Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Authorities ban all hard liquor sales as methanol laced bootleg booze kills 20 people in Czech Republic

A total ban of hard-liquor sales in the Czech Republic which began last Friday remains strictly in place after the death of 20 people by methanol laced bootleg alcohol. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Kenya’s deadly mix of frustration, politics & impunity

Recent deadly clashes in Kenya stem from widespread economic frustration, chronic impunity and the ambitions of politicians seeking office, according to analysts and activists. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Facebook stock receives boost from news of improved mobile ad platform

Facebook’s stock gained with the news of an improved advertising platform to boost revenue. Facebook has been unable to convert its revenue despite having 955 million users registered on its website. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Romney dismisses Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing as ‘bailout’

The Romney campaign on Thursday called the latest move by the Federal Reserve of quantitative easing as “bailout” while other Republicans suggested that the action to boost the economy will politically advance President Barack this election season. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

U.S. Treasury Secretary set for Asia visit for annual economic talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is all set to begin his Asia trip next month where he will represent the U.S. at global economic meetings and meet with key economic policymakers. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Garment factory fire in Pakistan kills 295

Search and rescue workers recovered on Wednesday 295 bodies from a burned garments factory in a Karachi town. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Apple launches iPhone 5

Officially called the iPhone 5, Apple’s sixth-generation smartphone is described as the thinnest and lightest version of the iPhone that Apple has ever built. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

UK unemployment drops in May-July by 7,000

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Wednesday that there were 7,000 less people unemployed in the three months to July to 2.59 million, compared with the previous three months. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

IRS awards $104 million to UBS whistle-blower

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed on Tuesday it has awarded $ 104 million to a whistleblower who exposed rich Americans who kept secret offshore bank accounts to evade tax. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Small business optimism improved in August

A closely followed index released on Tuesday shows that small business optimism increased in August as more owners see better outlook for the economy and profitability as well as increased probability of hiring more workers. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories