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Politics Amp Policy
Ukip donor behind website attacking rivals
Insurance tycoon funded LibLabCon site
... r weddings an imposing mansion in Gloucestershire, previously owned by Mike Oldfield, the rock star behind the album “Tubular Bells”. The mansion, with sweeping views of the Severn Estuary, has an ... ... t available. Ukip refused to comment, saying: “This is a matter for Mr Banks and not for Ukip.” ... ... t available. Ukip refused to comment, saying: “This is a matter for Mr Banks and not for Ukip.” ... ... t available. Ukip refused to comment, saying: “This is a matter for Mr Banks and not for Ukip.” ... ... t available. Ukip refused to comment, saying: “This is a matter for Mr Banks and not for Ukip.” ... ... t available. Ukip refused to comment, saying: “This is a matter for Mr Banks and not for Ukip.” ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:30:01 GMT

Asia-Pacific
Sri Lanka leader plays down violence fears
Rajapaksa plays down fears of violence ahead of tightly fought vote
... the criticisms in relation to human rights would get weaker and would lose traction altogether.” ... ... the criticisms in relation to human rights would get weaker and would lose traction altogether.” ... ... the criticisms in relation to human rights would get weaker and would lose traction altogether.” ... ... ll-organised opposition campaign, local analysts describe the contest as too close to call, raising fears that a narrow defeat could prompt instability and violence if Mr Rajapaksa’s family-dominate ... ... the criticisms in relation to human rights would get weaker and would lose traction altogether.” ... ... the criticisms in relation to human rights would get weaker and would lose traction altogether.” ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:42:19 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Non-opec producers blamed for oil slide
Saudi Arabia and UAE cite lack of co-operation from countries outside of the cartel for price rout
... economy. Mr Naimi has been criticised at home for his failure to communicate properly the thinking behind the decision to maintain production levels. The drop in oil prices has eaten into the country ... ... that he saw no need for an emergency opec meeting. His comments were in line with those from other opec ministers in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production lev ... ... inisters in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production levels. ... ... inisters in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production levels. ... ... inisters in recent days that suggest they are unlikely to alter their stance on production levels. ... ... c problem.” He also said that non-Opec countries and high-cost production — such as oil from US shale fields — should play a role in balancing the market. He says lower prices would help cut exc ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:23:40 GMT

Business
Firehouse sparks fears over A-list status
Higher rents and the arrival of big brands prompt concern over Chiltern Street’s eclectic mix
... ct. They like the quality of what we are offering and they tend to buy something,” Mr Brooke says. ... ... ct. They like the quality of what we are offering and they tend to buy something,” Mr Brooke says. ... ... ct. They like the quality of what we are offering and they tend to buy something,” Mr Brooke says. ... ... in there since.” And with the glitzy new clientele arriving with the Firehouse, there are growing fears that Chiltern Street could go the same way. “Some of Chiltern Street’s real charm and attr ... ... ct. They like the quality of what we are offering and they tend to buy something,” Mr Brooke says. ... ... ct. They like the quality of what we are offering and they tend to buy something,” Mr Brooke says. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:03:02 GMT

Commodities
opec takes a big bet by holding output
Short-term pressures could cause more pain than expected and pave the way for cuts
... r members for production cuts to bolster prices. Seasoned market observers are split on the reasons behind the decision at a time when supply is overwhelming tepid demand and prices are spiralling dow ... ... f lower prices at any cost. “opec countries are going to suffer more, and earlier, than many non-opec producers,” says Leo Drollas, an energy economist. The Gulf nations have the finances to play ... ... It only takes one strategically placed bomb in Iraq and this is a whole other story.” More video ... ... It only takes one strategically placed bomb in Iraq and this is a whole other story.” More video ... ... It only takes one strategically placed bomb in Iraq and this is a whole other story.” More video ... ... g or run a deficit. How lower oil prices affect supply is still uncertain. While all eyes are on US shale oilfields, other more vulnerable production could take a hit first. How and when the big oil c ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:49:58 GMT

Commodities
shale byproduct prices track oil plunge
‘Natural gas liquids’ prices at decade lows, in a windfall for petrochemicals industry
... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... es to levels that natural gas may be more valuable after adjusting for heat content of the fuel.” ... ... gThe collapse in crude oil prices has been accompanied by a parallel plunge in byproducts of the US shale drilling boom, increasing pressure on energy drillers while handing a windfall to the petroche ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:09:14 GMT

Columnists
Truth behind Abe’s election ‘landslide’
As with many things in Japan, probe a little deeper and not everything is as it seems
... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ... ... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ... ... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ... ... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ... ... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ... ... of truth, however, Mr Abe will be the winner of Sunday’s election after all. david.pilling@ft.com ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:51:45 GMT

Markets
Why opec is increasingly irrelevant
Saudis have sent message that market not opec should decide oil prices
... not understood this tectonic shift and begun to adapt to this new reality will suffer, and be left behind to face their day of reckoning. Nawaf Obaid is a visiting fellow and associate instructor at ... ... is becoming increasingly irrelevant as a force in the global oil market. Further, the opec and non-opec members that have no room to increase their exports and lack the political will and financial m ... ... ng fellow and associate instructor at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government ... ... ng fellow and associate instructor at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government ... ... ng fellow and associate instructor at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government ... ... ustainable over the mid to long term. Of course, the Saudi objective is to mitigate the increase in shale oil, not eradicate it, in order to assure a soft landing for global markets when oil prices re ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:08:31 GMT

Capital Markets
Oil plunge sparks US credit market fears
Crude turmoil spreads into more esoteric financial corners
... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... Capital IQ LCD this week. “In effect the market is predicting an oil patch recession in 2016.” ... ... 5 CMBS deals worth $251m have loans on properties in the Bakken formation of North Dakota — where shale drillers have been scaling back — according to Morgan Stanley estimates. Pressure to identi ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:47 GMT

Currencies
Rupee sinks to year low on growth fears
Stocks dip 2% amid rising global growth concerns and alarm over the Russian rouble’s rapid decline
... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ... ... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ... ... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ... ... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ... ... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ... ... a Consultancy Services, the country’s largest outsourcer by revenue, rose by more than 3 per cent. ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:40:19 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. ... ... 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. ... ... ited and they expect further reforms from Kiev in return for their support. The cancellation of the shale gas projects is “darkening an already dark picture,” said Ukrainian economist Andriy Novak ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:17:13 GMT

Asia-Pacific
Sydney siege stokes fear of ‘lone wolves’
Fanatics who slip under the radar are causing the gravest concern among counterterror chiefs
... uld-be jihadi was shot in Melbourne after apparently attempting to murder a policeman with a knife. ... ... uld-be jihadi was shot in Melbourne after apparently attempting to murder a policeman with a knife. ... ... uld-be jihadi was shot in Melbourne after apparently attempting to murder a policeman with a knife. ... ... ge was an act of terrorism or base criminality or that of an unhinged man, it plays directly to the fears of security agencies. So-called “lone wolf” or “wolf pack” attacks have become the gra ... ... uld-be jihadi was shot in Melbourne after apparently attempting to murder a policeman with a knife. ... ... uld-be jihadi was shot in Melbourne after apparently attempting to murder a policeman with a knife. ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:28:14 GMT

Currencies
Rouble tumbles on fears for Russian economy
Central bank warnings add to impact of oil rout
... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ... ... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ... ... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ... ... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ... ... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ... ... ,” said Yannik Zufferey, head of the Swiss fixed-income team at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:15:52 GMT

Globaleconomy
opec can ride out cheap oil, says head
Badri defends maintaining output at 30m barrels
... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... ion but significant increases were possible only after two or three years. Adding to the effects of opec’s unchanged production level, a lower demand growth forecast from the International Energy Ag ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ... ... minister, Ali al-Naimi, had told last month’s Opec meeting the organisation had to combat the US shale oil boom, arguing for maintaining output to depress prices and undermine the profitability of ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:36:17 GMT

EU Economy
German business fears tax blow from court
Constitutional court to decide on inheritance tax exemptions amid concern over wealth inequality
... and volume of liquid assets that could or should be included in tax breaks,” the association said. ... ... and volume of liquid assets that could or should be included in tax breaks,” the association said. ... ... and volume of liquid assets that could or should be included in tax breaks,” the association said. ... ... on said. ... ... and volume of liquid assets that could or should be included in tax breaks,” the association said. ... ... and volume of liquid assets that could or should be included in tax breaks,” the association said. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:33:46 GMT

Aerospace Amp Defence
Airbus plays down fears over A380 future
Management scramble to reassure investors about superjumbo’s medium to long term prospects
... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ... ... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ... ... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ... ... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ... ... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ... ... t delivery of its new A350 jet to first customer Qatar Airways had been delayed at the last minute. ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:22:27 GMT

UK Economy
City fears politicians avoiding hard truths
More clarity needed from all parties, economists say
... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ... ... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ... ... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ... ... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ... ... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ... ... likely [because] tax revenues will be stronger than the Office for Budget Responsibility expects.” ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:21:45 GMT

Markets
Eurozone spreads widen on ‘Grexit’ fears
If Draghi disappoints on QE further widening is likely
... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ... ... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ... ... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ... ... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ... ... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ... ... taly, close to deflation and with debt to GDP among the highest in the bloc. jamie.chisholm@ft.com ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:01:40 GMT

Politics Amp Society
Syrian refugees fear never leaving Turkey
Growing alarm in Ankara at the economic and social costs of refugee burden
... Our container stays the same size,” she sighs. “But the number of people in it keeps growing.” ... ... Our container stays the same size,” she sighs. “But the number of people in it keeps growing.” ... ... Our container stays the same size,” she sighs. “But the number of people in it keeps growing.” ... ... n 200,000 people and forced 9m to flee their homes, few refugees believe they can return soon. Many fear they never will. “I wonder if we will end up like the Palestinians — a people without a hom ... ... Our container stays the same size,” she sighs. “But the number of people in it keeps growing.” ... ... Our container stays the same size,” she sighs. “But the number of people in it keeps growing.” ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:53:58 GMT

Opinion
ECB need not fear the printing press
The case for quantitative easing is compelling but it requires broad support, writes Reza Moghadam
... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ... ... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ... ... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ... ... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ... ... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ... ... chairman of global capital markets at Morgan Stanley and former head of the IMF European department ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:35:34 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Petronas signs Argentina shale deal
Malaysian state oil company agrees $550m joint venture with YPF
... nt over the next decade and the group has been actively seeking partnerships with foreign companies. ... ... nt over the next decade and the group has been actively seeking partnerships with foreign companies. ... ... nt over the next decade and the group has been actively seeking partnerships with foreign companies. ... ... entina’s YPF to develop the South American country’s vast shale resources on Wednesday, despite fears that falling oil prices could undermine the profitability of unconventional energy projects. T ... ... nt over the next decade and the group has been actively seeking partnerships with foreign companies. ... ... Campana, which is close to the site of the Petronas project called La Amarga Chica, is the biggest shale project outside the US, producing more than 25,000 barrels a day from around 250 wells, which ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:50:48 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
US shale industry faces endurance test
Cartel’s refusal to cut oil output turns screw on US crude producers
... “Even at $50 oil, though, US production probably plateaus, but it doesn’t start going down.” ... ... 008. US shale has caused an upheaval in oil markets, and many rival producers, in Russia as well as opec, hope it will go away. The existence of a group of financially strong shale companies such as E ... ... “Even at $50 oil, though, US production probably plateaus, but it doesn’t start going down.” ... ... “Even at $50 oil, though, US production probably plateaus, but it doesn’t start going down.” ... ... “Even at $50 oil, though, US production probably plateaus, but it doesn’t start going down.” ... ... e debt. They may cut capex next year, but do not face pressure to make deep reductions. Any good US shale assets owned by companies that cannot afford to develop them are likely to be picked up by fin ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:08:39 GMT

Europe
Q&A: What is behind the snap Greek poll?
PM calls presidential election to try to end weeks of political uncertainty
... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ... ... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ... ... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ... ... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ... ... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ... ... vernment will be able to seal a new agreement with lenders and keep Syriza at bay for another year. ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:52:06 GMT

UK Equities
UK airlines fall on capacity glut fears
FTSE 100 falls 1.1% to 6,672.15
... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... 417.3p. Weir Group lost 5.3 per cent to £17.41 on continued worries that reduced expenditure among shale oil companies will force the pumpmaker to cut earnings guidance. “Unless something unexpecte ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:39:24 GMT

Currencies
Deficit fears hit South Africa’s rand
NZ and Aussie dollars fall as Chinese trade data disappoint
... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ... ... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ... ... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ... ... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ... ... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ... ... Index fell 0.6 per cent on Monday to 79.357 — its lowest since July 2000, when the index started. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:59:46 GMT

Japan
Japan recession worse than feared
GDP slide revised from 1.6% to 1.9% as business spending contracts
... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ... ... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ... ... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ... ... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ... ... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ... ... e weaker yen,” said Masayuki Kichikawa, chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:37:44 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Labour seeks to tighten shale gas rules
Opposition party calls for greater environmental protection in regulations
... 0,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ... ... 0,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ... ... 0,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ... ... 0,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ... ... 0,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ... ... nities will receive £100,000 when a test well is fracked, with a further 1 per cent of revenues if shale gas is discovered. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:02:38 GMT

Media
N Korea denies being behind Sony attack
Hacking might be ‘righteous deed’ of supporters, says Pyongyang
... attack at the Sony Corp unit, was one such group. A North Korean diplomat has denied Pyongyang was behind the attack that was launched last month, though a US national security source said it was a s ... ... is Littlejamesycutiepie,” he said. “This is all just a real violation of my personal life.” ... ... is Littlejamesycutiepie,” he said. “This is all just a real violation of my personal life.” ... ... is Littlejamesycutiepie,” he said. “This is all just a real violation of my personal life.” ... ... is Littlejamesycutiepie,” he said. “This is all just a real violation of my personal life.” ... ... is Littlejamesycutiepie,” he said. “This is all just a real violation of my personal life.” ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:04:20 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Sistema investors fear dividend seizure
Shares fall 35 per cent after report suggests Russia will act
... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ... ... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ... ... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ... ... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ... ... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ... ... l may lose its investments in the project to date, which analysts at VTB Capital estimated at $360m. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 23:42:46 GMT

Columnists
Angry electorate makes politicians fearful
The mainstream UK parties are on the run — left, right and centre
... ed by xenophobic parties elsewhere, reflects an aggregation of discontents. The anger of those left behind by globalisation with those disproportionately punished by austerity has been channelled into ... ... ey vote for a bunch of politicians who seem to so dislike their own country? philip.stephens@ft.com ... ... ey vote for a bunch of politicians who seem to so dislike their own country? philip.stephens@ft.com ... ... All three parties have recently become serious students of the political impasse in Stockholm. The fear, though, runs deeper than the prospect that, as in Sweden, the most likely outcome of the elect ... ... ey vote for a bunch of politicians who seem to so dislike their own country? philip.stephens@ft.com ... ... ey vote for a bunch of politicians who seem to so dislike their own country? philip.stephens@ft.com ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:29:54 GMT

Commodities
Supply glut fears push oil lower
Brent set to close below $70 for first time since 2010
... t 300,000 barrels a day before it went offline because of clashes between armed groups. More video ... ... wrote Jan Stuart, analyst at Credit Suisse, in a note this week. “But it cannot act as fast as opec. Inventories will build to further depress the front end of futures curves in the first quarter ... ... t 300,000 barrels a day before it went offline because of clashes between armed groups. More video ... ... t 300,000 barrels a day before it went offline because of clashes between armed groups. More video ... ... t 300,000 barrels a day before it went offline because of clashes between armed groups. More video ... ... t 300,000 barrels a day before it went offline because of clashes between armed groups. More video ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:21:03 GMT

Business
Small entrepreneurs tell HMRC of VAT fears
Campaigners say government is responding to shutdown warnings over rules aimed at internet giants
... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ... ... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ... ... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ... ... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ... ... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ... ... ption, so Britain was isolated in negotiations over the new rules. The Treasury declined to comment. ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:03:48 GMT

Columnists
Google tax needs a Google brain behind it
Analogue and unilateral thinking on UK’s foreign companies tax
... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ... ... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ... ... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ... ... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ... ... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ... ... what we have now. Talk us through the deemed profits wheeze again, George. robert.shrimsley@ft.com ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:08:29 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Osborne plays down spending cuts fears
Chancellor says ‘balanced approach’ is needed to meet deficit targets
... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ... ... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ... ... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ... ... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ... ... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ... ... n in our country,” he said. “I think it’s a sensible reform of an unfair and distorted tax.” ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:37:48 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
China’s anti-graft drive targets Sinopec
Oil group among several state-owned enterprises to face probe
... 2004 tender, Wison said. Additional reporting by Owen Guo lucy.hornby@ft.com Twitter: @HornbyLucy ... ... t on fine wines, and the $1.7m purchase of a chandelier in the company’s Beijing headquarters. Sinopec at the time said the chandelier cost only $250,000. The investigations can be fickle, and devas ... ... 2004 tender, Wison said. Additional reporting by Owen Guo lucy.hornby@ft.com Twitter: @HornbyLucy ... ... 2004 tender, Wison said. Additional reporting by Owen Guo lucy.hornby@ft.com Twitter: @HornbyLucy ... ... 2004 tender, Wison said. Additional reporting by Owen Guo lucy.hornby@ft.com Twitter: @HornbyLucy ... ... 2004 tender, Wison said. Additional reporting by Owen Guo lucy.hornby@ft.com Twitter: @HornbyLucy ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:42:33 GMT

FT View
Genuine fears on artificial intelligence
The idea that computers will one day turn on man is not far-fetched
... ust tread carefully – and with their eyes open to the enduring ability of science to surprise us. ... ... ust tread carefully – and with their eyes open to the enduring ability of science to surprise us. ... ... ust tread carefully – and with their eyes open to the enduring ability of science to surprise us. ... ... act of an asteroid on earth and the spectre of nuclear holocaust are the most prevalent millenarian fears of our age. But some scientists are increasingly of the view that a new nightmare must be adde ... ... ust tread carefully – and with their eyes open to the enduring ability of science to surprise us. ... ... ust tread carefully – and with their eyes open to the enduring ability of science to surprise us. ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:08:32 GMT

Commodities
Flow of opec petrodollars set to dry up
Collapse in oil price could suck $316bn from global investment
... nd, a prominent oil hedge fund manager, said that oil prices could drop to $60 a barrel next year. ... ... However, Alan Ruskin at Deutsche Bank downplayed the impact of petrodollars on US markets as less opec money has been flowing into the country in recent years. In a note to clients, he said the size ... ... nd, a prominent oil hedge fund manager, said that oil prices could drop to $60 a barrel next year. ... ... nd, a prominent oil hedge fund manager, said that oil prices could drop to $60 a barrel next year. ... ... nd, a prominent oil hedge fund manager, said that oil prices could drop to $60 a barrel next year. ... ... rway, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Oman are taken into account. Oil prices have fallen amid a surge in US shale production and weakening oil demand in China. Brent slipped further last week after Opec decid ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:49:14 GMT

China
China’s tobacco monopoly fears curbs
Beijing eyes ban on smoking or display of tobacco products on TV and in films
... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ... ... row in value, from Rmb1.3tn last year to nearly Rmb2.5tn in 2015. Additional reporting by Zhang Yan ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:29:28 GMT

UK Economy
Construction activity dips on growth fear
Survey of British purchasing managers shows slowdown
... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ... ... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ... ... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ... ... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ... ... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ... ... rk spot on the horizon is the danger of prolonged skill shortages across the construction sector.” ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:58:04 GMT

Clearing Amp Settlement
fear of clearing houses ‘too big to fail’
Growing role creates concern over handling of $691tn in contracts
... a direct tension with wanting every tool in the box for clearing houses.” www.ft.com/tradingroom ... ... a direct tension with wanting every tool in the box for clearing houses.” www.ft.com/tradingroom ... ... a direct tension with wanting every tool in the box for clearing houses.” www.ft.com/tradingroom ... ... replenishing any funds that were used up during a “stress event”. But the proposals have led to fears that they give too much leeway to CCPs, and leave the rest of the market with unquantifiable e ... ... a direct tension with wanting every tool in the box for clearing houses.” www.ft.com/tradingroom ... ... a direct tension with wanting every tool in the box for clearing houses.” www.ft.com/tradingroom ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:56:59 GMT

US Equities
Energy sell-off catches US shale lenders
Banks targeted on fears of energy-related losses on loan portfolios
... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... hare prices of US banks based in the shale oil heartlands of America nosedived late last week after opec’s decision to keep its current production rates sparked another steep fall in the price of cr ... ... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... u could see energy loan balances grow at a time when conventional wisdom says they should shrink.” ... ... e of crude could take away one of their strongest revenue generators. At an extreme, trouble in the shale industry could spark a wave of debt restructurings and even losses on banks’ energy-related ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:29:22 GMT

Arab-Israel Conflict
Israel’s Arabs in fear as politics shifts to the right
Mood of mistrust grows as rightwing politicians sponsor nationalist legislation
... hallenging democracy the crime,” Ms Zoabi said. “In Israel it’s 180 degrees the opposite.” ... ... hallenging democracy the crime,” Ms Zoabi said. “In Israel it’s 180 degrees the opposite.” ... ... hallenging democracy the crime,” Ms Zoabi said. “In Israel it’s 180 degrees the opposite.” ... ... tion – say they are being targeted by rightwing Jewish MPs in a string of proposed laws that they fear will cement their status as second-class citizens in their ancestral homeland. A bill promoted ... ... hallenging democracy the crime,” Ms Zoabi said. “In Israel it’s 180 degrees the opposite.” ... ... hallenging democracy the crime,” Ms Zoabi said. “In Israel it’s 180 degrees the opposite.” ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:19:17 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Sturgeon: ‘business has nothing to fear
Scotland’s new first minister tries to allay class war fears over radical land reform plans
... she told SNP members on Saturday. “I believe it is going to happen sooner rather than later.” ... ... she told SNP members on Saturday. “I believe it is going to happen sooner rather than later.” ... ... she told SNP members on Saturday. “I believe it is going to happen sooner rather than later.” ... ... rkable rebound since September’s referendum debate, with membership more than tripling, prompting fears among the party’s critics that it could enjoy near untrammelled power in Scotland for years ... ... she told SNP members on Saturday. “I believe it is going to happen sooner rather than later.” ... ... she told SNP members on Saturday. “I believe it is going to happen sooner rather than later.” ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:05:43 GMT

Europe
Sofia sees Kremlin behind shale protests
Suspicions of meddling fuel fears Kremlin is reasserting control in eastern Europe
... that it doesn’t reduce our dependence on Gazprom.” Additional reporting by Dessislava Borislava ... ... that it doesn’t reduce our dependence on Gazprom.” Additional reporting by Dessislava Borislava ... ... that it doesn’t reduce our dependence on Gazprom.” Additional reporting by Dessislava Borislava ... ... rmation operations” by Russia against shale gas. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, voiced her fears during the recent G20 summit in Australia, warning that the Kremlin’s ambitions extended bey ... ... that it doesn’t reduce our dependence on Gazprom.” Additional reporting by Dessislava Borislava ... ... otests were anything but legitimate, and were spurred by the Borisov government’s rush to embrace shale drilling without first guaranteeing health and safety standards. “Many of our youth or regi ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:03:46 GMT

The Big Read
A fear of a deflationary spiral for China
Falling prices for manufacturers plagued by overcapacity present a problem for Beijing’s policy makers
... e measures remain piecemeal, and are in many ways simply experiments at the margins of the economy. ... ... y. Many large state-owned enterprises have this year announced restructuring or asset spin-offs. Sinopec recently sold a $17.4bn stake in its gas station business, Citic Group is injecting $37bn of as ... ... e measures remain piecemeal, and are in many ways simply experiments at the margins of the economy. ... ... egan to realise not everything was underwritten by the state. Reality has proved rather different. fears that injecting too much risk into the system too quickly would close the window for refinancin ... ... e measures remain piecemeal, and are in many ways simply experiments at the margins of the economy. ... ... e measures remain piecemeal, and are in many ways simply experiments at the margins of the economy. ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:59:10 GMT

Business
Eurozone fears weigh on UK plc
Largest companies less optimistic about prospects for UK and global economies, according to FT/ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey
... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:09:18 GMT

Commodities
Prices, not opec, to balance oil supply
Historic change in approach by cartel triggered by US output, seen as big factor in oil price fall
... “Whatever happens in the medium term . . . we will have to share that responsibility.” ... ... l production. To reach a decision for the move that analysts have described as a strategy shift for opec “took a lot of deliberation”, said Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister. She ad ... ... “Whatever happens in the medium term . . . we will have to share that responsibility.” ... ... “Whatever happens in the medium term . . . we will have to share that responsibility.” ... ... “Whatever happens in the medium term . . . we will have to share that responsibility.” ... ... it is a very risky issue.” He said it would take “years, not months” to significantly reduce shale oil production. To reach a decision for the move that analysts have described as a strategy sh ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:58:49 GMT

Currencies
opec inaction hits oil producer currencies
Nigeria’s naira and Russian rouble under pressure
... we are approaching levels where oil prices could start to affect the economy more significantly”. ... ... 2 per cent in the past week. It fell a further 2.5 per cent to trade at R48.61 to the dollar after opec’s decision. Traders said Nigeria’s central bank had sold dollars earlier in the day to kee ... ... we are approaching levels where oil prices could start to affect the economy more significantly”. ... ... we are approaching levels where oil prices could start to affect the economy more significantly”. ... ... we are approaching levels where oil prices could start to affect the economy more significantly”. ... ... we are approaching levels where oil prices could start to affect the economy more significantly”. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:27:48 GMT

Commodities
Oil falls as opec keeps 30m barrel target
Brent falls to $71.25 after clearest signal that cartel sees cure for growing glut is lower prices
... n as to whether, if we had cut anything at this point in time, we would have seen higher prices.” ... ... prices higher would only encourage US shale drillers and other high-cost producers. All the while, opec would only continue to lose market share, they said. “Those producers that have been hardest ... ... n as to whether, if we had cut anything at this point in time, we would have seen higher prices.” ... ... n as to whether, if we had cut anything at this point in time, we would have seen higher prices.” ... ... n as to whether, if we had cut anything at this point in time, we would have seen higher prices.” ... ... the oil price drop have been persuaded [ . . .] that the only way to counter the surge in US shale oil production is to allow lower prices to pare back supply over time,” said Bill Farren-Pri ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:42:19 GMT

Commodities
Oil falls on uncertainty over opec deal
Crude could fall further if cartel members opt not to cut output warn analysts
... the UAE and Kuwait. I can’t see anyone else credibly offering to cut more than a token amount.” ... ... supply but that oversupply is not an opec problem. But the market will fix it.” He added that non-opec countries and new high-cost production — such as oil from US shale fields that has accelerate ... ... the UAE and Kuwait. I can’t see anyone else credibly offering to cut more than a token amount.” ... ... the UAE and Kuwait. I can’t see anyone else credibly offering to cut more than a token amount.” ... ... the UAE and Kuwait. I can’t see anyone else credibly offering to cut more than a token amount.” ... ... ll fix it.” He added that non-Opec countries and new high-cost production — such as oil from US shale fields that has accelerated in recent years — should now play a role in balancing the market ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:10:14 GMT



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NY Culture
Skype Sessions Connect u.s. Arts Teachers With Iraqi Students
A handful of u.s. instructors are using Skype to teach young Iraqi performing artists, who have struggled to further their educations at home.
... Azad’s craving for an audience, he said. “How can the people outside Iraq know me?” ... ... Azad’s craving for an audience, he said. “How can the people outside Iraq know me?” ... ... Azad’s craving for an audience, he said. “How can the people outside Iraq know me?” ... ... Azad’s craving for an audience, he said. “How can the people outside Iraq know me?” ... ... shop that has since visited more than 40 countries, often with funding from the State Department or u.s. embassies abroad. In 2012, Dancing to Connect sent two teachers to Iraq, where they led a prog ... ... Azad’s craving for an audience, he said. “How can the people outside Iraq know me?” ...
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:55:59 EST

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Trade Higher
u.s. stocks rose, putting major benchmarks on early track for all-time highs.
... nk is also recommending its clients take a bullish view on small-cap U.S. stocks, which have fallen behind larger stocks this year, since they are more closely tied to U.S. growth. Investors are watc ... ... mers shopped on a mobile device. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... mers shopped on a mobile device. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... markets, as currencies of oil-exporting countries like Russia tumbled, and in high-yield bonds, as fears spread about potential defaults of small, indebted energy companies. ... ... e down to 2.261%. Utilities stocks, which some see as a proxy for the bond market, gained alongside u.s. government bonds, rallying 1.3%. Gold prices gained 1.7% to $1193.40 an ounce. In Asia, the S ... ... mers shopped on a mobile device. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ...
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:26:52 EST

World News
Suspected u.s. Drone Strikes Pakistan
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone fired missiles at two compounds in the North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least seven alleged militants.
... areas inaccessible to the Pakistani military. —Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... areas inaccessible to the Pakistani military. —Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... areas inaccessible to the Pakistani military. —Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... areas inaccessible to the Pakistani military. —Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... gely unpopular in Pakistan where many consider them a violation of the country’s sovereignty. The u.s. insists, however, these attacks are effective to eliminate militants in areas inaccessible to t ... ... areas inaccessible to the Pakistani military. —Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ...
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 06:32:38 EST

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Edge Higher
u.s. stocks edged higher for a sixth straight session Wednesday, continuing a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve’s reiteration last week that it would be patient about raising interest rates.
... for the current quarter. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... for the current quarter. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... for the current quarter. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... for the current quarter. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... Novo Nordisk A/S’s injectable diabetes drug has been approved in the u.s. to fight obesity, the Food and Drug Administration said late Tuesday. Shares rose 2.4%. ... ... for the current quarter. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ...
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:15:46 EST

Middle East News
No Way Out for Iraqis Who Helped u.s.
Iraqis who put their lives on the line to aid the u.s. during the war are being marked for death by Islamic State as collaborators. The Americans who counted on them and are safe at home can only wonder and worry.
... d even friendship from Iraqis during the war, Mr. Weston feels helpless and guilty about those left behind. He was political adviser to the Marines in Fallujah from 2004 to 2007—and remembers the pr ... ... gotten, and I will not,” Mr. Weston wrote. Write to Adam Entous at adam.entous@wsj.com ... ... gotten, and I will not,” Mr. Weston wrote. Write to Adam Entous at adam.entous@wsj.com ... ... gotten, and I will not,” Mr. Weston wrote. Write to Adam Entous at adam.entous@wsj.com ... ... former Navy secretary often gave out several hundred coins during each three- or four-day visit to u.s. and Iraqi personnel. The coins “were highly appreciated,” he says. Hundreds of other famili ... ... gotten, and I will not,” Mr. Weston wrote. Write to Adam Entous at adam.entous@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 22:10:00 EST

Business
u.s. Oil Firms Face Prisoner's Dilemma
If the global glut of oil that has sent crude prices plunging has come largely from the u.s., why aren’t American energy companies turning off the tap? The catch: Each one of them is waiting for a rival to do so first.
... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ... ... t CLSA Americas LLC, the North American arm of a Hong Kong-based brokerage firm, Mr. Otto says that u.s. oil companies with a lot of debt, oversized spending plans, and little liquidity are locked in ... ... Write to Russell Gold at russell.gold@wsj.com and Erin Ailworth at Erin.Ailworth@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:39:11 EST

NY Politics
u.s. Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty
Congressman had faced a 20-count indictment earlier this year in a case that grew out of an investigation of his campaign financing.
... Mr. Grimm told reporters he had spoken with GOP House leadership, but didn't elaborate. ... ... Mr. Grimm told reporters he had spoken with GOP House leadership, but didn't elaborate. ... ... Mr. Grimm told reporters he had spoken with GOP House leadership, but didn't elaborate. ... ... Mr. Grimm told reporters he had spoken with GOP House leadership, but didn't elaborate. ... ... u.s. Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single felony tax ... ... Mr. Grimm told reporters he had spoken with GOP House leadership, but didn't elaborate. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:09:48 EST

U S Economy
u.s. Durable Orders Drop in November
Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods fell in November, a signal of weaker business spending in the final stretch of the year.
... Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. Write to Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. Write to Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. Write to Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. Write to Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... rders data signaled a weaker handoff into the final quarter of the year,” said Gennadiy Goldberg, u.s. strategist at TD Securities. A decline in defense-aircraft orders led the decline in November d ... ... Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. Write to Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:49:02 EST

U S Economy
u.s. Economy Grew 5% in Third Quarter
The u.s. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade during the third quarter, supported by robust consumer spending and business investment.
... te to Ben Leubsdorf at ben.leubsdorf@wsj.com and Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... te to Ben Leubsdorf at ben.leubsdorf@wsj.com and Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... te to Ben Leubsdorf at ben.leubsdorf@wsj.com and Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... te to Ben Leubsdorf at ben.leubsdorf@wsj.com and Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ... ... f GDP in the fourth quarter, which ends next week, on Jan. 30. In the rear-view mirror, though, the u.s. economy looks stronger than it has in more than a decade. The third quarter saw consumer spendi ... ... te to Ben Leubsdorf at ben.leubsdorf@wsj.com and Jonathan House at jonathan.house@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:21:48 EST

Business
u.s. Approves Skin Cancer Treatment
The FDA granted accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers’s skin-cancer treatment Opdivo, which uses the body’s immune system to fight tumors.
... sh;George Stahl contributed to this article. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... sh;George Stahl contributed to this article. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... sh;George Stahl contributed to this article. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... sh;George Stahl contributed to this article. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... u.s. regulators Monday approved Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ... ... sh;George Stahl contributed to this article. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:06:45 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.
... ive vice president for Kiewit, in a statement. Write to Dan Frosch at dan.frosch@wsj.com ... ... ive vice president for Kiewit, in a statement. Write to Dan Frosch at dan.frosch@wsj.com ... ... ive vice president for Kiewit, in a statement. Write to Dan Frosch at dan.frosch@wsj.com ... ... ive vice president for Kiewit, in a statement. Write to Dan Frosch at dan.frosch@wsj.com ... ... travel to Aurora last week to apologize publicly to Colorado veterans. Under the new agreement, the u.s. Army Corps of Engineers will serve as advisers to the VA and help determine a long term plan to ... ... ive vice president for Kiewit, in a statement. Write to Dan Frosch at dan.frosch@wsj.com ...
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.
... Write to Mark Peters at mark.peters@wsj.com and Ben Kesling at benjamin.kesling@wsj.com ... ... Write to Mark Peters at mark.peters@wsj.com and Ben Kesling at benjamin.kesling@wsj.com ... ... Write to Mark Peters at mark.peters@wsj.com and Ben Kesling at benjamin.kesling@wsj.com ... ... er as he searched him. Mr. Hamilton got hold of Mr. Manney’s police baton, and Mr. Manney said he feared Mr. Hamilton would attack him and he would die as a result, according to the report. “The ... ... trical problems at his apartment. The lawyers plan to file a federal lawsuit and have requested the u.s. Justice Department conduct its own investigation. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed ... ... Write to Mark Peters at mark.peters@wsj.com and Ben Kesling at benjamin.kesling@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:02 EST

New York
u.s. Rep. Grimm to Plead Guilty to Tax-Related Felony
u.s. Rep. Michael Grimm will plead guilty to a felony tax-related charge Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter.
... t return a message left on his cellphone. Write to Josh.Dawsey at Josh.Dawsey@wsj.com ... ... t return a message left on his cellphone. Write to Josh.Dawsey at Josh.Dawsey@wsj.com ... ... t return a message left on his cellphone. Write to Josh.Dawsey at Josh.Dawsey@wsj.com ... ... t return a message left on his cellphone. Write to Josh.Dawsey at Josh.Dawsey@wsj.com ... ... New York Republican is expected to appear in a courthouse at 1 p.m. A spokeswoman for the Brooklyn u.s. attorney’s office confirmed a plea hearing has been set for Tuesday in Mr. Grimm’s case. A ... ... t return a message left on his cellphone. Write to Josh.Dawsey at Josh.Dawsey@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:13:58 EST

U S News
u.s. to Complete Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia
The u.s. will complete the last of its Ebola treatment units in Liberia by the end of December, setting the stage for the military to decide next month whether to send some service members home or send them to another West African country.
... in Liberia. He said the U.S. believes the course of the outbreak in Sierra Leone is about six weeks behind Liberia. The U.S. forces in Liberia are under orders not to build treatment units or other in ... ... ulian E. Barnes at julian.barnes@wsj.com and Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... ulian E. Barnes at julian.barnes@wsj.com and Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... ulian E. Barnes at julian.barnes@wsj.com and Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... the u.s. believes the course of the outbreak in Sierra Leone is about six weeks behind Liberia. The u.s. forces in Liberia are under orders not to build treatment units or other infrastructure that ca ... ... ulian E. Barnes at julian.barnes@wsj.com and Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:57:30 EST

Business
BMW Expands u.s. Air Bag Recall Nationwide
BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver’s-side air bags to the entire u.s.
... ies of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 2014 Associated Press ... ... ies of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 2014 Associated Press ... ... ies of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 2014 Associated Press ... ... ies of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 2014 Associated Press ... ... t five deaths have been blamed on Takata inflaters. About 15 million cars have been recalled in the u.s. BMW is the last in a series of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 20 ... ... ies of auto makers to agree to a nationwide recall. —Copyright 2014 Associated Press ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:12:08 EST

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Trade Higher
u.s. stocks rose Monday for a fourth straight session after the Federal Reserve reiterated last week it would be patient about raising interest rates.
... busch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com and Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... the Petroleum Exporting Countries to keep its oil production target unchanged. Officials blamed non-opec producers for the glut of oil that has led to a deep slump in prices. Shares of ... ... busch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com and Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... busch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com and Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... decline in the stock market. The Fed’s latest statement reminded equities investors that for the u.s. and most of the developed world it’s a net positive that oil prices are falling, he added. ... ... busch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com and Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:10:00 EST

U S Economy
u.s. Existing-Home Sales Tumble
Sales of previously owned homes tumbled to a six-month low in November, a sign the housing market continues to underperform despite a burst of hiring and stronger economic growth.
... to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com and Sarah Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com and Sarah Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com and Sarah Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com and Sarah Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... 3.80% last week, according to Freddie Mac, down from 4.53% at the start of the year. Meantime, the u.s. is on track to post its strongest year of job growth since 1999. But sales remain weak histori ... ... to Josh Mitchell at joshua.mitchell@wsj.com and Sarah Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:41:24 EST

World News
South Korea Files Complaint With WTO Against u.s. Steel Tariffs
The South Korean government said Monday it has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization, seeking to nullify punitive u.s. tariffs levied on imports of certain Korean steel products.
... panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write to In-Soo Nam at In-Soo.Nam@wsj.com ... ... panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write to In-Soo Nam at In-Soo.Nam@wsj.com ... ... panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write to In-Soo Nam at In-Soo.Nam@wsj.com ... ... panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write to In-Soo Nam at In-Soo.Nam@wsj.com ... ... tidumping tariffs, which Seoul is now challenging at the WTO. In July, two WTO panels ruled against u.s. duties imposed on Chinese steel and solar panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write ... ... panels and on Indian steel from 2007 to 2012. Write to In-Soo Nam at In-Soo.Nam@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:03 EST

World News
behind opec Decision, A Saudi fear of u.s. shale
In early October, Saudi Arabia’s representative to opec surprised attendees at a New York seminar by revealing his government was content to let global energy prices slide.
... imi headed to the Nov. 27 OPEC meeting with King Abdullah’s support to align OPEC’s Arab states behind a policy of no production cuts and of defending market share, said people familiar with his m ... ... trous for the kingdom’s economy. Riyadh depends on oil for 90% of its budget. “All opec and non-opec officials are in a state of shock,” said Muhammad al-Sabban, a ... ... option.” —Benoît Faucon, Sarah Kent and Kejal Vyas contributed to this article. ... ... ould big non-OPEC producers like Russia and Mexico. If Riyadh cut production alone, Saudi officials feared, other producers would swoop in and steal market share. Saudi oil minister ... ... ts. Shares in big producers tumbled, along with currencies of petro-states like Russia and Nigeria. u.s. and Arab officials have privately gushed that the decline could undercut the ability of Tehran, ... ... people briefed on his comments said. Mr. Naimi wasn’t advocating forcing down prices to hurt U.S. shale producers, these people said, but was warning that if OPEC cut output, non-cartel crude would ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:24:59 EST

General News
u.s. Clears Land-Swap for Rio-BHP Copper Mine Project
u.s. President Obama has signed into law legislation for a land-swap deal underpinning the proposed $6 billion development of one of the world’s largest untapped copper deposits, said Rio Tinto.
... could last for more than four decades. Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com ... ... could last for more than four decades. Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com ... ... could last for more than four decades. Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com ... ... could last for more than four decades. Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com ... ... pper a year, according to the website. Output at that level is enough to meet one-quarter of annual u.s. copper demand, said Rio, which estimates the resource could last for more than four decades. W ... ... could last for more than four decades. Write to Rhiannon Hoyle at rhiannon.hoyle@wsj.com ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:29:37 EST

Law Journal
u.s. Thaw With Cuba Stokes Suits Over Assets
Now that the u.s. has moved to normalize relations with Cuba, the countries will have to deal with decades-old claims from companies like Office Depot Inc., whose property was taken after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:07:32 EST

Commodities
Gulf Oil Exporters Say Glut Isn't From opec
Gulf oil officials defended opec’s decision last month to keep its production ceiling intact, blaming producers outside of the group for the glut of oil on the market that has depressed prices.
... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... wondering about a possible floor for the commodity that has lost nearly half its value since June. opec’s secretary-general pointed out that the slide didn’t reflect market fundamentals. There wi ... ... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... summer.said@wsj.com, Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com and Asa Fitch at asa.fitch@wsj.com ... ... problem. u.s. oil production has soared as a result of the shale boom, reducing OPEC exports to the u.s. ... ... American shale producers as a particular problem. U.S. oil production has soared as a result of the shale boom, reducing OPEC exports to the U.S. ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:58:21 EST

World News
u.s. Reaches Out to China in Effort to Respond to Hacking
The Obama administration is seeking assistance from China as u.s. officials craft a response to North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said Saturday.
... ry that is already among the most isolated in the world. North Korea denied on Saturday that it was behind the online attack that compromised Sony Pictures’ data, leading to a decision by the compan ... ... that the attack was carried out by Pyongyang. Write to Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... that the attack was carried out by Pyongyang. Write to Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... that the attack was carried out by Pyongyang. Write to Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... s between North and South Korea, and has rarely been satisfied with the results. One of the options u.s. officials are considering as part of their response is to redesignate North Korea as a state sp ... ... that the attack was carried out by Pyongyang. Write to Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:54:21 EST

U S News
u.s. Returns Four Guantanamo Prisoners to Afghanistan
The Pentagon said that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned home in what u.s. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in the new Afghan president.
... baum contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... baum contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... baum contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... baum contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... esulted in Sgt. Bergdahl’s release by militants this year is continuing to reverberate within the u.s. military. Military investigators have finished an examination of Sgt. Bergdahl’s 2009 disappe ... ... baum contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:02:20 EST

Sunday Journal
u.s. Stocks Wrap Up Another Strong Year
Sunday Journal: Among top performers: Berkshire, Electronic Arts, Southwest Airlines, writes Brett Arends.
... your tax return—so long as you kept your receipts. —Email: brett.arends@gmail.com ... ... your tax return—so long as you kept your receipts. —Email: brett.arends@gmail.com ... ... your tax return—so long as you kept your receipts. —Email: brett.arends@gmail.com ... ... your tax return—so long as you kept your receipts. —Email: brett.arends@gmail.com ... ... r for the bitcoin investor. The cybercurrency has lost almost exactly half its value against simple u.s. dollars this year, according to data at Coindesk.com, a bitcoin marketplace. The good news? Tha ... ... your tax return—so long as you kept your receipts. —Email: brett.arends@gmail.com ...
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:40:41 EST

World News
u.s., Mexico to Scrap Sugar Duties
The u.s. and Mexico have struck a deal to scrap tariffs on imports of Mexican sugar, ending a trade dispute that rattled candy-makers over higher costs for their key ingredient.
... m Mexico—for about 25% of its supply. Write to Leslie Josephs at leslie.josephs@wsj.com. ... ... m Mexico—for about 25% of its supply. Write to Leslie Josephs at leslie.josephs@wsj.com. ... ... m Mexico—for about 25% of its supply. Write to Leslie Josephs at leslie.josephs@wsj.com. ... ... m Mexico—for about 25% of its supply. Write to Leslie Josephs at leslie.josephs@wsj.com. ... ... inexpensive supply, undermining American growers. Additional tariffs were announced in October. The u.s. is the world’s fourth-largest sugar consumer and relies on imports—most of which come from ... ... m Mexico—for about 25% of its supply. Write to Leslie Josephs at leslie.josephs@wsj.com. ...
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:43:36 EST

World News
u.s. Levels New Sanctions on Crimea, Putin Supporters
The u.s. expanded its Russia sanctions to include a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as individuals and entities linked to the pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine.
... her with allies and partners if required. —Nirmala Menon contributed to this article ... ... her with allies and partners if required. —Nirmala Menon contributed to this article ... ... her with allies and partners if required. —Nirmala Menon contributed to this article ... ... her with allies and partners if required. —Nirmala Menon contributed to this article ... ... further pressure on Russia, even after a collapse in the value of the ruble earlier this week. The u.s. also is imposing, for the first time, a broad ban on doing business in the breakaway Crimea reg ... ... her with allies and partners if required. —Nirmala Menon contributed to this article ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:30:45 EST

U S News
u.s. Arrests More Non-Mexicans Trying to Enter Country Illegally
For the first time ever the u.s. Border Patrol apprehended more non-Mexicans, mainly from Central America, than Mexican nationals trying to enter the country illegally, according to fiscal year 2014 records.
... mited resources and focus on criminals. Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... mited resources and focus on criminals. Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... mited resources and focus on criminals. Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... mited resources and focus on criminals. Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... gger drop occurred in so-called interior removals. About 102,000 people living beyond the border in u.s. communities were deported, a 23% drop from 2013. The steep decline in the overall number of dep ... ... mited resources and focus on criminals. Write to Miriam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:03:25 EST

Digits
Strong Dollar Weighs Down u.s. Software Firms
A strong u.s. dollar is terrific for American tourists on holiday trips abroad. But for u.s. software companies, the mighty greenback is a bummer.
... on stock prices, Jefferies wrote. ... ... on stock prices, Jefferies wrote. ... ... on stock prices, Jefferies wrote. ... ... on stock prices, Jefferies wrote. ... ... afra Catz said the currency effect was twice what she expected three months earlier. “Every major u.s. company is going to be facing a pretty significant currency headwind, and we are no exception t ... ... on stock prices, Jefferies wrote. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:50 EST

World News
u.s.-Cuba Cultural Ties at Crossroads
With detente, politics is finally catching up with a mutual fascination that survived a half century of hostility between Washington and Havana.
... wledgeable, qualities often lacking in U.S.-Cuba politics, but abundant in U.S.-Cuban art. ... ... wledgeable, qualities often lacking in U.S.-Cuba politics, but abundant in U.S.-Cuban art. ... ... wledgeable, qualities often lacking in U.S.-Cuba politics, but abundant in U.S.-Cuban art. ... ... wledgeable, qualities often lacking in U.S.-Cuba politics, but abundant in U.S.-Cuban art. ... ... ectful and intimately knowledgeable, qualities often lacking in u.s.-Cuba politics, but abundant in u.s.-Cuban art. ... ... wledgeable, qualities often lacking in U.S.-Cuba politics, but abundant in U.S.-Cuban art. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:41:16 EST

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Muted
u.s. stocks rose slightly Friday, on track for weekly gains amid indications monetary policy will remain easy among major central banks.
... hnology. Shares jumped 6.8%. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... hnology. Shares jumped 6.8%. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... hnology. Shares jumped 6.8%. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... hnology. Shares jumped 6.8%. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... higher in four of the last five quarters. “Economic fundamentals are quite good right now in the u.s., so the backdrop [for stocks] is positive,” said Cameron Hinds, a regional chief investment o ... ... hnology. Shares jumped 6.8%. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:31:38 EST

Asia News
u.s. Approves Sale of Warships to Taiwan
The u.s. approved the sale to Taiwan of four used warships, drawing a swift rebuke from China, which called the move damaging to Chinese security interests.
... h;Charles Hutzler contributed to this article. Write to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... h;Charles Hutzler contributed to this article. Write to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... h;Charles Hutzler contributed to this article. Write to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... h;Charles Hutzler contributed to this article. Write to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... some u.s. military experts for not spending enough to maintain a strong defense. In April, when the u.s. House approved the arm sales bill, Taiwan Defense Minister Yen Ming cited budgetary constraints ... ... h;Charles Hutzler contributed to this article. Write to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:50:57 EST

World News
Japan, u.s. Delay Defense Review
Japan and the u.s. said Friday that they will push back a review of their security-cooperation guidelines, citing the timing of Japan’s legislative process.
... r session to enable thorough scrutiny. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... r session to enable thorough scrutiny. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... r session to enable thorough scrutiny. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... r session to enable thorough scrutiny. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... n needs to play a greater role in regional security and contribute more to the partnership with the u.s. A majority of Japanese people opposed the reinterpretation on the grounds that such a move sho ... ... r session to enable thorough scrutiny. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:31:03 EST

World News
u.s. Struggles for Response to Hack
The u.s. government is looking for ways to retaliate for North Korea’s apparent hacking of Sony Pictures but is struggling for an appropriate solution, according to people familiar with the discussions.
... vestigators suspect a North Korean hacking unit in the country’s General Reconnaissance Bureau is behind the breach. Further complicating the issue for the U.S. government was the rapid pace of even ... ... Martin contributed to this article. ... ... Martin contributed to this article. ... ... Martin contributed to this article. ... ... ing at this stage on the reported attacks by hackers, which are currently being investigated by the u.s.,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference. Mr. Suga said the issue w ... ... Martin contributed to this article. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:42:06 EST

NY Crime
u.s. Sues New York City Over Rikers Troubles
Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.
... ment discussions Thursday. The Legal Aid Society didn’t respond to requests for comment. ... ... ment discussions Thursday. The Legal Aid Society didn’t respond to requests for comment. ... ... ment discussions Thursday. The Legal Aid Society didn’t respond to requests for comment. ... ... ment discussions Thursday. The Legal Aid Society didn’t respond to requests for comment. ... ... Thursday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class-action suit said they welcomed the move by the u.s. attorney’s office. “We and our co-counsel look forward to working with the Department of Ju ... ... ment discussions Thursday. The Legal Aid Society didn’t respond to requests for comment. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:40:52 EST

World News
u.s. Spy in Havana Exposed American Moles
Intelligence Officer whom President Obama singled out for prisoner exchange helped convict agents for Cuba in Washington.
... ssman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... ssman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... ssman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... ssman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... 1, after years of denying it, but said they were spying on Miami’s Cuban exile community, not the u.s. government. —Andrew Grossman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at F ... ... ssman contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:39:08 EST

Politics And Policy
u.s. Appeals Court Expands Gun Rights
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.
... ow people to prove they are fit to own guns. Write to Ashby Jones at ashby.jones@wsj.com ... ... ow people to prove they are fit to own guns. Write to Ashby Jones at ashby.jones@wsj.com ... ... ow people to prove they are fit to own guns. Write to Ashby Jones at ashby.jones@wsj.com ... ... ow people to prove they are fit to own guns. Write to Ashby Jones at ashby.jones@wsj.com ... ... cision is the first by a federal appeals court to deem unconstitutional a federal gun law since the u.s. Supreme Court’s landmark 2008 ruling, called D.C. v. Heller. The Heller ruling, in which the ... ... ow people to prove they are fit to own guns. Write to Ashby Jones at ashby.jones@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:23:19 EST



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Britain
Bagehot: It’s behind you!
AS BAGEHOT and his six-year-old son to
... h. From the print edition: Britain ... ... her crucial characteristic of being British. From the print edition: Britain ... ... her crucial characteristic of being British. From the print edition: Britain ... ... and dresses made out of pizza topping, according to the publicity pictures. They looked scary. Both fears were allayed (albeit with some hiding under the seat). The show, whose producer, First Family ... ... her crucial characteristic of being British. From the print edition: Britain ... ... her crucial characteristic of being British. From the print edition: Britain ...
Wed, 17 December 2014 14:11:26 GMT

Leaders
Climate change and geoengineering: fears of a bright planet
SHINY things absorb less heat whe
... against folly would be a dangerous mistake. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... against folly would be a dangerous mistake. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... against folly would be a dangerous mistake. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... From the print edition: Leaders ... ... against folly would be a dangerous mistake. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... against folly would be a dangerous mistake. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Finance-and-economics
opec: Making the best of a low price
AN EFFECTIVE cartel requires three things: discipline, a dominant market position and barriers to entry. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries lacks all three. Its members cheat on their quotas. It supplies only 30% of the world’s
... low-cost Saudi oil in future. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... lso a boom in investment, and then production, in places such as Britain and Norway. Trying to save opec with such tactics could be even more dangerous now. Keeping the price up would be good news for ... ... low-cost Saudi oil in future. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... low-cost Saudi oil in future. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... low-cost Saudi oil in future. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... if low prices stem investment in other sources of oil, such as Canada’s tar sands or America’s shale, that means more demand for low-cost Saudi oil in future. From the print edit ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 13:34:37 GMT

Finance-and-economics
shale oil: In a bind
UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  shale oil Rubric: 
... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... frastructure. Even in the Bakken, applications for drilling permits fell by almost 40% in November. opec’s wishes may seem to be coming true over the next year. But adversity will eventually make sh ... ... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... e crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nvestors,” says the boss of a one of the world’s biggest natural-resources firms. He predicts a shale crash—and a rapid rebound. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:48:10 +0000

Leaders
The new economics of oil: Sheikhs v shale
THE official charter of opec stat
... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ive will depend on how long the price stays low. That is the subject of a continuing tussle between opec and the shale-drillers. Several members of the cartel want it to cut its output, in the hope of ... ... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... them should in future be a bit more stable. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... that the United States now pumps out is a tiny fraction of the 90m the world consumes, America’s shale is a genuine rival to Saudi Arabia as the world’s marginal producer. That should reduce the ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 09:48:08 GMT

Freeexchange
Sheikhs v shale
THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement
... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ... ... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ... ... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ... ... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ... ... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ... ... THE impact of the tumbling price of oil and what to expect from Britain's Autumn statement ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:32:15 +0000

Finance-and-economics
Investing in government debt: Where others fear to tread
WHEN the second world war broke o
... lely to macroeconomic insight. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... lely to macroeconomic insight. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... lely to macroeconomic insight. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ent over $11 billion on Irish government bonds. The country had been downgraded to junk status amid fears of default; panicked investors were dumping their bonds, allowing Mr Hasenstab to buy at yield ... ... lely to macroeconomic insight. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... lely to macroeconomic insight. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 27 November 2014 13:05:18 GMT

Graphicdetail
opec flexing

... pricier shale-oil fields) and Russia (where the economy is squeezed by sanctions and misrule).  ... ... rtainly send the oil price tumbling further. That would be bad news for high-cost producers outside opec such as America (where a low price could deter investment in pricier shale-oil fields) and Russ ... ... pricier shale-oil fields) and Russia (where the economy is squeezed by sanctions and misrule).  ... ... pricier shale-oil fields) and Russia (where the economy is squeezed by sanctions and misrule).  ... ... pricier shale-oil fields) and Russia (where the economy is squeezed by sanctions and misrule).  ... ... gh-cost producers outside OPEC such as America (where a low price could deter investment in pricier shale-oil fields) and Russia (where the economy is squeezed by sanctions and misrule).  ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:40 +0000

Gametheory
Pulling up the ladder behind them
How big should an international tournament be? In golf, up to 156 players contest the majors, while there are 128 in the first round of a tennis grand slam. Team sports are smaller: the football World Cup has 32 teams, the rugby union equivalent h
... deem a career in cricket viable”.Although the ICC tends not to justify its decisions, the process behind this one is not hard to spot. At the 2007 event, India—the country on which the entire cric ... ... n for attention is fierce. The ICC’s approach, of stunting growth in new markets, is surely wrong. ... ... n for attention is fierce. The ICC’s approach, of stunting growth in new markets, is surely wrong. ... ... n for attention is fierce. The ICC’s approach, of stunting growth in new markets, is surely wrong. ... ... n for attention is fierce. The ICC’s approach, of stunting growth in new markets, is surely wrong. ... ... n for attention is fierce. The ICC’s approach, of stunting growth in new markets, is surely wrong. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:13:14 +0000

Buttonwood
Economics and political discontent: fear and change
WHETHER it is the rise of Podemos in Spain, Marine Le Pen in France or UKIP in Britain, there are clear signs that European voters are angry and are turning away from the mainstream parties. A lot of this is down to the slowdown in growth in the deve
... ls that cannot be delivered (as David Cameron is doing now on the EU). The mood will only get worse. ... ... ls that cannot be delivered (as David Cameron is doing now on the EU). The mood will only get worse. ... ... ls that cannot be delivered (as David Cameron is doing now on the EU). The mood will only get worse. ... ... are not as satisfying as the alternative of blaming minorities and foreigners for the change people fear.The danger is that without reform, economies cannot grow, but when economies do not grow, polit ... ... ls that cannot be delivered (as David Cameron is doing now on the EU). The mood will only get worse. ... ... ls that cannot be delivered (as David Cameron is doing now on the EU). The mood will only get worse. ...
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:31:15 +0000

Easternapproaches
Polish fracking: shale fail
ON NOVEMBER 25th, fracking experts from across the continent will convene in Warsaw for the shale Gas World Europe conference. The gathering is a reminder of the heady days, just a few years back, when the Polish government promised to
... d to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ... ... d to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ... ... d to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ... ... d to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ... ... d to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ... ... e been reduced to hoping that Russia will turn off the gas, or raise prices sharply, to make Polish shale viable. ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:29:24 +0000

Freeexchange
Economists' roundtable on the euro zone: The ECB should stop fearing the Germans
We are hosting a round-table discussion on what the European Central Bank can do to stave off deflation and boost growth in the euro zone. First up is Paul de Grauwe of the London School of Economics.  THE CONTRAST between the monetary polici
... chase of government bonds that in the rest of the world is considered to be standard practice.  ... ... chase of government bonds that in the rest of the world is considered to be standard practice.  ... ... chase of government bonds that in the rest of the world is considered to be standard practice.  ... ... rument.Some fear that an increase of central-bank liquidity will only lead to asset inflation. This fear is unfounded. Asset inflation is the mechanism that can pull the euro zone out of its deflation ... ... chase of government bonds that in the rest of the world is considered to be standard practice.  ... ... chase of government bonds that in the rest of the world is considered to be standard practice.  ...
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:42:23 +0000

Americasview
When fear crosses oceans
An ocean away
... Cuba, which has sent 165 health workers to Sierra Leone, with more on the way to Guinea and Liberia. ... ... Cuba, which has sent 165 health workers to Sierra Leone, with more on the way to Guinea and Liberia. ... ... Cuba, which has sent 165 health workers to Sierra Leone, with more on the way to Guinea and Liberia. ... ... in an Embassy car, then whisked home on a special flight. Mr Barrow came back with a firm “No.” fear of any association between Belize and a vessel perceived as dangerous prevailed over all other ... ... Cuba, which has sent 165 health workers to Sierra Leone, with more on the way to Guinea and Liberia. ... ... Cuba, which has sent 165 health workers to Sierra Leone, with more on the way to Guinea and Liberia. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:15 +0000

Gulliver
Flying fear
ECONOMIST readers are not the panicky type, but just in case you weren't sure: it is okay to travel in the age of Ebola. This sort of reassurance seems to be necessary, at least for some people. A remarkable survey conducted in August fou
... er. Until that comes to pass, as Gulliver has advocated before, travellers ought not to panic.  ... ... er. Until that comes to pass, as Gulliver has advocated before, travellers ought not to panic.  ... ... er. Until that comes to pass, as Gulliver has advocated before, travellers ought not to panic.  ... ... any more precautions than you normally would.Indeed, one could argue that if you were going to let fear of any disease stop you from travelling to exotic climes, there are plenty of candidates ahead ... ... er. Until that comes to pass, as Gulliver has advocated before, travellers ought not to panic.  ... ... er. Until that comes to pass, as Gulliver has advocated before, travellers ought not to panic.  ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000

Graphicdetail
The fear factor
A
... g-run historical average of 20. Yet for investors, it marks a return to their customary jitteriness. ... ... g-run historical average of 20. Yet for investors, it marks a return to their customary jitteriness. ... ... g-run historical average of 20. Yet for investors, it marks a return to their customary jitteriness. ... ... eir customary jitteriness. ... ... g-run historical average of 20. Yet for investors, it marks a return to their customary jitteriness. ... ... g-run historical average of 20. Yet for investors, it marks a return to their customary jitteriness. ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:32:12 +0000

United-states
Religious liberty: Beards behind bars
ON OCTOBER 7th the Supreme Court heard its first religious-liberty case since recognising, in June, the right of some pious employers not to pay for some types of birth control for their staff. This time, in Holt v Hobbs, t
... From the print edition: United States ... ... hief.” A ruling is expected by June. From the print edition: United States ... ... hief.” A ruling is expected by June. From the print edition: United States ... ... hief.” A ruling is expected by June. From the print edition: United States ... ... hief.” A ruling is expected by June. From the print edition: United States ... ... hief.” A ruling is expected by June. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:57 GMT

Democracyinamerica
Beards behind bars
ON OCTOBER
... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ... ... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ... ... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ... ... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ... ... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ... ... urran replied: “Prisoners are capable of doing a lot of mischief.” A ruling is expected by June. ...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:37:35 +0000

Banyan
Being led from behind
THE Afghan army and police forces ar
... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ... ... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ... ... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ... ... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ... ... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ... ... y incapacitated. But few leaders have any better ideas than to invite the Taliban back to the table. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:36:39 +0000

Economist-explains
The Economist explains: How poor countries seemed to be catching up with rich ones—and why they are now falling behind again
IF THE 20th century belonged to the rich countries of North America and Europe, the thinking among some economists goes, then the 21st will be the era of the emerging world. Economic growth across emerging markets has been scorching since 2000. S
... 940s until the 1990s poor countries generally grew more slowly than rich ones, falling ever farther behind in income terms. Only a fortunate handful—including countries like South Korea and Singapor ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:50:00 +0000

Business
Natural gas in China: shale game
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  That sinking feeling (again) Fl
... t yet literally, really is in the pipeline. From the print edition: Business ... ... l companies, Sinopec and China National Petroleum, have been fracking furiously, but so far only Sinopec has a commercially significant shale-gas project up and running, in Sichuan’s Fuling district ... ... t yet literally, really is in the pipeline. From the print edition: Business ... ... t yet literally, really is in the pipeline. From the print edition: Business ... ... t yet literally, really is in the pipeline. From the print edition: Business ... ... ear, compared with just 200m cubic metres of shale gas produced nationally in 2013. Few other large shale fields are set to come online, while other natural-gas projects have missed their production t ...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:55:28 +0000

Americas
shale gas in Argentina: Dead-cow bounce
DRIVING north-west along a poplar-lined road from the city of Neuquén, orchards and wineries give way to a bone-dry land of stubborn brush, hardy wild horses and a sprinkling of Amerindian villages. Underground lies long unsuspected wealth: Vaca M
... according to a former energy secretary. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... according to a former energy secretary. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... according to a former energy secretary. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... according to a former energy secretary. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... according to a former energy secretary. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... onalisation of Repsol’s shares in YPF in 2012, after the Spanish firm had made big discoveries of shale gas at Vaca Muerta, was a shock. Will Pearson of Eurasia Group, a political-risk consultancy, ...
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

International
Ebola: fear and loathing
TWO American health workers infected with Ebola in Liberia have been brought to Atlanta to receive care. “The fact that we are taking the Ebola patients, while others from the area are fleeing to the United States, is absolutely CRAZY,” tweeted Do
... more likely that the disease spreads. From the print edition: International ... ... more likely that the disease spreads. From the print edition: International ... ... more likely that the disease spreads. From the print edition: International ... ... 12-18. How far Ebola spreads therefore depends on the actions of politicians, doctors and patients. fear could spur the creation of a coherent containment strategy, which will be sorely needed if crow ... ... more likely that the disease spreads. From the print edition: International ... ... more likely that the disease spreads. From the print edition: International ...
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Leaders
Fund managers: Fundamental fears
WHERE will the next financial cri
... anks will not prop up asset prices for ever. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... anks will not prop up asset prices for ever. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... anks will not prop up asset prices for ever. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... From the print edition: Leaders ... ... anks will not prop up asset prices for ever. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... anks will not prop up asset prices for ever. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

United-states
Skilled labour: behind the scenes
THE recent arrival of aliens
... tainment office, says a stand-alone academy is also in the works for those who wish to become stars behind the scenes. Mr Jacoby, though, is taking matters into his own hands. By next summer he wants ... ... whether he can bridge its skills gap. From the print edition: United States ... ... whether he can bridge its skills gap. From the print edition: United States ... ... whether he can bridge its skills gap. From the print edition: United States ... ... whether he can bridge its skills gap. From the print edition: United States ... ... whether he can bridge its skills gap. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Asia
Asian fears of China’s rise: Jittery neighbours
FOR all the alarmist commentary in the international press, it still seems incredible that China’s tiffs with its neighbours about mainly tiny, uninhabited rocks in the South and East China Seas might lead to conflict. But a survey published this
... ole. That may be why the Asians are so fretful. From the print edition: Asia ... ... ole. That may be why the Asians are so fretful. From the print edition: Asia ... ... ole. That may be why the Asians are so fretful. From the print edition: Asia ... ... olling organisation, suggests that many of the people most directly affected, those living in Asia, fear just that. The global survey covered 44 countries, 11 of them in Asia. Predictably, those count ... ... ole. That may be why the Asians are so fretful. From the print edition: Asia ... ... ole. That may be why the Asians are so fretful. From the print edition: Asia ...
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Business
Oil shale: Flaming rocks
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Creative destruction Fly Title:
... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... ceeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edition: Business ... ... rupt the oil business once more. America this week loosened its ban on crude exports. If the second shale revolution succeeds, it will have a lot more oil to sell. From the print edit ...
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:58:12 +0000

China
Hong Kong’s politics: Marking the past, fearing the future
HOLDING candles and wearing black
... rkable for its orderliness. That might change. From the print edition: China ... ... rkable for its orderliness. That might change. From the print edition: China ... ... rkable for its orderliness. That might change. From the print edition: China ... ... people and places during the anniversary. Not since the Arab spring of 2011, when Chinese officials feared that copycat demonstrations might occur in China, have police issued warnings to such a large ... ... rkable for its orderliness. That might change. From the print edition: China ... ... rkable for its orderliness. That might change. From the print edition: China ...
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Special-report
Globalisation: The fear factor
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How to keep roaring Fly Title:&
... rporate clout is certain to continue. From the print edition: Special report ... ... rporate clout is certain to continue. From the print edition: Special report ... ... rporate clout is certain to continue. From the print edition: Special report ... ... From the print edition: Special report ... ... rporate clout is certain to continue. From the print edition: Special report ... ... CNOOC was allowed to spend $17 billion to buy Nexen Energy, a Canadian firm active in oil sands and shale gas. It is doubtful that by getting firms to buy into natural resources abroad China really en ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 +0000

Britain
shale gas: Raise the pressure
UK Only Article:  UK article only Issue:  The lure of shadow banking Fly T
... rusive. All the more reason to get cracking. From the print edition: Britain ... ... rusive. All the more reason to get cracking. From the print edition: Britain ... ... rusive. All the more reason to get cracking. From the print edition: Britain ... ... rusive. All the more reason to get cracking. From the print edition: Britain ... ... rusive. All the more reason to get cracking. From the print edition: Britain ... ... which had hoped its supporters could use Britain’s aged trespass laws to make life difficult for shale-gas boosters. Such campaigns carry weight while most Britons are still making up their minds a ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 14:57:57 +0000

Americas
shale gas in Mexico: On shaky ground
UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What would America fight for? F
... The reforms aim both to spur deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, where Mexico badly lags behind the United States, and to boost the nascent shale industry. The government of Nuevo Leó ... ... soned shale man, is the rock formation. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... soned shale man, is the rock formation. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... soned shale man, is the rock formation. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... soned shale man, is the rock formation. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... s to and from drilling sites. The only similarity between south Texas and Mexico, says one seasoned shale man, is the rock formation. From the print edition: The Americas ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:00:12 +0000

Baobab
The real fight is behind closed doors
NARRAT
... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ... ... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ... ... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ... ... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ... ... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ... ... r-less civil war, the fighting still distracts from the more essential need for political agreement. ...
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:53:47 +0000

Finance-and-economics
opec and oil prices: Leaky barrels
Too useful to
... ould be burning it here?’” From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... where the “tight oil” now coming on stream requires prices of $50 and above to be profitable). opec’s best hope is continued American protectionism. Any easing of the restrictions on the export ... ... ould be burning it here?’” From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ould be burning it here?’” From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ould be burning it here?’” From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ould be burning it here?’” From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 20 February 2014 15:58:34 GMT

United-states
The economics of shale oil: Saudi America
Frackin’ the Bakke
... r day. Sorry. This has been corrected. From the print edition: United States ... ... oil market that fully included America would be more stable, more diversified and less dependent on opec or Russia. The geopolitical dividends could be hefty. As Pioneer’s Mr Sheffield notes, “It ... ... r day. Sorry. This has been corrected. From the print edition: United States ... ... r day. Sorry. This has been corrected. From the print edition: United States ... ... r day. Sorry. This has been corrected. From the print edition: United States ... ... ng them with less capacity for refining tight oil, which is light and sweet. The oil price at which shale producers break even ranges from $60 in the Bakken to $80 in Eagle Ford, reckons Michael Cohen ...
Thu, 13 February 2014 15:59:49 GMT



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