Fears over Indonesia's thirst for palm oil

The roar of chainsaws has replaced birdsong, the once-lush, green jungle scorched to a barren grey. The equivalent of six football pitches of forest is lost every minute in Indonesia.

Hundreds queue up for Wii U debut in Japan

Hundreds of people queued up at electronics shops across Japan as Nintendo released its new Wii U game console, hoping to reposition itself in a gaming market invaded by online social games.

Groupon surges on takeover chatter

Groupon shares surged Friday as market players reacted to chatter about a possible takeover for the troubled online deals company.