Internacionales inglés

Asia stocks slip, euro hits 11-year low before ECB

Yahoo Business - 31 mins 9 segs ago

Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday's closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank's policy meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.4 percent with Thai, Malaysian and Chinese stocks posting losses. "Foreigners are continuing their buying spree on the back of increased global liquidity after quantitative easing by the ECB," said Lee Kyung-min, economist at Daishin Securities Co in Seoul. Risk asset markets, shored up by liquidity provided by easing-minded central banks around the world, will have a chance to confirm the ECB's easing stance when it holds a policy meeting later in the session.


Target to cut thousands of jobs as seeks to cut costs by $2 billion

Yahoo Business - 43 mins 37 segs ago

The cost-cutting forms a key plank of a revival plan outlined by Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell, who has sought to narrow the retailer's focus to a handful of product lines where Target believes it has an edge on quality and price while also investing to catch up with rivals online. Cornell said Target's management needs streamlining and he wants to change the corporate culture from one focused on process to one that meets the demand of customers. Target said it was revamping its merchandise, in part to attract both millenials and Hispanics, seen as important to driving future sales growth. Target said the job cuts would primarily come from corporate locations in the Minneapolis area and in India that collectively employ about 16,000 people, and not from its roughly 1,800 stores across the United States.


China signals 'new normal' with lower annual growth target

Yahoo Business - 49 mins 46 segs ago

By Koh Gui Qing and Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced an economic growth target for 2015 of around 7 percent on Thursday and said it would boost government spending, signaling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is the "new normal" for the world's No.2 economy. Speaking at the opening of the country's annual parliamentary meeting, Premier Li Keqiang vowed to fight corruption and pollution, and stressed the need for more painful reforms to put the economy on a more sustainable footing after three decades of breakneck growth. "The downward pressure on China's economy is intensifying," Li told around 3,000 delegates gathered at the Great Hall of the People to the west of Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing. "Deep-seated problems in the country's economic development are becoming more obvious.


Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech firms

Yahoo Business - 51 mins 20 segs ago

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and Intel Corp are expanding an existing alliance to provide cloud computing to global telecoms carriers, as U.S. tech firms vie for Chinese tie-ups to retain access to a tough mainland market. The partnership, announced by Huawei in a statement, comes as U.S and other Western tech firms' scramble to burnish their bona fides with China, which has become increasingly wary of foreign technology. China's government has been openly pushing for the use of more Chinese and less foreign-made technology, both to grow its own tech sector and as a response to former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's leaks about widespread U.S. cyber surveillance. Other U.S. enterprise tech firms adopting a partnership strategy include IBM Corp, Dell Inc [DI.UL], Cisco Systems Inc, Hewlett-Packard Co and Juniper Networks Inc. The cloud computing industry is a focus area for China, with Premier Li Keqiang saying in his government work report delivered to parliament on Thursday that the government would support its development.


LG planning high-tier smartphone

Yahoo Business - 59 mins 27 segs ago

Alongside its G4 and G Flex 2 smartphones, LG is preparing to launch a 'super' phone in the second half of 2015, according to mobile boss Juno Cho.


Brent sticks above $60; Iran news offsets bearish U.S. stockpiles data

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 9 mins ago

Brent crude was flat on Thursday, managing to hold above $60 a barrel as investors brushed aside bearish U.S. inventories data to focus on the lack of a deal in talks over Iran's nuclear program. Tehran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday no deal had been reached on the duration of any possible final agreement with world powers on Iran's program. The April contract inched up 5 cents to $60.60 a barrel by 0003 ET while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 22 cents to $51.75 a barrel. A 2 percent gain in the previous session narrowed WTI's spread with global benchmark Brent to less than $9 a barrel.


Hillary Clinton: 'I want the public to see my email'

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 12 mins ago
Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a self-hosted email address has been at the center of controversy over the last few days, and now the former Secretary of State tweets that she wants those emails -- ...

Banks brace for U.S. Fed capital buffers inspection

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 15 mins ago

By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. banks and their foreign rivals are facing a tough two-step check-up of their financial health by the Federal Reserve, forcing the firms to get a far better grip on how they measure risk. In its annual "stress tests", the Fed gauges whether banks have enough shareholder capital to withstand a severe economic shock like that of the 2007-09 crisis, when taxpayers spent billions of dollars to keep the industry afloat.


AbbVie to buy cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics in $21 billion deal

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 25 mins ago

(Reuters) - Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said it will buy Pharmacyclics Inc , the maker of blockbuster cancer drug Imbruvica, for about $21 billion to boost its oncology drugs pipeline. AbbVie will pay $261.25 per share in cash and stock, a 13 percent premium to Pharmacyclics stock's closing price on Wednesday on the Nasdaq. Pharmacyclics stockholders can elect cash, AbbVie stock or a combination, subject to proration, the company said in a statement. "Imbruvica is not only complementary to AbbVie's oncology pipeline, it has demonstrated strong clinical efficacy across a broad range of hematologic malignancies," AbbVie's Chief Executive, Richard Gonzalez, said in a statement.


Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 23:42
Hey, Hyundai owners, it's finally here: the Blue Link companion app for smartwatches that the automaker promised back during CES this year. And yes, you can use it to remotely lock/unlock doors, start/stop ...

Microsoft launches SA innovation centre to help startups

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 23:03

Following the opening of a startup innovation centre in Queensland in 2012, Microsoft has opened its second one in Adelaide.


Etsy wants to raise up to $300 million by going public

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:55
Etsy, yes that marketplace for handcrafted and bespoke goods, plans to raise money not by selling custom crocheted rabbit hats or bohemian jewelry, but by doing an initial public offering. The Brooklyn ...

Etsy wants to raise up to $300 million by going public

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:55
Etsy, yes that marketplace for handcrafted and bespoke goods, plans to raise money not by selling custom crocheted rabbit hats or bohemian jewelry, but by doing an initial public offering. The Brooklyn ...

Why You Need Interns, and Why You Should Pay Them

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:34

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Ursula Burns, Tony Adams and Andrea Jung have in common? All are successful CEOs. All are heads of profitable, respected companies. And believe it or not, they all got their start as interns. If a business is questioning whether or not interns add value, consider this: would you have passed up having talent...


Why You Need Interns, and Why You Should Pay Them

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:34

What do Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Ursula Burns, Tony Adams and Andrea Jung have in common? All are successful CEOs. All are heads of profitable, respected companies. And believe it or not, they all got their start as interns. If a business is questioning whether or not interns add value, consider this: would you have passed up having talent...


​Calls for independent oversight of Australia's website blocking laws

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:25

The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.


​Calls for independent oversight of Australia's website blocking laws

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:25

The parliamentary committee inquiring into the laws allowing Australian government agencies to block websites has received calls for an independent party to oversee the scheme.


The big US carriers will shut down their mobile wallet this month

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 22:02
There was no question that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon gave up on their Softcard mobile payment service when they agreed to pre-install Google Wallet, but it's now apparent that they're beating an especially ...

Chinese online game company NetEase eyes US expansion

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 21:18

The company that brings Blizzard's online games to China is now aiming to bring its own games to the Western market, backed by its billionaire chairman.>


FTC offers a $25,000 prize if you can trap robocallers

Yahoo Business - Mié, 04/03/2015 - 21:15
Yep, the Federal Trade Commission still hates robocalls as much as you do. The agency has launched a contest where you'll get a $25,000 top prize if you develop technology that sends illegal automated ...