23 May 2007 13:19 [Source: ICIS news]
Chariot racing stages a comeback
Modern charioteers around the globe are enduring bone-jarring bumps to revive the contests that thrilled the ancients and, more recently, launched a genre of ?xml:namespace>
Why optimists say this bull has legs
Some investors believe that the current bull market could last a decade, though growth in shares, if maintained, is expected to be slower than in the '90s boom.
In Litvinenko case, a long list of enemies
British prosecutors accused ex-KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi in the murder of Kremlin critic Litvinenko. Meanwhile, a videotape shows some of Litvinenko's former colleagues had reasons for wanting to punish him.
Money & Investing
Japanese bank recovery struggles
Japanese bank Mizuho said its fiscal-year net fell 4.4% after three years of rising profits. The news follows Sumitomo Mitsui's report that net plunged 36%.
Chinese solar-power companies are descending on US stock markets, offering investors a new way into one of the fastest-growing corners of the renewable-energy industry.
Dow slips despite oil’s drop
A late sell-off nudged stocks lower despite a steep drop in crude-oil prices due to a rare bout of optimism regarding the country's energy supply.
Democrats pull troop deadline from
The decision was a wrenching reversal for leading Democrats, who saw their election triumph as a call to end the war.
As comrades search, fatal bomb wrecks havoc
US soldiers lost one of their own on Saturday in an effort to follow a creed: no soldier left behind.
Worth a lot, but are hedge funds worth it?
When Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine released its annual list of the highest paid hedge fund managers last month, it allowed the rest of us to play an entertaining little parlour game: what could you buy if you made as much money as those guys?
Cracks in the financial foundation
The World Bank, the IMF and the WTO are now facing questions about their relevance in a global economy.
Democrats drop timeline from
Democrats concede on withdrawal deadlines; plan establishes benchmarks for the Iraqi government and requires President Bush to report on progress.
Commanders hope to remove divisive sectarian leaders from key positions to stem violence.
Sallie Mae forced out CEO, sources say
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick abruptly resigns in what sources say is part of company's campaign to improve its tattered image on Capitol Hill.
Large chain stores on the rise show how
Musharraf backs Taliban talks
Harper tours front line in Afghanistan
PM also offers clear hint that Canadians will be fighting in
Alcan rejects Alcoa, turns to BHP
Alcan Inc. [AL-T] has entered early-stage discussions with global mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. as it looks to fend off an unwanted takeover attempt by
Norilsk raises offer for LionOre
Norilsk Nickel increased its bid for LionOre Mining International Ltd. to $6.8bn (€5.1bn) on Wednesday, raising the stakes in its battle with Xstrata Plc for the Canadian miner.
Government takes over gas regulator
Enargas, the government regulatory agency responsible for monitoring the distribution of natural gas, was placed under trusteeship yesterday by order of President Nestor Kirchner.
Cutty Sark gutted
The 19th-century clipper The Cutty Sark is seen after a fire yesterday at the ship's dry dock in
No subway strike; free rides
Today and tomorrow subway passengers can enjoy a free ride. Subway employees have promised to unlock the turnstiles and allow everyone free access to the trains.
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