The Gladiatorial Arena of Politics

Scotland’s independence referendum draws the proposed currency union into the political sphere, but where do businesses reside in the debate? The debate surrounding Scotland’s independence...

French-American Merger Creates World’s Largest Advertising Agency

Viktor Tsvetanov, Correspondent (Europe)   Two of the world leaders in the advertising sector, Paris-based Publicis Group and New York-based Omnicom, have agreed a merger in all-stock...

Brazilian Airports Bid and Sold for $9 billion

Dipika Rangasami, Correspondent (Business)   SAO PAULO — Massive bids of $9 billion combined, sealed the privatisation of two of Brazil’s busiest airports late last week. The...

Singapore censures 20 Banks following Rate-Rigging Accusations

  SINGAPORE — Following a global crackdown on currency rate rigging, Singapore’s central bank has censured 20 banks. These banks have been ordered to set...

News Corp Acquires ‘World’s First Social News Agency’ for $25 Million

Anthony Segaert, Correspondent (Business)   In a surprising and sudden move that continues to highlight the rapidly growing role which social media and user-generated content play in...

Billabong Shares Plummet Down After Non-takeover

Iris Segers, Editor (Oceania)   QUEENSLAND - Private equity firm TPG has announced to walk away from the expected takeover of Australian surf brand Billabong, causing Billabong's...

Digital Technology Revolution in UK Banking Sector

Barclays is all set to offer video banking services—the first of its kind in the UK LONDON – Being a British multinational banking and financial...

Transatlantic Issues of Avoiding Tax: Inversion and Carl Levin

Cross-border mergers such as Pfizer’s attempt to buy AstraZeneca are commonly motivated by tax avoidance, resulting in criticism from U.S. Senator Carl Levin The presence...

Stocks, Currency on the Decline in Thailand Preceding Elections

Dipika Rangasami, Editor (Business)   BANGKOK- Thailand’s economy did not see prosperous start to the New Year, as both stocks and the currency saw decline in values....

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its many controversies

On November 12, Pakistan and China have joined hands to inaugurate the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. Beijing has acquired more than 2,00...