Wimbledon hopefuls beware of Muller the leftie from Luxembourg

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Jun 23 : When the Wimbledon draw is made next week there will be a few players hoping the name Gilles Muller is nowhere near theirs. The left-hander from Luxembourg is enjoying the best form of his 16-year career and is arguably the form player on grass having put together a […]

Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata air bag failures

By Joseph White DETROIT, Jun 23 : Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about “the root cause” of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken. The engineer’s email was disclosed in a statement […]

Canada’s First Cobalt braves political risk to pile in to Congo

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA, Jun 23 : With Western companies in Democratic Republic of Congo treading carefully in the face of political turbulence and a worsening business climate, Canada’s First Cobalt Corp is an unlikely newcomer to the central African nation’s mining scene. Several of the Toronto-based firm’s workers are former employees of First Quantum […]

A year after Brexit vote, European and UK shares diverge

By Kit Rees LONDON, Jun 23 : Another wobble in commodity-related shares saw British blue chips extend their underperformance against continental European peers on Friday, a year on from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,413.33 points, weighed down by weakness in mining and oil stocks, as […]

Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors

By Dave Gregorio NEW YORK, Jun 22 : Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as US President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week. “Five or six years ago, funds weren’t specifically targeting renewable investment; today […]

Judge says San Francisco can subpoena Uber for driver information

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 22 : A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company’s driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling Uber Technologies Inc to comply with the city’s […]