TeliaSonera AB fired Chief Financial Officer Per-Arne Blomquist and three other senior executives as the fallout from an ethics investigation into the Swedish phone company’s business practices in former Soviet countries widened.
As hundreds of thousands of Filipinos struggled to find food, water, shelter and the bodies of loved ones in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, China quickly dipped into its world-leading $3.7 trillion of currency reserves and came up with … all of $100,000.
The people in a vehicle that crashed near Tiananmen Square this week, leaving five dead, had links to a Uighur militant group in Central Asia, China’s security chief Meng Jianzhu said in an interview with Phoenix Television.
On a frosty Moscow evening in December, Alisher Usmanov is wearing a boyish grin. Russia’s richest man, who rarely smiles in public, has been elected to a second term as president of the International Fencing Federation, which is holding its annual congress in the Russian capital for the first time.
I spent the weekend transported to a desert city in distant Uzbekistan, looking at avant-garde paintings in a strange museum created by an impoverished fanatic and protected by a mild-mannered, elegant woman who could probably stare down a few tanks and a cadre of functionaries. (And some day may have to.)
U.S. lawmakers urged Uzbekistan’s president to resolve a conflict over New York-listed OAO Mobile TeleSystems, the Russian phone operator that had its local license withdrawn and employees detained, warning investment in the Central Asian state may suffer.