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Protests against Carlos Slim in New York


August 9th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A group of activists demonstrated here against Mexican magnate Carlos Slim, who is accused of using his dominant position in Mexico's telecommunications market to impose ... Read more...

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GE invests $300 mn in Brazilian firm


May 25th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian mogul Eike Batista's Grupo EBX has announced a "strategic accord" with General Electric Co.It involves GE paying $300 million for a 0.8 percent ... Read more...

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Carlos Slim’s firm to acquire US company


May 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Regional wireless giant America Movil, controlled by Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire a 100 percent stake in US wireless ... Read more...

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Brazilian conglomerate gets $2 bn infusion from Abu Dhabi


March 27th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's richest person, Eike Batista, announced Monday that he sold a 5.63 percent stake in his sprawling EBX conglomerate to Abu Dhabi state investment ... Read more...

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Mexico’s Carlos Slim tops Forbes’ richest list


March 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is the world's richest person for the third consecutive year, according to the 2012 billionaire list released by Forbes magazine on ... Read more...

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Mukesh Ambani richest among 48 Indian billionaires


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $22.3 billion emerged as the world's richest Indian in the Forbes list of billionaires featuring ... Read more...

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83 people on Hurun rich list have $1.5 trillion


March 6th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Eighty-three individuals worldwide with a staggering combined personal wealth of $1.5 trillion have been listed on this year's Hurun Global Rich List.Carlos Slim, 73, tops ... Read more...

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Richard Branson advertises for builder to restore his Caribbean mansion


January 30th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tycoon Sir Richard Branson is shopping for a builder to restore his luxurious Caribbean mansion which was razed by fire last year. Branson placed an ad on ... Read more...

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Mexican phone giant delists from foreign exchanges


December 21st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 21 (IANS/EFE) Telefonos de Mexico SAB, the country's dominant fixed-line telephone company, announced it is delisting its shares from foreign stock exchanges, including the New York Stock ... Read more...

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Richest 1 percent in US saw incomes triple


October 28th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) After-tax incomes for the richest 1 percent of the US population soared by 275 percent on average between 1979 and 2007, while the poorest fifth ... Read more...

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Sean Parker tipped a waitress $5000


October 4th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A waitress at a West Hollywood club couldn’t believe her luck when she was given a tip which could possibly be bigger than her salary. Rumor ... Read more...

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Australian woman may become richest in world


June 28th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Gina Rinehart, an Australian business woman who inherited a debt-ridden mining company from her father 20 years ago, is predicted to become the world's richest ... Read more...

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Shanghai - a city with 132,000 millionaires


May 13th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 13 (IANS) Over 132,000 people who have a personal wealth of 10 million yuan ($1.54 million) or more live in Shanghai, a media report said Friday.Shanghai has the ... Read more...

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GMR group head Rao donates Rs.1,540 crore for philanthropy (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) India's leading infrastructure major GMR Group chairman G.M.R. Rao Tuesday pledged Rs.1,540 crore ($340 million) to create an endowment for philanthropic activities.The grant will be given ... Read more...

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Prince Andrew engulfed in new ‘cash-for-favours’ row


March 13th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): It looks like fresh trouble is brewing for Prince Andrew - he has been engulfed in a new 'cash-for-favours' row.It has emerged that the Duke of York used ... Read more...

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Carlos Slim remains world’s richest person


March 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim maintained his position as the world's richest person, beating Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett for the second ... Read more...

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Silvio’s spendthrift lifestyle revealed


March 10th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Italy's billionaire prime minister Silvio Berlusconi seems to have lived quite a spendthrift lifestyle as the list of gifts he gave away to his friends and ... Read more...

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TDP demands CBI probe into Jaganmohan Reddy’s assets


October 12th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Tuesday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the assets of Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.TDP leader and former ... Read more...

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Britain’s record jackpot winner to walk away with $180 mn


October 9th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winner will be walking away with 113 million pounds (about $180 million), a media report said Saturday.But it is not yet known if ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian billionaire may invest in Indian venture


September 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) An ethnic Indian, rated as the second richest Malaysian, may invest $250 million in a power production venture in India. T. Ananda Krishnan's Usaha Tegas Sdn aims ... Read more...

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Father of hybrid rice named China’s richest soul


April 29th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.29 (ANI): Yuan Longping, known as the father of hybrid rice, has been named China's soul-richest person.The China Social Sciences Press said in Beijing that Yuan's contribution with hybrid rice was ... Read more...

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Forbes says Gates no longer the world’s richest


March 11th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.11 (ANI): Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, knocking Microsoft founder Bill Gates into second spot, as the wealth of the world's billionaires grew by 50 per ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez splits with Sony & teams up with a new label


February 25th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After more than a decade of making music, Sony and Jennifer Lopez are going to walk their separate paths. The singing star has confirmed that ... Read more...

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Vladimir Lisin named richest Russian with $18.8 bn


February 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (RIA Novosti) Vladimir Lisin, the owner of the Russian steel giant Novolipetsk Steel, has been named Russia's richest person with an estimated wealth of $18.8 billion by Russia's ... Read more...

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Billionaire Bill Gates joins Twitter


January 20th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- Microsoft founder and America's richest person, Bill Gates, joined the popular social networking website Twitter on Tuesday."Hello World. Hard at work on my foundation letter - publishing ... Read more...

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Car battery tycoon tops China’s rich list


November 5th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 5 (IANS) Wang Chuanfu, chairman of electric car and battery maker BYD, has become China's richest person, according to an annual rich list released by Forbes Thursday. Wang leapt 23 places ... Read more...

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Nina Wang’s alleged lover claims her multi-billion-dollar fortune


June 30th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): A man claiming to be the lover of Asia's richest woman, Nina Wang, has insisted that a will that left her multi-billion-dollar fortune to him was not a ... Read more...

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Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal among world’s top ten rich


March 12th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 12 (IANS) Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has overtaken the London-based steel tycoon Lakshmi N. Mittal to emerge as Asia's richest person, as per the Forbes' list of ... Read more...

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Worlds wealthiest woman also victim to Madoffs investment fraud


December 25th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 25 (ANI): Liliane Bettencourt, the wealthiest woman in the world and heiress to the L''Oreal empire, has been dubbed another victim of fraudulent investment operation headed by fund manager ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Mittal richest person in South Africa again


November 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 30 (IANS) India-born steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal has been named the richest person in South Africa for the fourth consecutive year on the annual 'Rich List' compiled by the weekly ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani ‘deadly serious’ about buying Newcastle United


August 4th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani is expected to make a series of proposals to the owners of English Premier League football club Newscastle United in a possible 260 ... Read more...

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Multi-billionaire Saudi royal plans mile-high tower in desert


March 30th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 30 (ANI): The multi-billionaire owner of the Savoy hotel in London is planning to construct a mile-high tower in the desert.Masterminded by British-based engineers, the building will be constructed ... Read more...

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Putin won’t be giving up the reins of power entirely


March 1st, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
By Ulf Mauder Moscow, March 1 (DPA) Even at the end of his eight-year term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin's thirst for power is unquenched. Nevertheless, the 55-year-old Putin asserts that if ... Read more...

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Parting with Harry Potter was worse than divorce for JK Rowling


January 30th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Author JK Rowling admits that saying goodbye to her character Harry Potter was more painful than divorce.The Brit author was honoured for outstanding achievement at the South Bank ... Read more...

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China’s richest person is a 26-year old woman


November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin
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