THE number of millionaires in the UK has shot up by 41 per cent over the past five years thanks to booming house prices and stock market gains, according to new figures.
CRH, an international building materials group, has acquired Vernon-based glazing products manufacturer C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. for $1.3 billion.
HOUSTON (AP) " Schlumberger is buying Cameron in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.71 billion that would create an oilfield equipment and service powerhouse.
SHANGHAI China's yuan closed firmer against the dollar on Thursday as traders cited large transactions by state-owned banks possibly on behalf of the central bank, which supported the Chinese currency in both spot and derivative markets.
Aug 27 Venezuela has been contacting other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), pushing for an emergency meeting with Russia to come up with a plan to stop the global oil price rout, the Wall Street Journal reported.