Archive August 2014

Euro hamstrung by Ukraine worries, dollar up

Published 31/08/2014

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro slipped to a fresh one-year low early on Monday as the situation in Ukraine worsened, although a holiday in the [more…]

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

Published 31/08/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into [more…]

Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’: daughter

Published 31/08/2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, hospitalized in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest, said on Sunday the comedian's family members [more…]

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

Published 31/08/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises [more…]

Pacino says crowds charge his batteries at Venice fest

Published 31/08/2014

VENICE (Reuters) - Al Pacino stars in two movies shown at the 71st Venice Film Festival, which meant he had to do a double round [more…]

Heart drug launch could be ‘most exciting ever’, says Novartis

Heart drug launch could be ‘most exciting ever’, says Novartis

Published 31/08/2014

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The expected launch of Novartis's new heart failure drug next year promises to be the company's most exciting ever and profit margins [more…]

Venice film fest puts hard-hitting global issues on screen

Published 31/08/2014

VENICE (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival has earned a reputation over the decades for tackling controversial political and social issues head on, and this [more…]

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

Published 31/08/2014

PARIS/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn [more…]

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

Published 31/08/2014

BIEL (Switzerland) (Reuters) - Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with [more…]

Investors’ eyes pinned on ECB as Europe’s health deteriorates

Investors’ eyes pinned on ECB as Europe’s health deteriorates

Published 31/08/2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Central Bank meeting on Thursday is the prime event for markets seeking clarity on the bank's response to a stalled [more…]