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Daniel Rook

Daniel Rook

    Millions flock to mourn North Korean strongman
    Millions flock to mourn North Korean strongman
    North Korea said on Wednesday that millions of grief-stricken people had turned out to mourn "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-Il, whose death has left the...
    G7 finance chiefs see growing risks to global economy
    G7 finance chiefs see growing risks to global economy
    Top world finance ministers warned on Saturday that the global economy faces growing threats from a United States housing slump and credit crunch,...
    Apprentice geisha reveals secretive world online
    Apprentice geisha reveals secretive world online
    Ichimame's life is already an endless blur of parties, visits to the hairdresser, kimono fittings, lessons in traditional dance, music and tea...
    How Japan's internet king lost his crown
    How Japan's internet king lost his crown
    It began with a tip-off to the media that the offices of one of Japan's top internet entrepreneurs were going to be raided. Soon dozens of...
    Time up for camera film? Nikon focuses on digital
    Time up for camera film? Nikon focuses on digital
    Nikon, the iconic Japanese camera maker, has put another nail in the coffin of traditional photography with plans to stop selling most of its film...
    Sony gets boost as Warner hedges bets in DVD duel
    Sony gets boost as Warner hedges bets in DVD duel
    Sony won a crucial boost on Friday in a war over new DVD formats as Warner Bros became the latest Hollywood studio to announce its support for the...
    Sony slides as market gives thumbs-down to revamp
    Sony slides as market gives thumbs-down to revamp
    Sony shares tumbled almost five percent on Monday as investors fretted that with a big loss looming this year, a plan to overhaul the struggling...
    How big a risk are runaway oil prices?
    How big a risk are runaway oil prices?
    Are global stock markets proving resilient in the face of surging oil prices or in danger of going nowhere -- except downwards -- unless crude...
    British Airways sale sparks speculation
    British Airways sale sparks speculation
    A planned sale by British Airways (BA) of its stake in Australia's Qantas has reignited talk of further consolidation in the European airline...
    Tycoon marshals £9bn to buy Marks and Spencer
    Tycoon marshals £9bn to buy Marks and Spencer
    British retail magnate Philip Green launched a takeover battle for Marks and Spencer on Thursday, unveiling a war chest of £9-billion (about...
    Opec promises to calm the market
    Opec promises to calm the market
    World oil prices simmered close to record high levels on Wednesday as Opec producers, under heavy pressure from consumers to raise production,...