""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
""Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated- they were two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots.""
""I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there'll be many woman who would have done this well before I have.""
New Zealand Prime Minister
""The case will be tried in court. It will not be tried in the media.""
Attorney for David Turpin
"Everything is data and everything is about being digitalised. That's Estonia. That's why we think Estonia is the best to collaborate with"
CEO and founder, Planetway
Insurers Aviva and Friends Life have agreed terms for a possible all-share merger, with Aviva offering Friends shareholders a 15% premium for a 26%
Britain’s BT group is looking to return to the UK mobile market, and sources say it is in talks with both Telefonica and EE to buy their
Rio Tinto’s shares trimmed their gains late on Tuesday after smaller rival Glencore said it was no longer actively considering any possible merger
Electrolux has announced it is to buy General Electric’s home appliances business for $3.3bn in cash.
The Swedish company wants to get a stronger
BHP Billiton – the world’s biggest miner – has announced it will shift a number of its businesses into a separate company in order to focus on its
Twenty-First Century Fox has abandoned its attempt to buy Time Warner and the question being asked on Wall Street is – is it a real retreat or a
Britain’s BSkyB is to pay the equivalent of 6.7 billion euros to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy.
The deal, which will
US cable group Liberty Global has snapped up BSkyB’s 6.4 percent stake in ITV, Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster.
ITV’s shares surged on
Former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer has won the bidding war for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers franchise with a reported 1.5 billion
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is set to become the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.
Ballmer won the bidding with a two
Omnicom and Publicis have given up on their merger dream.
Last July the bosses of the US and French companies unveiled a deal that would have
Another big pharmaceutical tie-up has been announced with Germany’s Bayer purchasing US firm Merck’s consumer care business, which includes brands
Alstom workers worried about their jobs protested at its Paris headquarters and other plants in France on Tuesday.
As they did, it emerged that it
US jet engine giant General Electric is rumored to be in talks to buy French train maker Alstom for 9.5 billion euros.
The General Electric bid is
Finnish firm Nokia has said it does not expect to close the sale of its phone business to Microsoft until April, as talks with Asian regulators drag
The stride taken by American global computing software giant Microsoft towards a new level of competition against consumer electronics rival Apple
It is a smart move or a desperate gamble?
Struggling Nokia has agreed to sell its handset business to deep-pocketed Microsoft for 5.44 billion
Hard times in the mining world as Glencore Xstrata announced a $8.1 billion (6.05 billion euros) writedown on the value of assets.
The Washington Post , the US newspaper which brought down a president with its exposure of the Watergate scandal has been sold to Amazon founder Jeff
The world’s biggest advertising agency is in the making as the bosses of US giant Omnicom and France’s Publicis signed a merger deal.