Ashan Pathirana

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The world's best entrepreneurs?

<b>It is a preposterously grand occasion, held in the preposterously luxurious tax haven of Monte Carlo.</b><p>Every year since 2001, the business services giant Ernst & Young has put on an extremely glossy gathering to proclaim one dazzled hero the World Entrepreneur of the Year.<p>Fanfares blaze, fireworks …

Entrepreneurship

UK construction sector returns to growth

<b>The UK's construction sector has returned to growth after six months of contraction, a survey has indicated, helped by an increase in the level of house building.</b><p>The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.8 in May from 49.4 the month before.<p>A figure above 50 indicates …

Manufacturing Sector

HSBC sued by New York state over US home loans

<b>HSBC is being sued by the state of New York for allegedly ignoring a law designed to protect US homeowners from losing their houses.</b><p>HSBC's "illegal business practices make it more likely that homeowners will unnecessarily lose their homes," the lawsuit states.<p>It accuses Europe's largest bank of …

Home Ownership

BBC World Service - Business Daily, Who would want to join the European Union

The European Union is in trouble. The rolling Euro crisis has brought not just some European nations, but the entire world, to the brink of financial disaster. The EU is less popular in its member countries than it has ever been and one of the biggest - Great Britain - is discussing leaving. So why …

Apple loses US trade panel ruling in Samsung dispute

<b>Apple has lost a ruling by a US trade panel in a patent dispute with its rival Samsung.</b><p>The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a Samsung patent, which could mean some older models of the iPad and iPhone are banned from sale in the US.<p>The patent relates to 3G wireless …

U.S. Federal Courts