November 27th @ 4:06 PM GMT
Yahoo! French conservatives voted Sunday for their nominee in next year's presidential election, choosing between two former prime ministers with some similar ideas on the economy but divergent views on how to prevent further terror attacks on French soil. (World)
November 28th @ 11:22 AM GMT
Yahoo! Faced with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing 'gig economy' are looking to settle the issues through legislation. Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he has been talking about portable benefits with such companies, which use occasional workers to provide rides, deliveries, house-cleaning and other services through websites and apps. In advance of that effort, online... (Business)
November 27th @ 7:51 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals. In a rare weekend news conference, the president sought to reassure Brazilians that he is fighting corruption among the political elite and working to restore an economy that he predicted will see an upturn in the second quarter of 2017. Temer -- a center-right veteran ... (Politics)
November 28th @ 4:09 PM GMT
Yahoo! The three major U.S. indexes closed higher for the third week in a row on Friday, with the S&P 500 notching its seventh record close since Nov. 8. U.S. stocks have soared since Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election as investors expect his plans to boost infrastructure spending, cut corporate taxes and reduce regulation to benefit the economy. The S&P 500 has jumped 3.4 percent since Nov. 8, while the small-cap Russell 2000 has soared 11.9 percent. (Business)
November 28th @ 3:59 PM GMT
Yahoo! Only 16% of companies globally are fully capitalizing on the digital economy, according to a study from Oxford Economics and SAP. Here are four things digital winners do to succeed. (Technology)
November 28th @ 6:19 PM GMT
Yahoo! Tunisia is hoping to reverse a decline in foreign investment and shake off some of its post-revolution economic malaise at a international conference that opens on Tuesday. The two-day event is aimed at drumming up interest in projects worth some $30 billion and boosting an economy hurt by militant attacks, labour unrest and political instability. It comes as Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's government tries to contain a fresh wave of resistance against austerity measures demanded by intern... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 12:15 AM GMT
Yahoo! Riders for the British food courier service Deliveroo are taking legal action on Monday to demand workers' rights in a new challenge to the so-called gig economy. In a test case that follows a court victory by Uber cab drivers, the application is being made by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain on behalf of a group of riders in Camden, north London. Deliveroo pays the riders either by the hour or per delivery and they are currently classified as independent contractors, meaning... (Politics)
November 27th @ 8:32 AM GMT
Yahoo! It's not Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's fault that Nigeria's economy is inextricably tied to the global price of oil, now half of its 2014 peak of over $100 per barrel. Buhari took six months after being elected to name a finance minister, then vowed not to ''kill the naira'' by devaluing it, against expert advice and with nefarious consequences. In October, Buhari's wife Aisha told the BBC that she may not back him in the next election, suggesting that his government had bee... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 4:26 PM GMT
Yahoo! When a handful of European leaders met Barack Obama in Berlin this month to say their goodbyes, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi informed the group that he may well lose power before the U.S. president. While Obama leaves office on Jan. 20, Renzi has promised to resign if he does not win a Dec. 4 referendum on constitutional reform, opening the way for renewed political instability in the eurozone's third largest economy. ''I have no desire to hang around if I lose,'' Renzi told the... (World)
November 27th @ 8:19 AM GMT
Yahoo! Life was good for Mitharam Patil, a wealthy money lender from a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Small-time financiers like Patil would typically lend cash to farmers and traders every day, providing a vital source of funding for a rural economy largely shut out of the banking sector, albeit at interest rates of about 24 percent. All that came crashing down on Nov. 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned 500 and 1,000 rupee ($7.30-$14.60) banknotes, which accounted for ... (World)
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