Buyers bide their time in $110 bln oil asset sell-off *Half of the assets on sale are in North America. *North Sea could prove a hard sell. LONDON, Jan 30- With more than $110 billion of oil and gas assets on the block as companies big and small count the cost of the collapse in oil prices, it is now a question of who will blink first to set the M&A scramble in motion.
| By: Ron Bousso
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Markets brace for rocky ride after ECB plays last card LONDON, Jan 30- The European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme may prove to be major central banks' last salvo in their post-crisis battle to revive growth, heal the financial system and kill off the threat of deflation. Germany's benchmark 10- year yield fell 140 basis points last year, Italy's 220 bps and Spain's 240 bps, all to record lows.
| By: Jamie McGeever
Traity Launches Markets to Help People Find Unemployment Alternatives San Francisco, January 29, 2015/ PRNewswire/--. -Unemployment still the main concern of 2015 for the World Economic Forum. Coming from Spain, with 47% in youth unemployment, and with all the current debate at the WEF in Davos about inequality unemployment as a major global risk, we thought we could just help people discover economic opportunities by putting all those...
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Up in the cloud with Tradeshift CNBC's Deirdre Bosa talks to Christian Lanng, CEO of Tradeshift, about his expansion plans for cloud computing.
Lending Club Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Lending Club, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced it plans to issue its earnings release for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, after the market close. Lending Club will host a conference call to discuss the...
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Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine *Fighting has surged in eastern Ukraine. *Putin blames Kiev but could see gains. MOSCOW, Jan 28- Boxed into a corner by a financial crisis and the West's refusal to drop sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out fighting.
| By: Timothy Heritage