BG Group Boss's Share Package Questioned

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Shareholder-advisory group PIRC has recommended that BG Group investors reject a controversial share award company’s incoming chief executive, in one of the biggest revolts against executive pay in the U.K. in recent years.

New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

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Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.

In Thailand, Firms Add Apprentices

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An increasing number of companies in Thailand, including many in the auto industry, are rolling out apprenticeship programs aimed at beefing up the country’s workforce.

Europe Targets U.S. Web Firms

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Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.

Malaysian Airline System Posts Wider Loss

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Malaysian Airline System Bhd., parent of flag carrier Malaysia Airlines, swings to a wider net loss in third quarter as it prepares to be privatized after losing two aircraft this year, leaving 537 people either dead or missing

Firm Makes Water-Jet Bet

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American Industrial Partners bets it can transform ’water-jet technology,’ which slices through glass, metal and granite, into a bigger and faster-growing business.

Petronas to Review Spending

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Malaysia’s national oil-and-gas company Petronas said it is reviewing its spending plans for next year after reporting a 14% decline in third-quarter net profit on falling crude prices, even as it increased output.

GoPro Developing Consumer Drones

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GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable video cameras popular with surfers and other sports enthusiasts.

Novartis Heart-Failure Treatment to Get Speedy EU Review

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Novartis said an important new drug for treating heart failure has been granted an accelerated review by European authorities, improving its chances of approval in Europe next year.

E.On to Sell Spanish Assets

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German power utility E.ON has agreed to sell its Spanish assets to Australia’s Macquarie Group and Kuwait’s sovereign-wealth fund in a deal worth $3.1 billion.

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