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.
Glow Energy: Gheco-One Power Plant Begins Operations Thursday
Glow Energy PCL (GLOW.TH), Thailand's third-largest private electricity producer by capacity, said its 660-megawatt Gheco-One power plant commercially starts feeding power into the grid Thursday.
Nomura Head Watanabe to Resign
The chief executive and chief operating officer of Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604.TO) are stepping down to take responsibility for their company's involvement in a series of leaks of inside information.
Sharp Mulls Job Cuts Of About 3,000
Sharp Corp. (6753.TO) is considering chopping some 3,000 jobs, or 15% of its parent-basis workforce, to turn its deteriorating business around, Kyodo News reported Thursday, citing sources close to the plan.
Chinese Buying More Luxury Goods at Home
Chinese shoppers are increasingly buying luxury goods in mainland China, turning away from high-end stores abroad and in Hong Kong, a survey indicated Thursday.
Moody's Says ECB Underscores Pressure on Banks
The European Central Bank's decision to no longer accept Greek government bonds or guarantees as loan collateral underscores the pressure faced by banks in all stressed euro zone countries, Moody's Investors Service said Thursday.
Metropolitan Bank Board Approves Early Redemption of Tier 2 Notes
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (MBT.PH) said Thursday its board has approved the redemption of 8.5 billion pesos ($201.9 million) of lower Tier 2 notes on Oct. 22, ahead of the original maturity on Oct. 19, 2017.
Qantas Surges 8% on Talk of Emirates Alliance
Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN.AU) shares jumped 8% Thursday as speculation mounts that the Australian flag carrier is close to forming an alliance deal with Emirates Airline to limit losses from its ailing international flights unit.
ECB Eyes Measures to Ease Pressure on Spain, Italy
The European Central Bank is studying implementing palliative measures to ease the market pressure exerted on countries with more economic difficulties, particularly Spain and Italy, reports El Pais in its Thursday Internet edition.
Asian Shares Edge Higher, Euro Slips
Asian markets edged higher early Thursday, following several days of heavy selling, as investors focused on a slew of earnings from the U.S. and Asia.