Golden apps for traveling to London and following the Olympic games
Just in time for the Summer Games, here are a few apps plus ebooks to guide you through the Olympics and London.
Cheung Kong Consortium to Buy UK's MGN Gas Networks for GBP645 Million
A consortium led by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's flagship Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. (0001.HK) has agreed to buy U.K. gas distribution company MGN Gas Networks (UK) Ltd. for GBP645 million (US$781 million), the companies in the consortium said in a joint statement Wednesday.
WSJ UPDATE: FCC Upholds Tennis Channel Complaint Against Comcast
The Federal Communications Commission upheld an administrative law judge's ruling against Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK), saying the cable giant discriminated against the Tennis Channel by putting it in a less-advantageous tier of service compared to Comcast's own sports channels.
LivingSocial Parts Ways With Three Executives
LivingSocial Inc., the closely-held daily deals service that's drawn investment from Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) as it seeks to compete with Groupon Inc. (GRPN), has parted ways with a dozen employees, including three executives as it seeks to reorganize.
Colombia's Ecopetrol Net Income Drops on Lower Oil Prices
Colombia's national oil company Ecopetrol (ECOPETROL.BO, EC) reported Monday a 2.5% drop in its consolidated net income during the second quarter compared with a year earlier due to lower global prices for crude oil and slower increases in production levels.
Australia Stocks Fall, As Miners Help Lead Retreat
Australian stocks fell sharply Wednesday morning, tracking overnight Wall Street losses on concerns Greece would need more debt restructuring, with heavily weighted mining stocks among the top losers.
Japan Stocks Dive Deeper As Yen Gains Vs. Euro
Japanese stocks fell sharply in early Wednesday trade, with tech shares fronting the decline as the euro explored lows against the yen not seen for more than a decade.
Australia's APA Raises Bid in Battle for Hastings
APA Group (APA.AU) said Wednesday it will raise its offer for Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF.AU) to at least A$1.33 billion (US$1.36 billion), as it attempts to trump a rival bid from the Pipeline Partners consortium.
ASX Plans Data Center Link Up With Singapore Stock Exchange
Australia's dominant stock exchange is looking to boost its ties with its Singaporean counterpart at a time when markets are expecting more consolidation in the global exchange industry.
Japan Posts Surprise Trade Surplus In June
Japan posted a surprise trade surplus in June, with the Ministry of Finance reporting Wednesday the trade account was 61.65 billion yen ($790 million) in the black.