Monthly Archives: June 2013

Restless Latin America; India’s pilgrim tourism and disasters; When UK mulls power rationing; ‘Be somebody’ makes global footprint

1 Restless Latin America (Khaleej Times) While the protests in Brazil, despite President Dilma Vana Rousseff’s conciliatory tone and actions, appear to show no signs of dissipating, there’s another Latin American nation that’s venting its anger on the streets. Chile … Continue reading

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Ireland back in recession; The real crisis in Australia; PayPal eyes payments in space; Too much going wrong for South Africa; Global retailers wary of India

1 Ireland back in recession (Henry McDonald in The Guardian) Ireland is back in recession for the first time since its 2010 bailout, official figures have confirmed. Irish GDP shrank 0.6% in the first quarter of 2013, but the recession … Continue reading

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UK slashes public sector jobs; US growth revised down to 1.8%; Brazil, Turkey and the ‘goal’ of concessions; Paying the price for dropping out of college

1 UK slashes public sector jobs (Patrick Wintour & Heather Stewart in The Guardian) George Osborne conjured up a populist crackdown on welfare and public sector pay as he sought to minimise the impact of a further £11.5bn of spending … Continue reading

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More stimulus can ‘harm stability’; Brazil’s middle class backlash; Snowden: America’s most wanted man; India’s hunger games

1 More stimulus can ‘harm stability’ (Heather Stewart in The Guardian) Central banks have done as much as they safely can to rebuild the world economy, and the onus is now on politicians to create the conditions for a stronger … Continue reading

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Britain spy agency ‘taps world communication’; Something worse than credit crunch for China?; How the digital age is changing us; I’m a one-man stand; ‘A Brazilian spring’

1 Britain’s spy agency ‘taps world communication’ (Ewen MacAskill, Julian Borger, Nick Hopkins, Nick Davies and James Ball in The Guardian) Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls … Continue reading

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Markets sink, gold falls on Fed exit, China credit squeeze; Alibaba as the next Facebook; Gadgets and our planet; India dollar millionaire numbers surge

1 Markets sink, gold falls on Fed exit, China credit squeeze (David Jolly in The New York Times) Global markets tumbled on Thursday over concern about a credit crunch in China and uncertainty about the US central bank’s plans for … Continue reading

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Lloyds sell-off in offing; US Fed may scale back bond buy; Obesity recognised as disease; Jail for Dolce and Gabbana; Islam at war with itself

1 Lloyds sell-off in offing (Jill Treanor and Nicholas Watt in The Guardian) George Osborne has signalled he is ready to start the sell-off of the taxpayer’s stake in Lloyds Banking Group, but said he is to consider whether to … Continue reading

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