WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. government sold its last shares of automaker General Motors Co on Monday, marking an end to a historic bailout of one of America's most storied companies. The money pumped into the industry came from a $700 billion pool of funds Congress had assembled to shore up the banking system and fight a growing panic on Wall Street.» Read More
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to deepen his "economic offensive" to force businesses to cut prices after his ruling Socialist Party won the most votes in weekend municipal elections.
MUMBAI, Dec 9- Indian shares rose to a record high on Monday after the main opposition party, widely seen by investors as being more business friendly, swept recent state elections, even as doubts persist about how long the rally can last.
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged to deepen his "economic offensive" to force businesses to cut prices after his ruling Socialist Party won most votes in Sunday's municipal elections.
MUMBAI, Dec 9- Indian shares rose to a record high on Monday and the rupee hit a four-month high after the main opposition party, widely seen by investors as being more business friendly, swept three out of four key state elections held since last month.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, disappointing the opposition and helping his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, boosting his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy and denting the opposition's hopes for change.
The Ukrainian security services have launched a criminal investigation into "activities aimed at overthrowing the government" as protests intensify.
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
*Protecting Mandela's image harder after his death. JOHANNESBURG, Dec 8- From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela is a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa.
To raise the minimum wage in his county, one politician asked neighboring counties to join the effort in order to prevent businesses from fleeing.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A former Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City was convicted Thursday for her role in a bribery scheme in which she was accused of agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010 in exchange for a state job.
*France hosts over 200,000 posted workers, up 23 pct in a year. *France seeks tougher EU rules to prevent "social dumping". DUNKERQUE, France, Dec 6- At the northern tip of France, on the Channel coast, the country's second-biggest industrial building site buzzes with engines, cranes, and more than 1,000 workers.
Nilesh Shah, Managing Director & CEO of Envision Capital, discusses how much further Indian markets could rally on the back of election euphoria.
Devesh Kumar, India Country Head of CIMB, says politics now have a greater impact on Indian markets than economic data.
*Egypt says agrees timetable on $3 bln in oil arrears. CAIRO, Dec 5- Egypt's army-installed government unveiled a timetable to pay $3 billion of $6.3 billion it owes to foreign oil firms on Thursday, part of a campaign to revive confidence in an economy hammered by three years of political turmoil.
Warren has repeatedly denied she's interested in campaigning for the White House, but liberal Democratic activists have continued to speculate about a possible Warren presidential bid. Speaking to reporters in Boston after a meeting with the city's Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, Warren vowed to serve out the remainder of her term.
BANGKOK, Dec 5- Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej called on his people to do their duty for the good of the country in a birthday address on Thursday, but avoided direct reference to the latest political turmoil roiling the capital.
Exit polls in Delhi forecast a victory for the nation's opposition party in four key state elections. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexican lawmakers will send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees on Thursday to pave the way for debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexican lawmakers are poised to send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees to start debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.