Monthly Archives: February 2014

US economy stays fragile; Cry for me, my name is Argentina; Lego turns world’s top toy maker; India’s Sahara Group boss surrenders to cops

1 US economy stays fragile (Lucia Mutikani in Khaleej Times) Orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods excluding transportation unexpectedly rose last month as did a gauge of business spending plans, but that will probably not change views that factory activity … Continue reading

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UK growth revised down to 1.8%; Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ plan; When phone meets tablet, it’s Phabulous; Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs

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UK growth revised down to 1.8%; Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ plan; When phone meets tablet, it’s Phabulous; Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs

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The pain of Ukraine; US ranks low on work-life balance; India growth seen stuck below 5%

1 The pain of Ukraine (Mahir Ali in Khaleej Times) Ethnicity and linguistic affinity are not the only significant factors in Ukraine. It is all too easy to forget that during the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the disappearance … Continue reading

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Pentagon plans to shrink US military; ‘This is not recovery — it is a bubble and it will burst’; Global dividends ‘pass $1 trn’; India’s Modi haunts Silicon Valley

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New era in Ukraine; Europe’s 11m empty homes; Maria von Trapp no more; End of India’s linguistic states

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OECD warns of low global growth; The stimulus tragedy; As driverless cars arrive; Letter to burglars who struck when a dying man was taken to hospital

1 OECD warns of low global growth (Khaleej Times) The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, has warned declining global productivity will usher in a new and extended era of low growth unless there are major structural reforms. … Continue reading

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