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(MENAFN - AFP) Fujifilm shares rose in Tokyo on Tuesday after it said it would increase its supply of an experimental Ebola drug to help stem the spread of the virus.

The firm's shares ended 0.17 percent higher at 3,398.5 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after jumping more than four percent earlier in the day. The broader market tumbled 2.03 percent.

Fujifilm said late ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) China's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the world's second-largest economy may have bottomed out.

The 7.3 percent year-on-year increase in July-September was lower than the 7.5 percent expansion in the previous three ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) InterContinental Hotels Group on Tuesday booked rising quarterly revenues per room, buoyed by the United States, and expressed optimism over the annual outlook.

Global revenue per available room (RevPAR) -- a key industry measure -- rose by 7.0 percent in the third quarter, compared with a year earlier, the group said in a statement.

The performance ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff.

Russian investigators said Tuesday the driver of the snow-clearing machine was drunk and that his actions, along with "an error by air traffic controllers", appeared to be to blame ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Amazon has reached a deal with American book publisher Simon & Schuster, the companies said, though the e-commerce giant remains at loggerheads with France's Hachette over e-book pricing.

The multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster, expected to come into effect in early January, allows print and electronic editions from the American publisher to be ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Lufthansa pilots, on strike since Monday, extended their industrial action to include long-haul flights on Tuesday, grounding almost all inbound and outbound services at Germany's usually busy Frankfurt airport.

In the ninth walkout by its pilots since April, the German airline said it has cancelled 1,511 flights over the two days of the stoppage, with some ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Even as Microsoft ramped up Internet "cloud" offerings for businesses, its chief continued to be dogged by a comment that women should not ask for pay raises.

Satya Nadella hosted a press gathering Monday in San Francisco, where the US software titan detailed its strategy and latest moves for helping businesses tap into the power of colossal online data centers ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Microsoft chief Satya Nadella, whose gaffe advising women to trust "karma" for pay raises sparked a firestorm, earned $84.3 million this year, according to an SEC filing Monday.

That amount, for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, included a base salary of $919,000, along with a bonus of $3.6 million, as well as stock options worth $79.8 million -- though he can't exercise ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) India's government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashes promised reforms to revive the ailing economy.

Modi's right-wing government approved an ordinance late Monday allowing auctions of coal mines to private companies for their own use, as well as permitting ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) It is a vast bowl of sand and rocks. It could be a lunar landscape, were it not surrounded by pine trees and dotted with shipwreck-like jetties and beached boats.

"The drought has been ... devastating on our business. Without the water we have no boating business at all," said Elaine Newton, who usually rents out boats to tourists on Huntington Lake, California.

The ...

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