Monthly Archives: September 2014

Record world debt stirs fear of fresh crisis; Hong Kong protestors hold the streets; YouTube stays king, but Netflix gains

1 Record world debts stirs fresh crisis fear (Phillip Inman in The Guardian) Global debts have reached a record high despite efforts by governments to reduce public and private borrowing, according to a report that warns the “poisonous combination” of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong democracy push turns violent; US growth revised up again; Leaders and one-liners

1 Hong Kong democracy push turns violent (San Francisco Chronicle) Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s … Continue reading

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Hong Kong democracy push gathers steam; India’s ‘Great Power’ game; Orange juice seeks brand rebuild

1 Hong Kong democracy move attracts thousands (Juliana Liu on BBC) The leader of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central pro-democracy movement has announced the launch of a mass disobedience campaign. Benny Tai addressed thousands who had gathered outside government headquarters in … Continue reading

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Coalition grows against IS; Saving eurozone through debt forgiveness; Smart phones, dumb users

1 Coalition grows against IS (Straits Times) Three more European countries on Friday promised warplanes to join the US-led air armada battering Islamic State targets in Iraq, as coalition forces seek to destroy the jihadists’ oil business. Britain, Belgium and … Continue reading

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Apple stumble brings Dow down; Climate issue has warm streets and a cold summit; Richard Branson and unlimited time off: Too good to be true

1 Apple stumble brings Dow down (San Francisco Chronicle) A stumble by Apple set off the worst rout in the stock market since July on Thursday. Apple dropped nearly 4 percent following its announcement late Wednesday that it had pulled … Continue reading

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Global middle class nears 1bn; Nationalism’s strange revival; Three acceptable lies in an interview

1 Global middle class nears 1 bn (Alberto Nardelli in The Guardian) The global gross financial assets – namely securities, bank deposits, and claims on insurance and pensions – of private households grew by 9.9% in 2013, the highest rate … Continue reading

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Rare US-Arab assault on Muslim extremists; India close to scripting history on Mars; Meeting etiquette matters much

1 Rare US-Arab assault on Muslim extremists (San Francisco Chronicle) The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders have declared. They promised … Continue reading

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