Monthly Archives: May 2014

US sees China as ‘destablising force’; Siemens revamp to hit 11,600 jobs; Youth open to banking with Google, Apple, Amazon; Backlash in India over new rape outrages

1 US sees China as ‘destablising force’ (The Guardian) China is “destabilising” the South China Sea region by pursuing territorial disputes with other nations, US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has warned. Hagel said the US would “not look the other … Continue reading

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Japan inflation rises fastest in 23 years; India mulls 100% FDI in defence ventures; Importance of a T-shaped career

1 Japan inflation rises fastest in 23years (BBC) Consumer prices in Japan rose at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, following an increases in sales tax. Prices rose 3.2% compared with the same period last year, beating analysts’ … Continue reading

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US opts for soft-power foreign policy; China’s tumult within; Google axes the steering wheel, Samsung makes watch smarter; When instant gratification comes to banking

1 Obama opts for soft-power foreign policy (David Nakamura in The Washington Post) President Obama has laid out his vision for a comprehensive post-9/11 foreign policy after more than a decade of war overseas, arguing for a new form of … Continue reading

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Banking reforms too slow, says IMF; Yahoo may launch YouTube rival; Five things about Ukraine’s Chocolate baron-President; How economic crisis spurs obesity

1 Banking reforms too slow, says IMF (BBC) Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make enough progress, the boss of the International Monetary Fund has warned. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde blamed a combination of … Continue reading

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Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ and the future of EU; China scrapping 6m cars; India banks require expensive Modi fix; World’s best ‘cities of opportunity’

1 Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ and the future of EU (Martin Jay in Khaleej Times) Voters across Europe who went to the polls have returned a staggering and unprecedented vote in both France and Britain. Eurosceptic and far-right parties seized ground in … Continue reading

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Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ in European parliament; Comparing Steve Jobs and Elon Musk; End of the road for India’s Ambassador car

1 Eurosceptic ‘earthquake’ in European parliament (BBC) Eurosceptic and far-right parties have seized ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France’s PM called a “political earthquake”. While the French National Front and UK Independence Party both appear headed … Continue reading

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Tough job market for class of 2014; Need for gender equality at CEO level; Dos and don’ts of working from home

1 Tough job market for class of 2014 (Douglas Belkin & Mark Peters in The Wall Street Journal) As the class of 2014 enters the job market, graduates, particularly those with a liberal-arts degree, face a stubbornly high unemployment rate … Continue reading

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