LONDON, May 25 British retailer Marks & Spencer said on Wednesday its new boss's plan to turn around the firm's underperforming clothing and homewares business would impact short-term profit.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 Malaysia's Sime Darby Bhd , the world's largest palm oil planter by land size, said its third-quarter net profit jumped 60 percent from a year earlier, boosted by gains from asset sales, but warned current trading conditions remain tough.
NEW YORK, May 25 When J.M. Smucker Co, the biggest U.S. coffee roaster, changes prices of its popular retail brands, it usually follows big swings up or down in benchmark bean prices.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, May 25 Australian shares bounced sharply off a two-week low on Wednesday, led by gains in the energy and resources sectors as strong data in the United States boosted commodity prices and Wall Street stocks.
PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia, May 25 Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia.
NEW DELHI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stepped up fund injections in the two months since Governor Raghuram Rajan pledged to gradually erase a cash deficit in the financial system, but commercial banks say it is still not enough for them to sharply lower interest rates.