Monthly Archives: January 2017

Volkswagen becomes top car maker; US justice head defies immigration ban; Trump moves to cut business regulations

1 Volkswagen becomes top car maker (Gwyn Topham in The Guardian) Volkswagen has become the world’s biggest car manufacturer, overtaking Toyota in the number of new vehicles sold in 2016 despite the damage it suffered in the diesel emissions scandal. … Continue reading

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Microsoft beats forecasts; UK bankers’ exodus exaggerated; When Asean turns 50

1 Microsoft beats Q2 forecasts (San Francisco Chronicle) Microsoft Corp. reported yet another quarter of stronger-than-expected results, thanks to its focus on online services and business software rather than its legacy Windows operating system. Microsoft says it earned $5.2 billion, … Continue reading

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US court stays Trump immigration ban; Oil falls on prospect of higher US output; Cloud business boosts tech giants

1 US court stays Trump immigration ban (Raya Jalabi & Alan Yuhas in The Guardian) A federal judge has granted a stay on deportations for people who arrived in the US with valid visas but were detained on entry, following … Continue reading

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‘Extreme vetting’ for those entering US; US GDP growth misses forecast with 1.9% growth in Q4; Apple to join AI research group

1 ‘Extreme vetting’ for those entering US (Sabrina Siddiqui in The Guardian) Marking a draconian shift in US policy, Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries entry to the US. … Continue reading

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Trump moots border wall, with tax on Mexican products; Solid 2016 for Britain despite Brexit; Juggling generations at the workplace

1 Trump moots border wall with tax on Mexican products (BBC) President Donald Trump will seek a tax on goods imported from Mexico and use the revenue to build a border wall, the White House spokesman has said. The plan … Continue reading

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More Trump pressure on US car makers to make at home; Scandal drags BT shares down 20%; An iPhone case as a drone pad

1 More Trump pressure on US car makers to make at home (BBC) US President Donald Trump has told the heads of the big three US car giants to build more vehicles in America. During a White House meeting with … Continue reading

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Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership; London air pollution ‘very high’ for first time; Weak growth challenges Gulf banks

1 Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership (David Smith in The Guardian) Donald Trump has begun his effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s legacy, formally scrapping a flagship trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific rim. The new president also signed … Continue reading

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