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Tesla will source battery materials from North America exclusively

There is no such thing as a truly green car.<p>All cars require raw materials and energy to produce, use energy during their time as transport, and require energy to recycle–the components that can be recycled, at least.<p>To mitigate such pollution issues and increase supply chain transparency, Tesla …

BP faces shareholder pressure over Russian stake amid Crimea standoff

BP is expected to come under pressure at its annual meeting this week to explain how its decision to take a 20% stake in Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, will be affected by the country's standoff with the west over Crimea.<p>BP's annual meeting, held at the ExCel centre in London's docklands on …

10 Reasons Why Alibaba Blows Away Amazon And EBay

Alibaba the huge Chinese Internet conglomerate is going public in a world-wide offering led out of the United States. It is expected to occur in June or July this year. Alibaba is really a technology company that serves retail customers and controls 80% of the Chinese e-commerce market.<p>Alibaba will …

Bank of England unlikely to rush into an early interest rate rise

Employment up by more than 250,000 on the quarter. The unemployment rate below 7% and at its lowest rate in five years. Average earnings are picking up and finally outpacing prices. With the labour market as strong as that, surely an increase in interest rates must be coming?<p>That's certainly what …

Yahoo rallies; ‘Holy Alibaba,’ says analyst

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Yahoo Inc. shares jumped sharply Wednesday, partly on the Web portal’s upbeat gains in its core business, but mostly on …

Markets

Bigger than Facebook? Chinese tech giant Alibaba plans U.S. IPO

The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of.<p>Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income than Amazon and EBay combined -- has decided to go public in the U.S. after months of speculation that it would list in …

China

Interest rates 'to rise sharply next year' as wages grow

Treasury survey of City economists finds interest rates expected to match rise in wages and jobs, potentially climbing to 1.75 per cent next year<p>Interest rates are expected to rise sharply next year, experts have predicted, as official figures heralded the end of the squeeze on wages.<p>A Treasury …

Argentina's fight with bondholders reaches U.S. top court | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wades into Argentina’s multi-billion dollar legal fight with bond investors who turned down two debt restructuring offers after the country’s 2002 default.<p>Horacio Vazquez (L), 56, from Buenos Aires, speaks while Eva Geller, 66, from Uruguay, …

Blur shares sink on slashed revenue estimates | Financial Times

Shares in Blur Group, a self-styled “Amazon for services” platform and one of the UK’s most high-profile young technology companies, sank nearly 40 …

Britpop

Keep calm and invest in these unknown dividend stocks

How much do you fear a stock market correction?<p>There are dire warnings, the latest from Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts Stephen Suttmeier and …

Investing

Samsung's Milk Music Service Will Soon Include Ads

When Samsung introduced its first Internet radio service Milk Music in March, one of the things that stood out was that it was available free <i>and</i> without ads. That may change soon, according to information disclosed by Samsung today.<p>Nestled away in an infographic about Milk Music is a pricing plan …

Five signs that the global economic recovery may be an illusion

The global economy seemed to be on the mend when the International Monetary Fund met for its spring meeting in Washington 10 years ago. Alan Greenspan had cut official interest rates in the US to 1% after the collapse of the dotcom boom and the world's biggest economy had responded to the …

The future for real interest rates | Financial Times

The OECD pointed out last week that the ratio of public debt/GDP will reach all time historic highs in 2014, at about 120 per cent. Taken in …

Where to Eat in Madrid

The dining scene in Madrid is often overshadowed by those found in the Catalonia and Basque regions, with their smattering of Michelin-starred …