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Politics Amp Policy
ukip donor funds site scorning jailed activists
Chuka Umunna, main parties — and the FT — also in crosshairs
... ws before adding: “Up the revolution and we will keep a guillotine ready for . . . the FT.” ... ... ws before adding: “Up the revolution and we will keep a guillotine ready for . . . the FT.” ... ... ries for normal people have flatlined. . . Policies are intended to please big business and the rich to the detriment of normal people.” He finished by accusing this newspaper of “pinko” vie ... ... ws before adding: “Up the revolution and we will keep a guillotine ready for . . . the FT.” ... ... e to find any reference to Mr Banks on it. Senior figures at Ukip love the website, with Tim Aker, head of policy, endorsing it on Twitter. There is at least one example of the site mocking Ukip but ... ... nstream media have no clue how people on the street think and feel. . . The rise of the Greens, ukip and others bemuses them,” he said. “In the past five years salaries for normal people have ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:00:55 GMT

Europe
ukraine moves closer to Nato bid
Parliament’s vote to scrap “non-aligned” status angers Moscow
... better functioning guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” ... ... better functioning guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” ... ... better functioning guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” ... ... better functioning guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” ... ... better functioning guarantees of independence, sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.” ... ... lic of Crimea, waging of a so-called ‘hybrid war,’ military interventions in eastern regions of ukraine, and constant military, political, economic and informational pressure”. Such Russian beha ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:01:57 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip donor behind website attacking rivals
Insurance tycoon funded LibLabCon site
... 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.” ... ... that website . . .  not only a man with money but also a man with fresh ideas.” Tim Aker, head of policy, has tweeted a link to the site, saying: “Now this is very good”. The website cri ... ... e were not 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

uk Economy
uk recovery weaker than earlier forecast
ONS revises down quarterly growth for five quarters to April-June period
... sable income, which represents the income for UK residents, remains 5.6 per cent below that period. ... ... sable income, which represents the income for UK residents, remains 5.6 per cent below that period. ... ... sable income, which represents the income for UK residents, remains 5.6 per cent below that period. ... ... sable income, which represents the income for UK residents, remains 5.6 per cent below that period. ... ... ng the pinch and the UK remains a poorer country than before the recession on many metrics. GDP per head remains 1.8 per cent below the pre-crisis peak and net national disposable income, which repres ... ... cent below the pre-crisis peak and net national disposable income, which represents the income for uk residents, remains 5.6 per cent below that period. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:39:36 GMT

Theatre
The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, uk — review
Laughs are sporadic in this revival of Thomas Dekker’s 1599 comedy
... it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ... ... it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ... ... it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ... ... it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ... ... it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ... ... er, it can be hard to resist cracking the obvious gag involving the term “cobblers”. rsc.org.uk ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:48:23 GMT

Theatre
Widowers’ Houses, Orange Tree Theatre, richmond-upon-Thames, uk — review
Shaw’s early comedy about slum landlords and social responsibility still resonates
... to see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ... ... to see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ... ... o see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ... ... to see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ... ... to see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ... ... Nice to see a seasonal spur to social conscience that isn’t from Dickens. orangetreetheatre.co.uk ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:46:17 GMT

Industrials
Alstom faces fresh uk corruption charges
SFO accuses Alstom Power Ltd of bribery over Lithuania plant
... ides said the US company would assume all of its liabilities, including possible official penalties. ... ... ides said the US company would assume all of its liabilities, including possible official penalties. ... ... ides said the US company would assume all of its liabilities, including possible official penalties. ... ... ides said the US company would assume all of its liabilities, including possible official penalties. ... ... Lithuanian power plant. Both men’s lawyers previously declined to comment to the Financial Times ahead of Monday’s hearing. The charges come after a five-year SFO investigation, just one strand of ... ... ’s power division of corruption. The SFO has already filed bribery charges against Alstom Network uk, a unit of the French company’s transport division, which is not being bought by GE. The charge ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:12:57 GMT

Retail
Christmas Day heading for record sales
Tablets and smartphones to drive holiday spending as shopping habits change
... t on December 25. According to Experian and IMRG, the industry association for online retailers, a record £636m will be spent on Christmas Day this year, a 36 per cent increase on 2013. Amazon UK sa ... ... the weekend, with Bluewater shopping centre in Kent saying it had had an “excellent” Saturday. ... ... the weekend, with Bluewater shopping centre in Kent saying it had had an “excellent” Saturday. ... ... the weekend, with Bluewater shopping centre in Kent saying it had had an “excellent” Saturday. ... ... the weekend, with Bluewater shopping centre in Kent saying it had had an “excellent” Saturday. ... ... redicted that Christmas Day this year would be the busiest day ever for digital sales on Amazon’s uk site, including Kindle books, apps, digital music and digital video games. Andrew Murphy, retail ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:04:00 GMT

Property
House prices falling in a third of uk
Findings suggest tighter mortgage lending rules have cooled market boom
... in work. “To have a major repricing, you have to have the macroeconomic conditions,” he added. ... ... in work. “To have a major repricing, you have to have the macroeconomic conditions,” he added. ... ... ffordability test has effectively stopped a London-style boom from spreading out into the regions - richard Donnell, Hometrack research directorHouse prices around the country began to rise rapidly fr ... ... in work. “To have a major repricing, you have to have the macroeconomic conditions,” he added. ... ... in work. “To have a major repricing, you have to have the macroeconomic conditions,” he added. ... ... per cent in May. At a national average level, house prices are still rising across the country. The uk-wide average price rose 10.4 per cent in the year to the end of October, according to the Office ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:09:08 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
record number of rich russians head to uk
Granting of investor visas up 69% this year as Moscow economic woes worsen
... nd two days’ worth of the national deficit”. ... ... ning entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country. The number of Russians who were granted investor visas this year has soared by 69 per cent, according to ... ... y have had a nervous time of late: the September arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of Russia’s richest men — and a subsequent court ruling forcing his Sistema Group to hand its Bashneft oil com ... ... y more than 300 per cent in intraday trading. Investor visas have proved particularly popular with russians and Chinese, but the British government is — for the first time in two decades — making ... ... investment a year, and said this would “barely fund two days’ worth of the national deficit”. ... ... ent. Until the recent change, visa applicants had been permitted to spend a quarter of their total uk investment on property, but this is no longer allowed. Although the Home Office did not given a r ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:16:39 GMT

Companies
Grim year for uk profit warnings
At almost one in five, level of warnings is at its highest since 2008 crisis
... it’s more supply-driven since we don’t see demand falling off a cliff,” he says. More video ... ... ith the main volatility index, Vix, suggests that until 2008 there was some correlation between the number of warnings and levels of volatility. But more recently, there has been no such clear link, s ... ... it’s more supply-driven since we don’t see demand falling off a cliff,” he says. More video ... ... it’s more supply-driven since we don’t see demand falling off a cliff,” he says. More video ... ... is currently about 13.5 times, slightly ahead of the rating at the same time last year and further ahead of the equivalent period in 2012. Mr Parkes of HSBC sees “more upside potential for earnings ... ... he asset allocation framework of some investors”. Despite the warnings this year, the outlook for uk corporate earnings in 2015 looks brighter. According to S&P Capital IQ, the 12-month forward ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:41:48 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Farage aides rule out ukip coalition role
Party advisers cite fate of Liberal Democrats for decision to stay out of formal pact after May election
... on to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the UK joined the bloc in the first place. ... ... on to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the UK joined the bloc in the first place. ... ... on to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the UK joined the bloc in the first place. ... ... on to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the UK joined the bloc in the first place. ... ... on to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the UK joined the bloc in the first place. ... ... ss of leaving the EU and put the decision to a referendum at a later date — mirroring the way the uk joined the bloc in the first place. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:03:24 GMT

uk
‘Putin’s banker’ loses $2bn uk court fight
Sergei Pugachev fails to overturn High Court order freezing his assets
... e, but a Moscow court issued an order last year for his arrest, blaming him for the bank’s demise. ... ... 10 and now the DIA is pursuing him in England and Russia for $2bn. It alleges that he carried out a number of schemes to extract money from Mezhprombank after it had received substantial loans from th ... ... e, but a Moscow court issued an order last year for his arrest, blaming him for the bank’s demise. ... ... e, but a Moscow court issued an order last year for his arrest, blaming him for the bank’s demise. ... ... pursue all the options open to me,” he said. Both sides agree the legal case in Russia should go ahead but the DIA has argued the High Court freezing order should remain to avoid “risk of dissipat ... ... Sergei Pugachev, the man once known as Putin’s banker, has lost his legal challenge to overturn a uk court order freezing his assets of up to $2bn. The former Russian senator had gone to London’s ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:59:47 GMT

Markets Regulation
uk Treasury to shake up regulatory fines
New proposals include quicker system for appealing decisions
... stem, because they don’t give the market enough clarity on what the regulatory system requires.” ... ... dress emerging risks in the firms that it regulates. Nonetheless, the PRA is likely to take a small number of enforcement cases over time. The PRA welcomes the Review.” Simon Orton, a partner at Fre ... ... stem, because they don’t give the market enough clarity on what the regulatory system requires.” ... ... stem, because they don’t give the market enough clarity on what the regulatory system requires.” ... ... stem, because they don’t give the market enough clarity on what the regulatory system requires.” ... ... stem, because they don’t give the market enough clarity on what the regulatory system requires.” ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:26:28 GMT

Transport
Bidders revealed for uk stake in Eurostar
SNCF could use pre-emption purchase rights to prevent certain groups from participating in process
... ividends of £18.6m. The company runs a fleet of 28 trains through the Channel tunnel and carried a record 10m passengers in 2013. ... ... y runs a fleet of 28 trains through the Channel tunnel and carried a record 10m passengers in 2013. ... ... y runs a fleet of 28 trains through the Channel tunnel and carried a record 10m passengers in 2013. ... ... y runs a fleet of 28 trains through the Channel tunnel and carried a record 10m passengers in 2013. ... ... pre-emption purchase rights to block certain offers. The bidders, which have not been made public ahead of an expected sale early next year, include a consortium made up of 3i, the investment fund, a ... ... “strategic infrastructure” to a non-European group and called for an alternative solution. The uk government indicated it wanted to sell its stake in Eurostar last December, as part of an overarc ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:44:34 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Non-EU kin gain uk residence right
Residence permits issued by member states must be honoured
... ind a job. The McCarthy case will be subject to a final decision in the UK’s high court next year. ... ... ind a job. The McCarthy case will be subject to a final decision in the UK’s high court next year. ... ... ind a job. The McCarthy case will be subject to a final decision in the UK’s high court next year. ... ... ind a job. The McCarthy case will be subject to a final decision in the UK’s high court next year. ... ... nt rights.” Freedom of movement within the EU has become a key concern of the British government ahead of a general election in May and as the anti-immigration party Ukip gains popularity. Other mem ... ... ho have made no attempt to find a job. The McCarthy case will be subject to a final decision in the uk’s high court next year. ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:01:00 GMT

uk Economy
Black Friday discounts boost uk retail sales
Fastest monthly growth in a decade lifts markets
... power likely to be boosted by the drop in the oil price, confidence strong, and real incomes set to record their strongest growth in more than a decade in 2015, we remain optimistic on the prospects f ... ... e in 2015, we remain optimistic on the prospects for retail sales over the next year,” she said. ... ... e in 2015, we remain optimistic on the prospects for retail sales over the next year,” she said. ... ... e in 2015, we remain optimistic on the prospects for retail sales over the next year,” she said. ... ... e in 2015, we remain optimistic on the prospects for retail sales over the next year,” she said. ... ... h of $1.56, while also advancing 0.7 per cent against the euro to 78.71p per euro. Maeve Johnston, uk economist at consultancy Capital Economics, said that while the effects from Black Friday “shou ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:23 GMT

Currencies
Rouble strengthens ahead of Putin speech
Russian currency gains against dollar and euro ahead of president’s annual press conference
... n currency rose 12 per cent after falling more than 10 per cent on Monday and Tuesday when it hit a record intraday low of 80 to the dollar. Russia’s central bank said on Thursday that it did not in ... ... conference. On Wednesday, his spokesman said it was “time to roll up our sleeves” and that “a number of measures” would be announced in the next few days. The central bank’s relief package w ... ... rrest had shocked members of Moscow’s business community and dealt a blow to investor confidence. ... ... pital requirements and the prospect of significant recapitalisations. The turmoil has prompted some russians to question Mr Putin’s authority for the first time and the president has said little on ... ... ssian conglomerate Sistema who had been under house arrest since September, was freed on Wednesday ahead of Mr Putin’s press conference. The billionaire’s arrest had shocked members of Moscow’s ... ... iven by declining confidence in the central bank, western sanctions over Russia’s intervention in ukraine and a plunging oil price that on Tuesday dipped below $60 for the first time since July 2009 ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:55:33 GMT

Business
Phone deal to give 90% of uk mobile cover
Government and operators set 2017 as target in legally binding commitment
... very of the agreement, and will report on whether the operators are meeting an interim goal in 2016. ... ... very of the agreement, and will report on whether the operators are meeting an interim goal in 2016. ... ... very of the agreement, and will report on whether the operators are meeting an interim goal in 2016. ... ... very of the agreement, and will report on whether the operators are meeting an interim goal in 2016. ... ... very of the agreement, and will report on whether the operators are meeting an interim goal in 2016. ... ... he voluntary industry commitment we have agreed with the government will deliver 90 per cent of the uk’s land mass with voice services and a major improvement in mobile internet coverage as well.” ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:04:13 GMT

Europe
EU resists ukraine’s plea to find funding
Assistance sought from EU and others to avoid a possible default after IMF identifies shortfall
... han East Germany,” one European diplomat remarked. “Who will pay will be an interesting talk.” ... ... han East Germany,” one European diplomat remarked. “Who will pay will be an interesting talk.” ... ... han East Germany,” one European diplomat remarked. “Who will pay will be an interesting talk.” ... ... han East Germany,” one European diplomat remarked. “Who will pay will be an interesting talk.” ... ... g an austere 2015 budget. “There are only so many ways to split the bill,” said Mujtaba Rahman, head of European analysis at the Eurasia Group risk consultancy. “Lending to Ukraine is a geopolit ... ... s follow suit. “Paying for ukraine will be like West Germany paying for East Germany, except that ukraine is bigger than East Germany,” one European diplomat remarked. “Who will pay will be an i ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:11:30 GMT

uk Economy
uk wage growth accelerates to 1.4%
Increase raises hopes living standards are starting to recover
... cent fall in the years since the financial crisis. That was the longest and steepest decline since records began and the worst of any rich industrialised country. “We have clearly turned the corne ... ... ths to October were for full-time employees, while the number of self-employed workers fell and the number of temps stayed flat. “This is all reassuring news,” said Professor Geraint Johnes, the d ... ... nemployment is a good sign for productivity growth, which has been weaker in the UK than most other rich industrialised countries in the years since the crash. ... ... s been weaker in the UK than most other rich industrialised countries in the years since the crash. ... ... s been weaker in the UK than most other rich industrialised countries in the years since the crash. ... ... he slower fall in unemployment is a good sign for productivity growth, which has been weaker in the uk than most other rich industrialised countries in the years since the crash. ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:32:20 GMT

Banks
First stress exam signal issues ahead
State-backed lenders RBS and Lloyds only narrowly passed muster
... serve households and businesses during a severe shock” he said. The stressed scenario included a record 35 per cent fall in house prices, a jump in interest rates to 4 per cent, a 3.5 per cent fall ... ... te data and in the strength of bank’s modelling approaches,” it said, adding that it found “a number of areas of weakness”. Unlike the US Federal Reserve, the BoE does not fail banks on qualit ... ... arney in their debut stress tests. But many expect the exercise to be tougher next time. More video ... ... arney in their debut stress tests. But many expect the exercise to be tougher next time. More video ... ... the constraints of infrastructure and resources and it will “set out areas for them to focus on ahead of next year’s stress test”. The exercise once again highlighted the extent of differences ... ... ied to this year’s test four out of the eight banks — Lloyds, RBS, the Co-op Bank and Santander uk — would have failed “with a cumulative balance sheet deleveraging of more than £350bn requir ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:33:45 GMT

Opinion
Russia heads into storm with no captain
Moscow’s worst fears have come true. Comparisons with 2008-09 look wishful, says Sergei Guriev
... the present predicament, and certainly not in concert with a poor investment climate and resulting record capital flight. The markets see a gathering storm but no captain. In recent weeks, Russia’s ... ... rmer rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, is professor of economics at Sciences Po in Paris ... ... rmer rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, is professor of economics at Sciences Po in Paris ... ... rmer rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, is professor of economics at Sciences Po in Paris ... ... rmer rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, is professor of economics at Sciences Po in Paris ... ... K-BP. Given low oil prices and the impact of western sanctions in response to Russia’s actions in ukraine, it is no longer clear how this debt will be repaid or refinanced. This is why Rosneft has a ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:11:05 GMT

FT View
uk can no longer afford patchwork constabulary
In a time of austerity, the case for retaining tiny police forces is weak
... October, the police force of Dyfed-Powys, which stretches from the Welsh borders to the Irish Sea, recorded just three instances of robbery within its beat. Further east, the Warwickshire constabular ... ... , headquarters and procurement function. This structure had been in place since the late 1960s, the number having previously been cut down from more than 100. Now the Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, commissio ... ... er whether the British public really needs more than 40 feuding commissioners and chief constables. ... ... er whether the British public really needs more than 40 feuding commissioners and chief constables. ... ... s election, neither can expect financial protection over the next decade. Given the fiscal rigours ahead, what the home secretary has already achieved is unlikely to prove enough. Admirably, she has f ... ... er whether the British public really needs more than 40 feuding commissioners and chief constables. ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:46:45 GMT

Companies
News Corp uk hit by fall in Sun profits
Increased investment in digital media is yet to yield positive financial results
... anded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services, a financial advisory. ... ... anded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services, a financial advisory. ... ... anded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services, a financial advisory. ... ... anded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services, a financial advisory. ... ... anded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services, a financial advisory. ... ... s are launching ancillary product lines to generate revenues. In the last financial year, News Corp uk launched its first branded spirit, The Times London Dry Gin, and Times Wealth Management Services ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:56:41 GMT

Banks
Q&A: Stress tests on uk banks
Bank of England exercise was designed before oil prices started to fall
... arsher property market scenarios than in this year’s EU-wide exercise. The UK version included a record 35 per cent fall in house prices coupled with a 30 per cent fall for commercial property valu ... ... reduction in its risk-weighted assets by £5.5bn by the end of 2018. How reliable are the banks’ numbers? The BoE based its assessments on the figures provided by the banks. Given that both RBS an ... ... icient capital, as what is now happening to US banks in the annual tests run by the Federal Reserve. ... ... icient capital, as what is now happening to US banks in the annual tests run by the Federal Reserve. ... ... icient capital, as what is now happening to US banks in the annual tests run by the Federal Reserve. ... ... housing market. This meant that banks with relatively large emerging market operations and smaller uk activities, such as HSBC and Standard Chartered, were given a comparatively easier ride. What doe ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:48:50 GMT

Banks
Co-op fails uk banking stress tests
RBS and Llloyds moves deemed sufficient to meet 2013 capital shortfalls
... sk. The BoE analysis assumes that during the stress period the bank would not be paying dividends. ... ... sk. The BoE analysis assumes that during the stress period the bank would not be paying dividends. ... ... sk. The BoE analysis assumes that during the stress period the bank would not be paying dividends. ... ... sk. The BoE analysis assumes that during the stress period the bank would not be paying dividends. ... ... sk. The BoE analysis assumes that during the stress period the bank would not be paying dividends. ... ... l inadequacies” under the stresses, the BoE said. They were Barclays, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander uk, and Standard Chartered. The standout loser among the eight banks was the Co-op Bank, which was ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:11:09 GMT

Banks
National Australia Bank hastens uk exit
Lender sells off £1.2bn risky British property loans to Cerberus
... r cent of Great Western Bank, for which it received $288m. Further selldowns are planned over time. ... ... r cent of Great Western Bank, for which it received $288m. Further selldowns are planned over time. ... ... r cent of Great Western Bank, for which it received $288m. Further selldowns are planned over time. ... ... r cent of Great Western Bank, for which it received $288m. Further selldowns are planned over time. ... ... r cent of Great Western Bank, for which it received $288m. Further selldowns are planned over time. ... ... ng its venture halfway around the world as a costly mistake. NAB first announced plans to close its uk property arm and dispose of a £5.6bn loan book in 2012, under then-chief executive Cameron Clyne ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:56:19 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk election threat to nuclear deterrent
Labour would have to scrap Trident to form a coalition with the SNP, Plaid Cymru or the Greens
... Ms Bennett called their alliance “some kind of model of what the future of politics looks like”. ... ... Ms Bennett called their alliance “some kind of model of what the future of politics looks like”. ... ... Ms Bennett called their alliance “some kind of model of what the future of politics looks like”. ... ... Ms Bennett called their alliance “some kind of model of what the future of politics looks like”. ... ... r representation in the UK’s parliament in May. The SNP is on 47 per cent in Scotland, 20 points ahead of Labour, which would give it 52 seats on a uniform swing, compared with its current six seats ... ... n the run up to the next election. While ITV has offered a place to Nigel Farage, the leader of the uk Independence party, the SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens have all been left out. Ms Bennett said that ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:25:36 GMT

Europe
Chevron calls off ukraine shale project
Cancellation deals a further blow to war-torn economy
... m Moscow and integrate more closely with the EU. The much-hyped shale gas projects could have lured record investment into the cash-strapped country. The International Monetary Fund earlier this month ... ... 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. ... ... ’s war-torn economy and its hopes for an alternative to Russian gas imports. Valery Chaly, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, on Monday said he had received “signals” the co ... ... collateral to cover early repayment for a $842.5m loan to Ostchem, the chemical group controlled by ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash. A former Gazprom gas trading partner, Mr Firtash is currently ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:17:13 GMT

Columnists
uk election will be all about the economy
The Autumn Statement has widened the ideological choice between Tories and Labour
... p’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... p’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... p’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... p’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... p’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.com ... ... e blushed at this flattery through imitation. If serious parties argue seriously about the economy, ukip’s noise, so compelling of late, may become as ignorable as elevator music. janan.ganesh@ft.c ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:24:05 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Osborne sets out tough uk fiscal rules
Chancellor highlights what he sees as the profligacy of Labour
... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ... ... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ... ... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ... ... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ... ... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ... ... the next crisis — and we know better now than to assume there won’t ever be another crisis.” ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:15:05 GMT

Opinion
ukraine needs injection of tough love
The west should make its support dependent on corruption being ended, writes Victor Pinchuk
... ember 2013. I did not think it would grow so strong so soon. I am sure we are ready for tough love. ... ... ember 2013. I did not think it would grow so strong so soon. I am sure we are ready for tough love. ... ... ember 2013. I did not think it would grow so strong so soon. I am sure we are ready for tough love. ... ... ember 2013. I did not think it would grow so strong so soon. I am sure we are ready for tough love. ... ... raine. Two of them — a critical mass of enlightened Ukrainians, and western partners — pull it ahead. The other holds it back. It consists of parts of Ukraine’s business, political and bureaucra ... ... is because it is transparent. They are independent. Their commitment is to our country, not to me. ukrainian society has surprised the world, and me too, since November 2013. I did not think it would ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:06:04 GMT

uk Economy
Domestic demand lifts uk manufacturers
CBI survey shows order books at four-month high despite continued weakness in export markets
... and will ease concern that the unexpected 0.7 per cent drop in output between September and October recorded earlier this month was signalling a wider slowdown. Rain Newton-Smith, director of economi ... ... t while the survey has been more optimistic than official data for a number of months, there were a number of reasons to remain optimistic about the sector’s prospects, pointing to signs of a recove ... ... ic demand should ensure that the recovery in manufacturing rebuilds some steam in 2015,” he said. ... ... ic demand should ensure that the recovery in manufacturing rebuilds some steam in 2015,” he said. ... ... ic demand should ensure that the recovery in manufacturing rebuilds some steam in 2015,” he said. ... ... boost to growth prospects in key uk export markets, including the eurozone”. Paul Hollingsworth, uk economist at consultancy Capital Economics, said that while the survey has been more optimistic t ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:28:16 GMT

Financial Services
BGC to buy uk interdealer broker RP Martin
US group is to purchase the organisation at centre of Libor scandal
... Martin also paid €247,000 to the European Commission last December as part of the EU watchdog’s record €1.7bn cartel fine over an alleged conspiracy to rig the yen-denominated Libor rate and its ... ... haun Lynn, president of BGC Partners. Gresham backed a £28m management buyout of RP Martin in 2005. ... ... haun Lynn, president of BGC Partners. Gresham backed a £28m management buyout of RP Martin in 2005. ... ... haun Lynn, president of BGC Partners. Gresham backed a £28m management buyout of RP Martin in 2005. ... ... haun Lynn, president of BGC Partners. Gresham backed a £28m management buyout of RP Martin in 2005. ... ... aphies and complementing and strengthening our existing rates and foreign exchange platforms in the uk and Europe,” said Shaun Lynn, president of BGC Partners. Gresham backed a £28m management buyo ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:45:27 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. ... ... 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. ... ... Opec, the oil producers’ group, can ride out a slump in oil prices and keep output unchanged, its head said on Sunday, arguing market weakness did not reflect supply-and-demand fundamentals and coul ... ... g bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to resort to further stimulus early next year. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:36:17 GMT

US Politics Amp Policy
US budget acrimony signals trouble ahead
Bill outraged liberals over move to soften rules on banks trading derivatives
... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ... ... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ... ... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ... ... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ... ... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ... ... t Africa, and blocks protections for small endangered birds that would stymie oil and gas drilling. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:48:06 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip candidate apologises over homophobia
Activist recorded using terms ‘poofter’ and ‘chinky bird’
... ard making offensive remarks about gay people, other Ukip members and Chigwell in Essex. During the recorded conversation, Mr Smith talks about Ukip’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) g ... ... from the Essex town of Chigwell and supporting “a peasant’s hunt through Chigwell village”. ... ... from the Essex town of Chigwell and supporting “a peasant’s hunt through Chigwell village”. ... ... from the Essex town of Chigwell and supporting “a peasant’s hunt through Chigwell village”. ... ... from the Essex town of Chigwell and supporting “a peasant’s hunt through Chigwell village”. ... ... ian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group and he can be heard jokingly referring to it as BLT ukip, and adds “what the old poofter groups call themselves”. He jokes about “shooting peasant ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:39:55 GMT

Energy
Chinese nuclear group buys uk wind farms
Beijing-owned group enters Europe’s renewables market
... that have been a stumbling block. EDF is aiming to make a final investment decision early next year. ... ... that have been a stumbling block. EDF is aiming to make a final investment decision early next year. ... ... that have been a stumbling block. EDF is aiming to make a final investment decision early next year. ... ... that have been a stumbling block. EDF is aiming to make a final investment decision early next year. ... ... that have been a stumbling block. EDF is aiming to make a final investment decision early next year. ... ... s, with China Three Gorges Corporation acquiring wind assets in Portugal and Spain. Ginko Tree, the uk-based investment arm of China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, also bought a 49 per ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:04:32 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Desmond switches to ukip from Labour
Publisher gives anti-EU populists £300,000 for general election campaign
... the entrepreneur with whom he had a furious row during a board meeting of the YouView TV platform. ... ... the entrepreneur with whom he had a furious row during a board meeting of the YouView TV platform. ... ... ng Dirty Talk and Red Hot Amateur, even as he has sought mainstream respectability. He is also cash-rich, having sold Channel 5, the broadcaster, for £450m to Viacom, the US television group, this ye ... ... the entrepreneur with whom he had a furious row during a board meeting of the YouView TV platform. ... ... ch there are official figures. While he remains involved in fundraising — he is hosting a £200-a-head dinner at his 12th-century castle on Saturday night — he has told the party he will not make ... ... eginning to look for new sources of revenue. One of those is Aaron Banks, a former Tory donor, whom ukip says has already begun to make instalments towards the £1m he pledged the party in October. It ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:53:07 GMT

Obituaries
Karl Otto Pöhl, Bundesbank head, 1929-2014
Urbane and tough-talking defender of the Deutschmark
... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ... ... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ... ... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ... ... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ... ... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ... ... tzerland, where he had made his home, is survived by his wife and four children from two marriages. ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:48:33 GMT

Business
Ex-minister Vadera to chair Santander uk

... something that has been mooted for several years but has now been put off for at least another year. ... ... something that has been mooted for several years but has now been put off for at least another year. ... ... something that has been mooted for several years but has now been put off for at least another year. ... ... something that has been mooted for several years but has now been put off for at least another year. ... ... something that has been mooted for several years but has now been put off for at least another year. ... ... ry good appointment for the bank.” Ultimately, Baroness Vadera’s biggest challenge at Santander uk could be to prepare the business for a flotation — something that has been mooted for several y ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:34:21 GMT

Mining
Steinmetz group sues uk home secretary
Legal move relates to alleged corruption involving BSGR in Guinea, focused on iron-ore mining
... tions into BSGR, adding: “Guinea has every confidence in the courts to deal with these matters.” ... ... tions into BSGR, adding: “Guinea has every confidence in the courts to deal with these matters.” ... ... tions into BSGR, adding: “Guinea has every confidence in the courts to deal with these matters.” ... ... tions into BSGR, adding: “Guinea has every confidence in the courts to deal with these matters.” ... ... tions into BSGR, adding: “Guinea has every confidence in the courts to deal with these matters.” ... ... ures at the company are suing the campaign group Global Witness for alleged infringements under the uk data protection act, claims the organisation denies. BSGR has denied wrongdoing since the corrup ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:46:52 GMT

Banks
Nomura names Jonathan Lewis European head
New chief resigned last month from the bank and was to join UBS as chief financial officer
... worked for PwC in both New York and London having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. ... ... lliam Barter and Saba Nazar. Before his role as co-deputy chief financial officer, Mr Lewis held a number of positions at the bank, including chief financial officer of Emea. He previously worked at ... ... worked for PwC in both New York and London having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. ... ... worked for PwC in both New York and London having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. ... ... led from the Lehman era. Among the senior figures that have since left are William Vereker, the co-head of investment banking, and dealmakers Piero Novelli, William Barter and Saba Nazar. Before his ... ... worked for PwC in both New York and London having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:25:38 GMT

Property
uk house market settling, says Bellway
Home builder says demand is resilient but growth has slowed and calls for Whitehall action to address shortage
... could not build enough houses to meet the widely accepted goal of 200,000 new homes a year, despite record profits. Whitehall would have to step up its spending on affordable housing to solve the cou ... ... nalyst at Citi. Bellway shares have gained 15.8 per cent since the start of this year. More video ... ... nalyst at Citi. Bellway shares have gained 15.8 per cent since the start of this year. More video ... ... nalyst at Citi. Bellway shares have gained 15.8 per cent since the start of this year. More video ... ... e to deliver significant earnings growth and ongoing improvements in return on capital in the year ahead,” the company said. The company said it expects operating margins to be about 20 per cent for ... ... s up on last year as a result of “positive market conditions” across London and the rest of the uk. Ted Ayres, Bellway chief executive, said: “Demand for new housing is resilient across the cou ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:20:56 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip at war over Hamilton quest for seat
One of party’s leading donors is accused of pressing candidacy of ex-Tory MP
... mentary candidate. He told the FT: “I cannot tell you what internal conversations have gone on.” ... ... mentary candidate. He told the FT: “I cannot tell you what internal conversations have gone on.” ... ... mentary candidate. He told the FT: “I cannot tell you what internal conversations have gone on.” ... ... mentary candidate. He told the FT: “I cannot tell you what internal conversations have gone on.” ... ... mentary candidate. He told the FT: “I cannot tell you what internal conversations have gone on.” ... ... We have got the funds to see us through until the election — we will be fine.” He has said that ukip needs to spend up to £7m in the run-up to the election if it wants to target the 20 seats on M ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:16:35 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk spy chiefs asked for CIA report deletions
Downing St contradicts denials on Senate torture summary
... k I can reassure the British public about that. But overall we should be clear: torture is wrong.” ... ... rassment to the British government or to cover up any allegations of UK involvement in torture. The number 10 official said: “My understanding is that no redactions were sought to remove any suggest ... ... k I can reassure the British public about that. But overall we should be clear: torture is wrong.” ... ... k I can reassure the British public about that. But overall we should be clear: torture is wrong.” ... ... k I can reassure the British public about that. But overall we should be clear: torture is wrong.” ... ... Another aide added: “These were redactions in terms of operations, not linked in any way to the uk acting illegally.” The comments came a day after another spokesman was asked whether such conve ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:38:41 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk alarm over emergency call switch to 4G
Home Office to roll out system using technology that other countries believe is not ready
... aving 300,000 people guaranteed access is not going to affect a network built for 30m,” one said. ... ... aving 300,000 people guaranteed access is not going to affect a network built for 30m,” one said. ... ... aving 300,000 people guaranteed access is not going to affect a network built for 30m,” one said. ... ... aving 300,000 people guaranteed access is not going to affect a network built for 30m,” one said. ... ... ender, which ministers have split into four lots to make it more competitive. Peter Neyroud, former head of the National Policing Improvement Agency, was involved in negotiating the deal with Airwave. ... ... 10 and face further savings in future. The Home Office said bidders include Arqiva, EE, Telefónica uk and Vodafone, as well as Airwave. Mobile operators say their 4G networks will be as reliable as t ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:35:46 GMT

Business
uk turns into nation of online shoppers
British consumers spend more money per head than those in any other developed country
... ce, however, with TV viewing declining more in the UK last year than in any other country surveyed. ... ... ce, however, with TV viewing declining more in the UK last year than in any other country surveyed. ... ... the lives of people in this country, and the demand for better connections keeps rising,” said Ed richards, Ofcom chief executive. “We are making significant progress in this area. However, we all ... ... ce, however, with TV viewing declining more in the UK last year than in any other country surveyed. ... ... larity of online commerce was boosted by widespread superfast broadband access in the UK, which is ahead of France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Nearly eight in 10 UK homes have access to broadband servi ... ... . Traditional viewing has suffered as a consequence, however, with TV viewing declining more in the uk last year than in any other country surveyed. ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:26:12 GMT

Japan
Weak yen divisive for Abe ahead of poll
Japanese PM hails boon to exporters but wider impact unclear
... continues, the merits of cheaper oil will be bigger than the negative impact from the weaker yen.” ... ... continues, the merits of cheaper oil will be bigger than the negative impact from the weaker yen.” ... ... l opposition parties, the weak yen debate has been divisive for Mr Abe, pitting the big companies enriched by the currency benefits against smaller firms and households struggling from rising prices o ... ... continues, the merits of cheaper oil will be bigger than the negative impact from the weaker yen.” ... ... h a timely statement saying the new facility in Japan would create “dozens of new jobs”. Days ahead of Sunday’s lower-house election, Mr Abe’s message could not be simpler. The cheaper yen, t ... ... ut analysts say government aid should be aimed at making companies more competitive overseas. Sanmaruko, for example, only exports 0.4 per cent of its products. The company wants to raise that ratio t ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:18:20 GMT



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La economía de EE.UU., en un récord de 11 años
La economía de EE.UU. está cerrando 2014 en un punto óptimo en el que se combinan el crecimiento robusto, un aumento sostenido del empleo y la disminución del desempleo, lo que genera optimismo de que un patrón de expansión lenta presente desde la r
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:02:18 EST

Ahead Of The Tape By Spencer Jakab
Gas Indigestion Ahead for Drillers
Chances of a white Christmas in the U.S. haven’t been so low in at least a decade. That has natural-gas drillers feeling blue this holiday season.
... n’t provide much reassurance: It sees winter temperatures 11% above last year and production at a record. In the slightly longer run, though, there is some reason for hope. The collapse in the oil p ... ... ere is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel and it may not even be a gas flare. ... ... ere is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel and it may not even be a gas flare. ... ... ere is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel and it may not even be a gas flare. ... ... ere is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel and it may not even be a gas flare. ... ... ere is at least a faint light at the end of the tunnel and it may not even be a gas flare. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:57:27 EST

World News
ukraine Angers Russia by Ending 'Nonaligned' Status
ukraine ended its status as a nonaligned nation, reopening aspirations to join NATO and drawing a quick rebuke from Moscow.
... tals $4.5 trillion, Interfax reported. Write to Alan Cullison at alan.cullison@wsj.com ... ... udget deficit is seen falling to 3.7% of gross domestic product, down from 4.1% this year. But the numbers don't include the deficit of the largest state energy company, Naftogaz, which has for years ... ... tals $4.5 trillion, Interfax reported. Write to Alan Cullison at alan.cullison@wsj.com ... ... tals $4.5 trillion, Interfax reported. Write to Alan Cullison at alan.cullison@wsj.com ... ... tals $4.5 trillion, Interfax reported. Write to Alan Cullison at alan.cullison@wsj.com ... ... on erupted in ukraine’s east. On Tuesday, the Kremlin moved on with its economic alliance without ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin met t ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:31:20 EST

World News
Algerian Army Kills Militant Blamed for French Beheading
Algeria’s army has killed the leader of an Islamic State splinter group blamed for the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker.
... a, its activities in the northern mountains are limited to occasional attacks on soldiers. ... ... a, its activities in the northern mountains are limited to occasional attacks on soldiers. ... ... a, its activities in the northern mountains are limited to occasional attacks on soldiers. ... ... a, its activities in the northern mountains are limited to occasional attacks on soldiers. ... ... rstrikes in Iraq. As Algeria scrambled to find the hostage in the mountainous region, Gourdel was beheaded on video a few days later. The group later issued other videos showing masked men carrying we ... ... a, its activities in the northern mountains are limited to occasional attacks on soldiers. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:42:24 EST

Markets
Erbey's Departure Ends A heady Era at Ocwen
Ocwen Financial Corp. will have to move past a punishing regulatory settlement without the driving force of Executive Chairman William C. Erbey.
... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ... ... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ... ... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ... ... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ... ... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ... ... ff that servicing portfolio and instead would focus just on so-called nonagency mortgages. ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:18:15 EST

World News
U.N. Debates North Korea Human-Rights record
The U.N. Security Council put North Korea’s human-rights record on its agenda, following U.S. accusations against Pyongyang for a hacking attack against Sony.
... nt, which is a rare instance of the U.N.’s most powerful body debating a country’s human-rights record, came after the Obama administration had sought China’s help in trying to stop alleged hack ... ... d meet on the U.S. Senate’s torture report. Write to Joe Lauria at newseditor@wsj.com ... ... d meet on the U.S. Senate’s torture report. Write to Joe Lauria at newseditor@wsj.com ... ... d meet on the U.S. Senate’s torture report. Write to Joe Lauria at newseditor@wsj.com ... ... d meet on the U.S. Senate’s torture report. Write to Joe Lauria at newseditor@wsj.com ... ... d meet on the U.S. Senate’s torture report. Write to Joe Lauria at newseditor@wsj.com ...
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:06:00 EST

Europe News
Greek Bribery Claims Dismissed Ahead of Key Vote
A Greek prosecutor dismissed allegations brought by a lawmaker from a small, right-wing party claiming he had been offered a bribe to back the government’s candidate in a parliamentary vote for president.
... mouli contributed to this article. Write to Alkman Granitsas at alkman.granitsas@wsj.com ... ... mouli contributed to this article. Write to Alkman Granitsas at alkman.granitsas@wsj.com ... ... mouli contributed to this article. Write to Alkman Granitsas at alkman.granitsas@wsj.com ... ... mouli contributed to this article. Write to Alkman Granitsas at alkman.granitsas@wsj.com ... ... l short of the 200 votes lawmakers needed, it will be closely scrutinized for signs of a consensus ahead of the third vote on Monday. —Nektaria Stamouli contributed to this article. Write to Al ... ... mouli contributed to this article. Write to Alkman Granitsas at alkman.granitsas@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:06:59 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 ... ... him,” according to Mr. Chisholm’s report. The report also found Mr. Manney fired an acceptable number of shots under the circumstance, discharging his firearm approximately 14 times. Some witness ... ... 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 ... ... situation, there simply was no other option available,” said Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, in a statement. Write to Mark Peters at mark.peters@wsj.com and Ben Keslin ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:39:02 EST

Markets
Ocwen head to Step Down
Shares of mortgage-servicing firm Ocwen Financial fell more than 25% after the chairman agreed to step down and the firm said it would pay $150 million following a probe by New York’s top financial regulator.
... management even though he hasn’t been CEO since 2010. The Atlanta-based company said it plans to record a $50 million charge in the fourth quarter to cover the settlement’s final cost. It had tak ... ... Write to Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com and James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com ... ... Write to Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com and James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com ... ... Write to Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com and James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com ... ... Write to Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com and James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com ... ... Write to Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com and James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:14:46 EST

Markets
Ocwen head to Resign in New York Settlement
The executive chairman of Ocwen Financial Corp. will resign as part of a legal settlement with New York’s financial regulator, people familiar with the matter said.
... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ... ... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ... ... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ... ... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ... ... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ... ... Write to James Sterngold at james.sterngold@wsj.com and Alan Zibel at alan.zibel@wsj.com ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:41:48 EST

Markets
Ocwen head to Resign in Settlement
The executive chairman of Ocwen Financial Corp. will resign as part of a legal settlement with New York’s financial regulator, people familiar with the matter said, an extraordinary twist in a two-year-long battle over the mortgage-servicing firm’s pr
... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ... ... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ... ... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ... ... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ... ... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ... ... gn as chairman of the boards of the four companies affiliated with Ocwen, the people said. ...
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:07:25 EST

Middle East News
Tunisians head to Elect President
Tunisians began voting in the second and final round of a presidential election that pits a figure associated with the nation’s autocratic past against the interim president who has led the country through its democratic transition.
... s what I’m concerned with.” Write to Tamer El-Ghobashy at tamer.el-ghobashy@wsj.com ... ... s what I’m concerned with.” Write to Tamer El-Ghobashy at tamer.el-ghobashy@wsj.com ... ... s what I’m concerned with.” Write to Tamer El-Ghobashy at tamer.el-ghobashy@wsj.com ... ... s what I’m concerned with.” Write to Tamer El-Ghobashy at tamer.el-ghobashy@wsj.com ... ... s what I’m concerned with.” Write to Tamer El-Ghobashy at tamer.el-ghobashy@wsj.com ... ... tituent assembly. In last month’s first round, Mr. Essebsi secured 39.5% of votes, while Mr. Marzouki took a stronger-than-expected 33.4%—a result that touched off a period of sharply negative cam ...
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:18:56 EST

World News
G-7 to Discuss ukraine Funding Gap
Senior officials from the Group of Seven developed nations will discuss ukraine’s financing needs on Saturday afternoon, according to three European officials, as efforts continue to fill a funding gap estimated at around $15 billion through early 2016.
... Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com and Bertrand Benoit at bertrand.benoit@wsj.com ... ... Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com and Bertrand Benoit at bertrand.benoit@wsj.com ... ... Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com and Bertrand Benoit at bertrand.benoit@wsj.com ... ... Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com and Bertrand Benoit at bertrand.benoit@wsj.com ... ... eserves dipped under $10 billion. On Friday, an International Monetary Fund team confirmed it would head back to Kiev in January to continue discussions on the next disbursement of aid. Officials brie ... ... to additional funding to help rebuild ukraine’s reserves. The G-7 call will follow a downgrade of ukrainian debt by Standard & Poor’s rating firm Friday. The ratings company said that a “def ...
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:23:12 EST

Food Drink
Cocktail Recipes by the numbers
Acquire the codes for classic drinks, and you can improvise infinitely. Food-science authority Dave Arnold provides the standard ratios for shaken, stirred, built and blender drinks.
... d ¾ ounce strained fresh lime juice. Blend to a slush, and serve by itself or with Ebony. ... ... d ¾ ounce strained fresh lime juice. Blend to a slush, and serve by itself or with Ebony. ... ... d ¾ ounce strained fresh lime juice. Blend to a slush, and serve by itself or with Ebony. ... ... d ¾ ounce strained fresh lime juice. Blend to a slush, and serve by itself or with Ebony. ... ... d ¾ ounce strained fresh lime juice. Blend to a slush, and serve by itself or with Ebony. ... ... bartender. For instance, Mr. Arnold, who helms high-tech Manhattan bar Booker and Dax for the Momofuku restaurant group, offers advice on clarifying juice with a centrifuge and installing a carbon di ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:02:11 EST

Real Estate
A Digital City's Duke and Duchess
Internet multimillionaires Michael and Xochi Birch are part of a generation of techies transforming San Francisco’s real-estate landscape.
... million Sonoma vineyard estate, which has grown to nearly 600 acres, according to the Sonoma County recorder’s Office. The house, which will be completed next spring, was partly inspired by an old s ... ... n International, a house just down the street from theirs is being shown privately for $36 million. ... ... heir Sonoma farm. After touring the place, intergalactic entrepreneur richard Branson was so impressed, he returned with his mother and children. ... ... n International, a house just down the street from theirs is being shown privately for $36 million. ... ... reality is that life is exclusive,” he said. “We don’t make it about money.” Ms. Birch spearheads Battery Powered, a philanthropic club-within-the-club that supports different causes. The coup ... ... n International, a house just down the street from theirs is being shown privately for $36 million. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:21:36 EST

Off Duty Travel
Sand, Souks and Serenity in Oman
Road tripping though Oman, you can do it all: tear through dunes, browse centuries-old markets and hike empty red-rock canyons.
... s by nationality). Oman accepts U.A.E. dirham, but Omani rial are not taken in the U.A.E. ... ... s by nationality). Oman accepts U.A.E. dirham, but Omani rial are not taken in the U.A.E. ... ... s by nationality). Oman accepts U.A.E. dirham, but Omani rial are not taken in the U.A.E. ... ... s by nationality). Oman accepts U.A.E. dirham, but Omani rial are not taken in the U.A.E. ... ... mtaz Mahal serves great Indian food with a view of Qurm Park (Way 2601, Qurm, 968-24-605907). Book ahead, and note that men must wear long pants. What Else to Know: When crossing the border from the ... ... ting There: Al Dhuli Restaurant, a tiny shop on the edge of the parking lot across from Nizwa’s souk, serves top chicken shawarma for under $1. In Muscat, the Mumtaz Mahal serves great Indian food w ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:15:39 EST

Business
Wal-Mart Latin America Chief to head Mexico Unit
Wal-Mart Stores said the head of its Latin American business will also take over as chief executive of its Mexican and Central American operation, Wal-Mart de Mexico.
... chain D&S, which is now Wal-Mart Chile. Write to Amy Guthrie at amy.guthrie@wsj.com ... ... chain D&S, which is now Wal-Mart Chile. Write to Amy Guthrie at amy.guthrie@wsj.com ... ... chain D&S, which is now Wal-Mart Chile. Write to Amy Guthrie at amy.guthrie@wsj.com ... ... chain D&S, which is now Wal-Mart Chile. Write to Amy Guthrie at amy.guthrie@wsj.com ... ... CITY— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Friday said the head of its Latin American business will also take over as chief executive of its Mexican and Centra ... ... chain D&S, which is now Wal-Mart Chile. Write to Amy Guthrie at amy.guthrie@wsj.com ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:39:14 EST

Russia News
Five Soldiers Killed in ukraine
The ukrainian military suffered its heaviest losses in a week of relative quiet in the east, an official said, raising further concerns about an elusive next round of peace talks with pro-Russia separatists.
... e TASS news agency as saying. —Andrea Thomas in Berlin contributed to this article. ... ... e TASS news agency as saying. —Andrea Thomas in Berlin contributed to this article. ... ... e TASS news agency as saying. —Andrea Thomas in Berlin contributed to this article. ... ... e TASS news agency as saying. —Andrea Thomas in Berlin contributed to this article. ... ... e TASS news agency as saying. —Andrea Thomas in Berlin contributed to this article. ... ... ukovych and destabilizing the country. “We don’t see any argument with the West over ukraine; we see a series of actions by the West that led to a coup carried out with impunity,” Mr. ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:30:34 EST

Capital Journal
Obama's New Path: Plowing Ahead Solo
The six weeks since his party suffered historic losses indicate how the president plans to govern in his final two years: plowing ahead with his agenda regardless of the political fallout.
... to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ... ... Barack Obama plans to govern in his final two years: plowing ahead with his agenda regardless of the political fallout. Mr. Obama’s aggressive use of executive ... ... to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com and Carol E. Lee at carol.lee@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:58:01 EST

NY Giants
As Season Winds Down, Beckham's numbers Do All the Talking
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is leading all NFL rookies in receiving yards, and has the most receiving yards per game of any rookie ever. The question is: How is he not the league’s offensive rookie of the year?
... cutive games, and after eclipsing Jeremy Shockey ’s franchise rookie record of 894 receiving yards last week, he’ll likely break Shockey’s franchise mark of 74 catch ... ... ed his game-worn jersey and spikes in the NFL’s Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Then there are the numbers, which read like a computer error. Even after he missed the first four games of the year wi ... ... That is not up to me,” Beckham said. “If they vote for me and I win it, I win it.” ... ... That is not up to me,” Beckham said. “If they vote for me and I win it, I win it.” ... ... That is not up to me,” Beckham said. “If they vote for me and I win it, I win it.” ... ... That is not up to me,” Beckham said. “If they vote for me and I win it, I win it.” ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:14:12 EST

Europe News
Hollande Says Talks to Continue With Russia and ukraine
France and Germany will continue talks in the coming days with Russia and ukraine, French President François Hollande said, as a lull in fighting in eastern ukraine has raised hopes that a more lasting peace is at hand.
... bel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com ... ... bel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com ... ... bel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com ... ... bel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com ... ... bel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj.com ... ... ment must be respected. That includes requirements for Russia to remove heavy weaponry from eastern ukraine and rebel groups to free prisoners, he said. Write to Matthew Dalton at Matthew.Dalton@wsj. ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:47:03 EST

Markets
Goldman's Waldron Replaces Weinberg as Investment Banking Co-head
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. promoted John Waldron to co-head of investment-banking, replacing John S. Weinberg, a vice chairman whose father and grandfather once led the Wall Street firm.
... . Waldron’s promotion comes as Goldman’s investment-banking arm enjoys one of its best years on record. The firm’s merger bankers passed a rare milestone earlier this month, advising companies o ... ... dvance our client franchise,” they wrote. Write to Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com ... ... de the firm and out for his role as an adviser. David M. Solomon and richard Gnodde will stay as co-heads of the unit. Mr. Waldron will join them on the firm’s managem ... ... dvance our client franchise,” they wrote. Write to Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com ... ... e as an adviser. David M. Solomon and Richard Gnodde will stay as co-heads of the unit. Mr. Waldron will join them on the firm’s management committee. In his new role, ... ... dvance our client franchise,” they wrote. Write to Justin Baer at justin.baer@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:49 EST

The People S Money
Jack Ma and Wang Jianlin in Battle to Top China's rich List
The People’s Money: Internet mogul Jack Ma and property tycoon Wang Jianlin are wrestling for the top spot on China’s billionaire list this year, as e-commerce and brick-and-mortar shops are at daggers drawn over the future of Chinese consumption.
... hina Europe International Business School in Shanghai. Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... hina Europe International Business School in Shanghai. Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... ’s critical analysis of political economy. His takeaway from the book is that as people get richer, the things they value will change. That is one reason behind Mr. Wang’s push into entertai ... ... hina Europe International Business School in Shanghai. Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... which the company says are worth more than 10 billion yuan. A museum will open in its new Shanghai headquarters to showcase his collections. Mr. Ma is also pushing into entertainment, by investing in ... ... hina Europe International Business School in Shanghai. Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:26:39 EST

Europe Markets
Nigeria's Currency at record Low
Nigeria’s currency slumped to an all-time low against the dollar, pummeled by the tumbling price of oil.
... decline ineffective. The dollar rose as high as 187 naira in early afternoon, eclipsing a previous record of 186.90 set on Dec. 2. That brings the buck’s year-to-date climb against the naira to 16. ... ... led almost 28% and in December it is down 13.7%. Write to Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... led almost 28% and in December it is down 13.7%. Write to Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... led almost 28% and in December it is down 13.7%. Write to Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... led almost 28% and in December it is down 13.7%. Write to Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... led almost 28% and in December it is down 13.7%. Write to Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:03:41 EST

Today S Markets
U.S. Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Meeting
U.S. stocks opened higher after three consecutive sessions of losses, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary-policy statement.
... p in oil prices and turmoil in emerging-market assets. The Dow has fallen nearly 5% from its Dec. 5 record, through Tuesday’s close. Still, pullbacks in U.S. stocks have proved short-lived this year ... ... shampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com and Corrie Driebusch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com ... ... shampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com and Corrie Driebusch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com ... ... shampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com and Corrie Driebusch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com ... ... ains were partly attributable to a rebound after three sessions of losses, as well as anticipation ahead of the Fed’s statement, which some expect could remain doveish. Also, early Wednesday data s ... ... shampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com and Corrie Driebusch at corrie.driebusch@wsj.com ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:53:33 EST

Technology
Sprint to Face record Fine Over Unauthorized Charges
The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to fine Sprint Corp. a record $105 million over allegations the company charged consumers for unwanted text message alerts and other services.
... Commission is preparing to fine Sprint Corp. a record $105 million over allegations the company charged consumers for unwanted text message alerts ... ... nt over similar charges earlier this year as the largest in FCC history. Regulators have targeted a number of carriers for cramming, with the Federal Trade Commission suing ... ... as first reported by National Journal. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ... ... as first reported by National Journal. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ... ... as first reported by National Journal. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ... ... as first reported by National Journal. Write to Gautham Nagesh at gautham.nagesh@wsj.com ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:55:03 EST

Letters
head in the Sands of the South China Sea
A letter from W.L. Chang regarding our editorial, “China’s Line in the Sea.”
... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ... ... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ... ... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ... ... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ... ... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ... ... Sea—but nowhere did it urge the U.S. to ratify the convention. W.L. Chang Hong Kong ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:16:00 EST

World News
ukraine Needs Tight Budget and Reforms
Government in Kiev must pass a tight 2015 budget and deliver upfront reforms in coming weeks to win a broad new package of international assistance, the country’s new finance minister said.
... the war on our nation,” she said. Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... the war on our nation,” she said. Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... the war on our nation,” she said. Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... the war on our nation,” she said. Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... the war on our nation,” she said. Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... f the [February] revolution where the government was practically illiquid,” she said, noting that ukraine has paid $14 billion in external debts while receiving $9 billion in assistance in 2014. “ ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:42:36 EST

Europe Markets
Ex-uk Financial Regulator to Join Oliver Wyman
Hector Sants, once the U.K.’s top financial supervisor, is to join management consultant Oliver Wyman, a year after he stepped down from Barclays PLC because of stress and exhaustion.
... ich was absorbed by the Bank of England. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ... ... ich was absorbed by the Bank of England. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ... ... adviser to Abu Dhabi Global Market, a new international financial center being launched by the oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates. Since stepping down from Barclays, Mr. Sants has been head ... ... ich was absorbed by the Bank of England. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ... ... oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates. Since stepping down from Barclays, Mr. Sants has been heading a Church of England task force looking at the provision of credit for people on low incomes. ... ... ich was absorbed by the Bank of England. Write to David Wighton at david.wighton@wsj.com ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:07:43 EST

NY Yankees
Budget-Minded Yankees Bring Back Chase headley
The Yankees signed the third baseman to a four-year contract, bringing him back as the final piece in a budget-conscious overhaul of their infield. They will pay headley a little more than $50 million.
... iction,” Headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ... ... iction,” Headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ... ... iction,” Headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ... ... iction,” Headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ... ... “was something that was resolved fairly quickly.” “I don’t see there being any friction,” headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ... ... iction,” Headley said of the Rodriguez situation, “especially coming from my side.” ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:41:28 EST

Canada News
Canada Household Debt Rises to record High
A key gauge of household debt in Canada climbed to a record high in the third quarter as Canadians accumulated debt faster than their incomes grew.
... which is the share of disposable income used to pay mortgage and nonmortgage interest, dropped to a record low of 6.8% in the third quarter, underscoring rock-bottom borrowing costs. Household net wor ... ... tional net worth rose 2.4% to C$227,500. Write to Nirmala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... tional net worth rose 2.4% to C$227,500. Write to Nirmala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... tional net worth rose 2.4% to C$227,500. Write to Nirmala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... tional net worth rose 2.4% to C$227,500. Write to Nirmala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... tional net worth rose 2.4% to C$227,500. Write to Nirmala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:20:00 EST

Europe News
Sweden Rebukes Russia Over Near Miss
Sweden’s relations with Russian took another knock over the weekend after a second near miss this year between a commercial jet and Russian military plane triggered a rebuke from Stockholm.
... far back as the Cold War. Russia has denied the accusations that it sent the submarine. ... ... far back as the Cold War. Russia has denied the accusations that it sent the submarine. ... ... far back as the Cold War. Russia has denied the accusations that it sent the submarine. ... ... far back as the Cold War. Russia has denied the accusations that it sent the submarine. ... ... far back as the Cold War. Russia has denied the accusations that it sent the submarine. ... ... ter a second near miss this year between a commercial jet and Russian military plane triggered a rebuke from Stockholm. Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist criticiz ...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:59:24 EST

A-hed
For Hanukkah, Humble Latkes Get an Extreme Makeover
Foodies are spicing up the traditional potato pancakes with funky variations, such as poutine latkes, grilled cheese latkes, and even ‘green eggs and latkes.
... to someone. It is very personal.” Write to Lucette Lagnado at lucette.lagnado@wsj.com ... ... to someone. It is very personal.” Write to Lucette Lagnado at lucette.lagnado@wsj.com ... ... to someone. It is very personal.” Write to Lucette Lagnado at lucette.lagnado@wsj.com ... ... to someone. It is very personal.” Write to Lucette Lagnado at lucette.lagnado@wsj.com ... ... r menorahs, he sells ones made out of cork, one shaped like a giraffe, and another with an elephant head. At Menorah.com, a large online purveyor, there are nearly two dozen separate categories of me ... ... ng,” says Ms. Safar. That is why she has spent weeks trying out new recipes on her family. For Hanukkah, Ms. Safar has devised a menu consisting of eight different latkes—one for every night of th ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:48:20 EST

Law Journal
Apple heads to Court Over E-Books
When Apple Inc. entered the electronic-books market in 2010, founder Steve Jobs described its pricing agreements with publishers as an “Aikido move” against competitor Amazon.com Inc. A federal judge called them something else: price-fixing.
... Malcolm Stewart, is expected to argue the government’s case. ... ... s power. Some new e-book prices increased, but average prices across the market decreased, and the number of available titles increased dramatically, Apple’s lawyers said. “Antitrust laws are int ... ... Malcolm Stewart, is expected to argue the government’s case. ... ... Malcolm Stewart, is expected to argue the government’s case. ... ... Malcolm Stewart, is expected to argue the government’s case. ... ... Malcolm Stewart, is expected to argue the government’s case. ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:27:16 EST

Law Journal
Apple heads to Court in E-Book Appeal
On Monday, an appeals court is scheduled to consider whether Apple’s pricing agreements with e-book publishers amounted to a deft market maneuver or an illegal conspiracy.
... pected to argue the government’s case. Write to Joe Palazzolo at joe.palazzolo@wsj.com ... ... s power. Some new e-book prices increased, but average prices across the market decreased, and the number of available titles increased dramatically, Apple’s lawyers said. “Antitrust laws are int ... ... pected to argue the government’s case. Write to Joe Palazzolo at joe.palazzolo@wsj.com ... ... pected to argue the government’s case. Write to Joe Palazzolo at joe.palazzolo@wsj.com ... ... pected to argue the government’s case. Write to Joe Palazzolo at joe.palazzolo@wsj.com ... ... pected to argue the government’s case. Write to Joe Palazzolo at joe.palazzolo@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:04:43 EST

The Americas
In Haiti, Government Is Where You Go to Get rich
The political class fights over who next will loot the economy. Growth is an afterthought.
... is an unavoidable nuisance at best and more often a predator. Write to O’Grady@wsj.com ... ... is an unavoidable nuisance at best and more often a predator. Write to O’Grady@wsj.com ... ... od. Haitian politics is winner-take-all. Haitians understand that government is where you go to get rich. Messrs. Martelly and Lamothe may have used their offices to favor friends and themselves, as m ... ... is an unavoidable nuisance at best and more often a predator. Write to O’Grady@wsj.com ... ... ezing whereas the hot was just cold. The inn keeper scrambled about, trying to please guests. In my head I tallied up the challenges facing entrepreneurs in a country with almost no public services an ... ... is an unavoidable nuisance at best and more often a predator. Write to O’Grady@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:46:40 EST

Commodities
OPEC head: No Oil Target Price
The head of the OPEC said the group hasn’t set a fixed oil-price target, and urged exporters from the Gulf region to continue to invest in exploration and production even as a decline in the oil price crimps revenue.
... up over $100,” Mr. el-Badri said. Write to Nicolas Parasie at nicolas.parasie@wsj.com ... ... up over $100,” Mr. el-Badri said. Write to Nicolas Parasie at nicolas.parasie@wsj.com ... ... up over $100,” Mr. el-Badri said. Write to Nicolas Parasie at nicolas.parasie@wsj.com ... ... up over $100,” Mr. el-Badri said. Write to Nicolas Parasie at nicolas.parasie@wsj.com ... ... DUBAI—The head of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Sunday said the group hasn’t set ... ... up over $100,” Mr. el-Badri said. Write to Nicolas Parasie at nicolas.parasie@wsj.com ...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:07:26 EST



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Middle-east-and-africa
The year ahead: Key events in 2015: Time to cut deals
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:02:09 +0000

Europe
Gas in ukraine: On another front
GAS is flowing again from Russia to ukraine, but blackouts have hit factories and homes. ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, says ukraine’s independence is compromised by its energy dependence on Russia. Mykhailo Gonchar of the Centre for
... does not need troops to “strangle Kiev”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... does not need troops to “strangle Kiev”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... does not need troops to “strangle Kiev”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... does not need troops to “strangle Kiev”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... does not need troops to “strangle Kiev”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... t nuclear fuel from Russia, despite increased co-operation with Westinghouse, an American firm. And ukraine relies on Russia to store nuclear waste. As Mr Gonchar notes, with so many pressure points, ...
Wed, 17 December 2014 14:11:26 GMT

Europe
Russia and ukraine: Putin’s people
Watching from
... , either. Despite growing anxiety about living standards, Mr Putin’s popularity rating remains at record levels. Yet, as the street protests in 2011 showed, this could change quickly. Polls show tha ... ... Mr Putin answered confidently at the time. From the print edition: Europe ... ... Mr Putin answered confidently at the time. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ng harassed. Yet while this will further undermine civil society, it is unlikely to compensate most russians for their declining incomes. So far, it seems, Mr Putin’s preferred method of dealing wit ... ... as irrelevant now fret over Russia’s isolation. “The sanctions are working,” says Lev Gudkov, head of the Levada Centre, an independent pollster. The consumers who have emerged in Russia’s big ... ... ovorossiya, an historic term that Mr Putin invoked to justify Russia’s intervention in south-east ukraine, was notably absent from his state of the nation speech. He is also hoping that he can entic ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

United-states
Lexington: The immigrant numbers game
SOMETIMES the hardest questions c
... s example suggests he might be right. From the print edition: United States ... ... is no liberal squish: he just has other priorities, starting with inward investment and upping the number of Tennesseans who go to college. Change can even be detected in the state legislature, where ... ... an pay,” he adds. That is a very American statement. It puts timid, grudging politicians in other rich countries to shame. Mr Obama has taken a gamble that the nationwide spread of migrants helps th ... ... s example suggests he might be right. From the print edition: United States ... ... ool, but Mr Gardenhire vows to try again. In the past five years some 18,000 Hispanic families have headed to his district, he reports, many after neighbouring Alabama and Georgia passed “draconian ... ... s example suggests he might be right. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 11 December 2014 14:15:01 GMT

Freeexchange
How rich we really are
THERE IS no widely recognised, monetary measure of a country's natural, human and physical assets. Economists usually make do with GDP (which anyway gauges income rather than assets). But a
... aid: “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.”  ... ... stance, the UN uses figures on average years of schooling, the wage its workers can command and the number of years they can expect to work before they retire (or die).  Philosophers blanch at th ... ... ts to take notice. When taking into account inclusive wealth, the authors show, countries seem much richer. America’s GDP is around $15 trillion; its inclusive wealth is about ten times higher (and ... ... aid: “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.”  ... ... aid: “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.”  ... ... aid: “the welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measure of national income.”  ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:57:13 +0000

International
The week ahead: Star pupil
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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:02:35 +0000

Britain
Leaving London: heading north
Mr Selfridge comes
... n. Many of these go-getters are former Londoners. According to the Office of National Statistics, a record number of 30- to 39-year-olds left the capital in the year to June 2013: a net outflow of nea ... ... y 22,000 (and a 25% increase on 2010). They have settled in Birmingham, which attracted the largest number, as well as Manchester, Bristol and Oxford. London has long shed people in their 30s. Mainly ... ... d property market is doing the job for them. From the print edition: Britain ... ... d property market is doing the job for them. From the print edition: Britain ... ... a house in Milton Keynes (£209,600) is less than half London’s, so despite a 13% pay cut, those headed for Milton Keynes are likely to enjoy a higher disposable income. It is not just a lifestyle ... ... d property market is doing the job for them. From the print edition: Britain ...
Thu, 04 December 2014 13:34:37 GMT

Prospero
ukIP, pursued by a bear
MANY Britons were raise
... Mr Farage, would be tempted to follow Paddington's example and give him "a particularly hard stare". ... ... Mr Farage, would be tempted to follow Paddington's example and give him "a particularly hard stare". ... ... Mr Farage, would be tempted to follow Paddington's example and give him "a particularly hard stare". ... ... Mr Farage, would be tempted to follow Paddington's example and give him "a particularly hard stare". ... ... Mr Farage, would be tempted to follow Paddington's example and give him "a particularly hard stare". ... ... our blogger attended was packed at 3pm on a busy pre-Christmas shopping day. It was a reminder that ukIP polls relatively poorly in multicultural London and that its national ratings are still in the ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:07:25 +0000

Britain
Bagehot: ukIP turns serious
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Should digital monopolies be broken up?
... s policies. There are plenty to choose from. From the print edition: Britain ... ... campaign, when Mr Reckless aired a plan, subsequently aborted, to repatriate a yet-to-be-determined number of them. It also now dislikes things, such as high-speed rail lines and business-like reform ... ... s policies. There are plenty to choose from. From the print edition: Britain ... ... s policies. There are plenty to choose from. From the print edition: Britain ... ... uropean Union and slashing immigration, it wants. It has been giving serious thought to that, too. Ahead of the 2005 general election, Mr Farage, then merely an MEP, confessed to an adviser that he di ... ... gest he was its champion; he sounded patronising and inept. Mr Cameron and Mr Miliband should treat ukIP as the normal party it claims to be and rip to shreds the inconsistencies and illiberalities in ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:05:18 +0000

Europe
ukraine’s government: Tragedy and farce
“SHAME! Shame! Shame!” roared the crowd when ukraine’s leaders appeared at a recent ceremony honouring the Maidan victims. Protesters accused President Petro Poroshenko of breaking promises. A year after the “revolution of dignity” began, the
... outside a military base, are troubling omens. From the print edition: Europe ... ... outside a military base, are troubling omens. From the print edition: Europe ... ... outside a military base, are troubling omens. From the print edition: Europe ... ... outside a military base, are troubling omens. From the print edition: Europe ... ... Western allies are working hard to keep them together. Yet efforts to merge their parties into one ahead of the election failed—some say the two could not agree on a name. Lviv’s mayor, Andriy Sad ... ... turmoil, including separatism in other pro-Russian regions. Mysterious explosions this month in the ukrainian-held city of Kharkiv, including one outside a military base, are troubling omens. ...
Thu, 27 November 2014 13:05:18 GMT

Prospero
The riches of the Islamic world
THE low-slung, white-gr
... ch is widely considered the most magnificently painted of any such rendition of the poem. A chanted recording of the work plays softly in the background.A decade ago, the Aga Khan twice tried to buy a ... ... ll at the Ismaili Centre (booking required)—here, at least, the world feels serene and harmonious. ... ... institutions in Britain is all the more distressing in retrospect given that an appreciation of the richness and variety of Islamic cultures and the arts they produced seems more important with every ... ... ll at the Ismaili Centre (booking required)—here, at least, the world feels serene and harmonious. ... ... ll at the Ismaili Centre (booking required)—here, at least, the world feels serene and harmonious. ... ... ll at the Ismaili Centre (booking required)—here, at least, the world feels serene and harmonious. ...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:41:23 +0000

International
The week ahead: Going to the polls
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:20:36 +0000

Newsbook
The week ahead: November 13th 2014: Going to the polls
THE European Parliament and the European Council bicker over next year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014-11-28
... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ... ... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ... ... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ... ... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ... ... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ... ... ext year's EU budget, Romanians decide on a new president and another crucial by-election in Britain ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:20:36 +0000

Business
The Yukos affair: The chase is on
Yukos: seized
... July when a group of Yukos shareholders won a $50 billion arbitration award—20 times the previous record—against Russia for expropriating the oil company in 2004. The Kremlin had until November 11 ... ... us back to square one. It’s a circus.” From the print edition: Business ... ... us back to square one. It’s a circus.” From the print edition: Business ... ... us back to square one. It’s a circus.” From the print edition: Business ... ... us back to square one. It’s a circus.” From the print edition: Business ... ... s of firms that are owned or controlled by the state, such as Rosneft, the oil giant that subsumed Yukos, and Gazprom, another energy giant. The asset-hunters will have to convince the courts that the ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

Europe
Russia and ukraine: Military marches
EVEN as Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, was heading to the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, tensions in ukraine were escalating. Scores of tanks, lorries and artillery, unmarked and stripped of licence plates, were snaking along ukrainian ro
... that the West can do anything to prevent it. From the print edition: Europe ... ... that the West can do anything to prevent it. From the print edition: Europe ... ... that the West can do anything to prevent it. From the print edition: Europe ... ... that the West can do anything to prevent it. From the print edition: Europe ... ... fait accompli. Mr Putin is keen to show that Russia is not intimidated by sanctions. Dmitri Trenin, head of the Carnegie Moscow Centre, also suggests that Ukraine may be tempted to try to recapture mo ... ... concoction whose future existence within its current borders is uncertain. An economic collapse of ukraine (see page 79), followed by a division of the country between the West and Russia, still appe ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

Finance-and-economics
ukraine’s economy: Worse to come
NINA KULIKOVA hid in her bathtub
... and default seems inevitable. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... and default seems inevitable. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... and default seems inevitable. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... and default seems inevitable. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... and default seems inevitable. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... eplace old boilers and to fix leaky pipes would help. Investing in gas production also makes sense: ukraine has big reserves but output has fallen by two-thirds since the 1970s. Mr Poroshenko has doub ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

Leaders
The collapse of ukraine’s economy: Don’t chicken out of Kiev
THE economy of ukrai
... ons about the health of Ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ons about the health of Ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ons about the health of Ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ons about the health of Ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ons about the health of Ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... debts. But it makes a lot more sense than hiding behind Panglossian assumptions about the health of ukraine’s economy. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 13 November 2014 15:47:40 GMT

Economist
The world in numbers: Countries: Switzerland
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries
... hange in the government.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... nt.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... hange in the government.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... hange in the government.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... | From The World In 2015 print edition GDP growth:2.5%GDP per head: $82,050 (PPP: $57,360)Inflation:0.8% Budget balance (% GDP):0.3Population:8.2m The govern ... ... hange in the government.   From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:56:11 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Countries: Slovakia
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries
... ould still beat the EU average. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... U average. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ould still beat the EU average. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ould still beat the EU average. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... Social Democracy government, the first single-party administration since independence in 1993, will head into its final year in 2015 with a comfortable grip on power. Robert Fico, the second-term prim ... ... ould still beat the EU average. From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:12:19 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Industries: Travel and Tourism
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Industries
... n expect another strong year, and American forecasters predict 65% hotel-occupancy rates, a 20-year record. Airlines will also take flight. Traditional carriers will start to face increasing competit ... ... es.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... -New York in 90 minutes.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... -New York in 90 minutes.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... -New York in 90 minutes.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... -New York in 90 minutes.   From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:14:42 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Industries: IT Software and Services
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Industries
... is yet another threat.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... at.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... is yet another threat.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... is yet another threat.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... is yet another threat.   From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... is yet another threat.   From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:04:57 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Industries: Automotive
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Industries
... ort will be just 2% of oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... f oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ort will be just 2% of oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ort will be just 2% of oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ort will be just 2% of oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ort will be just 2% of oil’s. From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:32:30 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Industries: Business Environment
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Industries
... just conceivable in 2015.  From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... 015.  From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... hope of improvement. Developing countries will rediscover some missing momentum, to expand by 5.3%; rich-world nations, too, will speed up to 2.5% growth, thanks largely to a revitalised US.  The ... ... just conceivable in 2015.  From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... just conceivable in 2015.  From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... just conceivable in 2015.  From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:16:31 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Countries: Portugal
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries
... ile euro zone remains a threat. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... a threat. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ile euro zone remains a threat. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... ile euro zone remains a threat. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... | From The World In 2015 print edition GDP growth:0.8%GDP per head: $22,730 (PPP: $27,140)Inflation:0.5% Budget balance (% GDP):-8.8Population:10.5m The centre-ri ... ... ile euro zone remains a threat. From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:03:15 +0000

Economist
The world in numbers: Countries: Czech Republic
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries
... D’s senior coalition partner. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... n partner. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... D’s senior coalition partner. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... D’s senior coalition partner. From The World In 2015 print edition ... ... | From The World In 2015 print edition GDP growth:2.7%GDP per head: $17,940 (PPP: $29,150)Inflation:1.9% Budget balance (% GDP):-2.3Population:10.8m The grand coa ... ... D’s senior coalition partner. From The World In 2015 print edition ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:20:17 +0000

International
The week ahead: November 6th 2014: New decisions, old arguments
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The week ahead: November 6th 2014
... Nov 6th 2014 | International ... ... Nov 6th 2014 | International ... ... Nov 6th 2014 | International ... ... Nov 6th 2014 | International ... ... 014 All latest updates New decisions, old arguments Barack Obama heads to Beijing for an APEC summit, the final days of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and ... ... Nov 6th 2014 | International ...
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:43:59 +0000

Europe
ukraine’s separatists: Shrinking country
Bullets and ba
... not whether they will make a move, but when. From the print edition: Europe ... ... not whether they will make a move, but when. From the print edition: Europe ... ... not whether they will make a move, but when. From the print edition: Europe ... ... not whether they will make a move, but when. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ebration. The inauguration of Alexander Zakharchenko, an electrician turned battalion commander, as head of the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) featured a folk group dancing a jig with a ... ... warning of another separatist offensive. NATO claims some 300 Russian troops remain inside eastern ukraine training soldiers and co-ordinating supplies. Rebel leaders promise to recapture territory l ...
Thu, 06 November 2014 15:40:10 GMT

Newsbook
The week ahead: October 31st 2014: Changing the climate debate
A MAJOR UN report on climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014-11-14
... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ... ... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ... ... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ... ... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ... ... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ... ... n climate change, a new EU commission meets for the first time and America’s midterm election ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:28:48 +0000

Europe
ukraine’s election: Good voters, not such good guys
TO ALL appearances, ukraine’s par
... us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. From the print edition: Europe ... ... us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. From the print edition: Europe ... ... us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. From the print edition: Europe ... ... us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. From the print edition: Europe ... ... us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. From the print edition: Europe ... ... vetlana Ischenko, 68, in the foyer of Lesya ukrainka Gymnasium. “If we don’t change now, either ukraine will fall to pieces or Putin will take us over.” Unfortunately, she may be right. ...
Thu, 30 October 2014 13:39:09 GMT

Letters
On books, Germany, Taiwan, schools, Ebola, ukIP, homosexuals, the Pet Shop Boys: Letters to the editor
Scholars like books
... Boys titles.) PAUL GRODEN St Helier, Jersey From the print edition: Letters ... ... Boys titles.) PAUL GRODEN St Helier, Jersey From the print edition: Letters ... ... Boys titles.) PAUL GRODEN St Helier, Jersey From the print edition: Letters ... ... Boys titles.) PAUL GRODEN St Helier, Jersey From the print edition: Letters ... ... ly? I refer to your very introspective behaviour in using disco songs by the Pet Shop Boys for mini headlines in an article (“Tainting love”, October 11th). Yes, please desist as this will actuall ... ... ? She doesn’t think so. THOMAS HODSON London SIR – Do not underestimate the wide appeal of ukIP at lots of levels. Europe is creating an increasingly uncompetitive business environment for sm ...
Thu, 30 October 2014 13:39:09 GMT

Science-and-technology
Difference engine: A head of steam
uk Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Difference engine Rubric:&
... anages to get that message across, the days of wind and solar could well be numbered. ... ... he geothermal industry manages to get that message across, the days of wind and solar could well be numbered. ... ... anages to get that message across, the days of wind and solar could well be numbered. ... ... anages to get that message across, the days of wind and solar could well be numbered. ... ... numbered. ... ... anages to get that message across, the days of wind and solar could well be numbered. ...
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:11:26 +0000

Asia
Japanese politics: Sukyandaru
Yuko Obuchi’s
... s. Mr Abe’s new defence minister, Akinori Eto, had to amend his political-funds report because it recorded potentially improper donations. The farm minister, Koya Nishikawa, has been questioned over ... ... ther scandal, such tasks will only grow harder. From the print edition: Asia ... ... ther scandal, such tasks will only grow harder. From the print edition: Asia ... ... ther scandal, such tasks will only grow harder. From the print edition: Asia ... ... y” members in safe Diet seats—and there are many—often fail to ensure that their constituency headquarters are run properly. The DPJ wants to uncover more scandals. Mr Abe’s new defence minist ... ... minister for public safety and the overseer of the country’s police, posing with members of Zaitokukai, an ultra-right-wing group which leads rallies against ethnic-Korean residents. To replace the ...
Thu, 23 October 2014 14:53:32 GMT

Europe
ukraine before the election: The battle for ukraine’s future
ONLY a few photographs of d
... ntrate the minds in the Ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ntrate the minds in the Ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ntrate the minds in the Ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ntrate the minds in the Ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ntrate the minds in the Ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ... ... the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917. If nothing else, this should concentrate the minds in the ukrainian government. From the print edition: Europe ...
Thu, 23 October 2014 14:53:32 GMT

Americasview
Dilma edges ahead
BRAZIL is on tente
... en their taps run dry at least once in the past 30 days. The PSDB blames the most severe drought on record; critics allege chronic mismanagement.Mr Neves’s lead in the rich and industrialised São P ... ... im. Now it seems to be with the PT juggernaut. Mr Neves has his work cut out if he is to reverse it. ... ... es the most severe drought on record; critics allege chronic mismanagement.Mr Neves’s lead in the rich and industrialised São Paulo has not evaporated entirely. But in the populous south-east it ha ... ... im. Now it seems to be with the PT juggernaut. Mr Neves has his work cut out if he is to reverse it. ... ... never Mr Neves himself stood for elected office in Minas, he strolled to victory.Acrimony came to a head in a bad-tempered debate on October 16th. The candidates traded charges of nepotism (over Mr Ne ... ... im. Now it seems to be with the PT juggernaut. Mr Neves has his work cut out if he is to reverse it. ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:49:54 +0000

Prospero
Francis Fukuyama on political order
The political scientist explains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle
... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... ... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... ... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... ... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... ... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ... ... lains how the West has developed strong states while the Middle East and Africa continue to struggle ...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:15:19 +0000

Europe
ukraine at war: Fight club
Let’s stop sho
... o a fractured parliament incapable of reform. From the print edition: Europe ... ... o a fractured parliament incapable of reform. From the print edition: Europe ... ... o a fractured parliament incapable of reform. From the print edition: Europe ... ... o a fractured parliament incapable of reform. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s in Sloviansk and Mariupol, former rebel strongholds now under Ukrainian control. Igor Plotnitsky, head of the Luhansk People’s Republic and a signatory to the Minsk agreement, has told Russian med ... ... art of the war is behind us.” Mr Putin, beset by economic concerns, is willing to play along. But ukraine’s general election on October 26th offers a new opportunity for chaos. Another Russian-bac ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:57 GMT

Letters
On ukraine, Scotland, South Korea, Hungary, Syria, Oliver Wendell Holmes, addresses: Letters to the editor
ukraine’s proxy w
... d it. Mike PetersonCambridge, Cambridgeshire From the print edition: Letters ... ... creasing (“A $2.5 trillion problem”, September 27th). To address this imbalance we are taking a number of measures, such as imposing taxes on companies that do not spend a certain portion of their ... ... d it. Mike PetersonCambridge, Cambridgeshire From the print edition: Letters ... ... d it. Mike PetersonCambridge, Cambridgeshire From the print edition: Letters ... ... d it. Mike PetersonCambridge, Cambridgeshire From the print edition: Letters ... ... ort by the Korean government to get firms to invest their cash reserves in the Korean economy. Jaehyuk ChoiSpokespersonMinistry of Strategy and Finance Sejong, South Korea An election in Budapest ...
Thu, 09 October 2014 14:58:56 GMT

Gametheory
head in the turf
THIS week's issue of The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it
... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ... ... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ... ... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ... ... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ... ... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ... ... The Economist includes an article about FIFA, football's international governing body. Read it here. ...
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20:21:05 +0000

Britain
ukIP’s progress: The flexible Mr Farage
LIKE many in Heywood and Middleto
... ally the bendy Mr Farage will pull a muscle. From the print edition: Britain ... ... But elsewhere they are listless: the equivalent figure for Heywood and Middleton was 293. Half that number turned out for a recent weekend canvassing session. In contrast, even on a quiet weekday UKIP ... ... ally the bendy Mr Farage will pull a muscle. From the print edition: Britain ... ... ally the bendy Mr Farage will pull a muscle. From the print edition: Britain ... ... bour Party, but it has started to give them the jitters, too. In local elections in May it stormed ahead in the party’s traditional strongholds—like Rotherham in Yorkshire, where it won ten of the ... ... Kellner, the president of YouGov, reckons that it could win as many as ten seats. But as it does so ukIP’s contortions will become more painful. Its policies will come under new scrutiny, the sheen ...
Thu, 02 October 2014 15:00:54 GMT

International
FIFA: head in the turf
THE transcript is unverified, but explosive all the same. Published in August by Novaya Gazeta, a Russian magazine, it appears to document the country’s football chiefs agonising over whether to break FIFA’s rules by admitt
... as enough other problems on his plate. From the print edition: International ... ... as enough other problems on his plate. From the print edition: International ... ... as enough other problems on his plate. From the print edition: International ... ... as enough other problems on his plate. From the print edition: International ... ... ommittee Mr Blatter set up in 2011, after a series of scandals, to clean up FIFA. The committee’s head, Mark Pieth, a respected Swiss jurist, has called for a “convincing and transparent answer” ... ... s clubs played their first games in the Russian league in August, prompting an angry complaint from ukraine. FIFA has largely left it to UEFA, which regulates European football, to sort out that mess. ...
Thu, 02 October 2014 15:00:54 GMT

Freeexchange
The Russian budget: Economic pain, caused by ukraine
TODAY Russia submitted its budget to the Duma, the lower house of the parliament. After three rounds of discussions, Vladimir Putin, the president, will sign it into law. The budget shows how much trouble the Russian economy is in—and how unwilling t
... the Kremlin to project strength and maintain public support, when in fact it is looking ever weaker. ... ... the Kremlin to project strength and maintain public support, when in fact it is looking ever weaker. ... ... the Kremlin to project strength and maintain public support, when in fact it is looking ever weaker. ... ... the Kremlin to project strength and maintain public support, when in fact it is looking ever weaker. ... ... the Kremlin to project strength and maintain public support, when in fact it is looking ever weaker. ... ... According to Julian Cooper, of Birmingham University, this largesse is little to do with the recent ukraine crisis, but rather part of a long-term plan to modernise the military. Spending on defence w ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:53:34 +0000

Americas
Canada’s Giant Mine: Giant headache
WORKERS in yellow jumpsuits and r
... t will make money for years to come.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... t will make money for years to come.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... t will make money for years to come.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... t will make money for years to come.” From the print edition: The Americas ... ... From the print edition: The Americas ... ... t will make money for years to come.” From the print edition: The Americas ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:30 GMT

Books-and-arts
Francis Fukuyama: The end of harmony
Political Order and Polit
... e, prosperous and harmonious society. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e, prosperous and harmonious society. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e, prosperous and harmonious society. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e, prosperous and harmonious society. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... e, prosperous and harmonious society. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... iety in which dynasties control blocks of votes and political insiders trade power for favours. Mr Fukuyama’s central message in this long book is as depressing as the central message in “The End ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Europe
Rebel areas in ukraine: Significant variations
The territory controlled by pro-Russian
... ained much of what they earlier lost. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ng down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In late August Russian forces crossed the border in large numbers and pushed the Ukrainians back. The rebels have now regained much of what they earlier lost. ... ... ained much of what they earlier lost. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ained much of what they earlier lost. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ained much of what they earlier lost. From the print edition: Europe ... ... lines flight MH17. In late August Russian forces crossed the border in large numbers and pushed the ukrainians back. The rebels have now regained much of what they earlier lost. ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Europe
ukraine in turmoil: A Somalia scenario?
WITH violence in
... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Filatov, “we don’t have time to wait.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... early a month ago. Clashes have also persisted near the port of Mariupol and Donetsk airport, which ukrainian forces still control. It is “a ceasefire in name only”, declares Philip Breedlove, NAT ...
Thu, 25 September 2014 15:03:29 GMT

Freeexchange
Poverty traps: Do poor countries really get richer?
DO POVERTY traps exist? Academics seem to think so. According to Google Scholar, so far this year academics have used the phrase “poverty trap” 1,210 times. (Paul Samuelson, possibly the greatest economist of the 20th century, was mentioned a mere 76
... rty traps are pervasive. Low or negative growth for a decade is enough to blight a whole generation. ... ... rty traps are pervasive. Low or negative growth for a decade is enough to blight a whole generation. ... ... r-capita income growth over a given decade than did rich countries. In the 1970s the spread between richest and poorest was 24% points. Over all decades the poorest quintile’s average growth rate wa ... ... rty traps are pervasive. Low or negative growth for a decade is enough to blight a whole generation. ... ... rty traps are pervasive. Low or negative growth for a decade is enough to blight a whole generation. ... ... rty traps are pervasive. Low or negative growth for a decade is enough to blight a whole generation. ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:14:30 +0000

Newsbook
The week ahead: September 18th 2014: Green deals
GOVERNMENTS meet in New York for the UN climate summit, Sierra Leone implements a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum Comment Expiry Date:  Fr
... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ... ... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ... ... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ... ... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ... ... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ... ... nts a curfew to combat Ebola and Europe's separatist movements take notes from Scotland's referendum ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:53:14 +0000

Europe
ukraine and Russia: Win some, lose more
HISTORIANS will struggle to put dates on Russia’s murky
... f those who died for Ukraine’s sovereignty. From the print edition: Europe ... ... f those who died for Ukraine’s sovereignty. From the print edition: Europe ... ... f those who died for Ukraine’s sovereignty. From the print edition: Europe ... ... se more For all the celebrations in Kiev over ratifying the trade deal with Europe, it is the russians who got most of what they wanted Sep 20th 2014 | KIEV AN ... ... Mr Putin to avoid more sanctions and questions from relatives of dead soldiers, and Mr Poroshenko ahead of a parliamentary election on October 26th. But this does not mean the end of Ukraine’s trou ... ... ance from ukraine. But not to try would mean the ultimate defeat and betrayal of those who died for ukraine’s sovereignty. From the print edition: Europe ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:07 GMT

Europe
Russian oligarchs: Yukos 2.0?
THE rules should be familiar to Vladimir Yevtushenkov, an oligarch with a $7 billion fortune who runs Sistema, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is in telecoms, tourism and oil. The state, he said in June, “will always find a way to
... poils in Russia can only grow more desperate. From the print edition: Europe ... ... poils in Russia can only grow more desperate. From the print edition: Europe ... ... poils in Russia can only grow more desperate. From the print edition: Europe ... ... poils in Russia can only grow more desperate. From the print edition: Europe ... ... poils in Russia can only grow more desperate. From the print edition: Europe ... ... awn with the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2003 and the transfer of assets in his oil company, Yukos, to Rosneft, a rival now run by Igor Sechin, a confidant of President Vladimir Putin. Dmitry Pe ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:07 GMT

International
Think-tanks and journalism: Making the headlines
“RATLIKE cunning, a plausible manner and a little literary ability”—the qualities of a successful journalist, according to Nicholas Tomalin, one of the breed—are not traditionally valued in think-tanks, the semi-academic institutions that come
... luential readers, such as politicians. From the print edition: International ... ... luential readers, such as politicians. From the print edition: International ... ... luential readers, such as politicians. From the print edition: International ... ... luential readers, such as politicians. From the print edition: International ... ... n Foreign Relations spend their days crunching data and attending meetings, says Hans Kundnani, its head of research. But it also has a few in strife-torn places. The International Crisis Group (ICG), ... ... luential readers, such as politicians. From the print edition: International ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:07 GMT



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