David Teather

‘War’ gains currency at G7

China is placed under pressure as several central banks intervene to make their currencies cheaper.

China’s great leap changes the game

China overtook Japan as the world's second-largest economy earlier this year, marking another milestone in the country's transformation.

Bookworm game for e-bound bird

John Makinson says what matters is that people read, not how they choose to do it.

Amazon’s ebooks milestone

For the first time sales of ebooks outstrip those of hardcovers.

Squeezing oil from sand

Study finds decreasing demand for fossil fuel makes expensive tar-sands projects unsustainable.

China’s stake in Rio Tinto gets all-clear

Rio Tinto has a dual listing in Sydney and a 14,99% stake in London would equate to around 11% in the entire group.

UK gets set for long slowdown

Analysts predict the recession will be the worst we've seen for at least 30 years, writes David Teather in London.

Why 10 bourses have bucked the global downturn

The financial quake of the past year has toppled almost all the world's stock markets.

Ms Dotcom branches out

A car crash has made former dotcom poster child Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com, as passionate about her charities as her businesses.

Tinseltown loses its magic

A recent report by a Hollywood insider questions the profitability of making movies, writes David Teather.

Money honey

When Maria Bartiromo started getting e-mails from someone calling himself Joey Ramone in 1998, she did what most people would do -- she ignored them, assuming she had attracted the unwanted attention of a weirdo. Ramone, the legendary figure of New York punk, had after all recorded the likes of Cretin Hop, Teenage Lobotomy and Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue and here he apparently was asking for investment advice.

$40bn creates a nickel and copper giant

United States mining company Phelps Dodge sealed a -billion deal last week that will create the world's largest nickel producer and the leading publicly quoted supplier of copper. The agreement is part of a frantic scramble for mining companies as the price of commodities is driven higher by the red-hot Chinese economy and its demand for raw materials.

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