BAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraq Stock Exchange says one of the country's largest mobile operators will start publicly trading its shares early next year. It will be the first stock float since the reign of Saddam Hussein.
The ISX said in a statement Sunday that a quarter of the Iraqi telecom operator
SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore sentenced a Chinese immigrant bus driver to six weeks in prison Monday for his involvement in the city-state's first labor strike in 26 years.
Pushing for the jail term as a deterrent, the prosecution argued in court that although Bao Feng Shan, 38, was not an
By By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - As 112 of her co-workers died in a garment-factory fire, Dipa Akter got out by jumping from the third floor through a hole made by breaking apart an exhaust fan. Her left leg is wrapped in bandages and she has trouble walking.
By By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil edged up above $89 a barrel Monday as investors were encouraged by signs that China's economy may be picking up after a prolonged slowdown.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was up 20 cents to $89.93 a
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAssociated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - A weaker-than-expected U.S. manufacturing report sent Asian stock markets down Tuesday.
U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of manufacturing
By By JOE McDONALD and YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Shin Cheol-soo no longer sees his future in the United States.
The South Korean businessman supplied components to American automakers for a decade. But this year, he uprooted his family from Detroit and moved home to
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday downplayed differences over the Syrian civil war, saying they shared the common goal of trying to end the humanitarian crisis there and hailing their countries' booming trade ties.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore Airlines said Monday it's in talks to sell its 49 percent stake in billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic.
The airline said in a statement it's in discussions with "interested parties" about a sale.
A person with knowledge of the possible deal told The
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Monday after surveys showed a recovery in China's manufacturing gained momentum in November.
HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 in November on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50
NEW YORK (AP) - The head of media conglomerate News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper operations is stepping down.
Tom Mockridge, who was CEO of News International since July 2011, will leave the company at year-end to pursue outside opportunities, the company said in a statement Sunday. Mockridge joined