A man takes a picture of a screen showing the preliminary results ...
Mar 5th, 2012
(Reuters) - A man takes a picture of a screen showing the preliminary results of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the presidential election at the building of the Central Election Commission in Moscow, March 5, 2012. Vladimir Putin faces new protests Monday to challenge his victory in a presidential election he said had prevented Russia from falling into the hands of enemies trying to usurp power. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) -
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Mail moved a step closer to privatisation on Thursday after the appointment of a firm to set up an employee share scheme, one of the pre-conditions for a sale. Under the 2011 Postal Services Act, which paves the way for privatisation, some 10 per cent of shares in Royal Mail will be set aside for the employee... [Full Article]
By Stuart Grudgings and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's governing coalition extended its half-century rule despite its worst-ever performance in a general election, potentially undermining Prime Minister Najib Razak and exposing growing racial polarization in the Southeast Asian nation. Najib, 59, could come under pre... [Full Article]
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks open little changed on Friday but remained on track for a third straight week of gains, while a pair of strong corporate earnings helped the Nasdaq register a small advance. Equities have rallied this week, with the S&P 500 recently undergoing a five-day streak of record closing highs. Investors ex... [Full Article]