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Big companies no longer limited to .com

Jun 20, 2011
Internet minders voted today to allow an onslaught of new domain names on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes.
Posted In: Internet

Samsonite's IPO trouble could impact Prada's pricing

Jun 16, 2011
Prada is expected to announce the final pricing for its initial public offering later this week in Hong Kong. But a faltering IPO in Hong Kong for Samsonite is raising questions on the wisdom of setting up shop in the city.

Tanzania lawmakers move to divert personal profits to social funds

Jun 15, 2011
According to Tanzania's opposition party, 13 percent of the country's budget is spent on stipends for members of parliament. Now, many politicians are moving to give up their stipends to help their constituents.

Facebook loses some friends

Jun 13, 2011
According to new data from the site Inside Facebook, the number of people using the social media site during May fell in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Norway and Russia.

Bean sprouts take the blame for E. coli scare

Jun 10, 2011
German health authorities have confirmed that sprouts from an organic farm in Germany are the source of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people.
Posted In: Health

Payment by phone is the standard in East Africa

Jun 10, 2011
Telecommunication companies across the globe are preparing to role out plans to allow payments by mobile phones. But the technology already insists in Uganda -- where limited access to traditional banking has paved the way for mobile monetary transactions.

Japan struggles with clean-up

Jun 10, 2011
Three months after the big earthquake and tsunami, one of the big problems the country faces is what to do with all the debris. In the quake-stricken zone, there is 100 years worth of garbage to clean up.

EU to hold emergency summit to discuss E. coli outbreak

Jun 7, 2011
Health officials throughout Europe continue to hunt for the origin of the deadly E. coli outbreak after early tests failed to identify German bean spouts as the source.
Posted In: Health

IMF approves $3 billion loan for Egypt

Jun 6, 2011
The International Monetary Fund has agreed to help Egypt pay down its deficit in the wake of the pro-democracy movement -- but the new government will also use the money to boost social spending.
Posted In: Banks

OPEC meeting to discuss unrest in Libya

Jun 3, 2011
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will meet next week to discuss high oil prices and concerns over future global demand, as well as production cuts in Libya and the continuing turmoil in North Africa.



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A collection of world economic and business stories in collaboration with the BBC.