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
It's election season in India and CNBC's Geoff Cutmore is live in New Delhi as the capital city holds its assembly poll, which is viewed as a warm-up to general elections.
NEW DELHI, Dec 4- The broken paving stones and exposed cables that mar the neo-Georgian grandeur of India's prime shopping precinct give a glimpse into why the ruling Congress party might struggle to hold on to the capital Delhi in a local election on Wednesday.
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON Dec 3- Are proxy advisory firms giving mutual funds too much help with their homework? That question is due for airing at a event in Washington on Thursday focused on the role of proxy advisers like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis& Co. that help funds decide how to vote at corporate annual meetings.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3- For California's public-sector unions, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's proposed statewide ballot measure for pension reform is a call to arms- and they're bringing out the big guns.
KIEV, Dec 3- Ukraine's embattled government held onto power in parliament on Tuesday but President Viktor Yanukovich left on a trip to China with much of the centre of the capital in the hands of furious protesters who say they will not leave until he quits.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 3- Mexican Senate committees on Tuesday passed an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, taking Congress a step closer to a bill to open up the oil and gas industry at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.
CARACAS, Venezuela-- A power outage briefly darkened Venezuela's capital and other parts of the country Monday night in what President Nicolas Maduro said appeared to have been an act of sabotage against his socialist government. Within minutes, people in downtown Caracas could be heard banging on pots in an act of protest.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 3- Australia's new Liberal government is discovering that it's easier to promise to be business friendly and welcoming to foreign investment than it is to deliver in practice.
KIEV, Dec 2- Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building on Monday, seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.
MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against Viktor Yanukovich hammered Ukraine's financial markets on Monday, increasing the risk of a currency crisis as the president tries to hold on until an election in early 2015..
MOSCOW, Dec 2- Massive protests against President Viktor Yanukovich have done yet more damage to Ukraine's already-poor investment case, increasing the risk of a currency crisis before an election in early 2015..
*UK utilities seen most at risk from politics. Investors are thus paying more attention to what authorities are doing, prompting both Citi and HSBC to pick regulation as a key European equity investment theme for 2014..
MIAMI-- Puerto Rican attorney Iara Rodriguez waved campaign signs and cheered at the 2012 Democratic Convention as President Barack Obama was nominated. By January, she had moved to Orlando, joining a record number of Puerto Ricans who have left the island in recent years _ more than 60,000 in 2012 _ the majority landing in Florida.
*Major universities in Bangkok shut, shopping malls reopen. BANGKOK, Dec 2- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to the current political crisis, as thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital seeking to topple her government.
*Bangkok tense after protesters clash with riot police. *Major universities in Bangkok shut. BANGKOK, Dec 2- Thai anti-government protesters vowed to demonstrate again on Monday and forge ahead with a "people's coup" campaign to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after battling riot police outside her fortified office compound.
KIEV, Dec 1- Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a rally of about 350,000 people, the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago.
BERLIN, Dec 1- A majority of Social Democrat supporters back the deal agreed last week with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, polls showed on Sunday, signalling grassroots members may vote for the "grand coalition" in a ballot.
JIQUITAIA, Brazil, Dec 1- They were heckled and called slaves of a communist state when they first landed, but in the poorest corners of Brazil the arrival of 5,400 Cuban doctors is being welcomed as a godsend.
Nov 30- The rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare law entered a critical phase on Saturday, the deadline for substantially fixing the program's troubled enrollment website, as the administration scrambled to address the most obvious glitches.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Americans are getting their first look on Saturday at whether a five-week, round-the-clock technology overhaul has made it easier to use the troubled website that is the backbone of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul.