Twitter is acquiring Indian mobile marketing startup ZipDial to tap offline users in emerging markets. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Turkey’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in six months amid political pressure for lower borrowing costs and expectations of fading inflationary pressures.
Canadian factory shipments fell more than expected in November on broad-based weakness led by motor vehicles and chemicals, adding to indications that Canada’s growth outlook has soured in recent months.
Terror suspects are exploiting the ease of travel across the Continent to stay one step ahead of authorities as they move militants, cash and weapons across the bloc without raising alarms, according to European officials.
A United Nations official said that the Anti-Balaka Christian militia had kidnapped the woman employee—two others, a local and a French woman working for a Catholic medical NGO, were kidnapped on Monday.
Mainland Chinese visitors last year thronged Japan’s tourist attractions and shopping malls like never before, pushing total arrivals to a record high, thanks to a sharply weaker yen and other efforts by Tokyo to generate a tourism boom.
Petro Poroshenko said he’s hopeful talks with Russia will bring an end to fighting with separatists. In an interview with a small group of reporters, he said sanctions are succeeding at keeping Russia at the negotiating table.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced a threat to kill two Japanese hostages in an online video posted by the Islamic State extremist group, and said his government would work for the hostages’ release.
Business-software provider SAP dropped its medium-term profit-margin guidance and reported a slide fourth-quarter profit, in the latest sign the German company’s shift from on-premise software to Internet cloud-based products is holding back growth.
China’s World: To the many forms of expression deemed politically sensitive in today’s China add this one: grieving. In the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 revelers, authorities have gone to extraordinary lengths to contain the mourning.