Monthly Archives: September 2011

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone next week

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:51pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone next week

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:51pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with

How Starbucks Transformed Coffee From A Commodity Into A $4 Splurge

Stanley Hainsworth has been a catalyst for the great brands of modern times. He was creative director at Nike and then Lego. He was vice president global creative at Starbucks in an era when the coffee purveyor was experiencing phenomenal

How Starbucks Transformed Coffee From A Commodity Into A $4 Splurge

Stanley Hainsworth has been a catalyst for the great brands of modern times. He was creative director at Nike and then Lego. He was vice president global creative at Starbucks in an era when the coffee purveyor was experiencing phenomenal

How Facebook Timeline Might Radically Change the Look of Brand Pages [PICS]

Facebook’s blockbuster announcements last week have already gotten marketers to rethink how they will use the platform, but what about their brand pages? Facebook hasn’t said anything specific about how the likes of Coca-Cola or McDonald’s might take advantage of

How Facebook Timeline Might Radically Change the Look of Brand Pages [PICS]

Facebook’s blockbuster announcements last week have already gotten marketers to rethink how they will use the platform, but what about their brand pages? Facebook hasn’t said anything specific about how the likes of Coca-Cola or McDonald’s might take advantage of

Libya conflict: Qatar Tries to Forge a New Global Role

As President Nicolas Sarkozy greeted the world’s leaders at the Libya meeting in Paris last month, one leader who emerged from his limousine was perhaps a little less well known than the others. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al

Libya conflict: Qatar Tries to Forge a New Global Role

As President Nicolas Sarkozy greeted the world’s leaders at the Libya meeting in Paris last month, one leader who emerged from his limousine was perhaps a little less well known than the others. Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al

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Cash for Gold: A Literally Golden Opportunity

(Reuters) – With the price of gold soaring, Mark Rich saw a chance to transform his family’s struggling jewelry business into a moneymaking venture. Two years later, Captain Cash for Gold is mining success. “Things were looking very bleak,” said

/ Gold

Cash for Gold: A Literally Golden Opportunity

(Reuters) – With the price of gold soaring, Mark Rich saw a chance to transform his family’s struggling jewelry business into a moneymaking venture. Two years later, Captain Cash for Gold is mining success. “Things were looking very bleak,” said

Women in Saudi Arabia to Vote and Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia is a conservative society which has been inching towards reform under the leadership of King Abdullah, himself a reformist. About 10 years ago the king said women should be central to the Saudi economy. Since then, change has

Women in Saudi Arabia to Vote and Run in Elections

Saudi Arabia is a conservative society which has been inching towards reform under the leadership of King Abdullah, himself a reformist. About 10 years ago the king said women should be central to the Saudi economy. Since then, change has

Beefed-up burgernomics: the Global Standard

Beefed-up burgernomics A gourmet version of the Big Mac index suggests that the yuan is not that undervalued THE Big Mac index celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether

Beefed-up burgernomics: the Global Standard

Beefed-up burgernomics A gourmet version of the Big Mac index suggests that the yuan is not that undervalued THE Big Mac index celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether

A game of catch-up: East & West

QUARRY BANK MILL is a handsome five-storey brick building set in the valley of the river Bollin at Styal, a small English village a few miles south of Manchester. It was built in 1784 by Samuel Greg, a merchant, who

A game of catch-up: East & West

QUARRY BANK MILL is a handsome five-storey brick building set in the valley of the river Bollin at Styal, a small English village a few miles south of Manchester. It was built in 1784 by Samuel Greg, a merchant, who

Taxation and class war: Hunting Down the Rich

The horns have sounded and the hounds are baying. Across the developed world the hunt for more taxes from the wealthy is on. Recent austerity budgets in France and Italy slapped 3% surcharges on those with incomes above €500,000 ($680,000)

Taxation and class war: Hunting Down the Rich

The horns have sounded and the hounds are baying. Across the developed world the hunt for more taxes from the wealthy is on. Recent austerity budgets in France and Italy slapped 3% surcharges on those with incomes above €500,000 ($680,000)

GDP forecasts

The IMF has cut its forecasts for economic growth in its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook. It expects world GDP to increase by 4% in 2011 and 2012, some 0.3 and 0.5 percentage points lower than previously expected in its June

GDP forecasts

The IMF has cut its forecasts for economic growth in its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook. It expects world GDP to increase by 4% in 2011 and 2012, some 0.3 and 0.5 percentage points lower than previously expected in its June