Platinum prices spiked to an all-time peak close to 2,300 dollars on Tuesday March 4th as the white metal got fresh support on the back of a weak dollar and supply worries in key producer South Africa.
Billionaire Wilbur Ross has agreed to invest up to $1 billion in Assured Guaranty Ltd , bypassing big bond insurers such as Ambac Financial Group Inc in favor of a rival that has largely avoided the credit problems plaguing the industry.
Paris police found a body in the River Seine on Thursday thought to be that of a missing Guinean former model, one time muse of fashion giant Yves Saint Laurent, who vanished from her houseboat a month ago.
Researchers have found the genetic basis of two distinct forms of inherited hair loss, opening a broad path to treatments for thinning locks, according to a pair of studies released Sunday February 24th.
Fashion shows, aimed at wooing buyers and winning over fickle magazine editors, have become extravaganzas requiring weeks of meticulous planning and an army of co-workers - often all for no more than a quarter of an hour on the catwalk.
Italian clothing firm Benetton said Thursday February 21th that that full-year net profits rose 16.0 percent to 145.0 million euros (214 million dollars), beating a market consensus of 141.6 million. The group said that 2007 sales rose 9.
The price of oil touched an all-time peak of 101.32 dollars a barrel in trading on Thursday, lifted by fears of supply disruptions, according to analysts. Oil's surge helped gold to a record high of 948.