China will encourage greater private investment in banks as it seeks to fuel growth in an economy that’s losing steam and to aid small businesses that are short of funds.
Qualified companies can buy into lenders through private stock placements or new share subscriptions, equity transfers or mergers and acquisitions, according to guidelines released by the China Banking Regulatory Commission in a statement posted on its website today. The regulator also [...]
A 9-week-old puppy is lucky to be alive after her vicious owner threw her from a balcony on the third story of a building on Wednesday.
Lola, a long haired dachshund landed about 15 to 30 yards from the apartment block when she was launched from the terrace by her owner Kendria Dexter.
Her fall was cushioned slightly by a patch of grass but she was still critically injured by the brutal [...]
VIENNA (AP) – Satellite images of an Iranian military facility show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site, indicating that crews were trying to clean it of radioactive traces possibly left by tests of a nuclear-weapon trigger, diplomats told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Two of the diplomats said the crews may be trying to erase evidence of tests of a small neutron device used to set off a nuclear explosion. [...]