Monthly Archives: October 2013

Facebook revenue up 60%; Spain ends two-year recession; World heading for wine shortage

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Rich-poor gap driving migration; Tata Steel cuts 500 UK jobs; US intelligence chief defends spying

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When all companies are tech companies; Kid gloves for India’s billionaires; Why bugging allies is stupid; Dubai opens world’s biggest airport

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China’s slowdown in the making; Uppity women threaten Saudi kingdom; ‘Gig economy’ ranks swell; Modi’s rise in India

1 China’s slowdown in the making (Josef Joffe in The Wall Street Journal) The big question of the 20th century has not disappeared in the 21st: Who is on the right side of history? Is it liberal democracy, with power … Continue reading

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Global gender gap narrows; It’s tough for millennials in job market; Japanese who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex

1 Global gender gap narrows (BBC) The gap between men and women has narrowed slightly in the past year in most countries, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. Iceland, Finland and Norway top the list of 136 nations, … Continue reading

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How a country becomes rich; Emirates’ plan to be biggest airline by 2020; Failure of India’s isolationism

1 How a country becomes rich (Linda Yueh on BBC) How does a country become rich? Singapore is one of only a handful of countries to have managed it in the past half century. A colonial outpost now has the … Continue reading

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China emerges as global arms supplier; Greenspan sees more debt threat; India’s gold dig rush

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