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Seven Big Things Preventing International Companies From Doing Business With Iran Again

Most of the sanctions on Iran were lifted earlier this year, but the expected rush of international investment has yet to follow. Instead, things have been going frustratingly slowly when it comes to deals being signed.<p>Trade delegations from Europe and Asia have been filling hotel rooms in Tehran, …

South Asia

Disney isn't the only company jacking up its theme-park prices

Comcast's Universal Studios Hollywood became the latest gated attraction to jack up its one-day admissions. Folks will now pay $115 to enter its movie-themed park, up 21% from its previous rate of $95.<p>Discounted tickets for those pre-purchasing tickets online have gone from as little as $75 to new …

Walt Disney Company

Disney threatens to stop filming in Georgia if anti-gay bill becomes law

Delivering a potentially serious blow to one of the fastest growing production hubs in the country, Walt Disney Co. is threatening to no longer film in the state of Georgia if an anti-gay bill is signed into law there.<p>The Free Exercise Protection Act is on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal, who has …

As Obama Visits Cuba, These Business Execs And Entrepreneurs Are Following, Eager To Explore Opportunities

Some American businesses are positively salivating at the prospect of finally tapping into Cuban markets, and now, U.S. President Barack Obama's …

Three Reasons Why The UK Can Never Join The Euro

There are three reasons why the UK can never join the Euro. They are Ireland, Cyprus and Iceland.<p><b>Ireland</b><p>The Irish financial crisis saw the near-failure of its entire banking sector. Ireland bailed out its banks, partly at the behest of the European Union, which was concerned that Irish bank …

Yen up ahead of Crimea vote; euro rises vs. dollar

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The yen gained Friday as tensions rose ahead of Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, discouraging investors from currencies they …

Stock Markets

Spotify To Launch In Indonesia On March 30, Japan And India Expansion Plans Afoot

A day before Spotify CEO Daniel Ek quietly announced on Twitter that the company had crossed 30 million paying subscribers, the music streaming …

How Russian Hackers Spiked the Currency Exchange Rate

Russian hackers found a way to dramatically alter a currency exchange rate—in just 14 minutes.<p>Launching a virus known as Corkow Trojan against …

Cybersecurity

South Korea Issues New Sanctions Against North Korea, Bans Ships Coming Via North Ports

South Korea said it would independently impose new sanctions against 40 individuals and 30 entities for Pyongyang's weapons program and ban any …

Nigeria Aims To End Petroleum Imports Within 18 Months, As It Restructures State Oil Firm

Africa’s top oil producer wants to end its need for imported petroleum products within 18 months. As oil-rich Nigeria aims to ramp up production, its …

Meet The Entrepreneurs Aiming To Make Virtual Shopping The New (Augmented) Reality

Two business partners and entrepreneurs who have been friends for more than 25 years have developed an award-winning product that is beginning to make waves as the missing link that could finally solve the problem of how to unite “clicks” and “bricks”.<p>Andre Hordagoda and Aman Khurana are technology …

eCommerce