Archive March 2014

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ tackles tricky, quirky tech world for TV

Published 31/03/2014

(Note explicit language in paragraph 17) By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If Mike Judge's new tech-world television comedy "Silicon Valley" were a start-up, [more…]

Comcast divestitures may be worth roughly $18 billion: source

Published 31/03/2014

(Reuters) - The 3 million subscribers that Comcast Corp plans to divest as part of a proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc might be [more…]

Euro zone inflation drops to lowest since 2009

Euro zone inflation drops to lowest since 2009

Published 31/03/2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation hit its lowest level since November 2009 in March, a shock drop that raises expectations the European Central Bank [more…]

IMF still sees advantage for ‘too important to fail’ banks

Published 31/03/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top banks in the euro zone benefited from an implicit taxpayer subsidy of $90 billion to $300 billion in 2012 due to [more…]

Charlie Brooks hid his ‘smut’ to protect his ex-Murdoch CEO wife

Published 31/03/2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Charlie Brooks, the husband of Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper chief, told a London court on Monday he hid his porn collection [more…]

Australia PM vows to continue hunt for missing Malaysia plane

Australia PM vows to continue hunt for missing Malaysia plane

Published 31/03/2014

PERTH (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had no time limit, despite the failure [more…]

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert in bribery case

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert in bribery case

Published 31/03/2014

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli court convicted former prime minister Ehud Olmert of bribery on Monday over his ties to a real-estate deal while [more…]

Beleaguered Thai PM defends herself against rice charges

Beleaguered Thai PM defends herself against rice charges

Published 31/03/2014

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday showed up to defend herself against charges linked to a ruinous government rice pledging scheme [more…]

Philippine ship dodges China blockade to reach South China Sea outpost

Philippine ship dodges China blockade to reach South China Sea outpost

Published 31/03/2014

SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea (Reuters) -The Philippine government vessel made a dash for shallow waters around the disputed reef in the South China [more…]

ECB hopes help stocks end Q1 on a high

Published 31/03/2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Monday, as investors looked to close a shaky quarter on a positive note on expectations of growth-boosting measures [more…]