Monthly Archives: December 2016

Emerging markets to stay relevant in 2017; Madrid bans half of cars to fight pollution; ‘Bosses don’t deserve big pay packets’

1 Emerging markets to stay relevant (Jim O’Neill in Gulf News) Casual observers might think that 2016 was a disappointing year for so-called emerging markets. In fact, some of these countries have delivered the year’s best investment returns, while certain … Continue reading

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Modi own goal dents India outlook; Toshiba in line for big losses on US nuclear unit; Why gender pay equality won’t happen in 2017

1 Modi own goal dents India outlook (Gulf News) India started 2016 as the world’s fastest-growing major economy, but at the year’s end the nation faces a significant slowdown and the delay of what’s been hailed as Prime Minister Narendra … Continue reading

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China to rein in outward investment; Digital data will be king in 2017; Cheetah numbers decline

1 China to rein in outward investment (Rob Davies in The Guardian) Beijing has signalled plans to curb Chinese firms’ investment in foreign assets, after revealing that companies from China are on course to spend 1.12 trillion yuan (£130bn) on … Continue reading

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UK growth revised up to 0.6%; Bailout for world’s oldest bank; Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne garbage wave

1 UK growth revised up to 0.6% (BBC) The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the third quarter, according to official figures, faster than previous estimates. Growth for the July-to-September period had originally been estimated at 0.5%. New data from … Continue reading

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US growth revised higher; More Asian defaults loom in 2017; World’s first solar panel road

1 US growth revised higher (BBC) The US economy grew even faster than thought in the July-to-September period, latest official figures indicate. The world’s largest economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.5% in the quarter, up from an earlier … Continue reading

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Year of tumult for shipping industry; Obama bans oil drilling in Arctic; The bane of plastic rice

1 Year of tumult for shipping sector (Straits Times) For an industry that has seen no end of drama over the past six years or so, 2016 will go down as one of the stormiest 12 months on record. And … Continue reading

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China’s different sort of housing bubble; Disney breaks record, takes $7bn in a year; Balochistan rebels protect rare birds from Gulf royals

1 China’s different sort of housing bubble (Noah Smith in Gulf News) Right now, much of the world is in danger from a potential recession in China. China, which still is the biggest contributor to global growth, has been looking … Continue reading

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