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Microsoft files EU complaint against Google

Mar 31, 2011
Tech giant Microsoft has filed an anti-trust complaint in Europe against Google.

TEPCO to close four reactors at Fukushima

Mar 30, 2011
According to the company's chairman, Tokyo Electric Power Company will permanently shut down four of the six reactors at the incapacitated nuclear plant.
Posted In: Oil

Japan to consider nationalizing TEPCO

Mar 29, 2011
As businesses and residents continue to suffer rolling power outages, Japan's government may start talks to nationalize Tokyo Electric Power Company.

Aussie dollar hits a 29-year high

Mar 29, 2011
The value of the Australian dollar has risen 10.5 percent in less than two weeks. Today, one Australian dollar will buy you $1.03 in U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Banks

Survey: China's economic power concerns developed nations

Mar 28, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains the latest finds from a survey conducted by the BBC, measuring public concern over China's economic power.
Posted In: China

Libyan shopkeepers, citizens cope with military action

Mar 24, 2011
The BBC's Tony Fallshaw reports from Tripoli on the effect of the no-fly zone on shop, gas stations, and citizens in the city.

Japan quake to affect manufacturing industry

Mar 24, 2011
Other countries in manufacturing could see benefits as Japan's industry tries to recover.

Egyptian stock market reopens

Mar 23, 2011
Egypt's stock market dropped 10 percent in the space of just a minute. The exchange had been closed since January 27 due to the country's civil and economic unrest.

British record labels look toward new media for fresh talent

Mar 22, 2011
Hit talent shows like "The X Factor" have become a prime source of new talent for the British music industry.
Posted In: Entertainment

G7 rallies to weaken yen, calm markets

Mar 18, 2011
The Group of Seven have announced their coordinated intervention plan to ease pressure on Japan's exchange rate, helping to boost stocks and weaken the yen.
Posted In: Banks



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