In this week’s REWIND of international business news,
Financial Times to be sold by Parent company: Pearson Plc.
Pearson Plc. is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group – owner of the Financial Times newspaper and a stake in the Economist magazine. The Financial Times may draw interest from media companies such as German media group Axel Springer SE as well as investors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.» Read More
This week in international business news, it is patent, trademark, and more patent. Could one small step for FindtheBest be a giant leap for patent law? Is Google making an extra effort to steer clear of lawsuit by FIFA over World Cup? EU investigates “patent box” tax breaks; could that spell trouble for Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat?
In this week’s REWIND of international business news, we are talking about intellectual property. We have Louboutin continuing its battle to be sole purveyor of red bottoms, the EU strengthening the rights of intellectual property owners, generic drug makers settling up with Pfizer and Takeda Pharmaceutical for patent infringement, and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s first decision under guidelines of the covered business method post-grant reviewing proceedings of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.» Read More
This week in international business, we cover news on the World Trade Organization’s forecast for projected trade growth in 2013, China’s new currency trade partner, Luxembourg’s bank secrecy rules, and U.S. Federal Reserve plans for stimulus-related policy of purchasing of U.S. bonds.» Read More
So, just when you thought Cyprus would fall below the radar for a while, today Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris resigns. Sarris’ resignation comes just days after the European financial community bucked up Cypriot banks with a 10 Billion Euro bailout. Some in the Cypriot political community believe that the deal should have come sooner and it remains to be seen whether Sarris has become the fall guy for the bailout taking as long as it did.» Read More