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New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

New Jakarta governor faces backlash for racially tinged speech

Published 17/10/2017

The new governor of Indonesia's capital faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks in his inauguration speech that some residents and politicians warned could stoke ethnic and religious tension in the Southeast Asian country. [more…]

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Published 16/10/2017

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. [more…]

Factbox: Kobe Steel`s data fabrication leaves `Made-in-Japan` champions scrambling

Factbox: Kobe Steel`s data fabrication leaves `Made-in-Japan` champions scrambling

Published 13/10/2017

The revelation that Japan's third-biggest steelmaker Kobe Steel Ltd (5406.T) fabricated data for some of its aluminum and copper and other products has left affected manufacturers scrambling to pin down the potential impact. [more…]

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Bayer`s gains help European shares hit four-month high

Published 13/10/2017

European shares hit their highest in nearly four months on Friday, helped by gains in Bayer after an asset sale deal paving the way for the German drugmaker's $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto. [more…]

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog to get new leader as it investigates Syria

Published 11/10/2017

A Spanish diplomat has been proposed to head the world's chemical weapons watchdog at a critical time for the organization's disarmament work in Syria, diplomats said on Wednesday. [more…]

Dove faces PR disaster over ad that showed black woman turning white

Dove faces PR disaster over ad that showed black woman turning white

Published 09/10/2017

A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand. UNLVR.L [more…]

Telecoms and cable group Altice strikes debt refinancing deal

Telecoms and cable group Altice strikes debt refinancing deal

Published 09/10/2017

Altice, the acquisitive telecoms and cable group founded by billionaire Patrick Drahi, announced on Monday a debt refinancing deal which it said would lead to cost savings on interest payments and extend its debt maturity. [more…]

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Published 09/10/2017

The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia's tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. [more…]

Motor Racing: Vettel sets early pace from Hamilton in Suzuka

Motor Racing: Vettel sets early pace from Hamilton in Suzuka

Published 06/10/2017

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel pulled out a late flier around the Suzuka Circuit to set the pace ahead of Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton in Friday's first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. [more…]

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

Published 05/10/2017

The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc (AAPL.O), a move labeled as "regrettable" by Dublin. [more…]