Don't let embarrassment keep you in debt
When you've dug yourself deep into credit card debt, you might feel like crawling into the hole with your money woes and never coming out.Consumers struggling with debt often feel lost and embarrassed, and frequently hide their troubles from others, according to a recent survey by GreenPath Debt
GDF Suez Confirms Guidance After Strong First Half
GDF Suez SA (GSZ.FR) Thursday confirmed its full-year guidance after posting a 4.2% increase in first-half earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, or Ebitda, lifted by higher power output and tariffs, as well as additional revenue from the full integration of U.K.-based
Sembcorp Marine 2Q Net Profit Falls 4.6% to S$142.8 Million
Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) said Thursday its second-quarter net profit fell 4.6% from a year earlier because of the timing of recognition of income from projects, but the company flagged a positive outlook for the offshore oil and gas industry.
BHP Expansion of Australia Iron Ore Operations at Risk
Sagging prices of iron ore as stockpiles of the commodity build up at ports is threatening plans by BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) to spend billions of dollars to expand its mining operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia state.
Bank of East Asia 1st Half Net Profit Up 10%; 2nd Half Outlook Uncertain
Bank of East Asia Ltd. (0023.HK), Hong Kong's fifth-largest lender by assets, said Thursday its first-half net profit rose 10%, but sounded a cautious outlook for the second half.
ECB Weighing Two-pronged Bond-buy Plan: Report
The European Central Bank is planning to undertake coordinated action with the European Stability Mechanism, the euro-zone's permanent rescue fund, to buy Spanish and Italian government bonds, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
Historic Blackout Highlights India's Diesel Dependence
When the lights go out in India and diesel generators kick in to provide backup power to tens of millions, Indians' use of diesel as a fuel of last resort, and the country's weight in the regional market, come into sharp relief.
Russia Eyes Huge Hikes in Shelf Gas, Oil Production By 2030
Russia plans to massively increase its shelf gas and oil production by 2030, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.
Rostelecom in Merger Talks with Tele2's Russian Unit - Report
Russia's state-controlled telecommunications operator Rostelecom (RTKM.RS) is in merger talks with the Russian mobile unit of Sweden's Tele2 (Tele2-B.SK), Kommersant newspaper reports Thursday, citing unnamed sources.