Yelp in need of a good review

Local listings app faces several challenges as its shares plummet

Carlyle in £500m Innovation Group deal

Insurance claims tech specialist expects move to spark growth

US clean energy suffers from lack of wind

Softest air currents in 40 years cut power sales to utilities

Japan offers Netflix its Asian debut

US streaming video service provider makes foray into region

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross
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Starwood brings Tribute chain to Europe

Hotel group aims to step up expansion by wooing independents

Stakes high as Big Four push for M&A work

Professional services groups are aggressively luring bankers

Boeing: Safety demonstration

Dreamliner remains a cash flow loser and cumulative cash losses on the programme have hit $30bn

Google under fire for India market abuse

Initial regulators’ report suggest breaches of competition law

Russian law sparks web surveillance fears

New rule requires companies to store data onshore

Low oil price puts pressure on US banks

Regulators urge lenders to classify some loans as troubled assets

BNY close to resolving software glitch

Mutual funds examine how many customer trades need reprocessing

Infineon could be takeover target, says CEO

Ploss says chipmaker has attractive products for cars

Netflix: Burden of empire

US digital TV provider can succeed in its international expansion

China rings alarm for smartphone makers

Share slump raises threat of smarting consumers tightening purse strings

Investment banks outshine parent groups

Widespread belief that earnings prowess has been restored

US tech giants need to soften their image

Google et al must keep ‘grown-up’ institutions on their side

BofA investors to vote on Moynihan roles

Some shareholders upset over chairman and chief jobs being recombined

Banks warn over European privacy rules

Lenders say laws will make it harder to detect fraud

Smith & Wesson: rising demand

FBI checks on buyers were up 10% in three months to end July

Week in Review, August 29

Zurich bid for RSA; Facebook, BHP Billiton and BlackRock also in the news


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