Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
22 October 2013 04:57 PM
American economy still fragile, report shows
19 October 2013 01:21 AM
Frey & Co has become the second private Swiss bank to close shop because of the ongoing US campaign against wealthy Americans suspected of using the European country’s famously secretive banking system to skirt domestic tax laws.
Justice at last? Private US security guards who killed 17 Iraqi civilians in aftermath of Baghdad bombing face new charges
19 October 2013 12:00 AM
Almost four years after the case was dramatically thrown out, four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of unlawfully killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad have now been charged in connection with the incident following a new indictment handed down by a US grand jury.
18 October 2013 12:00 AM
Goldman Sachs safeguarded its profits over the third quarter by cutting expenses, slashing the amount it puts aside to pay its bankers as revenues dropped by 20 per cent amid a slowdown in bond trading, one of its key businesses.
17 October 2013 11:24 PM
Google continued to march onwards through the third quarter, with the search engine giant's shares hitting a new record in after hours trading on Thursday after its results surpassed Wall Street's expectations.
16 October 2013 08:49 PM
Why were sex assault allegations against footballer players dropped?
15 October 2013 09:39 PM
Yahoo put in a steady, if unspectacular, performance over the third quarter as chief executive Marissa Mayer focuses on overhauling the struggling internet giant’s products and services to help it compete with online rivals such as Google.
US budget battle: IMF's Christine Lagarde warns America's lawmakers they risk pushing world into recession
14 October 2013 12:00 AM
Stark warning from IMF chief comes as search for deal to extend debt ceiling shifts to Senate
12 October 2013 01:32 AM
By early 2012, Carmen Segarra, then a bank examiner at the New York Federal Reserve, had gathered enough information to convince her colleagues whose job it was to keep tabs on big banks that Goldman Sachs, one of the most influential financial institutions in the world, was lacking in its conflicts of interest policies.
10 October 2013 10:31 PM
Blackberry, the struggling smartphone maker that last month agreed to sell itself to a group of buyers led by its largest shareholder, could find itself at the centre of a bidding war after the company's co-founders said they were considering buying the business.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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