Monthly Archives: October 2014

UN sees foreign jihadists swarming Iraq, Syria; Russia, Ukraine agree on gas deal; The good and bad of falling oil price; India red tape gets longer

1 UN sees foreign jihadis swarming Iraq, Syria (Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian) The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had … Continue reading

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Samsung profit lowest in three years; Despite oil price fall, Shell profit up 31%; US theatres may ban Google Glass

1 Samsung profit lowest in three years (BBC) Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to … Continue reading

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For ninth straight year, Singapore ‘best place to do business’; Terminal decline for UK superstores; China property loans fall 23% in Q3

1 For ninth straight year, Singapore ‘best place to do business’ (BBC) Singapore has been ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual survey by the World Bank. New Zealand came second … Continue reading

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Lloyds may cut 9,000 jobs; UK interest rate to stay at historic low; Reforms the real test for India’s Modi

1 Lloyds may cut 9,000 jobs (BBC) Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs – around a tenth of its entire workforce – over the next three years, the BBC understands. The announcement is seen as part … Continue reading

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China as the wild card in world economy; Apple sells 40m iPhones in three months; US coalition-building — on Ebola

1 China as the wild card in world economy (Neil Gough in The New York Times) Markets around the world have been jolted by fears that slowing growth and deflationary pressures in Europe, Japan and other major economies could derail … Continue reading

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Britain’s young the new have-nots; Five benefits of being an introvert at work; Demand climbs for ethical hackers

1 Britian’s young the new have-nots (Daniel Boffey in The Guardian) Britain is on the verge of becoming permanently divided between tribes of haves and have-nots as the young increasingly miss out on the opportunities enjoyed by their parents’ generation, … Continue reading

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UK banks slash mortgage rates; Bishops scrap gay-friendly move; Mars for the masses

1 UK Banks slash mortgage rates (The Guardian) The battle to tempt mortgage customers with attractive deals is heating up again as major lenders put more rate cuts into action. Barclays is preparing to offer what it said are some … Continue reading

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