BREAKING NEWS

2009-11-18

Business

Ahold to cut costs

Supermarket chain Ahold is planning to cut its costs by more than 350 million euros over the next three years. The Dutch company announced that as

Business

US housing starts tumble

Construction of new homes in the US unexpectedly tumbled in October to the lowest level in six months. Housing starts fell 10.6 percent indicating

Business

Gold tops $1,150

Gold prices have hit a record high as the dollar slumped against a basket of currencies to its lowest level in 15 months. Gold rallied to its

World

Key Iraqi election law vetoed

Iraq’s vital upcoming parliamentary poll has been thrown in to doubt after one of its vice presidents vetoed an important electoral law. Tareq

Business

Markets: 18th November

Italy’s Ferrero and US-based Hershey have confirmed they are reviewing options for a possible bid for Cadbury. However analysts and investors

World

The Queen's Speech

With only six months to go before a general election in the UK, today’s Queen’s Speech has been viewed as the most political in 12 years

World

Suicides soar in US army

Suicides in the US army are set to hit a new high this year, according to a top American general. The number of active-duty soldiers to take

World

Obama heads to South Korea

After his historic trip to China US President Barack Obama heads to South Korea, the final stop on his tour of the region. Some protesters will