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Thursday, July 31, 2014  14:06

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Business - MasterCard profit rises 10 percent as card usage grows


(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc, the world`s second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a better-than-expected 10 percent rise in quarterly profit, as more customers used its cards to make purchases. MasterCard shares were up 2.8 percent at $78 in trading before the bell on Thursday. The company`s net income rose to $931 million, or 80 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $848 million, or 70 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 13.4 percent to $2.38 billion. Analysts on average had expected the company to earn 77 cents per share, on revenue of $2. ...


Thursday, July 31, 2014  13:39

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World - Barclays first-half net profit soars 68% amid restructuring


Britain`s scandal-hit Barclays bank posted a 68-percent jump in first-half net profits on Wednesday, as it pushed ahead with a major restructuring that will shrink its investment bank division. Earnings after taxation surged to £1.13 billion ($1.9 billion, 1.4 billion euros) in the six months to June, from £671 million a year earlier, Barclays said in a results statement. Barclays, which has been plagued by a series of scandals in recent years, added that it was buoyed by its personal and corporate banking and its credit card unit, amid a major group-wide restructuring. Adjusted pre-tax profits however sank seven percent to £3.349 billion in the first half, hit by a 46-percent slump at its investment banking operations.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014  09:38

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World - Barclays says first-half net profit soars to £1.13 bn


Britain`s scandal-hit Barclays bank posted a 68-percent jump in first-half net profits on Wednesday, as it pushed ahead with a major restructuring that will shrink its investment bank division. Earnings after taxation surged to £1.13 billion ($1.9 billion, 1.4 billion euros) in the six months to June, from £671 million a year earlier, Barclays said in a results statement. Barclays, which has been plagued by a series of scandals in recent years, added that it was buoyed by its personal and corporate banking and its credit card unit, amid a major group-wide restructuring. Adjusted pre-tax profits however sank seven percent to £3.349 billion in the first half, hit by a 46-percent slump at its investment banking operations.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014  08:58

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World - Lloyds bank fined £218m over Libor rigging


Britain`s Lloyds Banking Group is to pay £218 million ($370 million, 276 million euros) in fines to British and US regulators for attempting to rig inter-bank lending rates, the bank said Monday. `LBG announces that it has reached settlements totalling £218 million to resolve with UK and US federal authorities legacy issues regarding the manipulation several years ago of group companies` submissions to the British Bankers` Association (BBA) London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and Sterling Repo Rate,` it said in a brief statement. The Libor scandal erupted two years ago when British bank Barclays was fined £290 million by British and US regulators for attempted manipulation of Libor and Euribor interbank rates between 2005 and 2009.


Monday, July 28, 2014  14:33

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World - Pop star Tulisa guilty of assaulting celebrity blogger


Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has been found guilty of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival. The former X-Factor judge, 26, was convicted on Friday of hitting Savvas Morgan during a dispute at the V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex. Contostavlos was ordered to pay a £200 fine and £100 compensation to Mr Morgan, as well as £2,700 in prosecution costs. Earlier this week, a separate trial involving Contostavlos collapsed when the judge said there were `strong grounds` to believe that undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood, known as the `Fake Sheikh`, had lied during a pre-trial hearing.


Friday, July 25, 2014  17:27

NYTimes

Asia-Pacific - George Town Festival Is Making Its Name as Major Asian Arts Event


The annual George Town Festival on Penang island is starting to make its name as a major Asian arts event.


Thursday, July 31, 2014  11:26

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World - EasyJet forecasts jump in annual profit despite unrest


No-frills airline EasyJet on Thursday forecast a jump in annual profits as higher passenger numbers and revenues offset disruptions caused by unrest in Israel, Russia and Egypt. Easyjet expects to grow pre-tax profit to between £545 million and £570 million in the year to the end of September, the carrier said in a trading statement. The range given for the latest financial year includes `the impact from the situations in Israel, Egypt and Moscow` and assumes `no further significant disruption`, Easyjet said.


Thursday, July 24, 2014  08:42

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World - Barclays says first-half net profit soars to £1.13bn


London (AFP) - Barclays said Wednesday that first-half net profits surged 68 percent, despite a poor performance at its investment banking division.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014  07:52

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Business - MasterCard quarterly profit rises 10 percent


(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc, the world`s second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a 10 percent rise in quarterly profit, as more customers used cards to make purchases. The company`s net income rose to $931 million, or 80 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $848 million, or 70 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 13.4 percent to $2.38 billion. (Reporting by Tanya Agrawal and Amrutha Gayathri; Editing by Simon Jennings)


Thursday, July 31, 2014  13:26

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