By Vittorio Hernandez | May 15, 2013 00:12 am
All eyes are on the controversial Nancy Binay, the 40-year-old daughter of the Philippine vice president who got the fifth highest number of votes in the May 13 mid-term election despite her lack of political experience.
By Graeme Mackay | May 14, 2013 11:18 am
On 25 April 2013 the French Ministry of Labour posted the latest unemployment figures for March - an increase of 36,900 and the 23rd consecutive monthly increase - which showed that 3.224 million were signed up and looking for work. The Ministry admitted that this figure broke the previous record set in 1997 of 3.
By Graeme Mackay | Apr 29, 2013 14:31 pm
I was leaving Singapore which had been "home" for the previous 10 months and had asked the teller at the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank on Collyer Quay for the balance of my account in the form of a sterling draft. A little surprised, I was told that a manager would see me shortly and I was duly ushered into a rather plush interview room wondering what could possibly be amiss.
By Julian Kossoff | Apr 04, 2013 14:21 pm
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Guardian, Le Monde and Washington Post access data dump on financial machinations of mega-rich.
By Graeme Mackay | Apr 03, 2013 15:21 pm
On 22 March 2013, two days after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his 2013 Budget Address to the House of Commons, Fitch Ratings agency placed the UK's "AAA" Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) on Rating Watch Negative (RWN).
By Umberto Bacchi | Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm
China new President Xi Jinping is to visit Tanzania, Congo and South Africa on his first official trip overseas.
By Umberto Bacchi | Mar 21, 2013 19:41 pm
President eyes outsiders after M5S leader Beppe Grillo favours top job while Berlusconi and Bersani disagree.
By Gianluca Mezzofiore | Mar 19, 2013 17:41 pm
Obama will not raise issue of illegal settlements in the West Bank on his visit
By Arlene Paredes | Mar 15, 2013 22:27 pm
American Idol judge Nicki Minaj missed the performance of Curtis Finch, Jr. on Top 10 week because she was about 15 minutes late for the Fox show. Who's going to say that's acceptable? 'Idol' has lost millions of viewers through the years, but at least 16 million viewers still tune in. And one Idol judge couldn't make sure she comes on time for them.
By Umberto Bacchi | Mar 12, 2013 17:34 pm
Strongest contenders in cardinal's conclave to succeed Pope Benedict XVI as leader of Catholic Church.
By Arlene Paredes | Mar 10, 2013 23:20 pm
iPhone5 drew more than 2 million pre-orders within 24 hours of the pre-order window in September 2012. Fast forward to six months later in Australia, the 6th generation Apple smartphone remains pricey at around $759 for the 16GB variant. Now exciting new phones with similar price tags have arrived, almost taunting the iPhone 5 as yesterday’s technology.
By Umberto Bacchi | Mar 06, 2013 17:51 pm
Italy's Five Stars Movement 'revolution' off to shaky start in display of political naivete, argues Umberto Bacchi.