Most talked about Reuters stories

Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could move as soon as December - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Ralph Orlowski The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are pictured in Frankfurt June 6, 2013. The ECB has already carried out work on such purchases, which would widen out the private-sector asset-buying program it began on Monday - stimulus it is deploying to try to foster lending to businesses and thereby support the euro zone economy.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReutersBiz: Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could move as soon as December - sources reut.rs/1CPaPFO

Oct 21, 2014

RT @MJJHunter: Maybe the ECB is looking at corp bonds, maybe not, but here's the reax on.ft.com/1DvIer6 to this Reuters report: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

Maybe the ECB is looking at corp bonds, maybe not, but here's the reax on.ft.com/1DvIer6 to this Reuters report: reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReutersBiz: Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could move as soon as December - sources reut.rs/1CPaPFO

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ReutersBiz: Exclusive: ECB looking at corporate bond buys, could move as soon as December - sources reut.rs/1CPaPFO

Show 3 more tweets from David Keohane, Laura Noonan and others...

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier 1 of 2. Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. "Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died.
Oct 21, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie, nicknamed "Big Moustache", killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0 "

Oct 21, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet #accident reut.rs/120mfv0 via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

CEO of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0 via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie, who had the best mustache in the oil biz, killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0

Oct 20, 2014

CEO of French oil giant Total killed when his plane collides with snowplow at Moscow airport reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Show 9 more tweets from Jennifer Ablan, Anna Driver and others...

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Carolyn Kaster/Pool (L-R) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna October 15, 2014.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved reut.rs/1COjI2a

Oct 21, 2014

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved reut.rs/121DV9I via @PHReuters @Lou_Reuters @Reuters

Oct 21, 2014

Exclusive: Iran offers 'compromises' in nuclear talks, West unmoved reut.rs/121DV9I via @PHReuters @Lou_Reuters @Reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @TheBlazeNOW: Iran says it has offered compromise in nuclear talks, but Western negotiators dismiss proposal as nothing new reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained

in.reuters.com — JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the fishing village of Oori, two mothers await news of their young daughters who were taken to a care home three months ago after their alleged rape by members of the Sri Lankan navy.
Oct 21, 2014

Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained reut.rs/120gGN7 via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

At last.Our story! "Unfinished war in #SriLanka threatens paradise regained" reut.rs/120gGN7 by @nitabhalla @shinaraneez via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ReutersChalmers: Unfinished war in Sri Lanka threatens paradise regained reut.rs/1vYMDlu

China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jon Woo Labourers install steel frames to a new food factory in Taiyuan, Shanxi province January 8, 2014. With a faltering property market increasingly dragging on manufacturing and investment, the reading was the slowest for the world's second-largest economy since early 2009, when the growth rate tumbled to 6.6 percent.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: China posts slowest growth since global crisis, more stimulus expected reut.rs/1ooxaZJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: China posts slowest growth since global crisis, more stimulus expected reut.rs/1ooxaZJ

Oct 20, 2014

China posts slowest growth since global crisis, more stimulus expected reut.rs/1wgXvsD via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

China's economic growth slows to 7.3 percent in third quarter, near six-year low but a tad better than forecast. reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

reuters.com — Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website.

Ukraine vote candidate survives gun and grenade attack: party

reuters.com — Volodymyr Borysenko, from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's People's Front party, was being treated in hospital for shock after the assault - the first of its kind reported during campaigning for Sunday's parliamentary vote, officials added. Borysenko was attacked as he left his home in Boryspil, a dormitory town near the capital, the party said.
Oct 21, 2014

Volodymyr Borysenko, a candidate in this weekend's Ukrainian elex, survives gun and grenade attack party reut.rs/122HM6i via @reuters

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Reuters: Ukraine vote candidate survives gun and grenade attack: party reut.rs/1opkF09

Hong Kong leader says room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election

uk.reuters.com — HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday there was room for the committee that selects candidates for the territory's 2017 election to be made "more democratic". "There's room for discussion there," Leung told a small group of journalists on Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

Possible concession? RT @suilee HK leader says room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election reut.rs/1whtBEH

Oct 21, 2014

Hong Kong leader says room for more democracy in panel that chooses candidates for election reut.rs/1whtBEH

Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals

reuters.com — While the Ministry of Commerce's anti-monopoly bureau has blocked only two deals since its inception in 2008, the entity known as MOFCOM has attracted international criticism from merger and acquisition lawyers and bankers.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @AArmstrong_says: This is interesting: Chinese regulator #MOFCOM the bane of dealmaker's lives is getting quicker at approvals reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 21, 2014

This is interesting: Chinese regulator #MOFCOM the bane of dealmaker's lives is getting quicker at approvals reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail term for killing girlfriend

af.reuters.com — PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African court on Tuesday sentenced Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

Weary French bosses square up as Hollande takes on '50th worker' reform

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stephane Mahe 1 of 4. Dominique Goubault, CEO of Goubault Imprimeur, poses inside his factory in La Chapelle-Sur-Erdre near Nantes October 20, 2014. The CEO is among many bosses in France who won't hire a 50th worker, in order to avoid the subsequent obligation to run and pay for an in-house works council - something Goubault says is costly, time-consuming, and "entirely useless".

UPDATE 1-Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals

reuters.com — By Michelle Price HONG KONG Oct 21 (Reuters) - China's M&A watchdog is getting much faster at approving both domestic and foreign deals, cutting legal costs for companies and marking a shift in the outlook of a regulator that has been a thorn in the side of bankers since its creation.
Oct 21, 2014

Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals reut.rs/1wgZ3mw via @reuters #mergers

Staples says probing possible payment card data breach

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking A family leaves the Staples store in Broomfield, Colorado August 17, 2011. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement," company spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement.

Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals

reuters.com — While the Ministry of Commerce's anti-monopoly bureau has blocked only two deals since its inception in 2008, the entity known as MOFCOM has attracted international criticism from merger and acquisition lawyers and bankers.
Oct 21, 2014

Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals reut.rs/1wgUkkL

Oct 21, 2014

China's feared M&A regulator, over-worked and sensitive to bad press, has dramatically sped-up deal approvals reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 20, 2014

Shorter wait: China's M&A watchdog halves time taken to approve deals reut.rs/120EX5M

Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta Former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski speaks at the lower house of the Polish parliament in Warsaw, September 24, 2014. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland's foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S.
Oct 20, 2014

Polish ex-minister quoted saying #Russia's Putin offered to divide #Ukraine with Poland reut.rs/1wgn5xP via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

Putin invited Poland to carve up Ukraine, according to @sikorskiradek, according to Politico. reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Reuters: Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland - Polish ex-minister reut.rs/1CMMy38