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Honey company looks for free trade sweetener with South Korea

Honey is enjoying some sweet success in South Korea. Soft-serve ice-creams with large pieces of sticky honeycomb on top are all the rage in the capital Seoul – so much so that some stores have h...

Date: 2014-07-31

Qualcomm accuses Chinese firms of misrepresenting sales

Smartphone chip giant Qualcomm is facing several setbacks in China, causing its share price to fall.The US firm has revealed that it believes several Chinese manufacturers are misrepresenting the numb...

Date: 2014-07-30

LG Electronics sees big jump in second quarter profit

LG Electronics has seen a big jump in second quarter profit, due to a turnaround in its mobile phone unit.Net profit amounted to 412bn Korean won ($400m; £235m). That's a 165% surge when compar...

Date: 2014-07-29

Asset bubbles could deflate global recovery: analysts

PARIS: In a world still struggling to shake off the worst financial crisis for a generation, many economists are worrying that new asset bubbles are already threatening to derail the tepid global reco...

Date: 2014-07-28

Hong Kong McDonald's stops selling chicken nuggets

McDonald's Hong Kong has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and several other items after admitting it imported food from a US-owned firm in China at the centre of an expired meat scandal.The fast-fo...

Date: 2014-07-25

The World's Fastest-Growing Economies Won't Be Scary Unless They Slow Down

As Brazilians were recovering last week from the World Cup, the country held another global event: the BRICS summit, a gathering of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The out...

Date: 2014-07-24

New India government urges changes to World Bank

NEW DELHI: India's new government has called for reforms to the World Bank structure to reflect the "emerging" clout of developing nations in a meeting with visiting bank chief Jim Yong Kim.The gover...

Date: 2014-07-23

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals on LatAm blitz

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela on Monday (July 21), his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China's growing influence in the region.Dur...

Date: 2014-07-22