08/27/2014 11:36 PM
Lion Capital names Charney's schoolmate to American Apparel board -WSJ
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Lion Capital LLP has told American Apparel Inc that it is exercising its right to fill one of the two vacant board seats it controls at the apparel retailer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The London-based investment firm, which holds warrants to buy 12 percent of American Apparel's stock, has nominated Robert Mintz for the position, the Journal reported. (http://on.wsj. ...
08/27/2014 08:05 PM
The Glorious Unfolding: Taking a Lesson From Our Younger Selves

The Glorious Unfolding: Taking a Lesson From Our Younger SelvesI recently had an experience that shook me up a bit. Maybe it will shake you too. A Wall Street Journal column by Sue Shellenbarger got me thinking about how I have grown as a person and why. It was not all good. The article looked at how young adults handled a confrontation with their...



08/27/2014 05:15 PM
Alibaba earnings leap on cusp of stock market debut

A pedestrian walks past Alibaba advertising in Hong Kong on October 29, 2007Just weeks ahead of its expected debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese Internet colossus Alibaba reported that its quarterly profit nearly tripled on surging revenue. Alibaba Group made a profit of nearly $2 billion on revenue of $2.5 billion in the quarter ending June 30 according to updated documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Alibaba's services are similar to a mix of those offered by US Internet titans eBay, PayPal and Amazon.com. The strategy has given Alibaba an enviable profit margin as an online middleman of sorts.



08/27/2014 04:47 PM
Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading

A specialist trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBoth Tiffany & Co and apparel retailer Express Inc rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views. Best Buy Co Inc was the S&P 500's biggest percentage gainer, up 6.3 percent at $31.69. The retailers "are always late in the earnings season announcements, so there has been a lot of volatility due to earnings at a time of low volume," said Robert Eschweiler, global investment specialist at JPMorgan Private Bank in Houston.



08/27/2014 04:33 PM
US STOCKS-Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading
* Dow up 0.09 pct, S&P up 0.01 pct, Nasdaq off 0.02 pct (Updates to close, adds quote) Both Tiffany & Co and apparel retailer Express Inc (NYSE: EXPR - news) rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views.
08/27/2014 04:27 PM
Wall Street clings near record highs; report on ECB lifts euro

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro rebounded from a 13-month low on Wednesday after a report suggested the European Central Bank might not introduce more stimulus next week while major U.S. Reuters in a report on Wednesday cited ECB sources who said the bank is unlikely to embark on quantitative easing (QE), similar to what the bond purchases Federal Reserve has done, at its meeting next week unless August inflation figures due on Friday signal the 18-nation bloc is moving closer toward deflation. Traders said the report cooled earlier expectations of ECB action at its Sept 4 meeting after ECB President Mario Draghi's call for more policy action last week, reviving the euro and lifting German bond yields from their earlier lows. "The euro and Bund yields backed off their low levels after a news story that the ECB may not announce QE at next week’s meeting," said Justin Lederer, a Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.



08/27/2014 04:20 PM
S&P drifts to new record in light volume

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as the S&P 500 inched to another record high in a lethargic session, though a number of retail stocks traded heavily after reporting results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.19 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,121.89, the S&P 500 gained 0.01 point to 2,000.03, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.02 points, or 0.02 percent, to 4,569.62. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Leslie Adler)



08/27/2014 04:12 PM
Stocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds on to 2,000

FILE - In this Monday, March 8, 2010, file photo, a sign for Wall Street is shown near the New York Stock Exchange. Global shares were mixed Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014 after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.



08/27/2014 02:14 PM
US STOCKS-Wall Street holds near record highs in light volume
* Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all move less than 0.1 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline) Both Tiffany & Co and apparel retailer Express Inc (NYSE: EXPR - news) rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views.
08/27/2014 01:16 PM
Axiata bullish over full-year earnings
KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd remains bullish over meeting its performance targets this year despite posting lower profits in the second quarter. Axiata’s net profit shrank 30.5 per cent to RM447.82 million in the second quarter ended June 30 2104 from RM644.77 million a year ago, due to the impact of PT Axis Telekom Indonesia-XL Axiata integration and foreign exchange losses. Group president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamaludin Ibrahim, however, expects the company’s full-year performance to match its key performance indicators (KPIs).
08/27/2014 01:11 PM
Snapchat reportedly valued at $10B US
Snapchat Inc., a messaging app company with no revenue, has been valued at $10 billion US by a California-based investment firm, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company, which makes an app for sending ephemeral messages via cellphone, is in the process of raising a round of investment and has successfully wooed support from  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, the WSJ says. A source estimated the investment by Kleiner of $20 million would value the messaging app company at $10 billion, making it a valuable potential tech start-up in the same league as Dropbox and AirBnB.
08/27/2014 12:48 PM
RHBCap quarterly earnings edge up 35pc to RM556m
KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Capital Bhd (RHBCap) reported RM556.5 million net profit in its second quarter ended June 30 2014, up about 35 per cent from RM410.3 million in the previous corresponding period. This brings the net profit for the first half of its financial year to RM1 billion, an increase of 31.2 per cent year-on-year, which RHBCap attributed to healthy total income growth, higher write-back of impairment on other assets and significant improvement in the loans impairment charges. This was mainly attributed to strong double-digit growth in Islamic banking income and higher net interest income.
08/27/2014 11:32 AM
Thailand plans rules on stock manipulation
BANGKOK: Thailand is planning new rules to check stock-market manipulation by allowing the regulator to file civil lawsuits and impose hefty fines on law breakers. The rules take inspiration from the success of United States regulators in getting monetary settlements, Vorapol Socatiyanurak, secretary-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said yesterday. A bill with the proposals has been sent to the National Council for Peace and Order. “We hope the new legislation will scare any stock manipulators,” Vorapol said. Bloomberg