Monthly Archives: January 2018

Samsung expects record profit; Venezuela inflation goes through the roof; Record year for private equity companies

1 Samsung expects record profit (BBC) Samsung Electronics expects to deliver record profits for the last three months of 2017, but the estimate missed analyst expectations. The world’s biggest memory chip maker forecast operating earnings of 15.1 trillion won ($14.1bn) … Continue reading

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US jobs growth loses steam; Why oil may boil in 2018; Malaysia’s market for modest wear

1 US jobs growth loses steam (Natalie Sherman on BBC) US employers added fewer jobs than expected in December, capping a year of slowing jobs growth. Non-farm payrolls rose by 148,000 last month, amid losses in the retail sector, the … Continue reading

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Millions to be moved in China anti-poverty drive; Saudi princes held for anti-austerity protest; Stressed Iran working class fuels protest

1 Millions to be moved in China anti-poverty drive (Tom Phillips in The Guardian) Over the next three years China’s Xi Jinping’s anti-poverty crusade – which the Communist party leader has declared one of the key themes of his second … Continue reading

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