LONDON (Reuters) - The world's largest mobile phone company, Vodafone Group, has shaved 1 billion pounds, and possibly more, off the taxes its UK operating unit might have paid in the past decade, thanks to accounting factors not seen at other European units.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose at the open on Tuesday, but caution prevailed as a Spanish bill auction met with falling demand and investors kept their focus on the euro zone debt crisis ahead of a summit later in the week.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co announced a further $3 billion in investment in India over the next eight years on Tuesday as the world's biggest soft drinks maker seeks to expand in a country where its flagship brand trails rival Pepsi.
LONDON (Reuters) - The price of British farms will rise higher than any other class of real estate in Europe over the next four years driven by investors buying farmland to capitalize on growth in global demand for food and also to shield wealth and pay less tax.
PARIS (Reuters) - Investors are betting European consumer-related stocks will fall further after a profit warning from food group Danone signaled a bigger-than-feared slide in spending in recession-plagued southern Europe.
STOCKTON, California (Reuters) - Stockton, California was poised on Tuesday to take a major step toward becoming the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy after talks with its creditors on Monday at midnight.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A new wave of automated hacking of online bank accounts might have stolen $78 million in the past year from customers in Europe, Latin America and the United States, according to researchers who peered into the computers of the hacking gangs.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European banking shock and its aftermath have sent finance and investment running for home, a process that could hurt world growth, globalization and developing economies for years to come.