JAN
23

Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

The House approved the funding bill by a vote of 266-150 just hours after it passed the Senate by a vote of 81-18

JAN
23

Bacardi to buy high-end tequila maker Patron in $5.1 billion deal

High-end tequilas including Patron’s namesake drinks have helped the beverage broaden its reach beyond young partygoers.

JAN
23

South Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

The move is aimed at stopping virtual currencies being used for crimes such as money laundering

JAN
22

Trump signs bill renewing NSA´s internet surveillance program

The law renews for six years and with minimal changes the NSA program

JAN
22

Law Society urges end to enforced medical treatment of vulnerable people

Treatment without consent for up to six months of people sectioned under Mental Health Act may breach human rights

JAN
19

Brazil credit card processor Stone plans New York IPO

The company, controlled by founders André Street and Eduardo Pontes, has among its minority shareholders British buyout firm Actis LLP and Brazil’s Gavea Investimentos Ltda

JAN
19

SoftBank is now Uber´s largest shareholder as deal closes

The deal includes a large purchase of shares from existing Uber investors and employees at a discounted valuation for the company of $48 billion

JAN
19

Canada court declares indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional

The court also awarded costs of the litigation to the plaintiffs

JAN
19

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

The bank has admitted its traders twice misused confidential information provided to them by clients for its own profit

JAN
18

Apple pledges to invest $30bn and pay $38bn tax bill

iPhone maker to expand US operations and create 20,000 new Jobs

JAN
18

Brexit bill passes final stage in House of Commons

Britain is set to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, at 2300 GMT, according to the bill

JAN
17

Uber to introduce compulsory rest breaks for UK drivers

Drivers will have to take a continuous six-hour break after completing 10 hours of accumulated trips

JAN
17

Nestle sells Crunch, Nerds and other US brands to Ferrero for $2.8bn

The Swiss food giant said it was offloading brands such as Crunch, Nerds, Runts and Butterfinger to focus on other products

JAN
16

Lego clicks with China´s Tencent to develop online games

Lego is moving to focus more on digital, including with its Lego Boost range, which combines computer coding with brick play.

JAN
16

Accountancy firm Price Waterhouse banned from India

The ban will come into effect on 31 March

JAN
15

Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020

JAN
15

Donald Trump denies being a racist after reported crude remark

He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I´m the least racist person you have ever interviewed."

JAN
15

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

The listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and possibly in London aims to raise 2 trillion yen

JAN
12

US republicans unveil immigration bill, trump demands funds for wall

Congress is grappling with how to break an impasse over the "Dreamers".

JAN
12

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

The changes will take effect over the coming weeks

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