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India's economy continues slowdown

India's economy continues slowdown | Business in the news | Scoop.it
The latest figures on the Indian economy show a growth rate of 4.4% for the April-June quarter, compared with the same period the previous year.
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Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake

Vodafone sells $130bn Verizon stake | Business in the news | Scoop.it
UK telecoms giant Vodafone confirms the sale of its 45% stake in US-based Verizon Wireless for $130bn (£84bn).
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Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones unit | Business in the news | Scoop.it
Microsoft agrees to buy Nokia's mobile phone business and gains access to its patents and mapping services for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn; £4.6bn).
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Tesco 'to launch tablet computer' to compete with Amazon and Apple

Tesco 'to launch tablet computer' to compete with Amazon and Apple | Business in the news | Scoop.it
In a bid to compete with the entertainment ecosystems created by the likes of Apple and Amazon, retailer Tesco is reportedly planning to launch its own “iPad-like” tablet computer.
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China manufacturing at 16-month high

China manufacturing at 16-month high | Business in the news | Scoop.it
China's manufacturing activity picks up speed in August, hitting a 16-month high, allaying some fears of a sharp slowdown in its economy.
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UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours'

UK entrepreneurs 'work fewest hours' | Business in the news | Scoop.it
Small business owners polled in the UK work fewer hours than their counterparts in the US, Germany, France, Netherlands or Spain, according to a survey.
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Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire

Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire | Business in the news | Scoop.it
Shares in Microsoft jump 9% after the software giant announces that chief executive Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months.
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