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World 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Death toll from Brazil nightclub fire climbs to 236

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A 20-year-old woman late Thursday succumbed to injuries from the nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian college town of Santa Maria, pushing the death toll from the disaster last weekend up to 236.

World 01 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Mexico Pemex blast death toll rises to 32, cause unclear

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of Mexican state oil company Pemex has risen to 32, but the cause of the incident is still unclear, the company said on Friday.

Business 23 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

China may drop death penalty for economic crimes

BEIJING: China, which executes more people each year than any other country, said Monday it is considering dropping capital punishment for economic crimes.

Corporate News 18 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thai bonds suffer record outflows as king’s death sparks concern

KUALA LUMPUR: Global funds sold a record US$1bil of Thai bonds last week as the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked the loss of a stabilising influence in the nation’s political landscape.

Business 02 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Oil climbs above US$61 after King Fahd’s death

Oil rose above US$61 a barrel in New York after Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, ruler of the world's largest oil exporter, died, heightening concern about supplies following refinery disruptions in the United States and Europe.

Business 23 Aug 2014 | 7:09 AM

HSBC is sued in US for US$250 million over alleged role in 'death bonds'

NEW YORK HSBC Holdings Plc was sued for $250 million on Friday for allegedly ignoring red flags that a colorful British entrepreneur, the late David Elias, was committing fraud through an investment vehicle he controlled.

Business 05 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Micron appoints Durcan CEO after Appleton's death

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Memory chipmaker Micron Technology's board appointed company veteran Mark Durcan as chief executive a day after longtime Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton was killed in a plane crash.

Business 19 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

After scandal and death, two alpine banks aim for crypto gold

WALK into Falcon Private Bank on the Pelikantrasse in central Zurich and you’re immediately struck by the giant photo of a woman crouched in the sprinter’s starting position, painted head-to-toe in gold.

Advertising & Media 14 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Film advertising ecosystem heading to a slow death?

THE future of the aired commercial industry in the country is at stake. With no proper ecosystem to boost and regulate the film advertising industry there is danger that it could lead to its demise and affect the livelihood of the people in the industry.

Corporate News 01 Feb 2018 | 6:45 AM

Ikea fortune falls to no one after billionaire founder’s death

LONDON: When Ikea’s Ingvar Kamprad died Saturday at age 91, he was ranked No. 8 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index thanks to his control of a global retail fortune valued at US$58.7bil.