Aratrika Rath, a copywriter in the wealthiest district of India’s financial capital, couldn’t be bothered to vote in the 2009 federal elections. As Mumbai headed to the polls today, she’ll be among those casting ballots.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suisse SA took all the white, or refined, sugar delivered against the expired May futures contract on NYSE Liffe in London, according to an interim tender report on the exchange’s website.
Tanzania will ease controls on foreign ownership of its stocks and bonds by next year as the country seeks to attract investment to finance infrastructure projects that will cost billions of dollars, President Jakaya Kikwete said.
In the chaos immediately following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a crucial source of data came from four rooftop antennas installed by aviation enthusiasts living near the flight path. The volunteers, who host the gizmos for a Houston-based company called FlightAware, captured clues aiding the search for the plane that went missing more than a month ago.
While Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings consider whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military incursion into Ukraine warrants a sovereign downgrade, investors have already cut the nation’s bonds to junk.
Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty in New York federal court to a conspiracy charge, admitting he accepted a $2.5 million bribe to continue to recognize Taiwan diplomatically, the U.S. said.
Cyrus Mistry, chairman of India’s Tata group, is planning to spend at least $8 billion building roads, airports and housing, betting a stable administration after India’s coming elections will lead to a new wave of infrastructure development.
We know how risky it is to be a smartphone user in China. And we know how creative Chinese spammers are in evading authorities. So guess which country is the biggest source of text-message spam directed at mobile phones in the U.S.?