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Rail
China railway strategy goes off track
Beijing eyes remerging top two locomotive groups as they undercut each other abroad
... at Hua Chuang Securities. “CNR and CSR are not happy about it.” Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... at Hua Chuang Securities. “CNR and CSR are not happy about it.” Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... at Hua Chuang Securities. “CNR and CSR are not happy about it.” Additional reporting by Wan Li ... ... off a scramble for jobs at the combined entity among senior CNR and CSR executives. Sasac and NDRC officials declined to comment. “Sasac’s primary goal is to co-ordinate the two companies’ deve ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:38:41 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
PM offers ‘generous’ Ulster deal
Cameron’s financial offer to province intended to clinch political deal
... aid. “Right from the start all the parties said Christmas was the deadline. Today has to be it.” ... ... aid. “Right from the start all the parties said Christmas was the deadline. Today has to be it.” ... ... aid. “Right from the start all the parties said Christmas was the deadline. Today has to be it.” ... ... ackage over 10 years to boost the assembly’s spending power. It is understood that Mr Cameron has offered £1.5bn. Ms Villiers is chairing the talks in Stormont, the seat of the devolved assembly, a ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:56:55 GMT

Retail
American Apparel confirms takeover offer
offer values struggling US fashion chain at up to $245m
... nd other responsibilities. Shares were up 5.6 per cent to $1.13 by mid-morning trading in New York. ... ... nd other responsibilities. Shares were up 5.6 per cent to $1.13 by mid-morning trading in New York. ... ... nd other responsibilities. Shares were up 5.6 per cent to $1.13 by mid-morning trading in New York. ... ... ound.” The New York Post reported last week that American Apparel has received multiple takeover offers in recent weeks, including from Irving Place Capital, which it said had partnered with Mr Cha ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:05:58 GMT

Travel Amp Leisure
India football league off to winning start
League a potential growth market for elite foreign clubs but financial future less than certain
... . But there is a young and growing audience here, and I’ll watch it again next season for sure.” ... ... . But there is a young and growing audience here, and I’ll watch it again next season for sure.” ... ... . But there is a young and growing audience here, and I’ll watch it again next season for sure.” ... ... ugh. “The next two years are going to be absolutely critical, especially now the novelty has worn off,” Mr Gupta says. Even so, the ISL’s debut outing has at least shown that a good quality leag ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:49:20 GMT

Transport
US insists Alstom, not GE, pays penalty
French group had expected GE to pay $700m bribery fine as part of power unit deal
... eated questions from some shareholders worried that the group was selling a French industrial jewel. ... ... eated questions from some shareholders worried that the group was selling a French industrial jewel. ... ... eated questions from some shareholders worried that the group was selling a French industrial jewel. ... ... joint ventures with GE. Alstom will also buy GE’s rail-signalling unit for $800m. Mr Kron fended off heated questions from some shareholders worried that the group was selling a French industrial j ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:04:46 GMT

Banks
Madoff risks return for Santander
Swiss prosecutor weighs indictment of former Botín lieutenant
... t spook Spain’s biggest bank. Additional reporting by Martin Arnold Back to the top of the page ... ... t spook Spain’s biggest bank. Additional reporting by Martin Arnold Back to the top of the page ... ... t spook Spain’s biggest bank. Additional reporting by Martin Arnold Back to the top of the page ... ... any new evidence uncovered by Mr Tappolet’s investigation will raise fresh questions about the Madoff affair and may yet spook Spain’s biggest bank. Additional reporting by Martin Arnold Back to ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:44:04 GMT

Commodities
Oil surplus offers storage profit hope
Gap between forward and spot price likely to spur interest, say analysts
... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... f cheap financing. US regulators have also forced many banks out of the physical commodities market. ... ... d vocally refused to cut production,” said Mr Lindell. JBC expects up to 60m barrels to be stored offshore by next July alone. Svetlana Kourmpeti, senior market analyst at E A Gibson Shipbrokers, ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:42:04 GMT

Aerospace Amp Defence
Airbus A350 readies for take-off
Innovative 10-year project poised to wrap up with Qatar Airways delivery
... ng 757. “Is this the last programme? Hell no,” Mr Tusa says. “The competition never stops.” ... ... ng 757. “Is this the last programme? Hell no,” Mr Tusa says. “The competition never stops.” ... ... ng 757. “Is this the last programme? Hell no,” Mr Tusa says. “The competition never stops.” ... ... lown up, wings loaded until they crack and tails dragged along the runway for an ear-splitting take-off. Ten years in the making, Airbus’s A350XWB has gone through all these tests and more. After a ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:29:54 GMT

Europe
Khodorkovsky’s ‘crisis manager’ offer
Former oligarch seeks real democracy for Russia if Putin leaves office
... we build something more stable than one 62-year-old man? And what’s more stable? Institutions.” ... ... we build something more stable than one 62-year-old man? And what’s more stable? Institutions.” ... ... we build something more stable than one 62-year-old man? And what’s more stable? Institutions.” ... ... popular uprising. But it was putting immense pressure on the president who might potentially leave office in several ways, including through a “palace coup”. The ex-oligarch, now living in Switze ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:53:11 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn
Treasury has recovered 85% of £4.5bn bailout from 2008
... e, the safety net was expanded to cover bank deposits of up to £85,000, an increase from £50,000. ... ... e, the safety net was expanded to cover bank deposits of up to £85,000, an increase from £50,000. ... ... e, the safety net was expanded to cover bank deposits of up to £85,000, an increase from £50,000. ... ... e, the safety net was expanded to cover bank deposits of up to £85,000, an increase from £50,000. ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:42:29 GMT

Management
The rise of running to the office
Keeping up with the UK joggers who want tax parity with cyclists
... nter is the perfect time to start: towards the end of a long run, icy air is wonderfully refreshing. ... ... nter is the perfect time to start: towards the end of a long run, icy air is wonderfully refreshing. ... ... nter is the perfect time to start: towards the end of a long run, icy air is wonderfully refreshing. ... ... by the Fitness First gym chain, wants to cash in on this problem by ferrying runners’ bags to the office for them. Apart from buying the right backpack — one with straps around the waist — I ha ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:50:17 GMT

Automobiles
BYD shares shed 29% in mystery sell-off
Buffett-backed Chinese electric carmaker unaware of any reason for panic selling
... Hathaway Energy is still sitting on a sizeable paper profit. BYD’s shares peaked at HK$88 in 2009. ... ... Hathaway Energy is still sitting on a sizeable paper profit. BYD’s shares peaked at HK$88 in 2009. ... ... Hathaway Energy is still sitting on a sizeable paper profit. BYD’s shares peaked at HK$88 in 2009. ... ... 4. Geely cited foreign exchange losses in Russia, where president Vladimir Putin is trying to stave off a financial panic. The Hangzhou-based company sold 16,100 cars in Russia over the first 11 month ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:59:21 GMT

Banks
Treasury eyes £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off
Taxpayers’ holding could fall towards 20% in run-up to election
... 6p at the start of this year, before dipping below the 73.6p threshold on several occasions since. ... ... 6p at the start of this year, before dipping below the 73.6p threshold on several occasions since. ... ... 6p at the start of this year, before dipping below the 73.6p threshold on several occasions since. ... ... ding at 75.35p on Wednesday, only slightly above the 75.5p offer price at which the government sold off £4.2bn of shares in March. Lloyds shares peaked at 86p at the start of this year, before dippi ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:27:18 GMT

Commodities
Coffee hit by higher Brazil forecasts
Volcafe estimates add to bearishness of market
... e end of June this year, world inventories totalled 21.9m bags, up 3.9 per cent from a year before. ... ... e end of June this year, world inventories totalled 21.9m bags, up 3.9 per cent from a year before. ... ... e end of June this year, world inventories totalled 21.9m bags, up 3.9 per cent from a year before. ... ... onsumption growth, up 0.2 per cent from the year before, said the ICO. The organisation added that coffee inventories had been building up in importing countries. At the end of June this year, world i ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:46:38 GMT

European Equities
Energy stocks lead Moscow sell-off
Russian emergency interest rate rise blamed for Micex fall
... , dollar-denominated 10-year bond yield strode 36 basis points higher to 7.55 per cent. More video ... ... , dollar-denominated 10-year bond yield strode 36 basis points higher to 7.55 per cent. More video ... ... , dollar-denominated 10-year bond yield strode 36 basis points higher to 7.55 per cent. More video ... ... nd?” Even RusHydro, the hydro electricity producer and dam operator, was not immune from the sell-off, falling 9 per cent to Rbs0.4. Banks were also under heavy pressure. Bank St Petersburg fell 17 ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:40:42 GMT

UK Equities
BHP slips on worries over spin-off
FTSE retreats after failure of oil rally
... x shares with the broker also cutting forecasts to reflect a fall in UK power prices since October. ... ... x shares with the broker also cutting forecasts to reflect a fall in UK power prices since October. ... ... x shares with the broker also cutting forecasts to reflect a fall in UK power prices since October. ... ... sian steelmaker Evraz was down 8.3 per cent to 120.1p. Oil’s drop will force it to delay the spin-off of its North American pipe- and rail-making operations, which had been scheduled for mid Decembe ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:18:07 GMT

Europe
Chevron calls off Ukraine shale project
Cancellation deals a further blow to war-torn economy
... ing partner, Mr Firtash is currently in Vienna fighting extradition to the US on corruption charges. ... ... ing partner, Mr Firtash is currently in Vienna fighting extradition to the US on corruption charges. ... ... ing partner, Mr Firtash is currently in Vienna fighting extradition to the US on corruption charges. ... ... o attract western investment and knowhow to explore potentially large untapped hydrocarbon reserves off the coast of Crimea before Russia annexed the peninsula in April. “With oil prices falling, n ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:17:13 GMT

Telecoms
BT harks back to the future with EE offer
Telecoms group returns to mobile telephony 13 years after it quit the sector
... sition of EE — but this time it hopes that it can avoid making the same mistakes of a decade ago. ... ... sition of EE — but this time it hopes that it can avoid making the same mistakes of a decade ago. ... ... sition of EE — but this time it hopes that it can avoid making the same mistakes of a decade ago. ... ... nreach and Wholesale units.” BT expects synergies through network and IT rationalisation and back-office consolidation but analysts say that the lack of market overlap inhibits the benefits. But th ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:32:44 GMT

Currencies
EM currency sell-off claims bigger scalps
Mexico, long seen as stable, has begun to become unstuck
... urrencies, analysts admit it would be foolish to call a bottom in any battered EM currency just yet. ... ... urrencies, analysts admit it would be foolish to call a bottom in any battered EM currency just yet. ... ... urrencies, analysts admit it would be foolish to call a bottom in any battered EM currency just yet. ... ... eal or the euro, should be at 17 pesos per dollar,” he says. But with the market firmly in a risk-off mode at the moment, he expects the peso to continue to come under pressure in the weeks ahead. T ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:53:59 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Greggs on a roll as revamp pays off
Like-for like sales rise at UK’s largest bakery chain after £50m stores makeover
... after the company announced it was moving up from the small-cap index to the FTSE 250 in January. ... ... after the company announced it was moving up from the small-cap index to the FTSE 250 in January. ... ... after the company announced it was moving up from the small-cap index to the FTSE 250 in January. ... ... but there is no doubt that customers are also responding to improvements in our product and service offer and to the investment we are making in the shop environment,” said Roger Whiteside, chief ex ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:41:41 GMT

Banks
Banks sign up to offer fee-free accounts
Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and RBS expected to offer basic service
... very basics of banking — like paying by direct debit — are not available to these consumers.” ... ... very basics of banking — like paying by direct debit — are not available to these consumers.” ... ... very basics of banking — like paying by direct debit — are not available to these consumers.” ... ... HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland are expected to be among the banks and building societies that will offer accounts without charges before the end of next year. These new basic bank accounts are aimed ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:44:32 GMT

Capital Markets
US energy junk debt sell-off spreads
Years of spike in defaults pushes average yield in wider market close to 7%
... ccording to Fitch. The rating agency projects a 1 per cent or below energy default rate in 2015. ... ... ccording to Fitch. The rating agency projects a 1 per cent or below energy default rate in 2015. ... ... ccording to Fitch. The rating agency projects a 1 per cent or below energy default rate in 2015. ... ... ty” issues in the vast corporate bond market that could come back to haunt them during a big sell-off. The spread on Barclays US investment-grade corporate index has risen to 130 basis points, far s ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:50:26 GMT

Media
Hearst pays $2bn to boost stake in Fitch
Media group continues to push to diversify sources of revenue away from publishing
... profit, but projects 2014 revenue will reach $10.3bn. shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... profit, but projects 2014 revenue will reach $10.3bn. shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... profit, but projects 2014 revenue will reach $10.3bn. shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ... ... profit, but projects 2014 revenue will reach $10.3bn. shannon.bond@ft.com Twitter: @shannonpareil ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:25:02 GMT

Business
Fraud ordeal turns post office dream sour
Sub-postmasters hire legal firm to fight for compensation in dispute over IT system
... . We still owe our family money. You feel like you’ve been stabbed and you’re bleeding badly.” ... ... . We still owe our family money. You feel like you’ve been stabbed and you’re bleeding badly.” ... ... . We still owe our family money. You feel like you’ve been stabbed and you’re bleeding badly.” ... ... auditor was sent in who found the cash balance did not match the Horizon total and closed the post office. Mrs Nami says she pleaded guilty in the hope of a lesser sentence and received 12 months, of ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:11:00 GMT

Iraq
China offers to help Iraq defeat extremists
Any assistance from Beijing would be outside the US-led coalition
... of the armed forces” and that anyone found to have committed wrongdoing would be held accountable. ... ... of the armed forces” and that anyone found to have committed wrongdoing would be held accountable. ... ... of the armed forces” and that anyone found to have committed wrongdoing would be held accountable. ... ... to Ibrahim Jafari, Iraq’s foreign minister. Wang Yi, Mr Jafari’s Chinese counterpart, made the offer to help defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, when the two men met i ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:50:11 GMT

Markets
FCA leak takes heat off exit fees debate
Life assurance shares fell sharply in March after Telegraph story
... e company. That, and the family pride of a City banking dynasty, of course. neil.collins@ft.com ... ... e company. That, and the family pride of a City banking dynasty, of course. neil.collins@ft.com ... ... e company. That, and the family pride of a City banking dynasty, of course. neil.collins@ft.com ... ... but with his CEO is personally underwriting $30m of the $235m issue, part of the cash needed to pay off an ill-judged convertible issue due in February. POG shares were once £12.50, a price, it is sa ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:47:27 GMT

Technology
Google shuts Russia engineering office
Curb on internet activity by authorities could fuel outflow of talent
... political and legal pressures that have threatened to stem the company’s rapid global expansion. ... ... political and legal pressures that have threatened to stem the company’s rapid global expansion. ... ... political and legal pressures that have threatened to stem the company’s rapid global expansion. ... ... who number less than 100, are to be offered jobs in other countries. Google has closed engineering offices in other countries in the past for business reasons and moved teams of engineers to other co ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:19:24 GMT

Capital Markets
Greek stocks and bonds in sharp sell-off
Shares fall 7% while bond yields climb to near 9%
... bit too much — and the fact there’s no contagion shows that it’s not such a game-changer.” ... ... bit too much — and the fact there’s no contagion shows that it’s not such a game-changer.” ... ... bit too much — and the fact there’s no contagion shows that it’s not such a game-changer.” ... ... ructure of Greek debt has changed considerably over recent years, with the majority now held in the official sector — so in that sense it’s quite different to 2011.” Italian and Spanish borrowin ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:39:38 GMT

Retail
SuperGroup vows to shrug off profits drop
Clothing retailer blames European expansion and warm weather for decline in half-year figures
... in view of the strong balance sheet with net cash forecast at over £100m at end of April 2015.” ... ... in view of the strong balance sheet with net cash forecast at over £100m at end of April 2015.” ... ... in view of the strong balance sheet with net cash forecast at over £100m at end of April 2015.” ... ... in view of the strong balance sheet with net cash forecast at over £100m at end of April 2015.” ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:37:46 GMT

Pharmaceuticals
Mylan pays $50m bonuses to cut tax bill
Awards designed to offset charges resulting from $5.3bn takeover of Abbott unit
... ur sector to have announced an inversion or to be domiciled outside the US,” she said at the time. ... ... ur sector to have announced an inversion or to be domiciled outside the US,” she said at the time. ... ... ur sector to have announced an inversion or to be domiciled outside the US,” she said at the time. ... ... ered the prospect of Pfizer making a second attempt to buy AstraZeneca. Abbott is planning to spin off its generics business in developed markets outside of the US and sell it to Mylan, which will th ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:25:53 GMT

UK Equities
Oil service sector sell-off hits Amec
FTSE 100 pushed down 2%
... ount for nearly half of Vodafone’s service revenue growth over the next three years, said Merrill. ... ... ount for nearly half of Vodafone’s service revenue growth over the next three years, said Merrill. ... ... ount for nearly half of Vodafone’s service revenue growth over the next three years, said Merrill. ... ... 30 per cent of the Greek index. Shire slid 5.2 per cent to £43.25 after Merrill cut the drugmaker off its “buy” list. The broker also moved to a negative rating on GlaxoSmithKline, down 3.5 per ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:01:55 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Ukip suspends senior official
Party general secretary faces investigation
... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... he sense of humour failure on a spate of trolls setting up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:10:24 GMT

Beyondbrics
Risk-exposed frontier markets sell off
Oil and gas weighting leaves FTSE Frontier 50 nearing bear territory
... and business friendly, and others have begun to realise their rich potential,” the report argued. ... ... and business friendly, and others have begun to realise their rich potential,” the report argued. ... ... and business friendly, and others have begun to realise their rich potential,” the report argued. ... ... and business friendly, and others have begun to realise their rich potential,” the report argued. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:29:32 GMT

Media
Axel Springer pays €446m for digital unit
Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circulation continues shift away from print media
... fused to pay for rights and limited the display of Springer content, leading to a plunge in traffic. ... ... fused to pay for rights and limited the display of Springer content, leading to a plunge in traffic. ... ... fused to pay for rights and limited the display of Springer content, leading to a plunge in traffic. ... ... fused to pay for rights and limited the display of Springer content, leading to a plunge in traffic. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:31:27 GMT

Insurance
Towergate offloads aircraft cover unit
Insurance broker raising £27m from sale of Hayward Aviation to Jardine Lloyd Thompson
... e agreed. It is in talks with lenders led by Lloyds Banking Group to renegotiate banking covenants. ... ... e agreed. It is in talks with lenders led by Lloyds Banking Group to renegotiate banking covenants. ... ... e agreed. It is in talks with lenders led by Lloyds Banking Group to renegotiate banking covenants. ... ... e agreed. It is in talks with lenders led by Lloyds Banking Group to renegotiate banking covenants. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:13:23 GMT

Mining
BHP Billiton spin-off named South32
Name reflects the southern latitude where most of its assets are located
... with a regional head office and global shared services centre located in Johannesburg, South Africa. ... ... with a regional head office and global shared services centre located in Johannesburg, South Africa. ... ... with a regional head office and global shared services centre located in Johannesburg, South Africa. ... ... g safety and performance. South32’s head office will be in Perth, Australia, with a regional head office and global shared services centre located in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:48:47 GMT

UK Economy
Oil price fall offers UK economic fillip
Survey suggests ‘tailwind for growth’ and help to alleviate cost pressures
... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:22 GMT

Opinion
The march of AI is a long way off
We have more than enough real near-term challenges to deal with
... oming for us soon? The writer is co-author of ‘The Second Machine Age’ and a blogger for FT.com ... ... oming for us soon? The writer is co-author of ‘The Second Machine Age’ and a blogger for FT.com ... ... oming for us soon? The writer is co-author of ‘The Second Machine Age’ and a blogger for FT.com ... ... m the colour of pea plant flowers to the speed of racehorses) was passed down from parents to their offspring, and that selective breeding could shape these characteristics. Biologists hypothesised th ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:36:59 GMT

Travel Amp Leisure
Bonomi raises offer for Club Med
Italian investor again tries to outbid Chinese group in battle for holiday group
... y, has been struggling from its exposure to cash-strapped European clients and growing competition. ... ... y, has been struggling from its exposure to cash-strapped European clients and growing competition. ... ... y, has been struggling from its exposure to cash-strapped European clients and growing competition. ... ... x, also confirmed that KKR would end up with between 20 per cent and 40 per cent of Club Med if his offer succeeded. Fosun and its partners have suggested that KKR’s presence as a minority partner ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:35:27 GMT

Energy
Slow start to $10bn Indian state sell-off
Steel Authority of India raises less than hoped as country’s part-privatisation programme starts
... parliament the government was considering diluting its stakes in public sector banks to 52 per cent. ... ... parliament the government was considering diluting its stakes in public sector banks to 52 per cent. ... ... parliament the government was considering diluting its stakes in public sector banks to 52 per cent. ... ... include stakes in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Coal India. But the offering, although officially oversubscribed, raised only about $275m for the exchequer, rather than the $300m-$330m or ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:43:26 GMT

Style
HK protests take shine off Prada numbers
Italian fashion group warns of ‘readjustment’ in luxury industry
... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... art — and even taking tentative steps into the food industry, having bought a high-end cake and coffee shop in Milan that it plans to roll out across the world. In Friday’s results statement, Pra ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:22:38 GMT

Property
Canary Wharf owner spurns increased offer
Stand-off results in rejection as board says £2.6bn offer does not match independent valuation
... te company today would need to be at a premium to historic share prices and values”, Oriel added. ... ... te company today would need to be at a premium to historic share prices and values”, Oriel added. ... ... te company today would need to be at a premium to historic share prices and values”, Oriel added. ... ... of what is arguably a unique estate”, Oriel said. On the valuation controversy, “central London office and retail values have risen rapidly during the last six months and so any bid for any London ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:16:34 GMT

Construction
Balfour Beatty rejects £1bn JLIF offer
Company says bid ‘significantly’ undervalues portfolio of assets
... rice was down 0.5 per cent at 183.76p in early London trade while JILF was up 2.1 per cent at 123p. ... ... rice was down 0.5 per cent at 183.76p in early London trade while JILF was up 2.1 per cent at 123p. ... ... rice was down 0.5 per cent at 183.76p in early London trade while JILF was up 2.1 per cent at 123p. ... ... keover bid from Carillion, a smaller rival, and then sold its US services business Parsons Brinckerhoff for about £750m. JLIF’s move had fuelled speculation that Carillion will return with a fresh ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:05:26 GMT

Property
offer for Canary Wharf owner raised
Disagreement over how to value Songbird’s assets had led to tense stand-off between the two sides
... akeover bid. Alex Midgen, a Rothschild banker, was appointed as an independent adviser by the board. ... ... akeover bid. Alex Midgen, a Rothschild banker, was appointed as an independent adviser by the board. ... ... akeover bid. Alex Midgen, a Rothschild banker, was appointed as an independent adviser by the board. ... ... the very significant increase in value that Songbird has experienced over the past year”. “The offer is being made as Canary Wharf embarks on an ambitious development programme that will alter it ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:24:04 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Osborne catches private equity off guard
Chancellor targets ‘disguised’ fees to raise £360m over 5 years
... id. “It’s about respecting the spirit of existing rules.” Additional reporting by Chris Flood ... ... id. “It’s about respecting the spirit of existing rules.” Additional reporting by Chris Flood ... ... id. “It’s about respecting the spirit of existing rules.” Additional reporting by Chris Flood ... ... ty groups have excelled in optimising their taxes for their investors and themselves — setting up offshore entities and using large amounts of debt to fund their investments to benefit from the tax ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:40:06 GMT

Aerospace Amp Defence
Airbus defence unit’s offices raided
German prosecutors investigate Romania and Saudi Arabia border control contracts
... les by its employees and business partners. Additional reporting by James Shotter and James Wilson ... ... les by its employees and business partners. Additional reporting by James Shotter and James Wilson ... ... les by its employees and business partners. Additional reporting by James Shotter and James Wilson ... ... ropean Union. Estimated at a value of more than €1bn, it included the upgrading of border control offices, training centres, monitoring systems, and software, as well as the integration of systems i ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:34 GMT

Columnists
Flash of 1980s style offers few benefits
Banks will groan at another lash but the agony will be bearable, writes Jonathan Guthrie
... -inch, it is as a result of such giveaways as well as the eurozone crisis. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... -inch, it is as a result of such giveaways as well as the eurozone crisis. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... -inch, it is as a result of such giveaways as well as the eurozone crisis. jonathan.guthrie@ft.com ... ... f a £355m tax take by 2019 looks optimistic. Note meanwhile that the UK’s “patent box” which offers ultra-low tax on research and development is regarded as an evasion scheme by many American p ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:34:10 GMT

Business
Tax changes offer hope for businesses
Nursery owner says relief on VAT for hospices sets precedent
... VAT for hospices sets a precedent and should make it easier for us to argue our case,” she added. ... ... VAT for hospices sets a precedent and should make it easier for us to argue our case,” she added. ... ... VAT for hospices sets a precedent and should make it easier for us to argue our case,” she added. ... ... VAT for hospices sets a precedent and should make it easier for us to argue our case,” she added. ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:25:15 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Ukip pays six-strong retinue for Farage

... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... ch that has led donors to warn that it needs to raise millions of pounds before the election. Party officials have told the Financial Times that the six work in rotation to protect the Ukip leader and ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:22:56 GMT

Media
Ten Network receives takeover offers
Regulatory barriers and shareholder base could hinder any sale of free to air network
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U S News
Missouri Police officer Kills Man Who Pulled Gun
The police-involved shooting death of an allegedly armed black man in a St. Louis suburb led to small protests, scuffles with police and four arrests overnight, according to police.
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:35:47 EST

NY Crime
City Prepares Two Goodbyes for Fallen officers
The New York Police Department is preparing to bid farewell to two of their own, officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were ambushed in their patrol car by a lone gunman.
... round them,” Lt. Giorgio said. Write to Pervaiz Shallwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... round them,” Lt. Giorgio said. Write to Pervaiz Shallwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... round them,” Lt. Giorgio said. Write to Pervaiz Shallwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... d the department’s chief surgeon is available to explain procedures used in an attempt to save an officer’s life. “We try to explain the circumstances of the death so they don’t read it in th ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:41:07 EST

U S News
House Republicans offer Budget Change to Help Tax Proposals
House Republican leaders unveiled a budget change that could have a significant impact on tax proposals next year, directing congressional budget analysts to estimate the economic growth caused by tax cuts.
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:33:31 EST

Real Estate
For felcor, less-is-more Strategy pays off
The real-estate investment trust’s share price has soared as it has shrunk its hotel portfolio to 40 properties from 125 in 2005.
... like are in cities that are expensive.” Write to Craig Karmin at craig.karmin@wsj.com ... ... ial officer. Sales proceeds went to pay down debt and toward renovations of the hotels it kept. The less-is-more strategy has paid off. FelCor’s share price is up 1,009% from the market low in 2009. ... ... like are in cities that are expensive.” Write to Craig Karmin at craig.karmin@wsj.com ... ... t to pay down debt and toward renovations of the hotels it kept. The less-is-more strategy has paid off. FelCor’s share price is up 1,009% from the market low in 2009. That is nearly double the retu ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:06:19 EST

U S News
U.S. pays $157 Million to Restart Colorado Hospital Project
Construction of an expansive new veterans hospital in Aurora, Colo. restarted Monday, following the resolution of a contract dispute that had threatened to derail the project.
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:17:02 EST

U S News
U.S. Opens Probe into Milwaukee officer's Fatal Shooting of Black Man
The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil-rights probe into the shooting death of a black man by a white Milwaukee police officer last April. The announcement came after a county prosecutor decided against charging the officer.
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:02 EST

NY Crime
NYC Police Commissioner: Killings of officers a 'Spin-off' of Demonstrations
Saturday’s targeted killings of two New York City police officers were a “direct spin-off” of demonstrations following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner earlier this year, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Monday.
... .” “We’ll seize on all of these issues,” he said, “and we’ll move forward.” ... ... .” “We’ll seize on all of these issues,” he said, “and we’ll move forward.” ... ... .” “We’ll seize on all of these issues,” he said, “and we’ll move forward.” ... ... be bringing us all together, not taking us apart,” he said, referring to the deaths of the police officers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the mayor on ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:21:37 EST

Business
American Apparel Weighs Buyout offer
American Apparel Inc. said Monday that it is considering an offer to sell itself at a premium of 31% to Friday’s close, while also announcing the appointment of its first female board chairwoman.
... a loss of $1.5 million a year earlier. Sales fell 5% to $156 million from a year earlier. ... ... a loss of $1.5 million a year earlier. Sales fell 5% to $156 million from a year earlier. ... ... a loss of $1.5 million a year earlier. Sales fell 5% to $156 million from a year earlier. ... ... American Apparel’s board officially terminate the employment of Mr. Charney last week, after he was suspended as president an ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:02:38 EST

European Business News
Rosneft Repays $7 Billion of TNK-BP Bridge Loan
State-controlled oil producer OAO Rosneft said it has paid back $7 billion of a bridge loan it had taken to acquire TNK-BP, the largest foreign debt repayment by a Russian company since Western sanctions were imposed.
... al against the central bank’s loans. Write to Andrey Ostroukh at andrey.ostroukh@wsj.com ... ... al against the central bank’s loans. Write to Andrey Ostroukh at andrey.ostroukh@wsj.com ... ... al against the central bank’s loans. Write to Andrey Ostroukh at andrey.ostroukh@wsj.com ... ... by the West for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support of separatist rebels in Ukraine, is cut off from the international capital markets. Large bond placements were popular in Russia during the ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:51:46 EST

World News
China offers Russia Ruble Help
China says it is willing to provide assistance to Russia following recent sharp drops in the value of its currency, said a senior official, as President Vladimir Putin’s regime faces continuing strains with the U.S. and Europe.
... a’s growing economy is huge market for Chinese natural-resources exports, including oil. ... ... a’s growing economy is huge market for Chinese natural-resources exports, including oil. ... ... a’s growing economy is huge market for Chinese natural-resources exports, including oil. ... ... quires it, then we will offer required assistance within the scope of our abilities.” He didn’t offer details or specific proposals. While Beijing and Moscow have a history of rivalry, Moscow is s ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:21:01 EST

NY Crime
Killings of New York officers Spark Backlash to Protests
The assassination of two New York City police officers this weekend has emboldened police and their supporters to lash out at weeks of nationwide protest and criticism that they say have left officers more vulnerable.
... inneapolis. —Ben Kesling, Gary Fields and Matthew Dolan contributed to this article. ... ... inneapolis. —Ben Kesling, Gary Fields and Matthew Dolan contributed to this article. ... ... inneapolis. —Ben Kesling, Gary Fields and Matthew Dolan contributed to this article. ... ... isen in the past week after a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge escalated into violence and two police officers were assaulted while trying to make an arrest. Police have aggressively pursued suspects in ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:07:36 EST

Media Marketing
'The Hobbit' Wins Box-office Battle
Latest in Middle Earth saga bests ‘Museum,’ ‘Annie’ with $56.2 million over the weekend.
... Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president of distribution at Warner Bros. ... ... Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president of distribution at Warner Bros. ... ... Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president of distribution at Warner Bros. ... ... ajor releases this weekend, the industry is still down 5% compared with last year, according to box-office tracker Rentrak Corp. That year-over-year ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:50:08 EST

NY Crime
Slain NYPD officers Remembered
officer Rafael Ramos was to graduate as a church chaplain this weekend, and officer Wenjian Liu was a seven-year veteran of the force who had gotten married two months ago. Both were killed by a gunman Saturday.
... Millan contributed to this article. Write to Mike Vilensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ... ... Millan contributed to this article. Write to Mike Vilensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ... ... Millan contributed to this article. Write to Mike Vilensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ... ... ave everything to Christ,” Mr. Ortiz said. Calling Mr. Brinsley “a coward,” Mr. Ortiz said of officer Ramos: “He hasn’t died in our hearts.” Rev. Marcos Miranda, president of the New York ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:27:44 EST

NY Crime
Two NYPD officers Killed in Ambush
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed after a gunman ambushed their patrol car outside a Brooklyn housing project on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
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U S News
Top Medicaid official to Step Down
The Obama administration’s top Medicaid official, who negotiated tough terms with states seeking to expand the program under the health law, is stepping down, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Friday.
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:51:10 EST

Asian Business News
Indonesian Coffee Co-op Brews Success
Indonesia’s Klasik Beans cooperative, which specializes in rare, high-end coffees, is trying to remake the nation’s coffee industry, which some specialty producers say still views the crop as a mass-produced commodity.
... rging markets like the Middle East. Write to Sara Schonhardt at sara.schonhardt@wsj.com ... ... rging markets like the Middle East. Write to Sara Schonhardt at sara.schonhardt@wsj.com ... ... rging markets like the Middle East. Write to Sara Schonhardt at sara.schonhardt@wsj.com ... ... s working with farmers to increase yields while the association is focused on promoting Indonesian coffee to emerging markets like the Middle East. Write to Sara Schonhardt at sara.schonhardt@wsj.co ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:04 EST

Europe News
Greek Lawmaker Alleges Bribe offer in Vote
A Greek lawmaker from the small, right-wing Independent Greeks party said he was offered a bribe to back the government’s candidate in the country’s presidential vote.
... neral elections were held today. Write to Nektaria Stamouli at nektaria.stamouli@wsj.com ... ... neral elections were held today. Write to Nektaria Stamouli at nektaria.stamouli@wsj.com ... ... neral elections were held today. Write to Nektaria Stamouli at nektaria.stamouli@wsj.com ... ... Samaras during their meeting. In an immediate statement issued by the prime minister’s office, Mr. Samaras responded by saying he would file a lawsuit against Mr. Haikalis for libel. The ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:14:01 EST

European Business News
BASF, Gazprom Call off Deal
Germany’s BASF, the world’s largest chemical company by revenue, and Russia’s Gazprom have called off an asset-swap deal amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West, BASF said.
... o Christopher Alessi at christopher.alessi@wsj.com and Sarah Sloat at sarah.sloat@wsj.com ... ... o Christopher Alessi at christopher.alessi@wsj.com and Sarah Sloat at sarah.sloat@wsj.com ... ... o Christopher Alessi at christopher.alessi@wsj.com and Sarah Sloat at sarah.sloat@wsj.com ... ... revenue, and Russia’s OAO Gazprom have called off an asset-swap deal amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West, BASF said Thurs ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:20:23 EST

World News
Spanish Political office Subject of Failed Attack
A car containing explosive materials crashed into the Madrid headquarters of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, though there were no casualties, police said.
... lows in recent months, and faces a difficult reelection when his term ends late next year. ... ... lows in recent months, and faces a difficult reelection when his term ends late next year. ... ... lows in recent months, and faces a difficult reelection when his term ends late next year. ... ... lice said. Large parts of the downtown area where the PP headquarters is located have been cordoned off, with police stopping bystanders from approaching the building. From a distance, it appears that ...
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Business
Tokyo's Haneda Airport Takes off
Haneda is challenging cross-town Narita International Airport as Japan’s primary international gateway, and global airlines are scrambling to add flights to meet the growing demand.
... Wall Street Journal in an interview. Write to Megumi Fujikawa at megumi.fujikawa@wsj.com ... ... Wall Street Journal in an interview. Write to Megumi Fujikawa at megumi.fujikawa@wsj.com ... ... Wall Street Journal in an interview. Write to Megumi Fujikawa at megumi.fujikawa@wsj.com ... ... nternational Airport Corp., said it would be difficult to compete with other Asian airports without offering more choices to passengers. “Low-cost carriers are important in order to capture demand f ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:35:28 EST

Business
Nazarian to Take Time off From SBE
Sam Nazarian told Nevada gambling regulators that he was taking time off from his hospitality company, SBE Entertainment, following fresh admissions about drug use and about a man he alleges extorted $3 million from him.
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U S News
VA official Apologizes for Colorado Hospital Construction Delays
A top official with the Department of Veterans Affairs apologized for budget problems and delays that have stalled construction of a major new VA hospital here.
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:56:25 EST

Middle East News
Kurdish officials Seek to Reset Relations With Baghdad
Senior Kurdish officials said they want to reset relations with Baghdad with both Kurds and the Shiite-led national government facing serious threats from Islamic State.
... aways said on the sidelines of the conference. Write to Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... aways said on the sidelines of the conference. Write to Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... aways said on the sidelines of the conference. Write to Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... LONDON—Senior officials from Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region said Wednesday they want to reset acrimonious ...
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Markets
Madoff Victims to Get Nearly $600 Million More
Nearly $600 million worth of settlements to benefit victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme on Wednesday won the blessing of a bankruptcy judge
... line Palank contributed to this article. Write to Sara Randazzo at sara.randazzo@wsj.com ... ... line Palank contributed to this article. Write to Sara Randazzo at sara.randazzo@wsj.com ... ... line Palank contributed to this article. Write to Sara Randazzo at sara.randazzo@wsj.com ... ... s firm, reverberations continue on the criminal side of the case. In the past week, five former Madoff employees have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the Ponzi scheme. The sentences, rang ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:49:00 EST

Europe News
EU Court Takes Hamas off Terror List
The European Union’s second-highest court struck down the EU’s decision to place Palestinian group Hamas on its terror list, saying the bloc had taken the decision on inadequate grounds.
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:59:22 EST

Asia Stocks
Asia Markets Shake off Turmoil
Selling eased in Asia, with stocks in Japan rebounding even as the country’s export growth slowed, as investors are looking to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy statement for cues.
... howed a contraction in Chinese factory activity. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... howed a contraction in Chinese factory activity. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... howed a contraction in Chinese factory activity. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... and worries about tighter U.S. monetary policy battered emerging markets earlier in the week. A selloff pushed India’s rupee down to its weakest level in more than a year Tuesday, while stocks in Si ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:03:46 EST

Business
Coca-Cola Names Chief Customer officer
Coca-Cola tapped company veteran Julie Hamilton to oversee global commercial strategy, the latest management move by the beverage giant aimed at jump-starting sluggish sales.
... with fast-food chain operator Wendy’s Co. Write to Mike Esterl at mike.esterl@wsj.com ... ... with fast-food chain operator Wendy’s Co. Write to Mike Esterl at mike.esterl@wsj.com ... ... with fast-food chain operator Wendy’s Co. Write to Mike Esterl at mike.esterl@wsj.com ... ... ted to a senior position at Coke. Kathy Waller became chief financial officer in May, replacing Gary Fayard. Coke said Su ...
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Politics And Policy
Senate Confirms Saldaña as Top Immigration official
The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña to be a top immigration official in the Homeland Security Department.
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Technology
T-Mobile offers to Roll Over Data
Taking a page from AT&T’s history book, T-Mobile will let subscribers roll over their unused wireless data each month, its latest move in the industry’s escalating price war.
... Michael Rollins said. Write to Thomas Gryta at thomas.gryta@wsj.com ... ... Michael Rollins said. Write to Thomas Gryta at thomas.gryta@wsj.com ... ... Michael Rollins said. Write to Thomas Gryta at thomas.gryta@wsj.com ... ... e data than typical subscribers use, making it harder to profit from future growth. “The rollover offering can further hurt the ability for carriers to get paid for the growth in data consumption, ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:57:53 EST

Markets
Madoff Aide Sentenced To Six Years in Prison
A federal judge sentenced JoAnn Crupi to six years in prison on Monday for her role in aiding Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, capping the legal odyssey of five former Madoff employees convicted of helping enable the fraud.
... d Perez is a measure of justice.” ... ... d Perez is a measure of justice.” ... ... d Perez is a measure of justice.” ... ... as,” he said. “He was the true evil mastermind.” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office prosecuted the case, said on Monday that “although the sentences imposed by the Court canno ...
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Markets
Madoff Aide Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
A federal judge sentenced JoAnn Crupi to six years in prison for her role in aiding Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, capping the legal odyssey of five former Madoff employees convicted of helping enable the fraud.
... measure of justice.” Write to Christopher M. Matthews at christopher.matthews@wsj.com ... ... measure of justice.” Write to Christopher M. Matthews at christopher.matthews@wsj.com ... ... measure of justice.” Write to Christopher M. Matthews at christopher.matthews@wsj.com ... ... as,” he said. “He was the true evil mastermind.” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office prosecuted the case, said on Monday that “although the sentences imposed by the Court canno ...
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Business
office Startup Wins $5 Billion Value
WeWork Companies Inc., a provider of shared office space, believes it can be as transformational to its industry as upstarts like Airbnb Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. are in travel and transportation.
... ve said it is planning an initial public offering sometime in the next two or three years. ... ... ve said it is planning an initial public offering sometime in the next two or three years. ... ... ve said it is planning an initial public offering sometime in the next two or three years. ... ... ave discussed the matter with WeWork executives say they have said it is planning an initial public offering sometime in the next two or three years. ...
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No Fare: London Fund Manager pays Steep Price for Train Ticket
LONDON—Last November, a ticket inspector in one of London’s main rail stations spotted Jonathan Burrows, a fund manager at BlackRock Inc., passing through a gate having paid a questionable fare.
... ys his ticket, yes, he is,” said Michelle Ulyatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. ... ... ys his ticket, yes, he is,” said Michelle Ulyatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. ... ... ys his ticket, yes, he is,” said Michelle Ulyatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. ... ... an offense, and prosecutors can also bring charges under the Fraud Act 2006 for persistent, repeat offending. Rail travelers have faced prosecution for traveling without tickets and for traveling fur ...
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Asia Stocks
Stock Selloff Spreads in Asia
A selloff in emerging markets, a rate rise by Russia and falling oil prices sent Asia markets lower as volatility threatens to pick up across the region.
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:24:59 EST

A-hed
London Fund Manager pays Steep Price for Dodging Train Fare
U.K. bans a BlackRock money manager from finance after he dodged train fares.
... yatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. Write to Simon Clark at simon.clark@wsj.com ... ... yatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. Write to Simon Clark at simon.clark@wsj.com ... ... yatt, a spokeswoman for the train operator. Write to Simon Clark at simon.clark@wsj.com ... ... an offense, and prosecutors can also bring charges under the Fraud Act 2006 for persistent, repeat offending. Rail travelers have faced prosecution for traveling without tickets and for traveling fur ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:13:41 EST

Business
Ford Creates New Chief Data, Analytics officer Position
Ford Motor Co., awash in new data from cars, smartphones and even its own machinery, has created a new chief data and analytics officer position and appointed Paul Ballew to the post.
... otors Co. and J.D. Power and Associates. Write to Mike Ramsey at michael.ramsey@wsj.com ... ... otors Co. and J.D. Power and Associates. Write to Mike Ramsey at michael.ramsey@wsj.com ... ... otors Co. and J.D. Power and Associates. Write to Mike Ramsey at michael.ramsey@wsj.com ... ... data from cars, smartphones and even its own machinery, has created a new chief data and analytics officer position and appointed former Dun and Bradstreet ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:15:42 EST

Markets
KCG Europe Loses Electrical Power offices in London office
KCG Holdings Inc. lost power in its main London building on Monday, causing customers to route orders away from the firm for more than three hours.
... erage firm Knight Capital Group Inc. Write to Jenny Strasburg at jenny.strasburg@wsj.com ... ... erage firm Knight Capital Group Inc. Write to Jenny Strasburg at jenny.strasburg@wsj.com ... ... erage firm Knight Capital Group Inc. Write to Jenny Strasburg at jenny.strasburg@wsj.com ... ... he day’s events. KCG determined it would route clients away until power was fully restored in its offices, because its European operations aren’t designed to run for an extended period on another ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:08:21 EST



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Britain
Cracking down in the City: off the rails
MANY Britons complain that not enough people have been held to account for causing the financial crisis. But the complaints tend to be about what financiers did at the office, not their manner of getting there. In 2013 it was revealed that Jonathan Bur
... atever the greater faults of others. From the print edition: Britain ... ... atever the greater faults of others. From the print edition: Britain ... ... atever the greater faults of others. From the print edition: Britain ... ... nt for causing the financial crisis. But the complaints tend to be about what financiers did at the office, not their manner of getting there. In 2013 it was revealed that Jonathan Burrows, a director ...
Wed, 17 December 2014 14:11:26 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Free exchange: An on-off relationship
CAPITAL controls are
... onomist.com/blogs/freeexchange From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... onomist.com/blogs/freeexchange From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... onomist.com/blogs/freeexchange From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ’s dismal growth performance over the past three years is hardly a ringing endorsement for the on-off approach. Counter-cyclical capital controls are an alluring idea. So far, though, that is all th ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Americas
Colombia’s war: Picking up where they left off
IT WAS a kidnapping that ended pe
... erms of peace should soon become clear. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... erms of peace should soon become clear. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... erms of peace should soon become clear. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... Havana aimed at reducing the intensity of the hostilities had been under way between Colombian officers and some of the FARC’s military leaders when the general was kidnapped. Perhaps these can ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 13:34:37 GMT

United-states
Rehabilitating young offenders: Pups and perps
WHEN Jordan entered juvenile
... ingese mix. An inspiring tail, indeed. From the print edition: United States ... ... ingese mix. An inspiring tail, indeed. From the print edition: United States ... ... ingese mix. An inspiring tail, indeed. From the print edition: United States ... ... y have both experienced trauma—and they are eager to become their protectors.” Crystal Wood, an officer at a maximum-security prison in Lancaster, California, says that several inmates on her yard ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 13:34:37 GMT

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... Sigmar 2008” and “It For Others”.A longer report will be posted on this page later in the day. ... ... Sigmar 2008” and “It For Others”.A longer report will be posted on this page later in the day. ... ... Sigmar 2008” and “It For Others”.A longer report will be posted on this page later in the day. ... ... Sigmar 2008” and “It For Others”.A longer report will be posted on this page later in the day. ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:03:12 +0000

Gulliver
Out-of-office message
BUS
... , the anxiety of not having a Wi-Fi signal will be more stressful than severing the cord with work. ... ... , the anxiety of not having a Wi-Fi signal will be more stressful than severing the cord with work. ... ... , the anxiety of not having a Wi-Fi signal will be more stressful than severing the cord with work. ... ... at my e-mail is so strong.This all suggests that we cannot trust ourselves; and that it is not the office that demands we are on call, but our own weakness. Which is what makes the idea that is being ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:30:27 +0000

International
Data and development: off the map
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handl
... a browser that can handle iFrames. From the print edition: International ... ... a browser that can handle iFrames. From the print edition: International ... ... a browser that can handle iFrames. From the print edition: International ... ... m 80% to 15% since it was introduced. Private-sector data are also being used to spot trends before official sources become aware of them. Premise, a startup in Silicon Valley that compiles economics ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

United-states
Congress and the president: Face-off
SPEAKING at the White House after
... have made his job lonelier than ever. From the print edition: United States ... ... have made his job lonelier than ever. From the print edition: United States ... ... have made his job lonelier than ever. From the print edition: United States ... ... ant votes on spending will fall in a session where 12 senators (or 13, if Mary Landrieu loses a run-off in Louisiana on December 6th) will not have to face the voters again and can therefore smooth th ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

Business-and-finance
Banking regulation: Letting taxpayers off the hook
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Banking regulation Rubric:
... tion. The journey towards a less-risky banking industry—for taxpayers at least—continues. ... ... tion. The journey towards a less-risky banking industry—for taxpayers at least—continues. ... ... tion. The journey towards a less-risky banking industry—for taxpayers at least—continues. ... ... ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:42:09 +0000

China
Foreign policy: Showing off to the world
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Welcome back to Washington Fly
... One way or another, China’s rise continues. From the print edition: China ... ... One way or another, China’s rise continues. From the print edition: China ... ... One way or another, China’s rise continues. From the print edition: China ... ... se policy can change. Only a few weeks ago, during preparations for Mr Xi’s summit with Mr Obama, officials appeared to see their American counterparts’ obsession with Ebola as proof of Americans ...
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:40:09 +0000

United-states
Explaining run-offs: Not over yet
AMERICANS wearied by mid-term elections may suppose that November 4th, polling day, will bring blessed relief. Not so fast. With a Republican takeover of the Senate likely but not in the bag, one grisly scenario is that America will have to wait f
... Locals may wish to unplug their sets. From the print edition: United States ... ... Locals may wish to unplug their sets. From the print edition: United States ... ... Locals may wish to unplug their sets. From the print edition: United States ... ... r map and guide to the 2014 mid-term senate races If overall control of the Senate rests on a run-off, the national political circus will decamp to Georgia, Louisiana or both, followed by rivers of ...
Thu, 30 October 2014 13:39:09 GMT

Gulliver
Knock your block off
MARRIOTT has admitted t
... siness travellers an apology, and a commitment to refrain from this type of behaviour in the future. ... ... siness travellers an apology, and a commitment to refrain from this type of behaviour in the future. ... ... siness travellers an apology, and a commitment to refrain from this type of behaviour in the future. ... ... actions doesn't hold water. Business travellers are grownups, and are always in places—airports, coffee shops, hotels—full of random unidentified wireless networks. Most people are wise enough not ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:13:00 +0000

Science-and-technology
Peanut allergy: Browned off
BROADLY speaking, East Asians and Westerners suffer the same types of food allergies in about the same proportions. But there is an exception. Westerners are roughly twice as likely as East Asians to be allergic to peanuts. This is a puzzle—as is
... nuts on them will be peanuts. From the print edition: Science and technology ... ... nuts on them will be peanuts. From the print edition: Science and technology ... ... nuts on them will be peanuts. From the print edition: Science and technology ... ... m the print edition: Science and technology ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Kenya and the international court: off the hook?
Kenyatta’s pro
... e ICC’s clout may diminish. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... e ICC’s clout may diminish. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... e ICC’s clout may diminish. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ed a protocol granting immunity from prosecution to sitting heads of state and “senior government officials”. Meanwhile Mr Kenyatta, whose country is a regional hub of capitalism and a key ally of ...
Thu, 11 September 2014 14:54:23 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Sexual mores in Iran: Throwing off the covers
They don’t thi
... still too hot to talk about. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... still too hot to talk about. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... still too hot to talk about. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... of being shut down, have played safe by ignoring the report. So have members of parliament. In most official circles, sex in Iran is still too hot to talk about. From the print editio ...
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Americas
Coffee rust: Roya flushed
WHEN Jesús María Aguirre saw
... arch for a stronger brew is never over. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... arch for a stronger brew is never over. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... arch for a stronger brew is never over. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... s. Cenicafé’s 89 researchers cannot rest easy, either. They are working on a project to map the coffee genome. That should help them develop new varieties that will not only resist roya, which is c ...
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Prospero
Hacked offstage
THE ink is barely dry o
... the question not heard for the laughter."Great Britain" is at the National Theatre until August 23rd ... ... the question not heard for the laughter."Great Britain" is at the National Theatre until August 23rd ... ... the question not heard for the laughter."Great Britain" is at the National Theatre until August 23rd ... ... tabloid retorts in the “We’ll stop printing it when you stop buying it” vein. Britain shrugs off the deaths of people hounded by her paper with: “That's the price you pay for power without re ...
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:02:08 +0000

China
official suicides: Unnatural deaths
ON JUNE 24th Wei Jianghong, chairman of a large state-owned copper smelter and a delegate to the national legislature, jumped to his death from a building in Anhui province. It was at least the 62nd publicly known “unnatural” death of an official
... igations end if the suspect or defendant dies. From the print edition: China ... ... igations end if the suspect or defendant dies. From the print edition: China ... ... igations end if the suspect or defendant dies. From the print edition: China ... ... an American website that frequently receives word of internal propaganda instructions. Those under official scrutiny for corruption may have taken another factor into account: protecting their ill-go ...
Thu, 26 June 2014 14:58:12 GMT

Democracyinamerica
Hands off my phone
THE framer
... decision: the disruptor has been disruptedWe consider the oral arguments for Riley v California ... ... decision: the disruptor has been disruptedWe consider the oral arguments for Riley v California ... ... decision: the disruptor has been disruptedWe consider the oral arguments for Riley v California ... ... decision: the disruptor has been disruptedWe consider the oral arguments for Riley v California ...
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:20:04 +0000

Freeexchange
Climate change: An offer they can't refuse
ON JUNE 2nd, Barack Obama announced that he wanted total emissions from American power stations to fall by 30% from 2005 levels in the next 15 years. This has (correctly) been interpreted as a potshot at the coal industry. States will have
... be easier to bury the coal—or much of it anyway—than to prevent the world from burning it.  ... ... be easier to bury the coal—or much of it anyway—than to prevent the world from burning it.  ... ... be easier to bury the coal—or much of it anyway—than to prevent the world from burning it.  ... ... be easier to bury the coal—or much of it anyway—than to prevent the world from burning it.  ...
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:46:05 +0000

Babbage
Fork off
FORKLIFT trucks have had
... compared with trucks, should give skids a sizeable advantage over the existing way of doing things. ... ... compared with trucks, should give skids a sizeable advantage over the existing way of doing things. ... ... compared with trucks, should give skids a sizeable advantage over the existing way of doing things. ... ... compared with trucks, should give skids a sizeable advantage over the existing way of doing things. ...
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:07:02 +0000

Gulliver
Hived off from the hoi polloi
Last November, Singapore Airlines cancelled a couple of its business-class-only flights between Singapore and Newark, New Jersey, wh
... which premium seats are in highest demand. I'm eager to see whether Qatar Airlines can pull it off. ... ... which premium seats are in highest demand. I'm eager to see whether Qatar Airlines can pull it off. ... ... which premium seats are in highest demand. I'm eager to see whether Qatar Airlines can pull it off. ... ... s on which premium seats are in highest demand. I'm eager to see whether Qatar Airlines can pull it off. ...
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:38:41 +0000

Leaders
Europe’s angry voters: Bucked off
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Bucked off Fly Title: 
... And its survival really is in question now. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... And its survival really is in question now. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... And its survival really is in question now. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 +0000

Banyan
Making it official
ON THE mornin
... had begun, in its first confrontation with armed force it only gained momentum.(Picture credit: AFP) ... ... had begun, in its first confrontation with armed force it only gained momentum.(Picture credit: AFP) ... ... had begun, in its first confrontation with armed force it only gained momentum.(Picture credit: AFP) ... ... emselves looked disconsolate, clearly uncomfortable with what they were doing. It appeared that the officers had no plan, and that their soldiers would rather have been anywhere in the world than the ...
Mon, 26 May 2014 07:07:04 +0000

Asia
Thailand’s political crisis: Face-off
THE ousting by judicial coup last week of the prime minister and much of her cabinet has done nothing to resolve Thailand’s deep political crisis. The remnants of Yingluck Shinawatra’s cabinet are clinging on to office in yet another caretaker adm
... est camp. The risk of more violence is growing. From the print edition: Asia ... ... est camp. The risk of more violence is growing. From the print edition: Asia ... ... est camp. The risk of more violence is growing. From the print edition: Asia ... ... iland’s deep political crisis. The remnants of Yingluck Shinawatra’s cabinet are clinging on to office in yet another caretaker administration. That has only goaded Suthep Thaugsuban and his anti- ...
Thu, 15 May 2014 14:59:16 GMT

Blighty
Slowly taking off
FEW doubt that south-eas
... ade swiftly. After it has been reached, the government could then start to plan for a fourth runway. ... ... ade swiftly. After it has been reached, the government could then start to plan for a fourth runway. ... ... ade swiftly. After it has been reached, the government could then start to plan for a fourth runway. ... ... l be needed for traditional short-haul and long-haul routes,” says Nick Dunn, the chief financial officer of Gatwick. This suggests that people will mostly still want to fly to popular places in Eur ...
Wed, 14 May 2014 17:40:17 +0000

Babbage
Social networks: Last one out, turn off the lights
ONE can still see the remnants of the housing boom across America: developments in which streets were platted, concrete poured for the foundations of homes and pipes laid all over for sewer, water and gas. One might even see a partially erected w
... n corrected to reflect App.net's statement that it has 250,000 registered users, both free and paid. ... ... n corrected to reflect App.net's statement that it has 250,000 registered users, both free and paid. ... ... n corrected to reflect App.net's statement that it has 250,000 registered users, both free and paid. ... ... ensions are promised, can possibly persist beyond current subscribers' expiry. The problem that the offering sought to solve remains. Internet companies would love having a modest utility company as a ...
Fri, 09 May 2014 11:10:34 +0000

Middle-east-and-africa
Palestine and Western aid: Will it be cut off?
FEW Arab towns collect rubbish as
... hether it will happen at all. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... hether it will happen at all. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... hether it will happen at all. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ain by having Hamas on board. “Political accommodation between the two major Palestinian factions offers Israel the assurance that its negotiating partner has the political legitimacy, even if not t ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:57:57 GMT

Europe
Battered Ukraine: Fighting on—or off?
THE news came as
... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... n, armed men backed by cheering crowds have been seizing government buildings one by one. Banks and offices belonging to politicians aligned with the Kiev government were smashed, looted and closed. P ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:48:40 GMT

Babbage
Flying cars: Taking off?
THIS week: Alibaba's IPO, flying cars and how to control your own immune system
... THIS week: Alibaba's IPO, flying cars and how to control your own immune system ... ... THIS week: Alibaba's IPO, flying cars and how to control your own immune system ... ... THIS week: Alibaba's IPO, flying cars and how to control your own immune system ... ... THIS week: Alibaba's IPO, flying cars and how to control your own immune system ...
Wed, 07 May 2014 21:28:05 +0000

Finance-and-economics
Arrears and foreclosures: Staving off the repo man
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A billion shades of grey Fly Ti
... kind to the wider economy. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... kind to the wider economy. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... kind to the wider economy. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:01:06 +0000

Letters
Letters: On the World Bank, college, Germany, Ukraine, offices, prices
Structural adjustment SIR – “
... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... nweighted average return of 6.5% after considering financial aid. Correcting for the errors made by payscale puts the return at 11%. A separate analysis from December 2013 places the return at 13%, on ... ... Systems Analysis Laxenburg, Austria Mocha, to go SIR – One important side-effect of smaller office space in London (“Pressed suits”, April 5th) is that it is now impossible to visit a Star ...
Thu, 24 April 2014 15:01:05 GMT

Americasview
Back in office—for now
AND he’s back. Just over a month after Gustavo Petro was ousted as mayor of Bogotá, he has been reinstated on the orders of a local tribunal. In March President Juan Manuel Santos approved his removal, after Colombia’s inspector-gen
... ate more on his defence strategy than on the business of running the pot-holed, traffic choked city. ... ... ate more on his defence strategy than on the business of running the pot-holed, traffic choked city. ... ... ate more on his defence strategy than on the business of running the pot-holed, traffic choked city. ... ... rdered in December that Mr Petro should be sacked and barred from office for 15 years. His supposed offence was to have violated the free market and endangered public health during a rubbish-collectio ...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:52:50 +0000

China
Disillusioned office workers: China’s losers
ZHU
... the government or the Communist Party.   From the print edition: China ... ... the government or the Communist Party.   From the print edition: China ... ... the government or the Communist Party.   From the print edition: China ... ... re. Last year Analysys International, a research company in Beijing, asked a broad cross-section of office workers if they saw themselves as diaosi. More than 90% of programmers and journalists and ab ...
Wed, 16 April 2014 14:55:18 GMT

Letters
Letters: On India, offshore accounts, climate change, Japan, illegal booze, SWAT teams
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Insatiable Fly Title: 
... nia   * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... nia   * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... nia   * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... hat I found were rigid but unwritten rules of work (or pretending to work), such as not leaving the office before your boss does, joining the nominication drinking sessions, and so on. In this environ ...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:18 +0000

Britain
official statistics: Con census
WHEN the first results of the 2011 census were published, almost two years ago, the most striking discovery was straightforward. Britain’s population, it turned out, was around 500,000 bigger than statisticians had thought. For all that Britons ar
... with inadequate numbers for decades to come. From the print edition: Britain ... ... with inadequate numbers for decades to come. From the print edition: Britain ... ... with inadequate numbers for decades to come. From the print edition: Britain ... ... nial census seemed odd. It now looks as though the census will survive after all. On March 27th the office for National Statistics (ONS) concluded that a full population count is still necessary, thou ...
Thu, 03 April 2014 14:57:38 GMT

Britain
Ever-smaller offices: Pressed suits
“PROJECT gold” and “Project Nexu
... e that company leads, others tend to follow. From the print edition: Britain ... ... e that company leads, others tend to follow. From the print edition: Britain ... ... e that company leads, others tend to follow. From the print edition: Britain ... ... e air-conditioning system. A modest backlash is under way, in an unexpected quarter. Google’s new offices in King’s Cross will have all sorts of collaborative space. But workers will still get the ...
Thu, 03 April 2014 14:57:38 GMT

Britain
BSkyB’s drama offensive: Home grown
Fighting for anoth
... t of blue sky—was added to brighten it up. From the print edition: Britain ... ... t of blue sky—was added to brighten it up. From the print edition: Britain ... ... t of blue sky—was added to brighten it up. From the print edition: Britain ... ... n, an Icelandic village has been meticulously recreated. A bar, hotel, police station and mayor’s office are surrounded by mounds of fake snow. The set of “Fortitude”, a forthcoming 12-part dram ...
Thu, 27 March 2014 15:58:21 GMT

Graphicdetail
Who pays as America greys?
The surprising changes in federal spending
... The surprising changes in federal spending ... ... The surprising changes in federal spending ... ... The surprising changes in federal spending ... ... The surprising changes in federal spending ...
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:13:06 +0000

Leaders
Cable consolidation in America: Turn it off
IN “OUTLAW”, a drama that aired o
... consumers and sap the incentive to innovate. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... consumers and sap the incentive to innovate. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... yer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry. Comcast could refuse to carry certain channels, or use its clout to insist on even gr ... ... t speed. There is plenty for Mr Obama and Mr Cohen to discuss at their next dinner. But better yet, officials could keep their distance from Comcast, and reject a merger that would reduce competition, ...
Thu, 13 March 2014 16:00:43 GMT

Analects
Nasty send-off

... eople’s Republic. For some it seems historical anxieties persist.(Picture credit: NG HAN GUAN/AFP) ... ... eople’s Republic. For some it seems historical anxieties persist.(Picture credit: NG HAN GUAN/AFP) ... ... eople’s Republic. For some it seems historical anxieties persist.(Picture credit: NG HAN GUAN/AFP) ... ... ishing data on the levels of PM2.5 pollution in Beijing (and continued doing so in the face of official Chinese complaints about the practice). These small particles are mostly produced by the bu ...
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:08:45 +0000

Books-and-arts
Lincoln’s official biographers: Both the president’s men
Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image. By Joshua Zeitz. Viking; 390 pages; $29.95. Buy from
... ndeavours, he was to be proved right. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ndeavours, he was to be proved right. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ndeavours, he was to be proved right. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ely become an important figure in his own right, a grand old man of the Republican Party. He capped off his career with seven years as secretary of state under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore ...
Thu, 20 February 2014 15:58:34 GMT

Books-and-arts
The lift, a life: Lift-off
Lifted: A Cultural Hi
... ngs: which is go up and down, mostly. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ngs: which is go up and down, mostly. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... ngs: which is go up and down, mostly. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e was due to visit the Adlon Hotel in Berlin. Etiquette laid down in the era of Catherine the Great offered no guidance: who would enter the lift first? And who would press the buttons? Amid worries a ...
Thu, 13 February 2014 15:59:49 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Credit cards: Skimming off the top
AMERICA leads the world in many categories: shale-gas production, defence spending, incarceration rates and, alas, payment-card fraud. In December Target, an American retailer, said that hackers had breached its network and stolen payment-card det
... s manageable as they once did. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... s manageable as they once did. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... s manageable as they once did. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 13 February 2014 15:59:49 GMT

Obituary
Philip Seymour Hoffman
EACH time an interviewer sat him
... of a man they still wanted to get to know. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... of a man they still wanted to get to know. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... of a man they still wanted to get to know. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... ged lead in the first film he directed, “Jack Goes Boating” (2010)—who learned to swim to get off with a girl, and wore his woolly hat indoors—was not him. But Jack had some of his attitude: t ...
Thu, 06 February 2014 16:01:13 GMT

United-states
Drug policy: Hoffman’s habit
THE death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose on February 2nd left the extraordinary actor’s fans distraught. Artists have always been prone to self-destruction, and no one knows how to change that. Drug-abuse experts do, however, hav
... o avoid some deaths, why not try them? From the print edition: United States ... ... o avoid some deaths, why not try them? From the print edition: United States ... ... o avoid some deaths, why not try them? From the print edition: United States ... ... Mr Hoffman’s apparently was) to painkiller addictions. It might have been hard for someone of Mr Hoffman’s fame to use a safe injection site, of course. And whatever governments do, some people wi ...
Thu, 06 February 2014 16:01:14 GMT

Freeexchange
Environmentalism: Clean living pays off
IN THE debate over climate change, policies to reduce pollution are often seen as detrimental to economic growth. But this need not always be the case. As we pointed out last month, policies such as cutting fossil-fuel subsidies can both cut carb
... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ...
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:00:23 +0000

Freeexchange
Environmentalism: Clean living pays off
IN THE debate over climate change, policies to reduce pollution are often seen as detrimental to economic growth. But this need not always be the case. As we pointed out last month, policies such as cutting fossil-fuel subsidies can both cut carb
... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ... ... e: the long-term consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970", NBER working paper 19858, January 2014. ...
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:00:23 +0000

Briefing
NAFTA at 20: Ready to take off again?
PASS through the gates of the Bom
... earjet 85, would be something to celebrate. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... earjet 85, would be something to celebrate. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... earjet 85, would be something to celebrate. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... sses that were scarcely around in 1994—mobile phones, e-commerce—the whole region may be better off. A more seamless North America should help reduce the differences between living standards aroun ...
Thu, 02 January 2014 16:00:50 GMT

Clausewitz
Home-team advantage pays off for Boeing
SO THE rumours that EADS had managed to gain an edge over its rival, Boeing, on price in the long and bit
... ad on: Boeing launches the latest incarnation of the 747Louis Gallois heals EADS's wounds (Dec 2010) ... ... ad on: Boeing launches the latest incarnation of the 747Louis Gallois heals EADS's wounds (Dec 2010) ... ... ad on: Boeing launches the latest incarnation of the 747Louis Gallois heals EADS's wounds (Dec 2010) ... ... uld be wise to do so is another matter. As for Boeing, its persistence and political clout has paid off, but it will be under pressure now to execute flawlessly, something it has struggled to do in re ...
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:58:05 +0000



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