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11:41am Some of the world's biggest energy companies could see billions in revenue disappear amid new sanctions that shut them off from the Russian energy frontier.
Yolanda Redrup 7:20am Male executive trips to strip clubs are “misplaced” in the business culture and are shutting out women from high level decisions, according to female business leaders.
SALLY PRYOR 7:37pm The media was awash on Tuesday with a tidal wave of opinions and droll commentary on a large-scale public artwork planned for the Sydney CBD.
ALEXANDRA SMITH Just like finding a last-minute flight or accommodation deal, parents will now be able to find last-minute vacancies and discounts at some NSW private schools.
Chris O'Brien Google has reportedly finalised a deal to buy game live-streaming service Twitch Interactive for $US1 billion.
AMY MCNEILAGE At a large primary school in an area with many working families, like Lane Cove Public School, an after-school care service is vital.
Matthew L. Wald Texas, the US state most synonymous with oil, is conducting a vast “build it and they will come” experiment with wind power that’s being watched by the rest of America.
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its 2014 global economic growth forecast, warning of "negative surprises" from the United States and China and geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East.
Susan Antilla Financial criminals go to great lengths to hunt down and size up their prey.
Last week's downing of MH17 carrying 193 Dutch nationals is testing one of the Netherlands' most important relationships, involving companies from Royal Dutch Shell to Heineken
Nick Miller, Kiev The bullets and bombs are hundreds of miles from Kiev. But the conflict is live, and fierce, here too.
Keith Bradsher The numbers don't stack up for many businesses, writes Keith Bradsher.
Emily Steel and Richard Sandomir Rupert Murdoch showed a willingness to go up against one of the most powerful players - ESPN.
After Rupert Murdoch's attempt to grab Time Warner, online giants Amazon.com and Google may decide to accelerate their expansion into content.
The plan was for Kang Gao to do his exit interview with Two Sigma Investments, a $21 billion quantitative hedge fund in New York, and jump to Citadel LLC, a rival firm in Chicago.
Myles Hume The Australian commando who fell to his death on Wednesday during a training exercise on Mount Cook in New Zealand was an instructor, a rescuer says.
Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. De La Merced The media giant 21st Century Fox, the empire run by Rupert Murdoch, made an $US80 billion takeover bid in recent weeks for Time Warner but was rebuffed.
Kelly Gilblom Warren Buffett, the second-richest person in the United States, made his largest single charitable contribution ever when he donated $US2.1 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said American labour markets are far from healthy.
Eddie Buckle The UK will tighten rules governing foreign takeovers of British companies to ensure bidders are held to commitments such as maintaining jobs, Business Secretary Vince Cable said.
The world's 300 richest people dropped $US33 billion from their collective net worth this week as US sharemarkets suffered, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index having its worst week since April.
The Espirito Santo saga is giving believers in the end of the euro-area crisis cause for pause.
Liz Alderman As the spokesman for the National Association of Sex Clubs in Spain, Jose Roca has fielded all sorts of offbeat inquiries. But rarely has he been more flummoxed than when he received a call late last year from the government statistics agency.
Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Australian companies which have expanded offshore to tap growth opportunities are in for significantly better earnings in the years ahead, compared to those which have remained on home soil amid forecasts of weaker domestic conditions.
Michael Lewis Bloomberg reporter Michael Moore was recently given a brief, tantalising glimpse of transcripts from the case against Goldman Sachs brought by one of its former mortgage traders, Deeb Salem.
Adidas is said to have offered Manchester United more than $US100 million a year to supply the team's apparel.
Chisaki Watanabe and Finbarr Flynn Deutsche Bank plans to lend about $US1 billion for Japanese solar projects, joining Goldman Sachs in funding cleaner energy as the government struggles to restart nuclear power plants after the Fukushima disaster.
Klaus Wille and Joyce Koh Assets of Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek Holdings slowed in the year to March as Asian holdings weighed on the performance as it boosted its exposure to Europe and the US amid economic recoveries.
SALLY ROSE As Indonesians head to the polls, strategists are tipping a much-needed boon for the nation’s sharemarket if presidential hopeful Joko Widodo is elected.
Neil Irwin In Spain, where there was a debt crisis just two years ago, investors are so eager to buy the government’s bonds that they recently accepted the lowest interest rates since 1789.