Ise-Shima (Japan) (AFP) - World leaders on Thursday kicked off talks dominated by the global economy and worries over China's growing clout -- and were told by Beijing to keep their noses out of its business. Presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations are huddling in Japan for two days of discussions focused on how to stoke demand and encourage growth. Beijing swiftly launched a stinging broadside against the G7 -- Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US -- which it said should not pursue "selfish interests".
By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies based in Brazil scored “significantly poorer” in aggregate on a variety of cyber security indicators than those based in other major world economies, such as the United States and China, according to a report released on Thursday. The study, from Massachusetts-based security ratings company BitSight, found that Brazilian companies underperformed on metrics such as machine compromise rates, email security and file-sharing practices in an analysis conducted over the past year. "Brazil has significantly poorer performance than the other countries included in the study," the study said.