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Friday, April 25, 2014  
Apple okays stock split, $30b share buyback
Apple late on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while....
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GE holds talks ‘to buy’ Alstom in $13b deal
Alstom said on Thursday it was not informed of any potential public tender offer for its shares, which opened....
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EU proposes ban on transactions with banks in Crimea
The European Union (EU) may ban transactions with financial institutions in Crimea as part of its response to....
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S&P warns of Scotland split troubles
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said there were “important considerations and uncertainties” that....
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India to get ‘below normal’ monsoon over El Nino threat
India is likely to experience below-average monsoon rainfall in 2014, the government’s weather office said......
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69% targeted cyber attacks in India focus on ‘large companies’
More than two-thirds of targeted cyber attacks in India are focused on large firms, with criminals willing to.....
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Nokia’s India plant ‘unlikely’ to be part of Microsoft deal
Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute, its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included....
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India may lose top rice exporter status as SE Asian rivals slash prices
India’s rice exports could slide by nearly a quarter this year and knock the country off its perch as top exporter of.....
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IBM inks social software deal with Polaris FT
Technology giant IBM has signed a contract with IT services firm Polaris Financial Technologies (FT) for.....
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Drop solar case against India at WTO, US urged
Environmentalists late on Wednesday urged the US to drop plans to haul India to the World Trade Organisation....
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Bharti Infratel Q4 profit jumps 64%
Telecommunications tower operator Bharti Infratel reported a 64 per cent jump in its quarterly profit, beating estimates....
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Facebook profits triple to $642m, ad revenue rises 82%
Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72-per cent surge in revenues helped by.....
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Brands face Bangla disaster backlash
Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to increase help for the victims of the world’s worst garment.....
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New ventures will take time to bear fruit, says Facebook
Facebook has a message for Wall Street: Don’t expect new revenue streams anytime.....
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IBM unveils new server model
International Business Machines Corp, in its latest attempt at reviving demand for its hardware products, is launching.....
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