Monthly Archives: November 2014

Oil plunge is threat and boon; India growth slows to 5.3%; The ambition explosion

1 Oil plunge is threat and boon (San Francisco Chronicle) A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus … Continue reading

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Oil price hurtles down after Opec meet; German jobless at record low; South Asia’s boring club

1 Oil hurtles down after Opec meet (Terry Macalister & Graeme Wearden in The Guardian) Oil prices have crashed to a new four-year low, below $72 per barrel, after a major split inside Opec forced the cartel to hold production … Continue reading

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Oil price falls ahead of Opec meet; Denmark is most connected country; Ferguson lessons

1 Oil price falls ahead of Opec meet (BBC) The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data showed crude stocks rose last week. Inventories of commercial US crude oil increased … Continue reading

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US Q3 growth faster than expected; Troops out as Ferguson sees more violence; Apple is first $700bn company

1 US Q3 growth faster than forecast (BBC) he US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown. It expanded at an annualised rate of 3.9% between July and September, up from the … Continue reading

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Global business confidence at five-year low; Asean’s youth advantage; India’s women detective agencies

1 Global business confidence at five-year low (BBC) Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies. The number of firms that expect business activity to be higher in the year ahead exceeded … Continue reading

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China factory output shrinks; UK Royal Mail faces Amazon threat; Why Indians flock to gurus

1 China factory output shrinks (Straits Times) Growth in China’s immense factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey has shown, adding to signs that the world’s second-largest economy may … Continue reading

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G20 summit — High on promise, low on delivery; UK grocery sales dip, first time in 20 years; Abuse, hunger await South Africa children

1 G20 summit – High on promise low on delivery (Linda Yueh on BBC) The G20 summit of world leaders has concluded with a communique, a fancy way of describing a joint statement, that has both delivered more, but also … Continue reading

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