Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates will work on philanthropy full time for the rest of his life and contribute part time as a board member of the software maker, which is seeking a new chief executive officer.
The worst is over for Asian emerging markets after investors pulled billions of dollars last month on concern the U.S. Federal Reserve will start cutting back bond purchases, according to Nomura Holdings Inc.
Adobe Systems Inc. is making its first big foray into subscription-based software, testing a business model that is designed to attract new users and stabilize revenue growth after years of uneven results.
Symantec Corp., the biggest maker of antivirus software, advanced to the highest price since 2008 after reporting fiscal third-quarter sales and profit that beat estimates, aided by strong demand for data-management tools.
At 8 a.m. on Jan. 10, Takumi Shibata, chief operating officer of Nomura Holdings Inc., walked into the firm’s London boardroom overlooking the River Thames to try to salvage the 2008 acquisition of the European and Asian units of bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest securities firm, will cut about 30 managers in its fixed income unit, three months after naming Steve Ashley global head of the division, a person briefed on the matter said.