KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Separatists fly the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans. Full Article | Video
LONDON - Britain's benchmark stock index rose on Wednesday after Chinese economic data came in a touch above forecasts, with Tesco rising on aggressive strategy plans and Sports Direct surging on a bullish note about the company.
Last Thursday morning investors queued up to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously. Odd behaviour in an investment world so used to the concept of 'risk on' or 'risk off'. So what happened? Full Article
Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan is developing a variety of solar-powered "atmospheric satellites," which are designed to stay aloft indefinitely. Video
April 16 - Survivors of the capsized ferry in South Korea, where more than 280 passengers remain missing, huddle in shock at a temporary shelter. Mana Rabiee reports.
Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme. Paying workers in their employer’s paper makes no sense. The share price has too little to do with corporate performance, and the work of any single employee has little effect on the share price. Commentary
The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. More can be done to maintain momentum, especially rooting out vested interests. As ever, the weak spot is politics. Commentary
While the Americans were funding and fixing the world economy, the Europeans decided to belatedly address their under-regulated banking and financial sectors and reform their overly generous labour laws and welfare arrangements funded by high public borrowing they wrongly blamed for the Great Recession. Commentary
When the Saharan dust hit London earlier this month, just as with the smog of the 1950s and of Dickens’s day, the cloud of dust particles was dense enough that less sunlight made it through to ground level. While forecasts and public warnings for such events exist, the experience demonstrated that they need to be related more precisely to health impacts. Commentary
Stock market gains in the next few years are likely to be driven by very different companies than the leaders of the past five years. The bad news for investors is that these leadership rotations generally coincide with temporary market setbacks, since the old leaders tend to retreat faster than the laggards advance. Commentary
For Chinese tech companies to thrive in the world's most populous country, economic reforms must continue. Commentary
Tesco's CEO touts a big and bold plan. He needs one, says Breakingviews, given poor trading and increased competition. But his proposals are vague and investors should stay sceptical. Video