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March 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy....
March 4 (Reuters) - MetLife Inc, the largest U.S. life insurer, hired Bharat Kannan as head of employee benefits for the Asia region....
NEW DELHI – India’s central bank on Wednesday unexpectedly cut a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point, the second such reduction this year as the bank lends support to government efforts to boost...
SINGAPORE – Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber. In...
March 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy....
Once every year around this time, China’s legislature convenes in Beijing and passes a long slate of measures drawn up by the ruling Communist Party. Here are four major items on this agenda this time around....
TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were lower across the board on Wednesday in response to overnight weakness in U.S. Treasuries, although strong results in the Bank of......
CHICAGO, March 3 (Reuters) - Chicago has renegotiated an interest-rate swap agreement with one bank and is in discussions with another to avoid paying about $60 million in termination fees, the......
People walk past the stock prices displayed on an electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked...
Every generation has a “pain point” when it comes to their finances....


Business

Americans’ definition of personal wealth is wide-ranging, particularly when it comes to describing who’s “rich.” Content Classification:  Curated The Daily Brief read more...
" RBS has been a bruising place to work ... and that doesn''t sit well with me," said the Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan on 26 February. "We will work hard to make [RBS] a much better place for our people." He...
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OREX): 5 Brokerage firm Analysts have agreed with the mean estimate for the short term price target of $10.6 in Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:OREX). However, the stock price...
The Reserve Bank of India joined other central banks Wednesday in voicing concerns about a strong currency as it cut interest rates for the second time this year. Central banks have been easing monetary policy in recent...

Companies/Leaders

SM Investments Corp. posted P28.4 billion in net income last year, mainly driven by banking unit BDO Unibank Inc....
Two public-private partnership projects of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) worth P394 billion are expected to be approved this month by the National Economic and Development Authority board led...
SHANGHAI—U.S. companies in Shanghai are skeptical about the business benefits of the city's pilot free-trade zone and have echoed concerns by American companies elsewhere in China about growing antiforeign...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -. Eastman Chemical Company hosted a breakfast for leaders in the Tri-Cities community Tuesday. The breakfast celebrated the accomplishments of the company , and also touted recent growth in Eastman as...

Earnings

Africa's largest telecom provider MTN Group posted an 8.7 percent rise in full-year earnings on Wednesday after a revenue boost from Nigeria, but warned of possible headwinds as weaker oil prices bring economic...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell broadly in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors await earnings from the few companies yet to announce results and a jobs report later this week. The Nasdaq fell below 5,000 a...
Barclays on Tuesday ramped up the size of costs it expects to face over its alleged role in the rigging of foreign exchange markets, tipping the troubled lender into a loss last year. It has set aside £1.25 billion...
Cash collections from finance receivables rose 34% year over year to $373.4 million. North America-Core's collections soared 17.1%, collections at Europe-Core surged a massive 1377%, while collections at...

Economy

Business activity in South Africa's private sector stabilised in February after shrinking for two months, a survey showed on Wednesday, with falling fuel prices offering companies some respite. South Africa's...
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's central bank will keep interest rates unchanged in the short term as it lowered its inflation outlook but will monitor European and U.S economic events closely, deputy governor...
Africa's largest telecom provider MTN Group posted an 8.7 percent rise in full-year earnings on Wednesday after a revenue boost from Nigeria, but warned of possible headwinds as weaker oil prices bring economic...
Two public-private partnership projects of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) worth P394 billion are expected to be approved this month by the National Economic and Development Authority board led...

Finance

The Senate committee on ways and means approved a bill that would institutionalize a monitoring system for tax incentives that business entities, corporations and private individuals are receiving from the government....
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11-year...
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot.com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data...
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday to push the Nasdaq above the 5,000 mark for the first time in fifteen years, as a round of mixed data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy....

Marketplace

" RBS has been a bruising place to work ... and that doesn''t sit well with me," said the Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan on 26 February. "We will work hard to make [RBS] a much better place for our people." He...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will promote two foreigners to senior posts - one marking the first woman to hold an executive title - in a drive towards diversifying its management, long...
Good morning! Here are 10 of the most important stories you need to know in markets today.  Fewer than half of US businesses in China are now "optimistic".  The annual report by the American...
Every country in the world can be placed on a spectrum when it comes to scheduling, according to INSEAD professor Erin Meyer . From most punctual on the left to least punctual on the right, here it is: As with the other...

Personal Finance

Chicago''s tallest building could soon have a new owner....
Every possible tax deduction can help when your money is tight. Yet many available legal deductions go unclaimed each year simply because most taxpayers still don’t know the breaks exist. From eyeglasses to airline...
Today’s pop quiz has only one question: Is free college the best hope for the future of the American economy? Some say yes and some say no. Who’s right? President Barack Obama recently proposed making two years of...
Source: Thinkstock The affordability of medical care is a sensitive subject area for many Americans. A Gallup poll found that as of the fourth quarter of 2014, roughly 13% of U.S. adults didn’t have health...

Stock Markets

" RBS has been a bruising place to work ... and that doesn''t sit well with me," said the Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan on 26 February. "We will work hard to make [RBS] a much better place for our people." He...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will promote two foreigners to senior posts - one marking the first woman to hold an executive title - in a drive towards diversifying its management, long...
Africa's largest telecom provider MTN Group posted an 8.7 percent rise in full-year earnings on Wednesday after a revenue boost from Nigeria, but warned of possible headwinds as weaker oil prices bring economic...
Good morning! Here are 10 of the most important stories you need to know in markets today.  Fewer than half of US businesses in China are now "optimistic".  The annual report by the American...