Monday’s best web covers the largest global banks, hiring trends among India IT firms, the consequences of the Lonmin mine massacre, BP’s designs to join TANAP, and Indonesia’s plans to close its budget deficit.
Thursday’s best web covers General Motors’ plan to reduce IT outsourcing, investors’ preference for ASEAN countries, Bulgaria’s timing in joining the euro, a strong case to stay optimistic about China’s growth prospects, and negotiations for free trade between South Korea and Indonesia.
IBM (IBM, quote) today announced the opening of the first-ever server remanufacturing center in China. The new center, located in Shenzhen, will reduce the impact of e-waste on the environment by extending the life of older IT equipment that otherwise would go into landfills. IBM will also buy back select IBM Power Systems from clients as they upgrade to new IBM equipment.
Technology got one of the best endorsements imaginable today but Italy’s bleeding banks are having to tout their own attractions.