Archive 2014

Indonesian frog is one of a kind – and not because of its fangs

Indonesian frog is one of a kind – and not because of its fangs

Published 31/12/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Its fangs are not what makes the newly identified Indonesian frog species Limnonectes larvaepartus unique on Earth. The way it makes babies [more…]

Greece formally dissolves parliament ahead of election

Greece formally dissolves parliament ahead of election

Published 31/12/2014

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece formally dissolved parliament on Wednesday ahead of a general election on Jan. 25 that has cast its international bailout into doubt [more…]

Monarch butterfly eyed for possible U.S. endangered species protection

Monarch butterfly eyed for possible U.S. endangered species protection

Published 30/12/2014

(Reuters) - Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country migrations of the [more…]

Prosecutors raid LG headquarters over washing machine row with Samsung

Published 26/12/2014

SEOUL (Reuters) - Prosecutors raided the headquarters of LG Electronics on Friday as part of a probe into whether the South Korean company had damaged [more…]

Brent crude prices steady above $60 in thin Christmas trading

Published 26/12/2014

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures traded steadily above $60 on Friday as a building supply glut and weak Japanese import data weighed on [more…]

Hyundai Motor promotes younger executives, with eye on succession planning

Published 26/12/2014

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors promoted younger executives on Friday, in moves analysts said would help smoothen an eventual leadership succession [more…]

Russian central bank to lend $1.9 billion to rescue Trust Bank

Published 26/12/2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank will provide a 99 billion rubles ($1.9 billion) 10-year loan to mid-sized Trust Bank to help it avert bankruptcy, [more…]

India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

Published 26/12/2014

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group that had shot dead [more…]

Ruble rebounds sharply from lows as exporters sell dollars

Published 26/12/2014

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time [more…]

Saudi finance minister says no need to create sovereign wealth fund

Saudi finance minister says no need to create sovereign wealth fund

Published 26/12/2014

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's finance minister said there was no need for the kingdom to create a sovereign wealth fund to manage its oil [more…]