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Brazil court gives go ahead to $8.6 bn Petrobras deal

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court has approved an 8.6 billion dollar deal allowing state oil company Petrobras to sell its TAG pipeline network in a big win for the firm and the ruling party.

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' on regulation after Macron meeting

Paris - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he was "encouraged" and "optimistic" about the regulatory framework being suggested by France for the social media giant and other online platforms, after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new hint about his successor

Omaha - Billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday gave a clue on who might succeed him to run his Berkshire Hathaway empire, but did not completely reveal his hand.

Pro-gun Bolsonaro fires up foreign hopes for Brazil defense market

Rio De Janeiro - With its high murder rate and huge armed forces, Brazil has long been in the cross-hairs of foreign weapons makers. Now they have a powerful champion: pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro.

Enterprises test emerging technologies at Exadel's Innovation Lab

When faced with an array of new technologies required for digital transformation businesses face some hard choices. Selecting the wrong platform can be expensive. Exadel's Innovation Lab provides a space for businesses to test out new technologies.

Verdict expected in Ford 'Dirty War' trial in Argentina

Buenos Aires - A verdict is expected Tuesday in the trial of two former Ford Motor Company executives in Argentina who are accused of participating in the military dictatorship's "dirty war" against leftist dissent.

Which is the best country in the world to run a business?

The best place to run a business, according to a new review, is, to the surprise if some, New Zealand. The review us based in data collated by the World Bank.

Brazil plane-maker Embraer sees shares soar amid talk of deal with Boeing

Bras - Shares in the Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer soared Wednesday on the back of speculation that a deal to create a new company with US plane-maker Boeing was in the offing. Embraer stock was up 4.

Russian companies to benefit from US Iran withdrawal

Moscow - While Russia has condemned Washington for its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Moscow remains less exposed to the economic consequences of US sanctions than Europe and its companies could even benefit from the move.

What's next for businesses attempting digital transformation?

Digital transformation is the objective of most business leaders, yet achieving this has proved challenging. Many businesses are now focusing on step-wise changes. A review from Canon selects the top three.

Only 1 in 10 enterprises are 'digitally transformed'

Digital transformation may be the biggest buzzword in business and its one that's been at the top of many agendas for the past two years; however, few firms have got close to achieving the goal, according to a new report.

How to best roll out AI products into the workplace: Interview Special

While the benefits that can be provided by artificial intelligence in the workplace continue to grow, ensuring that they are implemented seamlessly into a workplace continues to be a substantial challenge. Sagi Eliyahu gives some insights.

Why enterprises are increasingly turning to blockchain

Blockchain is a disruptive technology that holds big potential benefits to business applications across many industries. However, putting the tech into place is complex. We look at five examples of successful implementation.

China's Ant Financial drops MoneyGram deal as US approval fails

Bejing - Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese internet titan Alibaba, has been forced to abandon a $1.2 billion deal to buy US remittances firm MoneyGram after failing to get approval from regulators in Washington.

Boiling point: pressure mounts on S.Korea's chaebols

Seoul - Once a driver of growth and a source of national pride, South Korea's family-led conglomerates are becoming instead objects of public scorn as a massive corruption scandal puts them under mounting pressure to reform.

'Rent-a-monk' business thrives as Japanese lose temple ties

Funabashi - In a quiet room thick with the smell of incense, Buddhist monk Kaichi Watanabe chants sutras to commemorate the one-year anniversary of a woman's death.

Cuba considers legalizing small private businesses

Havana - The Cuban authorities are considering legalizing certain private businesses, a potentially transformative move for the communist island as it liberalizes its economy.

Cuba's budding businesswomen learn on the fly

- Gretel de la Rosa, a budding Cuban businesswoman, had been in Mexico City for just a few hours, but she already had stuffed three bags with fabric for her shop back home.

Inc. 5000 indicates some interesting trends for U.S. business

With the prestigious Inc 5000 index of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. now published for 2014, looking through the list it is easy to see that what businesses are doing best right now although there are some interesting entrants.

Southwest Airlines to launch international flights

Washington - Southwest Airlines, the US airline that launched a low-cost air travel revolution four decades ago, said Monday it is expanding its horizons for the first time to international service.

Montenegro launches tender for bankrupt aluminium plant

Podgorica - Montenegro on Saturday launched a tender to sell the partially state-owned KAP aluminium plant, its biggest industrial employer, which has been declared bankrupt, an official said.

Op-Ed: Getting deep down and dirty to rescue data Special

All computer users at some point lose data, either to accidental erasing, hard-disk failures or corrupt Windows installations. In the second of two utilities roundups, we look at some tools to rescue files that have disappeared

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