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Strong sales boost Renault shares as tensions with France simmer

renaultPARIS--Renault shares powered to a seven-year high on Friday as forecast-beating quarterly sales overshadowed signs of growing tensions with the French government over its influence on the carmaker.
  Sales jumped 13.7 percent to 9.39 billion euros ($10.14 billion) in January-March, with a recovery in Europe's long-suffering autos market more than making up for a collapse in Russian demand...

French gas giant GDF Suez changes its name to Engie

engiePARIS--French gas utility GDF Suez said on Friday it was changing its name to "Engie" to reflect an evolving energy...

Deutsche Bank fined record $2.5 billion for rate rigging

deutscheLONDON/NEW YORK--Deutsche Bank on Thursday agreed with U.S. and British authorities to pay a record $2.5 billion to...

Russia deepens energy cooperation with Argentina

argentinaMOSCOW--Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation on Thursday, underlining Moscow's drive to...

EU charges Gazprom, alleging price gouging

gazpromBRUSSELS--The European Union launched a legal attack on Gazprom on Wednesday, stoking tension with Moscow as it...

Volvo ousts CEO and turns to rival Scania for replacement

volvoSTOCKHOLM--Swedish truckmaker Volvo named Martin Lundstedt, the head of rival Volkswagen-owned Scania as its chief...

As Petrobras scandal spreads, economic toll mounts for Brazil

petrobrasITABORAÍ, Brazil--For the 20 men hanging on at the Pousada do Trabalhador, a 600-bed boarding house on the dusty...

Greece requisitions spare cash in dash to stay solvent

ATHENS--Greece ordered state entities from municipalities to a fund meant for future generations to park idle cash at...

Grilled: Lexus seeks design edge over premium rivals

toyotaBEIJING--Big may be beautiful, but Toyota Motor Corp's global design chief is betting that edgy is the way to go for...

Volkswagen CEO survives challenge from chairman

volkswagenBERLIN/HAMBURG--Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has survived a challenge from powerful chairman Ferdinand Piech, but...

G20 more upbeat on global growth

g20WASHINGTON--The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday, even...

Germany should cut taxes, economic institutes advice

economistsBERLIN--Germany should use its strong fiscal position to lower taxes, leading German, Swiss and Austrian economic...

Citigroup posts its highest quarterly profit in 8 years

NEW YORK--Citigroup Inc reported its highest quarterly profit in nearly eight years as costs plunged, showing that...

After charging Google, EU antitrust chief declares independence

BRUSSELS--Google boss Eric Schmidt might have missed it in the uproar over the EU's antitrust charges against the...

Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

nokiaHELSINKI/PARIS--Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent , a deal combining the...

EU blood-free minerals scheme must be binding

mineralsBRUSSELS--European importers of minerals from conflict zones should be forced to certify their goods "blood-free", an...

Pepsi takes over NBA league sponsorship rights from Coke

pepsiNEW YORK--PepsiCo Inc is taking over league sponsorship rights for the National Basketball Association, ending a...

China's outsized influence over AIIB a concern ahead of founders meeting

aiibTOKYO/NEW DELHI--China could have outsized influence over a new Beijing-backed international development bank under a...

Global business groups call on China to suspend bank IT rules

WASHINGTON--Business associations from the United States, Japan and Europe told Chinese officials on Monday they...

Istanbul's financial hub goal hampered by stock market

turkeyISTANBUL--Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan dreams of transforming Istanbul into a financial hub that can rival Dubai...

Italy pins hopes on Milan Expo after corruption, delays

italyexpoMILAN--Three weeks before the Milan Expo opens on May 1, the site of the showpiece event is still a mass of trucks...

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Chamber lends helping hand to entrepreneurs with Business Centre
Saturday, 25 April 2015
TEATT Minister Claret Connor and MP Tamara Leonard cut the ribbon to officially open the... Read more...
Appeals filed in Bada Bing case
Saturday, 25 April 2015
PHILIPSBURG--All suspects in the Bada Bing case, involving bribery, trafficking of women, tax... Read more...
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Blue Bell ice cream recall extended to Caribbean
Friday, 24 April 2015
BRENHAM, USA --Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, voluntarily expanded its recall to include... Read more...
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Banks look forward to resolution of correspondent banking issue
Thursday, 23 April 2015
CASTRIES, St. Lucia--The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) said it fully supports Prime Minister... Read more...
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All-clear sounded at Statue of Liberty after bomb scare sparks evacuation
Friday, 24 April 2015
NEW YORK--The Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the... Read more...
Several investigations likely of drone strikes
Friday, 24 April 2015
WASHINGTON--The Central Intelligence Agency's Inspector General will conduct what could be the... Read more...
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Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested for Vatican plot
Friday, 24 April 2015
ROME--Italian police on Friday arrested 10 people and were looking for eight others suspected of... Read more...
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ELN rebels say peace talks near, rule out jail
Friday, 24 April 2015
BOGOTA--Colombia's second-biggest guerrilla group says exploratory talks with the government are... Read more...
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Strong sales boost Renault shares as tensions with France simmer
Friday, 24 April 2015
PARIS--Renault shares powered to a seven-year high on Friday as forecast-beating quarterly sales... Read more...
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French gas giant GDF Suez changes its name to Engie
Friday, 24 April 2015
PARIS--French gas utility GDF Suez said on Friday it was changing its name to "Engie" to reflect an... Read more...
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Unhappy in love
Friday, 24 April 2015
Dear Queenie, My boyfriend has been acting strange for a while now. He forgets our dates and then... Read more...
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What God has to say about Carnival?
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Dear Editor, Many people and religious believers would be celebrating this yearly event called... Read more...
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King’s Day
Friday, 24 April 2015
Children of St. Maarten celebrated King’s Day with organized games at Melford Hazel Sport and... Read more...
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West Indies’ Brathwaite ton frustrates England
Friday, 24 April 2015
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada-- Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for two at the... Read more...
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Ensemble cast numbs pain of life in Anesthesia at Tribeca
Friday, 24 April 2015
NEW YORK--An ensemble cast led by actors Sam Waterston, Glenn Close and Kristen Stewart numb... Read more...
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Justin Bieber settles lawsuit with Florida photographer
Friday, 24 April 2015
MIAMI--A lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber over an incident involving a photographer in Miami... Read more...
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The Evolving View of Cannabis
Saturday, 25 April 2015
~ Many opinions expressed at St. Maarten’s first open forum ~   By Lisa Davis-Burnett  ... Read more...
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King Vers: The Man Behind the Music
Saturday, 25 April 2015
~His music mirrors his life~ By Rik Haverman King Vers, real name Darin Hodge, is a 33-year-old... Read more...
Editorial - Hopeful thoughts
Saturday, 25 April 2015
The King's Day Celebration hosted by Governor Eugene Holiday and themed "Service and Country" at... Read more...
Editorial - As a whole
Friday, 24 April 2015
It probably seems like a bit of a never-ending story, but promoting cooperation between the Dutch... Read more...
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Firiday Apr. 24, 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
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Monday April 20, 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
Notices April 25
Friday, 24 April 2015
Saturday, April 25 PET'S FOOD DRIVE Organised by PAWSITIVE SXM place: CostUless Time: 9:00am to... Read more...
Notices April 24
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Saturday, April 25 PET'S FOOD DRIVE Organised by PAWSITIVE SXM place: CostUless Time: 9:00am to... Read more...