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IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014; Eurasia democracy in decline; Amazon may launch smartphone; Where are our girls?

1 IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014 (BBC) The International Monetary Fund  has slashed its US growth forecast, urged policy makers to keep interest rates low and raise the minimum wage to strengthen its recovery. The crisis lender said … Continue reading

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Eurozone recovery falters; Ireland to exit bailout without safety net; Lockheed Martin axing 4,000 jobs; Barclays to shed 1,700 UK jobs; Amazon deforestation up 28%

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Folly of attacking outsourcing; Raising successful children; US leads in ‘real’ medals tally; Amazon’s new secret weapon — lockers

1 The folly of attacking outsourcing (The New York Times) President Obama’s assault on Mitt Romney for sending jobs overseas draws from a playbook used repeatedly by politicians of the right and left over the last two decades. What’s most … Continue reading

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China growth dips to 7.6%; Amazon animals face extinction; Peugeot Citroen to cut 8,000 jobs; World’s narrowest street; Why Pakistanis are not warm to democracy; India low on staff loyalty

1 China growth dips to 7.6% (BBC) China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in three years as investment slowed and demand fell in key export markets such as the US and Europe. Gross domestic product rose by 7.6% in … Continue reading

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Amazon turns attention to fashion; Why India Muslims have better sex ratio than Hindus; Don’t cry — at the office; SA youth see no value in books; Where Aussie job losses will be; Why ‘Made in India’ is just a slogan

1 Amazon turns its attention to fashion (The New York Times) Having wounded the publishing industry, slashed pricing in electronics and made the toy industry quiver, Amazon is taking on the high-end clothing business in its typical way: go big … Continue reading

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Why students leave engineering track; Italy’s big reforms; Amazon ‘fulfilment’ centre in India; Malawi women fight to wear pants; Driving in China

A1 Why students leave the engineering track (The New York Times) Amid broader discussions about the future of the American work force, the National Science Foundation has released a comprehensive report on the state of engineering and science in America. … Continue reading

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Russia a ‘rentier’ state; ‘Fat tax’ to fund health care; Singapore fears property crash; $12t equity gap for cos; Great Indian Bustard’s last stand

1 The Khaleej Times on Russia rotting in some ways and getting wealthy otherwise. The winner of Sunday’s legislative election in Russia was a foregone conclusion: United Russia, organised by Vladimir Putin. Likewise, there is no doubt that Putin himself … Continue reading

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