Archive January 2013

Analysis: Rate pressures on pensions wipe out billions in profits

Published 31/01/2013

(Reuters) - Pension charges wiped out more than $20 billion in fourth-quarter earnings at major American companies, as persistently low interest rates leave some of [more…]

Peregrine boss Wasendorf gets 50 years jail for fraud

Published 31/01/2013

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday sentenced the founder of Peregrine Financial Group to 50 years in prison for looting hundreds of [more…]

Analysis: Draghi’s new powers under Monte Paschi spotlight

Analysis: Draghi’s new powers under Monte Paschi spotlight

Published 31/01/2013

ROME (Reuters) - As European Central Bank head Mario Draghi prepares to become banking supervisor for the euro zone, he can ill afford the charge [more…]

McClendon’s exit will not solve Chesapeake’s problems: Kemp

Published 31/01/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Shareholders must be hoping the removal of Aubrey McClendon as Chesapeake's chief executive will end the corporate governance discount attached to the [more…]

EU’s Barnier says U.S. should respect Basel III

EU’s Barnier says U.S. should respect Basel III

Published 31/01/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States should implement Basel III bank capital rules in the same way as Europe does, at the beginning of 2014, [more…]

Exclusive: Iran crude oil exports rise to highest since EU sanctions

Exclusive: Iran crude oil exports rise to highest since EU sanctions

Published 31/01/2013

GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's crude oil exports in December leapt to their highest level since European Union sanctions took effect last July, analysts and shipping [more…]

Yoga may aid people with irregular heart rhythm

Yoga may aid people with irregular heart rhythm

Published 31/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular yoga classes could help people with a common heart rhythm problem manage their symptoms while also improving their state [more…]

Obesity in girls tied to higher multiple sclerosis  risk

Obesity in girls tied to higher multiple sclerosis risk

Published 30/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that obese kids - adolescent girls, in particular - are more likely to be diagnosed with multiple [more…]

Supplement reduces risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Supplement reduces risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Published 30/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A nutritional supplement called myo-inositol may help protect women at risk for gestational diabetes, according to a small pilot study. [more…]

VW plans further cuts in German Passat production

Published 30/01/2013

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE ) plans further temporary halts in production of the Passat saloon car in Germany in the coming weeks as a [more…]