Tag Archives: Business/Finance

03Apr/17

Mobileye founder’s vision for other company

Fresh off the $15 billion sale of his autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye to Intel, Amnon Shashua’s next start-up, OrCam, uses similar computer vision technology to help the visually impaired. Laura Frykberg reports Continue reading

28Mar/17

Mixed messages on eve of Brexit

With a day to go before UK prime minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start separation talks with the EU, the Bank of England is warning UK banks to prepare themselves in case of a disorderly Brexit. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, the eve of Brexit also attracts a vote of confidence from Qatar as its sovereign wealth fund pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain. Continue reading

20Mar/17

Google apologises to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google apologises for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pull advertising for British markets from Google sites.

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20Mar/17

Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies at 101

Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller, former head of Chase Manhattan Corp and patriarch of one of the most famous and influential American families, dies at 101.

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14Mar/17

Brexit batters pound, Fed nerves hit stocks

Sterling has slipped to an eight week low against the dollar, as some investors turned nervous over a second Scottish independence referendum and the triggering of Brexit negotiations. But, as David Pollard reports, the Fed – and an expected U.S. rate rise – remained the main focus, with worries over elections in France and the Netherlands appearing to recede. Continue reading