Credit Suisse goes the CoCo way; UBS reluctant.

Credit Suisse goes the CoCo way; UBS reluctant.

By Anna Domanska - Feb 15, 2011

Credit Suisse’s assertive move of issuing 6 billion Swiss francs (USD 6.2 billion) of so-called CoCo bonds has significantly contributed to the bank regaining investor confidence

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Fairtrade, Fairmined gold on sale in UK

Fairtrade, Fairmined gold on sale in UK

By Richard Meryn - Feb 14, 2011

With prices for the precious metal surging on markets all across the globe, Fairtrade and Fairmined gold will go on sale in the UK in a first-ever effort to secure a fair deal for

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California Desert Dreaming: Boom, much more than just a mirage

California Desert Dreaming: Boom, much more than just a mirage

By Vrushti Mawani - Feb 14, 2011

 A community for gay retirees in the Californian desert, Boom is about “inclusion, not seclusion; … living, not retiring”. A $250 million project being financed by Lo

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Turning into Gold. Rio Tinto

Turning into Gold. Rio Tinto

By Carrie Ann - Feb 13, 2011

Thanks to rising commodity prices, Rio Tinto Group, the world’s third- largest mining company, has reported record profits of £14bn. Primarily powered by surging demand from Asi

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“Bring it on!” scream wine-lovers. Bumper profit-threatening harvest in New Zealand

“Bring it on!” scream wine-lovers. Bumper profit-threatening harvest in New Zealand

By Christy Gren - Feb 12, 2011

Not everyone’s rejoicing about the possibility of wine cellars overflowing. Wine-growers in New Zealand, reported the country’s industry body,  are worried that the 300,000 me

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Luxury picks up pace. German car-makers BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi report soaring sales

Luxury picks up pace. German car-makers BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi report soaring sales

By Richard Meryn - Feb 11, 2011

There’s no doubt affordability levels are increasing globally, with demand for luxury cars continuing to surge in January. A year ago, demand for luxury cars was still smarting f

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The Out-Smarted Market of Connecting People: Nokia teams up with Microsoft

The Out-Smarted Market of Connecting People: Nokia teams up with Microsoft

By Vrushti Mawani - Feb 11, 2011

Nokia’s been a buzzing hive over the last week after the internal memo issued by new CEO Stephen Elop in which he candidly likened Nokia to a man standing on a burning oil platfo

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PetroChina to team up with Encana with $5.4 billion investment in Canada Gas

PetroChina to team up with Encana with $5.4 billion investment in Canada Gas

By Carrie Ann - Feb 10, 2011

China’s biggest oil company, PetroChina is all set to grow bigger and better with an investment of Can$5.4 billion in a shale gas project to be developed in Canada by Encana, Nor

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Your Private Multi-cuisine Vending Machine is a Food Printer?

Your Private Multi-cuisine Vending Machine is a Food Printer?

By Vrushti Mawani - Feb 10, 2011

Say it out loud. “Print out the food you want – anytime”. And try not laughing your head off. Taking technology to the next level seems like a gross understatement here. Food

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