Finance Chief Resigns at Oracle -- Oracle Corp. said its chief financial officer had resigned and will be immediately succeeded by the company's co-president, the latest executive switch at the large software maker. Oracle offered no reason for Mr. Epstein's departure, and a spokeswoman for the company declined to elaborate on its announcement Monday. Mr. Epstein didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
What China consumes.
The Most Crucial Event Since The Industrial Revolution -- China, today, consumes 53.2% of the globe's cement production; 47.7% of the iron ore; 46.9% of the coal, 45.4% of the steel; 44.6% of the lead; 41.3% of the zinc, 40.6% of the aluminum, 38.9% of the copper, 36.3% of the nickel, only 10% of the oil (just wait until everybody is driving a car).
Procurement provides $50m boost for Kimberly-Clark -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation predicts that, for its financial year 2011, the benefits it will enjoy from recently implemented supply chain and procurement optimisation programmes will be $50m higher than previously estimated.
I wonder which CDs they bought at HMV.
Govt watchdog blows £20K on fine dining -- Spending watchdog the Audit Commission spent £20,000 in the past two years on luxuries such as meals in Michelin star restaurants.
The Commission, whose mission statement is to drive economy, efficiency and effectiveness in public services, allowed officials to use corporate credit cards to pay for fine dining, cinema tickets, doughnuts, clothing, gym equipment, sweets and music from HMV.
- Sheena Moore