Asian shares mostly up on China manufacturing data
Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday as an index of Chinese manufacturing activity hit an 18-month high in July, boosting hopes for the world's number two economy, as concerns over the Ukraine crisis eased.
Nokia reports renaissance, shares jump
Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter, it reported on Thursday, boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.
Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation – review The Guardian "Exploring the Improbable Nation" is the subtitle of Elizabeth Pisani's Indonesia Etc. At first, I thought this ill‑advised, as I think you can make a case for all nations being improbable in their own ways. But I soon saw that she had a point, and it ...
New era of trade with Indonesian president-elect Jokowi ABC Online Indonesia's president-elect is under World Bank pressure to develop manufacturing and trade to keep the country growing. But Jokowi will also have to balance domestic pressure to protect agricultural production, including rice, corn, beef, sugar and ...