Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trump promises wall ahead of schedule; Pearson reports biggest ever loss; Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing tech

1 Trump promises wall ahead of schedule (BBC) US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border “soon, way ahead of schedule”. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC), he vowed to always put … Continue reading

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US Fed may raise rates soon; French candidate pitches for franc’s return; Apple HQ ready to open

1 US Fed may raise rates soon (BBC) Federal Reserve officials have said they may need to raise interest rates “fairly soon” if the economy stays strong, minutes of their meeting show. The first meeting of the Fed since Donald … Continue reading

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Eurozone growth accelerates; India demonetization hits trust hurdle; South Korea women to live beyond 90

1 Eurozone growth accelerates (San Francisco Chronicle) Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to a near six-year high. In its monthly survey of economic activity across the region, financial information company IHS Markit also said job creation … Continue reading

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China reels under debt load; Russia overtakes Saudi as top oil producer; World’s largest yacht impounded

1 China reels under debt load (Khaleej Times) Chinese banks lent more money in January alone than the annual GDP of South Africa, as borrowers rushed to take advantage of government policies intended to stimulate the economy with easy credit. … Continue reading

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Arms trade at highest since cold war; After Brexit, likelihood of Nexit; China’s leftover men

1 Arms trade at highest since cold war (Saeed Kamali Dehghan in The Guardian) The global transfer of major weapons systems rose over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the cold war as the … Continue reading

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Saudis prepare for Aramco IPO, world’s biggest; When Zuckerberg sets the rules; Fake news isn’t a new phenomenon

1 Saudis prepare for Aramco IPO, world’s biggest (Khaleej Times) Saudi Arabia is considering two options for the shape of Saudi Aramco when it sells shares in the national oil giant next year: a global industrial conglomerate, and a specialised … Continue reading

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Global stocks rise on hopes of Trump policy, EU growth; Ten Indian cities in list of 20 with worst air; Smartwatch no threat to the traditional

1 Global stocks rise on hopes of Trump policy, EU growth (San Francisco Chronicle) Global stocks rose Monday after President Donald Trump promised tax cuts for companies and appeared to steady relations with key Asian trading partners Japan and China. … Continue reading

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