Financial news on July 21, 2007

Business and Financial news
After Six Years, the Global Trade Talks Are Just That: Talk

Who is killing the Doha round of international trade talks? These days, it seems like everyone is guilty. Read more..

By STEVEN R. WEISMAN - The New York Times

Big Banks Offer Assurances to Calm Investors’ Jitters

Although several of the nation’s biggest banks reported some of their best results ever this week, investors are worried about tougher times ahead. Read more..

By ERIC DASH - The New York Times

Can Green Make Green?

The technology-business blog GigaOm is launching a new blog to cover the burgeoning green technologies business. Read more..

By DAN MITCHELL - The New York Times

C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success

Explore the personal libraries of successful chief executives and discover what makes them think, not compete. Read more..

By HARRIET RUBIN - The New York Times

China Raises Rates Again

Seeking to cool China’s rapid growth rate, the People’s Bank of China announced Friday that it will raise interest rates to 6.84 percent, the highest level in eight years. Read more..

By BLOOMBERG NEWS - The New York Times

China Shuts 3 Companies Over Safety of Products

Chinese regulators said that the companies had exported mislabeled drug and tainted pet food ingredients. Read more..

By DAVID BARBOZA and WALT BOGDANICH - The New York Times

French-American Venture Plans New Reactors in U.S.

Électricité de France, the French national electric utility, will team up with Constellation Energy to build and operate nuclear power plants in the U.S. and Canada. Read more..

By MATTHEW L. WALD - The New York Times

Future Energy That Generates Profits Today

Defying conventional wisdom, one mutual fund specializing in alternative energy is earning strong returns. Read more..

By CONRAD DE AENLLE - The New York Times

If the Top People Got Reviews

Three magazines look at issues of corporate governance and a professor wonders what would happen if humans disappeared from the earth. Read more..

By PAUL B. BROWN - The New York Times

S.E.C. Rethinks Lists Linking Companies and Terrorist States

The S.E.C.’s list of companies doing business in states that sponsor terrorism is being suspended after criticism from Capitol Hill. Read more..

By FLOYD NORRIS - The New York Times

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