Tag Archives: Exclusive:

Microsoft Surface Go teased for the Indian market, will be exclusive to Flipkart

hile critics have rendered the market of tablets as mostly useless, certain big names of the industry such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are constantly trying to breathe new life into the segment with flagship-grade devices. Microsoft’s Surface series has been long considered the best iteration of Windows 10 PC. The Surface Go was unveiled earlier this year as an ... Read More »

Exclusive: Venezuela’s PDVSA sees 2017 oil output stuck near historic lows – document

Venezuelan state energy company PDVSA projects oil production will remain near 23-year lows in 2017, an internal document shows, suggesting more hardship ahead for the crisis-wrought OPEC member country. Cash-squeezed PDVSA, which accounts for nearly all of Venezuela’s export revenues and is the socialist government’s financial motor, saw production tumble by nearly 10 percent in 2016 due to an unraveling ... Read More »

Exclusive: China insurance regulator tightening new license issuance – sources

China’s insurance regulator is making it much tougher for insurers to get new licenses as it seeks to reduce risks resulting from the aggressive business and investment practices of some players, said three people with knowledge of the matter. Concerns about the kinds of asset purchases and trading conducted by some insurers and its focus on new solvency rules that ... Read More »

Exclusive – BMW bosses to skip Paris show to thrash out electric car strategy

BMW’s (BMWG.DE) management board is skipping the Paris Motor Show to hold talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Spurred on by the success of U.S. rival Tesla (TSLA.O), which has received almost 400,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 car, German carmakers Mercedes-Benz ... Read More »

Exclusive: U.S. investigates market-making operations of Citadel, KCG

Federal authorities are investigating the market-making arms of Citadel LLC and KCG Holdings Inc, looking into the possibility that the two giants of electronic trading are giving small investors a poor deal when executing stock transactions on their behalf. The Justice Department has subpoenaed information from Citadel and KCG (KCG.N) related to the firms’ execution of stock trades on behalf ... Read More »

Exclusive: Supermarket watchdog faces review amid fears it is failing farmers

The remit of the supermarket ombudsman is set to be reviewed by the Government, following criticisms that it does not have the power to protect farmers from unfair trading practices. The Groceries Code Adjudicator was set up three years ago to help suppliers  squeezed on their profits and terms by powerful supermarkets. Christine Tacon is the first adjudicator, but her ... Read More »

Exclusive: Democratic Party slams GOP candidates on climate change

The Democratic Party released a video on Sunday slamming Republican presidential hopefuls for their opposition to action on climate change, suggesting the views clash with the reality of rising sea levels and shifting weather patterns. The video features Republican front-runner Donald Trump and his two closest rivals, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, denying man-made global warming, juxtaposed with images of ... Read More »