Adult entertainment publisher Playboy Enterprises Inc posted a net loss that upset Wall Street expectations for a profit and forecast a 30 percent advertising decline at its flagship magazine this quarter.
EU antitrust regulators stepped up a probe into microchip giant Intel on Monday February 11th by raiding the US company's German offices and computer retailers on suspicions they might have stifled competition.
Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Gaudi and Norman Foster, the masters of urban architecture, put their own indirect stamp on London Fashion Week Tuesday February 12th with their influence on the newest creations from Basso and Brooke for the 2008 fall-winter collection.
Fall-winter collections promise to be a flamboyant affair this year, with a designer as well known for his affinity to black as John Rocha, who opened the second day of London Fashion Week on Monday February 11th, having succumbed to luminous orange and bright pink.
Myanmar's military government will hold a new sale of gems, pearls and jade in March, in a bid to earn much-needed foreign currency despite calls to boycott the auctions, state media said Sunday February 10th.
De Beers, the world's biggest diamond company, said Friday February 8th its 2007 sales fell three percent to 6.84 billion dollars (4.71 billion euros) and flagged a "high level of uncertainty" about its business this year.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Friday February 8th that using botulinum toxins, such as the popular cosmetic treatment Botox, can have serious side-effects including death, but stopped short of banning them.