Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pressure on Europe to reconsider cuts; China is ‘largest PC market’; Emerging India’s ugly underside

1 Pressure on Europe to reconsider cuts (Andrew Higgins in The New York Times) Unemployment has surpassed Great Depression-era levels in Southern Europe. Recession is drifting to the once resilient economies of the north. Even some onetime hawks on government … Continue reading

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Greek MPs agree to cut 15,000 more jobs; Gold rally may lose steam; Millions desert Facebook; India tech freshers’ pay in time warp

1 Greek MPs agree to cut 15,000 more jobs (BBC) The Greek parliament has passed a bill which will see 15,000 state employees lose their jobs by the end of next year. It is part of continuing moves by the … Continue reading

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South Europe recession threatens to spread north; French jobless number at new high; ‘Don’t pray for a strong recovery’; Disposable people

1 South Europe recession threatens to spread north (Jack Ewing in The New York Times) Daimler’s glum forecast for 2013 is the latest evidence that Germany, and other relatively healthy countries like Austria and Finland, risk falling into the recession … Continue reading

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Crisis for European Union as trust hits record low; Future of driving; Seven stages of outrage in India; Destruction of Syrian minaret like ‘blowing up the Taj Mahal’

1 Crisis for European Union as trust hits record low (Ian Traynor in The Guardian) Public confidence in the European Union has fallen to historically low levels in the six biggest EU countries, raising fundamental questions about its democratic legitimacy … Continue reading

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Falling economy hurts China stocks; Apple profit down, cash pile up; ‘Cosmetic crisis’ in the making; Pakistan’s pointless polls; Toyota stays top auto seller

1 Falling economy hurts China stocks (Daniel Inman in The Wall Street Journal) Confidence in Chinese stocks is fading as evidence mounts that the country’s economic recovery is stalling. Fund managers pulled $3.1 billion from Chinese stock funds in the … Continue reading

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China manufacturing slows; India ‘has lost’ the superbug war; Apple a former darling?; In China, breathing is a risk for kids

1 China manufacturing slows (BBC) Growth in China’s manufacturing sector slowed in April, a survey by HSBC showed, adding to concerns about the country’s economic recovery. The preliminary reading of HSBC’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 50.5, from 51.6 … Continue reading

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Chinese downturn points to crisis spreading East; Who cares about what the IMF thinks; Confessions of a news junkie; The term ‘eve-teasing’ must die

1 Chinese downturn points to crisis spreading East (Eva Sogbanmu & Larry Elliott in The Guardian) At Burberry’s flagship Beijing store, a three-floor monument to China’s insatiable appetite for luxury goods, the famous check is everywhere: in three dimensions on … Continue reading

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