Daily Archives: January 20, 2013

Kim Dotcom launches new upload site

File-sharing service now makes a nod to copyright laws and allows subscribers to control who sees their files through the use of an encryption system  More »

Lower Saxony blow for Merkel re-election

Red-Green alliance predicted to take one-seat majority in key federal state months before national polls for Berlin government  More »

Obama administration delays hydraulic fracturing rule

In response to criticism from both the oil industry and environmentalists, the Obama administration is scrapping a 2012 plan to impose tough new mandates governing drilling on public lands.  More »

Troops comb plant for bombs and bodies

Western officials refrain from criticising Algeria over its decision to intervene to end the four-day hostage crisis at its remote In Amenas gas facility  More »

Nokia Siemens seeks to raise €700m

Move to public markets for finance is significant given the potential for a future flotation of the business, which has been recently rejuvenated by its parents  More »

AllianzGI to launch UK building fund

The move is the first of its kind to help build schools, hospitals and roads in a landmark scheme designed to create jobs and stimulate the economy  More »

Heavy snow heightens risk of UK triple dip

High-street spending is expected to be badly affected by snow across the UK, which has caused widespread disruption to the transport system  More »

Obama sworn in for second term

There is less fanfare this time as the 44th president of the US faces partisan battles over debt, gun control and immigration and a stalled approval rating  More »

Battery finding may delay Dreamliner

Investigator rules out excessive voltage as cause of battery fire, and if fundamental electrical system design faults are found the grounding could last months  More »

European buyouts suffer winter freeze

EQT has shelved a plan to sell German academic publisher Springer Science for up to €4bn, highlighting the challenges facing private equity firms in Europe  More »

Heathrow passengers brace for more delays

Snow and ice have caused a jump in the number of vehicles requiring roadside assistance, with one motoring organisation reporting 10% more breakdowns  More »

West fears jihadist resurgence

David Cameron echoes predecessor Tony Blair with talk of ‘large and existential threat’ posed by Islamic militants following French intervention in Mali  More »

Fiat looks to luxury for salvation

Carmaker plans to launch a series of premium cars that aim to tap some of the allure of Italy’s long-gone ‘dolce vita’ as it targets break-even by 2015 or 2016  More »

Hydrocarbon industry reviews security

The In Amenas facility attack is the worst tragedy of its kind in living memory despite the energy industry’s presence in many unstable regions  More »

Cyprus bailout delayed two more months

European Union leaders decide to delay talks until the island’s elections take place after losing confidence in Communist president Demetris Christofias  More »
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