Features by Christopher Werth

Rupert Murdoch pushes his way into British satellite TV

News Corp's takeover of a U.K. satellite network could spell trouble for newspaper rivals once Murdoch starts bundling TV and print content online.
Posted In: Entertainment

Rising interest rates could hurt British homeowners

The Bank of England is set to raise its rates, which means U.K. homeowners face the daunting prospect of increased mortgage payments.
Posted In: Housing

Could a big Oscar win save the U.K. Film Council?

Hollywood's biggest night was also a big night across the pond. British film "The King's Speech" took home three Academy Awards, including best picture. The film was paid for in part by the government's film funding organization, the U.K. Film Council. But because of budget cuts, that agency is on the chopping block. Christopher Werth explains.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Post-bailout, Ireland goes to the polls

Ireland votes today for a new government. Last year, a bailout saved the country from disaster but an opposition win may endanger the whole deal.

European eel conservation measures rankle

European limits on eel exports and fishing are finding no favor with fishermen, but some say they are essential to conserve eels.

Obscure British computer chip designer looks to take on Intel

British computer chip designer ARM already has components in 85 percent of mobile and smartphones. It now wants to break into the personal computer market, currently dominated by Intel.

Price tag for Qantas A380 engine problems: $80 million

Australian airline Qantas was forced to ground its Airbus A380 super jumbo fleet after one of its plane's Rolls-Royce engines exploded in midair over Singapore last year. That accident cost Quantas an estimated $80 million -- and didn't help Rolls-Royce or Airbus, either. Christopher Werth explains.
Posted In: Airlines

How to manage U.K.'s rising inflation

The Bank of England will announce its outlook for U.K. growth and inflation today. Amid cost-of-living concerns, the central bank faces a tough decision: Is the economic recovery strong enough to handle an increase in interest rates in order to curb inflation? Christopher Werth has more.
Posted In: Banks

Nokia calls for help from Microsoft

Nokia, the world's largest cell phone-maker, has joined together with software giant Microsoft to grab a larger share of the lucrative smartphone market. But as Christopher Werth explains, this union may not be enough to catch up with Apple and Google.

London, Toronto stock exchanges announce merger

Officials from the London Stock Exchange Group PLC and Toronto based TMX group Inc. announced the merger today. Bringing the two companies together will produce the second largest mining- and resource-exchange in the world. Christopher Werth explains.
Posted In: Canada, Mergers and Acquisitions


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