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CEOs urge tax hikes, spending cuts; South Korea slows; The menace of slavery; Euro survives, but the future is shaky; Chinese leader has billions in hidden wealth

1 CEOs urge tax hikes, spending cuts (San Francisco Chronicle) CEOs from more than 80 major US companies are pressing Congress to reduce the federal deficit by raising taxes and cutting spending. They warned that the uncertainty spawned by the … Continue reading

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‘Discouraged workers’; China’s new corporate champs; Getting the loot back; Rise of Islamist parties; Slavery in Asia; Growing 1% of Indians

1 ‘Discouraged workers’ (BBC) The outlook for the global labour market has worsened from last year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says. It called the situation an “urgent challenge” and said governments needed to create 600 million jobs over the … Continue reading

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Saudi prince picks Twitter stake; When slavery thrived in Rio; China bigger lender to poor countries than World Bank; Third Kim in North Korea

1 The San Francisco Chronicle of Saudi prince Alwaleed picking up a $300m stake in Twitter. Twitter received a $300 million investment from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal as it pushes through a redesign of its site to attract advertisers. … Continue reading

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