Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fear of emerging markets submerging in 2017; Envisioning no-fare airlines; Celebration, sorrow and slights on Castro’s death

1 Fear of emerging markets submerging in 2017 (Gulf News) The year threatens to end as it began for emerging markets — with losses. After spectacular returns between end-January and October, emerging market stocks and bonds are again in retreat, … Continue reading

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Sluggish global demand hits Japan exports; India demonetization loaded with risks; The rise of Indonesia

1 Sluggish global demand hits Japan exports (Straits Times) Japan’s exports fell 10.3 per cent in October from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data has shown, in a sign of sluggish external demand. The result compared with the median … Continue reading

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India growth faces cash-crunch heat; New age of robots around the corner; When virtual love beats the real thing

1 India growth faces cash crunch heat (Sheetal Agarwal in Business Standard) India’s move withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, popularly referred to as demonetisation, has dashed expectations of a pick-up in consumption in the second half of … Continue reading

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US Fed points to rate rise ‘soon’; Saudi oil chief wants Opec to cut output; Dead teenager to be cryogenically frozen

1 US Fed points to a rate rise ‘soon’ (BBC) The chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has indicated that it could raise interest rates “relatively soon”. She said the job market had made further improvements this year … Continue reading

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Obama says no way back from globalisation; RBS may be fined $12bn for mis-selling; Behind India’s rupee shake-up

1 Obama says no way back from globalization (BBC) US President Barack Obama has made a strong defence of globalisation as he arrived in Germany on his final visit to Europe before leaving office. In a joint article, Mr Obama … Continue reading

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Philippines growth powers ahead at 6%; Snapchat prepares for IPO; A lavish wedding and cash-hit Indians

1 Philippines growth powers ahead at 6% (Straits Times) Neither Donald Trump’s protectionist ambitions nor Rodrigo Duterte’s rants against the US are proving to be enough to derail the Philippine economy’s momentum as one of the fastest-growing in the world. … Continue reading

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‘Economic frustration led to Trump, Brexit’; 2016 may be hottest year; Facebook’s fake news crisis

1 ‘Economic frustration led to Trump, Brexit’ (Katie Allen in The Guardian) Politicians around the world risk giving more traction to nationalistic movements if they continue to ignore the growing numbers of workers getting a “raw deal” from globalisation, the … Continue reading

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