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Rolls-Royce chief moves to ease staff fears over 'opportunistic' activist investor ValueAct

Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has written to staff after activist investor ValueAct became the largest shareholder in the beleaguered engineering business<p>Rolls-Royce’s chief executive has branded US activist investor ValueAct “opportunist” and “capitalists” trying to “whip up other …

Arvind Kejriwal to meet PM Modi for Delhi's statehood

Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to demand full …

Outlook Illustrates Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy

When your market share is firmly in the niche territory, when your handset business is focused on the low-end low-margin space, and when your mobile operating system is going to be quietly pushed aside for a grand unified vision, how do you stay relevant in the mobile space?<p>Software.<p>That appears to …

Software

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Autonomous Cars

Copper Is Getting Annihilated

And now copper is getting crushed.<p>In overnight trading in New York, the price of copper was down about 6% to below $2.50 a pound, a more-than-four-year low for the commodity.<p>The crash in copper prices is the latest in a global commodities sell-off that has been highlighted by the decline in the …

Stock Markets

India's mass conversion problem

"Homecoming" in the Christmas season is supposed to be a joyous occasion, accompanied by camaraderie and cheer. Not so for the small community of Christians in Agra, a town in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. On Christmas Eve, the flock of believers were cowering in fear, because a …

India

The $40 billion jet buying spree - IndiGo's big bet | Reuters

NEW DELHI/PARIS (Reuters) - Almost four years ago a handful of people gathered in Airbus sales chief John Leahy’s spacious country house outside Toulouse and argued long into the evening over curry and cigars.<p>An IndiGo Airlines A320 aircraft is parked on the tarmac at Rajiv Gandhi International …

Kenya’s Elusive Patas Monkeys

<i>Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog.</i><p>-<p>An extremely hot and dusty road leads us northwards along the Kenya-Uganda border. We are in West Pokot District, central western Kenya. Despite what appears …

Five unforgettable rail journeys

From a luxury odyssey through the Australian outback to traversing the peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes, here are some of the best ways to get on board.<p>There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. From rail odysseys through the outback to day trips in Britain, here are five ways to get …

Trains