The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to his homeland of Germany this week has spawned a huge industry in Pope memorabilia and souvenirs. Perhaps the most unique is the special Papst Bier, or pope beer, that is being brewed in Berlin.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, raised its quarterly dividend 25 per cent to 20 cents, providing investors with a payout at the upper end of forecasts. The change, announced in a statement today, boosts the yield to 2.97 per cent
European stocks rallied after the biggest drop in a week as Greece described its debt talks as “productive” and investors speculated the Federal Reserve will provide more stimulus. The cost of insuring Italy’s debt rose to a record after Standard & P
Irish exploration company Petroneft has reported revenue of €15.9 million for the six months ended 30th June 2011. There is no equivalent figure for the same period last year but revenue for the full year ended 31st December 2010 was €5.2 million. Th