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Exchange rates, demand for luxury cars boost sales 14 per cent at German automaker

Exchange rates, demand for luxury cars boost sales 14 per cent at German automaker | International Business | Scoop.it
FRANKFURT - German automaker BMW AG sounded a note of caution Tuesday over its business in China as it reported a 20 per cent increase in its third-quarter net profit from a year earlier, when financial ...
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Italy's Eataly challenges France for food crown

Italy's Eataly challenges France for food crown | International Business | Scoop.it
Having conquered half the world, luxury Italian supermarket Eataly is getting ready to take on Europe, with a store in food-rival France the jewel in its crown. Founder Oscar Farinetti says his food empire, which opened its first store in 2007, was built on an idea which was "not a stroke of genius but something rather ordinary". "I live in the country with the most desirable food in the world and yet, although we have many renowned chefs and restaurants, we have no retail chain bringing the ama
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12 countries, including Canada, reach tentative Trans-Pacific trade deal

12 countries, including Canada, reach tentative Trans-Pacific trade deal | International Business | Scoop.it
ATLANTA - Twelve nations, including Canada, have reached a tentative deal on a massive Pacific Rim trading bloc billed as the largest-ever deal of its kind, with implications for hundreds of millions of ...
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EU welcomes 11th-hour Greek proposals in 'forceps delivery'

EU welcomes 11th-hour Greek proposals in 'forceps delivery' | International Business | Scoop.it
By Alastair Macdonald and Lefteris Papadimas BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Union welcomed new proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as a "good basis for progress" at talks on Monday where creditors want 11th-hour concessions to haul Athens back from the brink of bankruptcy. EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker's chief-of-staff spoke of a "forceps delivery" as officials worked late into the night to produce a deal ahead of a summit of euro zone leaders in Brussels that t
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Toyota in damage control mode after American exec arrested

Toyota in damage control mode after American exec arrested | International Business | Scoop.it
Toyota Motor Corp moved into damage control mode on Friday after its new communications chief Julie Hamp, an American and its first senior woman executive, was arrested on suspicion of illegally bringing pain killers into Japan just two months after her appointment.
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Canada police lay charges against SNC-Lavalin, stock drops

Canada police lay charges against SNC-Lavalin, stock drops | International Business | Scoop.it
Canadian police laid corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc (Toronto:SNC.TO - News) on Thursday, the first time the engineering company has been directly charged with alleged bribery as it conducted business in Libya over a ten-year period until 2011. Montreal-based SNC said it would plead not guilty and urged that individuals, and not the company itself, be charged. Still, the company's stock fell more than 8 percent on fears about how a conviction would affect its business, as strict
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Alibaba's Jack Ma seeks to reassure employees over U.S. lawsuits

Alibaba's Jack Ma seeks to reassure employees over U.S. lawsuits | International Business | Scoop.it
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma urged employees to relax about U.S. lawsuits against the firm over possible failure to disclose information to investors, in a letter to staff posted on his official microblog on Friday. A series of lawsuits have been filed in the United States after an unusually public fracas with a Chinese regulator last month over the issue of fakes being sold on Alibaba's websites. "As for the lawsuits that came about from recent events, I ask that Alibaba
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Alibaba's Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row

Alibaba's Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row | International Business | Scoop.it
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform. The meeting Friday between Ma and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) director Zhang Mao may signal a de-escalation of the dispute, which saw the regulator deliver an unprecedented public dressing-down of the prominent Chinese firm. "We have always been committed to
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Sales execs who missed targets forced to kneel on public bridge and chant 'We are sorry'

Sales execs who missed targets forced to kneel on public bridge and chant 'We are sorry' | International Business | Scoop.it
For most sales people, failing to beat their targets might mean a private dressing down from the boss or missing out on a bonus.
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Cheese: China's unexpected new craving

Cheese: China's unexpected new craving | International Business | Scoop.it
Historically the Chinese simply didn't eat cheese but now one chef's "fromage" is appearing in stores throughout Beijing
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Mercedes-Benz reveals the Autobot of the near future

Mercedes-Benz reveals the Autobot of the near future | International Business | Scoop.it
Watch the video Mercedes-Benz reveals the Autobot of the near future on Yahoo Finance. Autonomous driving in long-distance truck operations with the "Highway Pilot".
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Sony’s Hit Factory Running Out of Hits

Sony’s Hit Factory Running Out of Hits | International Business | Scoop.it
View the Sony’s Hit Factory Running Out of Hits photo gallery on Yahoo Finance Canada . Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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Bitcoin’s fatal flaws

Bitcoin’s fatal flaws | International Business | Scoop.it
How would you react if your currency of choice lost 20 per cent of its value in the span of a few hours? It happened to bitcoin today after a Japanese exchange suddenly halted withdrawals of the popular virtual currency. … Continue reading →
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This new McDonald's burger takes four hours to cook

McDonald's is launching a new pulled-pork sandwich in Switzerland that takes four hours to cook...
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Sexless Japan: Why men can't be bothered having sex | Zoomin.tv

Sexless Japan: Why men can't be bothered having sex | Zoomin.tv | International Business | Scoop.it
Researchers all over the world are fascinated by the young generation of Japanese who seemingly are not interested in sex. Dr. Kitamura explains why and even predicts where this trend will hit next.
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How Canada is perceived around the world

How Canada is perceived around the world | International Business | Scoop.it
Canadians are often curious about how others see them, so, for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. For Slovenians, Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag. It's not because students here are taught much about Canada.
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Putin wants to sit around the table with the G7 leaders again

Putin wants to sit around the table with the G7 leaders again | International Business | Scoop.it
Russia appears to be angling to make it the G-8 once again and President Vladimir Putin suggests it’s something Prime Minister Stephen Harper will just have to accept. "I don't want to offend anyone, but if the United States says Russia should be returned to the G8, the prime minister will change his opinion,” Putin told The Canadian Press during a meeting with the heads of world news agencies at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Russian officials dropped hints all day Friday that
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Alibaba IPO leads to ejection order from Taiwan - CNET

Alibaba IPO leads to ejection order from Taiwan - CNET | International Business | Scoop.it
The Chinese e-commerce company has been turned out of Taiwan after six years of operating in the country.
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"I hope to drive a modern car before I die"

"I hope to drive a modern car before I die" | International Business | Scoop.it
Watch the video "I hope to drive a modern car before I die" on Yahoo Finance. For more than 50 years Cuban citizens have had to be inventive to keep their oldies rolling. Now that the export gates are open between the USA and Cuba, what does this mean for the old timers?
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Why luxury brands love China's 'Sex and the City'

Why luxury brands love China's 'Sex and the City' | International Business | Scoop.it
Watch the video Why luxury brands love China's 'Sex and the City' on Yahoo Finance. Tiny Times, a series of hit films in China glorifies consumerism. Global luxury brands want in. But not everyone is happy about the film's message. Stephen Engle reports.
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China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet

China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet | International Business | Scoop.it
The Chinese authorities are no longer tolerating the workarounds used by millions of people who rely heavily on less-fettered access to the Internet.
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Why You Make Better Decisions In Another Language - DNews | DNews - Yahoo Screen

Why You Make Better Decisions In Another Language - DNews | DNews - Yahoo Screen | International Business | Scoop.it
Do you want to know the secret to being more reasonable? Try learning another language!
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Taking American-style Chinese food to China

Taking American-style Chinese food to China | International Business | Scoop.it
The U.S. is home to more than 40,000 Chinese restaurants, but what's in your local take-out order bears little resemblance to the many types of cuisine in China. Now, two Americans are taking American-style Chinese east to China. Seth Doane reports.
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Baidu Eye Vs Google Glass: Chinese Search Company Launches Wearable Gadget Controlled By Voice And Gesture; Sends Information To User’s Smart Gadgets Even Without Display

Baidu Eye Vs Google Glass: Chinese Search Company Launches Wearable Gadget Controlled By Voice And Gesture; Sends Information To User’s Smart Gadgets Even Without Display | International Business | Scoop.it
BAIDU SHOWS OFF ITS OWN VERSION OF GOOGLE GLASS AT THE BAIDU WORLD CONFERENCE.
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Renault KWID Concept arrives with its own drone

Renault KWID Concept arrives with its own drone | International Business | Scoop.it
View the Renault KWID Concept arrives with its own drone photo gallery on Yahoo Autos. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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