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Capital Markets
Sting in tail of uk’s low borrowing costs
record low yield on 30-year gilt shows healthy demand but also flags up growth concerns
... hing? This week the yield on 30-year gilts, one of the longest-dated government bonds, dropped to a record low of 2.64 per cent. Low borrowing costs often reflect increased demand for a country’s b ... ... are still some domestic factors that UK sovereign debt investors will be watching closely in 2015. ... ... are still some domestic factors that UK sovereign debt investors will be watching closely in 2015. ... ... are still some domestic factors that UK sovereign debt investors will be watching closely in 2015. ... ... “The global environment is the main driver for UK bond yields at the moment,” says Alan Wilde, head of fixed income and currency at Barings. “Easy monetary policy in the US and the possibility ... ... ainties surrounding next year’s general election, mean there are still some domestic factors that uk sovereign debt investors will be watching closely in 2015. ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:16:47 GMT

Mining
Glencore CEO rebukes rivals over prices
Ivan Glasenberg accuses mining groups of oversupplying commodities markets
... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ... ... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ... ... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ... ... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ... ... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ... ... 165,000 tonnes this year, down from a previously expected 210,000 tonnes because of power outages. ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:36:28 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Irish and uk leaders aim to break impasse
Cameron and Kenny meet in Belfast to discuss welfare reform and Troubles legacy
... he legacy of the Troubles. They accused the mainstream unionists of secretly negotiating on parades. ... ... he legacy of the Troubles. They accused the mainstream unionists of secretly negotiating on parades. ... ... situation exactly a year ago, when talks on the legacy of the Troubles brokered by the US diplomat richard Haass broke up at the last minute without agreement, to the intense frustration of Dublin, L ... ... he legacy of the Troubles. They accused the mainstream unionists of secretly negotiating on parades. ... ... he legacy of the Troubles. They accused the mainstream unionists of secretly negotiating on parades. ... ... o secure Unionist support for a Conservative government in the event of a hung parliament after the uk election. That is raising suspicions in Belfast — and not just in Sinn Féin. Alex Attwood, the ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:07:34 GMT

Banks
Bank headlines note: ‘I can’t breathe’
Investec quotes dying words of Eric Garner in research
... ulators inside the bank is checking that it cleans up its act on its sanctions compliance programme. ... ... ulators inside the bank is checking that it cleans up its act on its sanctions compliance programme. ... ... ulators inside the bank is checking that it cleans up its act on its sanctions compliance programme. ... ... ulators inside the bank is checking that it cleans up its act on its sanctions compliance programme. ... ... t for sanction breaches in Iran, Sudan and Myanmar. The research report using the 'I can't breathe' headline “What appears clear is that Standard Chartered will continue to face uncontrollable regul ... ... In the case of StanChart — and yes, it is very different circumstances — but the silence of the uk government is perverse given the circumstances. StanChart itself is gagged.” The deferred prose ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:07:04 GMT

uk
uk’s ‘weather bomb’ cuts power to 17,500
Scotland’s Western Isles left without electricity as storm hits
... mainland Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England. Gusts of 100 miles an hour were recorded in the Cairngorms mountain range. Scottish ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne cancelled ser ... ... e cancelled services on the majority of its routes on Wednesday, and Irish Ferries also cancelled a number of services between Holyhead and Dublin. There was also disruption to the train network in ... ... ion for the novel and film that told the story of the sinking of the fishing vessel Andrea Gail.” ... ... ion for the novel and film that told the story of the sinking of the fishing vessel Andrea Gail.” ... ... ority of its routes on Wednesday, and Irish Ferries also cancelled a number of services between Holyhead and Dublin. There was also disruption to the train network in Scotland, including on the Cal ... ... n Wednesday, with several thousand households still waiting to be reconnected by mid-afternoon. The uk’s Met Office had issued an amber weather warning for the Western Isles and the Shetland Islands ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:44:36 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
FCA head loses bonus over briefing fiasco
Financial watchdog criticised for media strategy that hit insurers
... epresenting witnesses. This article has been amended to correct the amount of Mr Wheatley’s bonus ... ... epresenting witnesses. This article has been amended to correct the amount of Mr Wheatley’s bonus ... ... epresenting witnesses. This article has been amended to correct the amount of Mr Wheatley’s bonus ... ... epresenting witnesses. This article has been amended to correct the amount of Mr Wheatley’s bonus ... ... on Wednesday. Mr Wheatley, who approved plans for the press office to place stories in the media ahead of the publication of the FCA’s annual business plan, could have otherwise earned a bonus of ... ... damson, the director of supervision, to The Daily Telegraph in March over a planned review into the uk’s life assurance industry. Shares in the biggest insurance companies sank the following morning ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:13:37 GMT

Banks
HSBC fires European head of currency trading
Departure of Stuart Scott comes in wake of bank’s forex settlement
... against the traders who have left HSBC. They have not been charged with any wrongdoing. More video ... ... against the traders who have left HSBC. They have not been charged with any wrongdoing. More video ... ... against the traders who have left HSBC. They have not been charged with any wrongdoing. More video ... ... against the traders who have left HSBC. They have not been charged with any wrongdoing. More video ... ... said. In October the bank fired Edward Pinto, a Scandinavian currency trader, and Serge Sarramegna, head of its spot foreign exchange desk in London. The two traders had been suspended since the start ... ... e US bank from HSBC in 2012, left Goldman Sachs. According to settlement documents published by the uk’s Financial Conduct Authority, groups of unnamed bank traders who called themselves the “play ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:29:03 GMT

Construction
Carillion predicting uk building revival
Construction group is pinning its hopes on winning contracts at home and in Middle East
... t within the UK. “With both divisions performing well, recovering end markets and a proven track record of market share gains, we now anticipate a full year result ahead of our previous expectation ... ... e said in September that the UK’s construction recovery was about 18 months behind that of the US. ... ... e said in September that the UK’s construction recovery was about 18 months behind that of the US. ... ... e said in September that the UK’s construction recovery was about 18 months behind that of the US. ... ... e highs, with the markets highly impressed by the second-quarter results,” noted Mike van Dulken, head of Research at Accendo Markets. “Its positive performance and recovery in the key US and UK g ... ... d from a wider shift towards tool rental during the downturn. Mr Drabble said in September that the uk’s construction recovery was about 18 months behind that of the US. ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:10:25 GMT

uk Economy
uk trade deficit narrows in October
Economists warn prospects for exporters remains poor despite better than expected data for October
... a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the UK’s trade balance.” ... ... a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the UK’s trade balance.” ... ... a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the UK’s trade balance.” ... ... a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the UK’s trade balance.” ... ... a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the UK’s trade balance.” ... ... Berenberg. “The uk is a net oil importer, so weaker prices for the black gold should improve the uk’s trade balance.” ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:02:03 GMT

Business
uk ‘Google tax’ will hit multinationals
Osborne targets companies that make ‘inflated’ payments to tax havens
... as signalled it may follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals. ... ... as signalled it may follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals. ... ... as signalled it may follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals. ... ... as signalled it may follow the UK in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals. ... ... 0 per cent, in the UK. The move has been criticised by advisers and businesses. Chas Roy-Chowdhury, head of taxation at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, said it was “a highly aggr ... ... principle of aligning taxing rights to economic activity. Australia has signalled it may follow the uk in implementing a “diverted profits” levy on multinationals. ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:49:49 GMT

Financials
KPMG reports record revenues
Demand for big data management is increasing and helped boost revenue for the advisory business
... tober reported that global revenues rose 5.6 per cent to $34bn in the year ending June 30. The firm recorded a 10 per cent rise in revenues at its advisory business. ... ... the year ending June 30. The firm recorded a 10 per cent rise in revenues at its advisory business. ... ... the year ending June 30. The firm recorded a 10 per cent rise in revenues at its advisory business. ... ... the year ending June 30. The firm recorded a 10 per cent rise in revenues at its advisory business. ... ... he firm’s Asia-Pacific division lagged behind, reporting revenue growth of 3.8 per cent. Economic headwinds facing Japan — such as problems with “Abenomics”, the country’s aggressive reflati ... ... 7 per cent increase in revenues, with strong contributions from Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the uk in particular, as economic recovery took hold over the period. However, the firm’s Asia-Pacifi ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:04:31 GMT

uk Economy
Eurozone woes hit uk manufacturing output
Figures a setback for hopes of rebalancing economy
... ld their margins. But lower prices should still help to boost demand for their products,” he said. ... ... orth, the BCC’s director-general, said the downgrades were “a warning sign that we still face a number of hurdles to securing a balanced and sustainable recovery”. He said business confidence ha ... ... nth. That suggests the UK is still on track to grow 3 per cent over the year, faster than any other rich industrialised country. Most economists expect the pace of growth to slow to about 2.5 per cent ... ... ld their margins. But lower prices should still help to boost demand for their products,” he said. ... ... ld their margins. But lower prices should still help to boost demand for their products,” he said. ... ... bout $110 a barrel in the summer to $66 should “provide a timely fillip to growth”. “Granted, uk manufacturers have been compelled to pass on any cost savings to consumers recently, so they are ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:01:57 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Single parent employment reaches record
Likelihood of child growing up in unemployed family at a low
... ed to five. There are also stricter conditions for unemployment benefits. UK employment has reached record highs but the majority of the increases since 2008 have been in either part time or self empl ... ... The proportion of such children whose lone parent does not work who live in poverty is 59 per cent. ... ... The proportion of such children whose lone parent does not work who live in poverty is 59 per cent. ... ... The proportion of such children whose lone parent does not work who live in poverty is 59 per cent. ... ... The proportion of such children whose lone parent does not work who live in poverty is 59 per cent. ... ... e threshold has been lowered to five. There are also stricter conditions for unemployment benefits. uk employment has reached record highs but the majority of the increases since 2008 have been in eit ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:53 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Obama strategists hope to woo uk voters
Labour and the Tories have hired two of president’s staff
... the party insists that the sum is somewhat lower. The hire was seen as a coup, given Mr Axelrod’s record in the US and the demand for his services around the world. Mr Miliband, a keen follower of W ... ... July. “Now you could have paid me to say that but it is right. You need that external critique.” ... ... July. “Now you could have paid me to say that but it is right. You need that external critique.” ... ... July. “Now you could have paid me to say that but it is right. You need that external critique.” ... ... wants the party to emphasise its credentials for representing the first two of these. Jon Cruddas, head of Labour’s policy review, has suggested that the US guru has a tendency to state the obvious ... ... ves than to Labour. The US strategist has assured the Tories that he has no intention of losing the uk election to the likes of Ed Miliband. In 20 years of running campaigns — he managed his first w ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:40:17 GMT

Europe
IMF warns ukraine bailout faces collapse
Shortfall of $15bn needed within weeks
... ng for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine. ... ... ng for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine. ... ... ng for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine. ... ... ng for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine. ... ... ng for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in Ukraine. ... ... now asking for help from Russia at the same time it was sanctioning the Kremlin for its actions in ukraine. ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:27:36 GMT

uk Economy
uk manufacturers hit by eurozone woes
Official data show big drop in output to key export markets
... t next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. ... ... t next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. ... ... t next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. ... ... t next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. ... ... t next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. ... ... this year to about 2.5 per cent next year, partly because of faltering growth in the eurozone, the uk’s biggest trading partner. ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:49:40 GMT

Tax
Australia targets uk-style ‘Google tax’
Canberra launches crackdown on multinationals’ tax avoidance
... ey operate in through their ability to invest in local job generation and technology development.” ... ... ey operate in through their ability to invest in local job generation and technology development.” ... ... ey operate in through their ability to invest in local job generation and technology development.” ... ... ey operate in through their ability to invest in local job generation and technology development.” ... ... slump in the price of key exports such as iron ore and coal. But there are concerns that pressing ahead with a UK-style “Google tax” on a unilateral basis may prove ineffectual or even counterpro ... ... e price of key exports such as iron ore and coal. But there are concerns that pressing ahead with a uk-style “Google tax” on a unilateral basis may prove ineffectual or even counterproductive. ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:14:11 GMT

uk Economy
Manpower predicts uk hiring spree
Survey suggests unemployment will continue to fall quickly in next few months
... on the prospects for a sustained recovery in real wages next year after their longest squeeze since records began. Last month, official figures showed average wage growth overtook inflation for the fi ... ... confidence is returning they have money to invest in infrastructure and growing their businesses.” ... ... confidence is returning they have money to invest in infrastructure and growing their businesses.” ... ... confidence is returning they have money to invest in infrastructure and growing their businesses.” ... ... confidence is returning they have money to invest in infrastructure and growing their businesses.” ... ... are optimistic about job prospects for the rest of the year,” said Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup’s uk managing director. “Many big businesses built up large cash reserves in the downturn [and] now ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:02:21 GMT

Business
uk high street shop sales bounce back
Sales 2.2% higher in November as Black Friday and electrical goods tempt shoppers
... Outside food, shoppers are now buying 21 per cent of goods online, the highest penetration rate on record and up from 19.6 per cent last year. With lower food and petrol prices giving households a b ... ... Christmas could be a cracker for the retail sector, with sales surpassing last year’s levels.” ... ... Christmas could be a cracker for the retail sector, with sales surpassing last year’s levels.” ... ... Christmas could be a cracker for the retail sector, with sales surpassing last year’s levels.” ... ... s are hopeful that sales this Christmas will be sharply higher than last year. David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, said: “After years of slow growth this Christmas could be a cracker for th ... ... Christmas could be a cracker for the retail sector, with sales surpassing last year’s levels.” ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:02:18 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
‘Other parties’ fracture uk politics
Alex Salmond’s plan to return to Westminster threatens to add to volatile mix
... s of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of Ukip MPs elected in 2015. ... ... ting the idea. However, the vagaries of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of Ukip MPs elected in 2015. ... ... s of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of Ukip MPs elected in 2015. ... ... s of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of Ukip MPs elected in 2015. ... ... s of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of Ukip MPs elected in 2015. ... ... dea. However, the vagaries of the first-past-the-post electoral system could restrict the number of ukip MPs elected in 2015. ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:01:13 GMT

Globaleconomy
rich nations told inequality hurts growth
Educational opportunity worse in less equal countries, says study for group
... r market policies [to] make sure we can help do things to support people in employment,” he added. ... ... r market policies [to] make sure we can help do things to support people in employment,” he added. ... ... t when families on middle incomes grew more distant from the poor than when the top 10 per cent got richer still. The OECD believes that the causal link between inequality and growth is largely the r ... ... r market policies [to] make sure we can help do things to support people in employment,” he added. ... ... r market policies [to] make sure we can help do things to support people in employment,” he added. ... ... r market policies [to] make sure we can help do things to support people in employment,” he added. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:01:06 GMT

Investing In Bogota
Boom time for builders as land prices head through the roof
Developers may have created a glut in the office space market
... r. The city won the World Travel Award for the best business destination in South America for 2014. ... ... “It’ll be tough selling for two or three years until supply is absorbed,” he says. Tourism numbers for Colombia continue to grow, and though the colonial city of Cartagena is still the main a ... ... r. The city won the World Travel Award for the best business destination in South America for 2014. ... ... r. The city won the World Travel Award for the best business destination in South America for 2014. ... ... executives and board members of Colombian and international companies that have made Bogotá their headquarters in the region. However, residences costing more than $1m represent no more than 0.3 per ... ... r. The city won the World Travel Award for the best business destination in South America for 2014. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:03:27 GMT

Business
uk watchdog intervenes in Google case
Key hearing on what constitutes private data
... icant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the UK court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ... ... icant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the UK court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ... ... icant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the UK court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ... ... icant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the UK court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ... ... icant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the UK court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ... ... ity on issues of law which were significant in the privacy area and so had erred in ruling that the uk court had jurisdiction, it claimed. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:51:48 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip suspends senior official
Party general secretary faces investigation
... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... up fake Ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ... ... ed a senior party official over allegations of impropriety in a move that caps a run of unfortunate headlines for the Ukip leader. The fate of Roger Bird, who is general secretary for the anti-Brusse ... ... toon town. One ukip figure blamed the sense of humour failure on a spate of trolls setting up fake ukip accounts — making racist and offensive comments — designed to undermine the party. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:10:24 GMT

Business
uk investment boosts 4G phone coverage
Infrastructure group to build antennas and masts and rent them out to networks
... €20bn in communication networks in Europe over the next decade as operators sell infrastructure. ... ... do it themselves. “We have a busy pipeline and the MediaCityUK 4G switch on will be followed by a number of other key venues across the UK in the months ahead.” Solihull-based WIG operates in the ... ... €20bn in communication networks in Europe over the next decade as operators sell infrastructure. ... ... €20bn in communication networks in Europe over the next decade as operators sell infrastructure. ... ... iaCityUK 4G switch on will be followed by a number of other key venues across the UK in the months ahead.” Solihull-based WIG operates in the UK, Netherlands and Ireland and has more than 2,000 site ... ... number of other key venues across the uk in the months ahead.” Solihull-based WIG operates in the uk, Netherlands and Ireland and has more than 2,000 sites. It is hoping to buy existing towers as we ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:06:07 GMT

uk Equities
uk airlines fall on capacity glut fears
FTSE 100 falls 1.1% to 6,672.15
... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ... ... re will be a sharp fall-off in [North American] rig activity of perhaps 400-500 rigs in the months ahead from the fourth quarter peak,” said Cowan & Co. No recovery for oil could mean significan ... ... Nick Robertson, Capital Group and Danish retailer Bestseller hold more than 6 per cent of the stock. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:39:24 GMT

Markets
China’s bull market charges ahead
Shanghai Composite up 1.4%, bringing growth since late October to 30%
... cks are expected to open flat as index futures suggest the S&P 500 on Wall Street will hold its record close of 2,075. Asia-Pacific markets were mostly upbeat thanks to a strong US payrolls report ... ... n the six-month period would be between A$300m and A$350m, with all operating segments in the black. ... ... n the six-month period would be between A$300m and A$350m, with all operating segments in the black. ... ... n the six-month period would be between A$300m and A$350m, with all operating segments in the black. ... ... an dollar both fell back. But the focus was again on China’s market, where a bull rally ploughed ahead. In volatile trading, China’s Shanghai Composite rose 19 per cent — extending its rally sin ... ... n the six-month period would be between A$300m and A$350m, with all operating segments in the black. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:04:42 GMT

Retail
uk high street steps up discounting
Steeper markdowns after Black Friday raise prospect of cut-throat competition in Christmas run-up
... eally a true discount, because it was never anticipated to be sold at full price,” said Mr Gordon. ... ... ers enjoyed a sales boost on the last Friday in November, but the day was also marked by chaos at a number of stores across the country. Some retailers were overwhelmed by demand, with scuffles breaki ... ... eally a true discount, because it was never anticipated to be sold at full price,” said Mr Gordon. ... ... eally a true discount, because it was never anticipated to be sold at full price,” said Mr Gordon. ... ... eally a true discount, because it was never anticipated to be sold at full price,” said Mr Gordon. ... ... cipated to be sold at full price,” said Mr Gordon. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:03:02 GMT

uk Economy
Oil price fall offers uk economic fillip
Survey suggests ‘tailwind for growth’ and help to alleviate cost pressures
... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... e eurozone, the UK’s biggest trading partner. The BDO Output Index, a weighted average of a wide number of business surveys, shows companies’ order books held steady in November as a bad month fo ... ... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... n October to 103.9 in November as companies fretted about the implications of the eurozone’s woes. ... ... Lloyds, said the drop in companies’ costs “should provide a tailwind for growth in the months ahead and help alleviate cost pressures in both the manufacturing and service sectors”. Oil prices ... ... as cancelled out by a better month for the services sector. The Optimism Index, which measures how uk businesses expect orders to develop, fell from 104.6 in October to 103.9 in November as companies ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:01:22 GMT

Business
Provincial airports go over London’s head
Regions cash in on long-haul in while Heathrow and Gatwick argue
... ssenger numbers are also growing fast at Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, with both recently posting record monthly customer numbers. Glasgow’s new routes include flights to Nova Scotia in Canada, a ... ... immigration at the airport before boarding US-bound flights. The airport says its transit passenger numbers are up 38 per cent so far this year. Many come from UK regional or European airports that do ... ... ave 14 US destinations next year, with six of them served by more than one airline. Vincent Boland ... ... ave 14 US destinations next year, with six of them served by more than one airline. Vincent Boland ... ... st UK investment in Manchester’s £800m Airport City office development last year. Weibo Wang, UK head of BCEG, said the link would attract other investors. Manchester is the biggest UK airport outs ... ... The airport says its transit passenger numbers are up 38 per cent so far this year. Many come from uk regional or European airports that do not have good links to the US. Dublin will have 14 US dest ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:41:33 GMT

Companies
uk financial watchdog to review soaring fines
FCA looks at its sanctions regime after penalties hit records in wake of forex and Libor scandals
... s were part of more than $4bn in penalties paid by seven banks to US, UK and Swiss authorities. The record-breaking total comes amid concern that City scandals and resultant fines are weighing on bank ... ... topped more than £500m in the UK, would be used to pay for military services and related charities. ... ... topped more than £500m in the UK, would be used to pay for military services and related charities. ... ... topped more than £500m in the UK, would be used to pay for military services and related charities. ... ... topped more than £500m in the UK, would be used to pay for military services and related charities. ... ... for the National Health Service. Libor fines, meanwhile, which have topped more than £500m in the uk, would be used to pay for military services and related charities. ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:14:50 GMT

Management
Ed richards: Master of a balancing act
The uk media watchdog’s head on the Murdochs, market convergence and steadfast impartiality
... ngside, and always saw in him a deep belief in the importance of effective public administration.” ... ... unch Blairite – or a “Labour stooge”, according to the Daily Mail – it seemed his days were numbered under the incoming coalition government in 2010, since the Conservative party had said Ofco ... ... mas.” Second opinion: Analytical pragmatism Stephen Carter, chief executive of Informa, hired Ed richards when head of Ofcom and then worked alongside him as a government minister. “He is very sm ... ... ngside, and always saw in him a deep belief in the importance of effective public administration.” ... ... opinion: Analytical pragmatism Stephen Carter, chief executive of Informa, hired Ed Richards when head of Ofcom and then worked alongside him as a government minister. “He is very smart, very anal ... ... may say that Ofcom didn’t do this quite right, or that, but if you look at the bigger picture the uk has got the lowest prices in any comparable economy, some of the best choice and competition.” ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:28:01 GMT

Business
Pension annuities attacked by uk report
Regulator thought likely to recommend action against insurance companies
... ney spinners, have already halved as a result of the chancellor’s overhaul of the pensions system. ... ... ney spinners, have already halved as a result of the chancellor’s overhaul of the pensions system. ... ... ney spinners, have already halved as a result of the chancellor’s overhaul of the pensions system. ... ... ney spinners, have already halved as a result of the chancellor’s overhaul of the pensions system. ... ... ney spinners, have already halved as a result of the chancellor’s overhaul of the pensions system. ... ... pensions system. ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:20:34 GMT

Banks
PayPal preferred to uk ‘challenger’ banks
YouGov and Pinsent Masons research finds that customers would opt for digital-payment groups
... in future. Clearly digital currencies have a long way to go to get into the mainstream,” he added. ... ... the UK’s first digital-only lender when it launches next year, last week gained the backing of a number of high-profile investors, including Jim O’Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asse ... ... in future. Clearly digital currencies have a long way to go to get into the mainstream,” he added. ... ... in future. Clearly digital currencies have a long way to go to get into the mainstream,” he added. ... ... set Management. Mark Mullen, one of Atom’s co-founders, said that the branchless bank’s low overhead costs can be translated into superior service and products compared with traditional lenders. T ... ... s over their mobile devices without having to visit a branch. Atom Bank, which claims to the be the uk’s first digital-only lender when it launches next year, last week gained the backing of a numbe ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:37:31 GMT

Technology
Rakuten boss defends acquisition record
Hiroshi Mikitani says deals at Japanese ecommerce group continue tradition of building ‘ecosystem’
... and services, according to the Japanese ecommerce group’s founder, as he defended his company’s record of acquisitions. Hiroshi Mikitani told the Financial Times that with almost 250m active users ... ... ” he said. “The acquisition of Viber enables us to go to a very different level in terms of the number of the membership.” Viber is one of several purchases made by Rakuten as part of a longstan ... ... h. We will do it very smartly so they don’t feel like they are being forced to view something.” ... ... h. We will do it very smartly so they don’t feel like they are being forced to view something.” ... ... h. We will do it very smartly so they don’t feel like they are being forced to view something.” ... ... focus lies. After acquiring generalist shopping sites such as Buy.com in the US and Play.com in the uk over recent years, Rakuten’s future dealmaking is likely to centre on acquiring companies that ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:39:54 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk to establish naval base in the Gulf
Expanding Mina Salman Port will allow more warships to be sent to the area
... ng of human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have criticised the state’s human rights record, and anti-arms campaigners protested outside a This is Bahrain conference staged in Westminst ... ... ehunters permanently based at the Mina Salman Port, but the plans will allow for an increase in the number of warships sent to the area. Although military chiefs are understood to have been working to ... ... dom, but also of our interest over time in maintaining the stability of this very important area.” ... ... dom, but also of our interest over time in maintaining the stability of this very important area.” ... ... dom, but also of our interest over time in maintaining the stability of this very important area.” ... ... oks forward to the early implementation of today’s arrangement and to continuing to work with the uk and other partners to address threats to regional security.” A string of human rights groups, i ...
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:56:34 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk in fresh spat with Spain on Gibraltar
European air traffic control reforms anger Britain’s foreign secretary
... pokesperson for the Italian presidency of the European Council responded to a request for comment. ... ... pokesperson for the Italian presidency of the European Council responded to a request for comment. ... ... pokesperson for the Italian presidency of the European Council responded to a request for comment. ... ... pokesperson for the Italian presidency of the European Council responded to a request for comment. ... ... justice measures that the UK eventually opted into at the start of December. Gibraltar has been a headache for Anglo-Spanish relations since Britain captured the territory in 1704. It was later offi ... ... op trying to block Gibraltar from EU-wide aviation policy in the 2006 Cordoba agreement between the uk, Spain and the Rock. Neither a spokesperson for Spain’s permanent representation to the EU nor ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:38:37 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Who knew ukip would stew over comedy Twitter account?
Eurosceptics call out the firemen over Trumpton skit
... pularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, Ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ... ... pularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, Ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ... ... pularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, Ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ... ... pularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, Ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ... ... pularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, Ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ... ... ng until the general election. Based on the popularity of the rival Twitter accounts at the moment, ukip would be sure to hold the seat, he added. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:10:51 GMT

Personalfinance
uk rail fares to rise 2.2%
Average figure includes regulated and unregulated ticket prices
... system leaves part-timers “paying over the odds for full-time season tickets they don’t need”. ... ... system leaves part-timers “paying over the odds for full-time season tickets they don’t need”. ... ... system leaves part-timers “paying over the odds for full-time season tickets they don’t need”. ... ... system leaves part-timers “paying over the odds for full-time season tickets they don’t need”. ... ... ning 3p in operating margin. However, passenger groups have pointed out that the increase is still ahead of wage growth and said the government should use the consumer prices measure of inflation for ... ... system leaves part-timers “paying over the odds for full-time season tickets they don’t need”. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:44:07 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk surveillance regime lawful, says tribunal
Investigatory Powers Tribunal says legal framework does not breach human rights
... d a complaint made against the security services in the 14 years in which it has been in existence. ... ... d a complaint made against the security services in the 14 years in which it has been in existence. ... ... d a complaint made against the security services in the 14 years in which it has been in existence. ... ... d a complaint made against the security services in the 14 years in which it has been in existence. ... ... d a complaint made against the security services in the 14 years in which it has been in existence. ... ... it in secret are an adequate protection of our privacy - James Welch, Liberty legal directorAmnesty uk’s legal adviser, Rachel Logan, said: “The government’s entire defence has amounted to ‘tr ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:43:01 GMT

Slideshows
uk party leaders favour family photos for Christmas cards
Farage picks cartoon of a white van man driving over his rivals
... el Farage’s card takes a different tack.Previous imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails ... ... el Farage’s card takes a different tack.Previous imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails ... ... el Farage’s card takes a different tack.Previous imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails ... ... el Farage’s card takes a different tack.Previous imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails ... ... el Farage’s card takes a different tack.Previous imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails ... ... o picked a cartoon of a white van man driving over his rivals to park outside a house featuring two ukip flags. There was, however, a coalition split over style: David and Samantha Cameron’s studied ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:56:06 GMT

US Economy
US heads for best jobs growth since 1999
Surge in payrolls to 321,000 in November adds pressure on Fed to adjust rates plan
... y sensitive two-, and five-year notes. US equities were slightly firmer and just shy of an intraday record peak. The two-year note yield rose to 0.63 per cent, the highest level since April 2011. ... ... hance that the Fed will raise overnight borrowing rates during June or July of 2015. “The latest numbers will now challenge the view that the Fed can wait until the second half of next year before ... ... y record peak. The two-year note yield rose to 0.63 per cent, the highest level since April 2011. ... ... y record peak. The two-year note yield rose to 0.63 per cent, the highest level since April 2011. ... ... rest rates for a "considerable time". Revisions to previous months added another 44,000 jobs to the headline jobs total. The unemployment rate was a little less encouraging, but that survey is volatil ... ... y record peak. The two-year note yield rose to 0.63 per cent, the highest level since April 2011. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:56:10 GMT

Style
HK protests take shine off Prada numbers
Italian fashion group warns of ‘readjustment’ in luxury industry
... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ... ... going a certain readjustment, the extent and nature of which is not yet entirely clear,” it said. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:22:38 GMT

FT Magazine
Meet rulers of ukraine’s rebel republics
For all Russia’s influence in eastern ukraine, a motley group of local leaders — from ex-businessmen to academics and pro-Russia activists — has sprung up and seized control. Courtney Weaver meets the self-declared rulers of Donetsk and Lugansk
... her question. Courtney Weaver is the FT’s deputy Moscow bureau chief Photographs: EPA; AFP/Getty ... ... the few old-timers to survive all the purges is Andrei Purgin, the Donetsk People’s Republic’s number-two official. A little man with a generous stomach and a Lenin-like beard, Purgin owns a few ... ... her question. Courtney Weaver is the FT’s deputy Moscow bureau chief Photographs: EPA; AFP/Getty ... ... her question. Courtney Weaver is the FT’s deputy Moscow bureau chief Photographs: EPA; AFP/Getty ... ... ovaisk, about a hundred villagers from towns near the Donetsk airport had gathered at the rebels’ headquarters, questioning why they were still being caught in the middle of daily artillery fire and ... ... s out of key battleground towns, allegedly with the help of Russian soldiers, according to Nato and ukraine’s defence ministry. A week later, Kiev and the rebels signed their September 5 ceasefire, ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:58:16 GMT

Globaleconomy
Wages come to standstill in rich economies
While average real pay has risen slightly some earn less than in 2007, says ILO
... or remained stable in the other half. Income inequality decreased the most in Brazil and Argentina. ... ... or remained stable in the other half. Income inequality decreased the most in Brazil and Argentina. ... ... said there was a global “race to the middle” as wages rose in poorer countries but stagnated in richer states. It found income inequality had increased in about half of developed and developing co ... ... or remained stable in the other half. Income inequality decreased the most in Brazil and Argentina. ... ... or remained stable in the other half. Income inequality decreased the most in Brazil and Argentina. ... ... nd was interrupted by the crisis, but has resumed in most states. The exceptions are France and the uk, where labour’s income share has remained fairly stable, though wage growth has still been weak ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:01:53 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk’s foreign aid pledge to cost extra £1bn
More spending needed as ONS shifts forecast to be in line with Europe
... o so, but stressing that meeting the promise was more important than legislating for it. More video ... ... o so, but stressing that meeting the promise was more important than legislating for it. More video ... ... o so, but stressing that meeting the promise was more important than legislating for it. More video ... ... o so, but stressing that meeting the promise was more important than legislating for it. More video ... ... o so, but stressing that meeting the promise was more important than legislating for it. More video ... ... to force a vote. Mr Moore told the Financial Times: “This is a big moment for parliament because uk leadership for international development will be underlined if we get this through. We have cross ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:27:25 GMT

Business
FCA executive to leave ahead of report
Adamson to step down as regulator prepares for criticism
... n 20 years in wholesale and investment banking, initially at Citigroup and then at Bank of America. ... ... at the law firm Clifford Chance, into the way the organisation handled the market-sensitive news. A number of FCA officials are expected to be criticised in the report to be published next Wednesday. ... ... n 20 years in wholesale and investment banking, initially at Citigroup and then at Bank of America. ... ... n 20 years in wholesale and investment banking, initially at Citigroup and then at Bank of America. ... ... ungled handling of market-sensitive news about the insurance industry. Clive Adamson is the FCA’s head of supervision and a member of its executive board, but is readying to quit, two people familia ... ... was “profoundly concerned” and accusing the FCA of damaging its own reputation and that of the uk financial services sector. The FCA is now preparing to publish an investigation by Simon Davis, ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:41:32 GMT

Airlines
Ryanair passenger numbers jump 22%
Irish low-cost carrier revises up profits for fourth time this year
... 0 per cent for 2015-16 at about €93 a barrel, cutting fuel costs by 2 per cent over the next year. ... ... ldren under 12. Ryanair’s low-cost rival, easyJet also reported a bumper November, with passenger numbers up 3.1 per cent year on year to 4.39m. Ryanair has thrived since it overhauled its approach ... ... 0 per cent for 2015-16 at about €93 a barrel, cutting fuel costs by 2 per cent over the next year. ... ... 0 per cent for 2015-16 at about €93 a barrel, cutting fuel costs by 2 per cent over the next year. ... ... 0 per cent for 2015-16 at about €93 a barrel, cutting fuel costs by 2 per cent over the next year. ... ... r. ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:45 GMT

uk Economy
uk economic outlook remains gloomy
Office for Budget Responsibility peers into the future
... ), the government is much more vulnerable to interest rate changes. Despite Britain having a strong record in funding its debt at long maturities, significantly limiting interest rate risk, the risk r ... ... a chancellor was the 2011 combination of high imported inflation not matched by higher wage growth. ... ... a chancellor was the 2011 combination of high imported inflation not matched by higher wage growth. ... ... a chancellor was the 2011 combination of high imported inflation not matched by higher wage growth. ... ... is eroding the tax base of excise duties and these trends can change materially in the five years ahead. North Sea oil revenues are subject to particular uncertainties regarding the oil price and the ... ... ters report that when meeting clients from other countries, they are no longer asked much about the uk economic scene. Instead they are quizzed on the political consequences of the 2015 election. Mich ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:19:33 GMT

Markets
Unwelcome return of political risk to uk
Volatility set to increase as uncertainty over May election rises
... now at least, chatter about UK political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ... ... now at least, chatter about UK political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ... ... now at least, chatter about UK political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ... ... now at least, chatter about UK political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ... ... now at least, chatter about UK political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ... ... entiment of prolonged uncertainty should not be underestimated. But for now at least, chatter about uk political risks remains just that — chatter. ralph.atkins@ft.com ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:23:16 GMT



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Economy
Collapse of Industrial Heartland Reverberates Across ukraine
The sweeping collapse of industry in ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions has reverberated across the country, posing serious economic problems for the government and the rebels alike.
... h;Nick Shchetko contributed to this article. Write to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... h;Nick Shchetko contributed to this article. Write to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... h;Nick Shchetko contributed to this article. Write to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... h;Nick Shchetko contributed to this article. Write to Paul Sonne at paul.sonne@wsj.com ... ... nd so far banks aren’t working here.” The currency devaluation has slashed the price of his roadheaders on the foreign market. Mr. Trubchanin says they now go for about $400,000, about half of wha ... ... little money coming in. Employees are working six-hour shifts for 100 hryvnia (about $6.50) a day. ukraine has cut off funding for state institutions on separatist territory, including banking servic ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:22:18 EST

Europe News
EU Discusses Fresh Funding for ukraine
The European Union is discussing a fresh balance of payments loan for ukraine, an issue that was discussed extensively at a finance ministers meeting in Brussels, top EU officials said on Tuesday.
... gger contributions,” he said. —-Gabriele Steinhauser contributed to this article ... ... gger contributions,” he said. —-Gabriele Steinhauser contributed to this article ... ... gger contributions,” he said. —-Gabriele Steinhauser contributed to this article ... ... gger contributions,” he said. —-Gabriele Steinhauser contributed to this article ... ... gger contributions,” he said. —-Gabriele Steinhauser contributed to this article ... ... uesday’s discussions with finance ministers. “Of course the IMF says that the financial need in ukraine is very big. The IMF is arguing strongly that additionally—besides the IMF—member states ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:09:12 EST

Politics And Policy
Security Reviewed Ahead of CIA Report
Ahead of the release of a report criticizing the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention program, the administration has ordered security reviews to safeguard U.S. personnel and facilities around the world.
... Lee contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... Lee contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... Lee contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... Lee contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ... ... The U.S. is taking security precautions overseas ahead of the release of a Senate report critical of the Central Intelligence Agency. WSJ's Felici ... ... Lee contributed to this article. Write to Felicia Schwartz at Felicia.Schwartz@wsj.com ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:56:54 EST

Asian Business News
Trial of Hong Kong Billionaire Brothers headed for Jury
The bribery trial of the Kwok brothers, Hong Kong billionaires, and the city’s former No. 2 official will soon go to the jury.
... tyle. Mr. Hui told the court that he lived well beyond his means, spending lavishly on meals, vinyl records, a racehorse and a mistress while evading taxes. He said he received the funds after he warn ... ... g and Jacky Wong contributed to this article. Write to Ned Levin at ned.levin@wsj.com ... ... g and Jacky Wong contributed to this article. Write to Ned Levin at ned.levin@wsj.com ... ... g and Jacky Wong contributed to this article. Write to Ned Levin at ned.levin@wsj.com ... ... g and Jacky Wong contributed to this article. Write to Ned Levin at ned.levin@wsj.com ... ... g and Jacky Wong contributed to this article. Write to Ned Levin at ned.levin@wsj.com ...
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:30:11 EST

Business
Auto Makers in Mexico at record Output
Mexico’s booming automotive industry produced record numbers of vehicles this year, with output jumping by nearly 9% through November, the nation’s auto trade group said.
... try.” ... ... ... ... olis said. “The importation of used cars has done a lot of damage to this country.” ... ... olis said. “The importation of used cars has done a lot of damage to this country.” ... ... olis said. “The importation of used cars has done a lot of damage to this country.” ... ... olis said. “The importation of used cars has done a lot of damage to this country.” ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:13:00 EST

Digits
Investment in European Payment Firms Hits record Levels
Venture capital investment in European payments companies is surpassing dotcom boom levels, boosted by the fast take-up of digital technologies and shifts in consumer behavior.
... with $2.97 million through two deals the same quarter a year earlier. It was the highest quarter on record. Market participants say the boom is in part driven by the fact that commerce is increasingly ... ... r sister publication Financial News. ... ... r sister publication Financial News. ... ... r sister publication Financial News. ... ... mergence of many different and creative solutions from across the continent.” Fabian Vandenreydt, head of Innotribe, the innovation arm of payments giant Swift, said: “The interesting thing is tha ... ... r sister publication Financial News. ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:09:56 EST

NY Culture
Teens Prepare for the Duke and Duchess
Prince William and wife Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are set to be charmed this week with a performance by some of New York’s most talented teens.
... ation, housing and job placement. Write to Melanie Grayce West at melanie.west@wsj.com ... ... ation, housing and job placement. Write to Melanie Grayce West at melanie.west@wsj.com ... ... ation, housing and job placement. Write to Melanie Grayce West at melanie.west@wsj.com ... ... ation, housing and job placement. Write to Melanie Grayce West at melanie.west@wsj.com ... ... ng and theater. The piece will be performed for the royal couple on Tuesday morning at the Door’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. Steven Prescod, 22 years old and from Brooklyn, will perform an exc ... ... Prescod’s piece, Tuesday’s show includes bouncy music, hip-hop style dancing and singing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also meet one-on-one with some of the teens who benefit from the D ...
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 02:59:30 EST

Health
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise
Researchers report that blocking a mutation with a drug developed by Agios and Celgene leads to complete or partial remissions in 56% of patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia and other similar blood cancers in a small, continuing early study.
... noticeable side effects of the medicine. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... noticeable side effects of the medicine. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... noticeable side effects of the medicine. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... noticeable side effects of the medicine. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... noticeable side effects of the medicine. Write to Ron Winslow at ron.winslow@wsj.com ... ... patients in the study had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Researchers so far have evaluated 73 patients for safety and reported that 11 died. Nine of ...
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:44:49 EST

Feature
Artist richard Prince's Secret Retreat
Two-hundred miles from New York City, artist richard Prince has been building towering sculptures on acres of rural land. Now he’s getting ready to open to the public.
... best go in the vault) to a former hunting cabin whose exterior he has clad entirely in shiny vinyl records. Inside the Vinyl House, he has rigged speakers to play a “loud song” he wrote whenever ... ... eople, copied and multiplied to grander effect. “What a joke! I think it’s great.” ... ... ic epiphany arrived in the basement of the Time-Life building, as Prince so often recounts. “With richard, you never really know the truth,” O’Brien says. “Even after all this time, I’ll som ... ... eople, copied and multiplied to grander effect. “What a joke! I think it’s great.” ... ... lay a “loud song” he wrote whenever anyone opens the door, he says; the disco ball dangling overhead once belonged to James Brown. ... ... eople, copied and multiplied to grander effect. “What a joke! I think it’s great.” ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:49:57 EST

Markets
Canadian Banks Warn of headwinds
After four years of bumper earnings growth, Canada’s biggest banks ended 2014 warning of gathering headwinds to growth, as debt-laden consumers make the switch from borrowing to saving and as banks’ costs rise.
... on a conference call with analysts. The bank reported a 14% drop in fourth-quarter earnings after recording charges related to job cuts and branch closures. The latest round of banking results “ro ... ... derived from more-volatile capital markets and wealth management. Capital markets were a drag on a number of banks in the fourth quarter, with Scotiabank, Canadian Impe ... ... td. in Toronto. —Alistair MacDonald and Judy McKinnon contributed to this article. ... ... td. in Toronto. —Alistair MacDonald and Judy McKinnon contributed to this article. ... ... tively sluggish pace of the global economy. “Looking ahead to 2015, we expect some of the current headwinds to persist through the first half of the year,” said CEO Brian Porter ... ... td. in Toronto. —Alistair MacDonald and Judy McKinnon contributed to this article. ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:16:00 EST

Markets
ukraine's Foreign-Currency Reserves Fall
ukraine’s foreign-currency and gold reserves dropped below $10 billion in November for the first time in nearly a decade due to large payments for debt and gas.
... in energy debts to Russia, and the government spent $897 million on servicing its debts. ... ... in energy debts to Russia, and the government spent $897 million on servicing its debts. ... ... in energy debts to Russia, and the government spent $897 million on servicing its debts. ... ... in energy debts to Russia, and the government spent $897 million on servicing its debts. ... ... in energy debts to Russia, and the government spent $897 million on servicing its debts. ... ... eserves are now at their lowest since December 2004, when they stood at $9.71 billion. In November, ukraine’s energy company Naftogaz paid $1.45 billion in energy debts to Russia, and the government ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:22:11 EST

Business
Dollar Tree to Shed Small number of Stores to Seal Deal
Dollar Tree said it will have to shed a “relatively small” number of stores to secure U.S. antitrust approval of its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, which could close as early as February.
... ar Tree deal at a Dec. 23 meeting. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... next few weeks to determine what divestitures will be required, but said it would likely be a small number of stores that won’t be material to its plans for the combined company. Dollar Tree has sai ... ... ar Tree deal at a Dec. 23 meeting. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... ar Tree deal at a Dec. 23 meeting. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... ar Tree deal at a Dec. 23 meeting. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... ar Tree deal at a Dec. 23 meeting. Write to Chelsey Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:17:39 EST

NY Jets
Police Stories Hit Home for Jets' richardson
‘Someone got murdered,’ said Jets defensive end Sheldon richardson, a St. Louis native, about the grand-jury decision in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner. ‘It’s just that simple.’
... g to make this a white or black thing. Someone got murdered. It’s just that simple.” ... ... g to make this a white or black thing. Someone got murdered. It’s just that simple.” ... ... police officer Darren Wilson. Like Pantaleo, Wilson wasn't indicted. richardson subsequently referred to Wilson as a “pig” in a tweet from Nov. 24, angering some rea ... ... g to make this a white or black thing. Someone got murdered. It’s just that simple.” ... ... g to make this a white or black thing. Someone got murdered. It’s just that simple.” ... ... g to make this a white or black thing. Someone got murdered. It’s just that simple.” ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:32:47 EST

Opinion
A Year Later, a New ukraine
With a new, pro-Europe Parliament in place, we are moving quickly to deliver on needed reforms.
... uropeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. ... ... uropeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. ... ... uropeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. ... ... uropeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. ... ... uropeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of Ukraine. ... ... as governors and as Europeans. Mr. Poroshenko is the president of ukraine. ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:14:08 EST

Markets
BATS Faces record SEC Fine Over Direct Edge's Actions
A three-year investigation by market regulators into allegedly unfair treatment of investors by stock exchanges could result in the largest fine ever levied against a stock exchange, according to people familiar with the investigation.
... how its Direct Edge Holdings LLC exchanges handled customer orders, these people said. The current record fine for an exchange came in May 2013, when Nasdaq OMX Group ... ... o White , in a June speech, said a source of concern for the agency is the large number of order types offered by the exchanges. Ms. White said she asked exchanges to conduct a comp ... ... d the Journal in a 2013 interview. Write to Scott Patterson at scott.patterson@wsj.com ... ... d the Journal in a 2013 interview. Write to Scott Patterson at scott.patterson@wsj.com ... ... d the Journal in a 2013 interview. Write to Scott Patterson at scott.patterson@wsj.com ... ... d the Journal in a 2013 interview. Write to Scott Patterson at scott.patterson@wsj.com ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:35:37 EST

Arts Entertainment
richard Armitage's Journey From Musicals to Middle Earth
‘The Hobbit’ actor richard Armitage on the physicality of acting, the miniseries that launched his career and the end of Peter Jackson’s trilogy.
... together will be quite emotional. —Edited from an interview with Ginanne Brownell ... ... together will be quite emotional. —Edited from an interview with Ginanne Brownell ... ... richARD ARMITAGE IS known for his controlled and stoic performances, so it’s rather dis ... ... together will be quite emotional. —Edited from an interview with Ginanne Brownell ... ... together will be quite emotional. —Edited from an interview with Ginanne Brownell ... ... together will be quite emotional. —Edited from an interview with Ginanne Brownell ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:35:51 EST

Middle East News
Lebanon Detains Islamic State head's Daughter, Ex-Wife
Lebanon’s interior minister said the country’s authorities have detained a daughter and former wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group calling itself Islamic State.
... t side, on the captured Lebanese servicemen. Write to Nour Malas at nour.malas@wsj.com ... ... related to ongoing negotiations between the Lebanese government and jihadists for the release of a number of Lebanese police and army members the jihadists’ took captive in August. The interior min ... ... t side, on the captured Lebanese servicemen. Write to Nour Malas at nour.malas@wsj.com ... ... t side, on the captured Lebanese servicemen. Write to Nour Malas at nour.malas@wsj.com ... ... t side, on the captured Lebanese servicemen. Write to Nour Malas at nour.malas@wsj.com ... ... laimi, was married to the Islamic State leader for three months six years ago, Mr. Machnouk said. Mr. Baghdadi was her second husband, he said, and she is now married to a Palestinian man a ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:05:38 EST

Russia News
Putin Accuses West of Provoking ukraine Crisis
Striking a defiant tone, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of provoking a crisis in ukraine and using sanctions to try to constrain Russia.
... witzerland, contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... witzerland, contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... witzerland, contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... annexation of Crimea in March, describing the peninsula as a holy place of historical importance to russians, much like the Temple Mount for Jews. “Our people live in Crimea, and the territory itsel ... ... witzerland, contributed to this article. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... sts in the country that was in part brokered by the 57-nation organization that includes Russia and ukraine, as well as the U.S., Germany, France and other big Western countries. Mr. Kerry said that ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:29:48 EST

Food Drink
Dining on Fish head in Malaysia
A culinary tour in Kuala Lumpur for a local favorite.
... ead its appeal. No wonder my former father-in-law didn’t want to see any go to waste. ... ... ead its appeal. No wonder my former father-in-law didn’t want to see any go to waste. ... ... ead its appeal. No wonder my former father-in-law didn’t want to see any go to waste. ... ... ead its appeal. No wonder my former father-in-law didn’t want to see any go to waste. ... ... My theory is that the unique challenge and investment of effort, in cooking and eating, gives fish head its appeal. No wonder my former father-in-law didn’t want to see any go to waste. ... ... For a cheaper option, head to the side streets around Jalan Imbi, the Chinese pocket just north of Bukit Bintang’s entertainment scene. Mun Kee Steam Fish Head, a small corner shop with a few outdoo ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:29:32 EST

Europe Markets
Euro Stumbles Ahead of ECB Meeting
The euro dipped to a fresh two-year low against the dollar Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank’s monthly meeting before recovering slightly, amid expectations of further easing.
... s. Markets in Europe were also given a positive lead by the U.S., where the S&P 500 closed at a record high Wednesday. Futures indicated a 0.1% opening gain for the S&P on Thursday. Changes in ... ... ther easing running high. The ECB is widely expected to leave interest rates on hold, but a growing number of investors and analysts expect the bank’s head, Mario Dragh ... ... wn 0.3% at $1,204.80 an ounce. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... wn 0.3% at $1,204.80 an ounce. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... [there is] any hint in delay of implementation,” said Wayne Bowers, head of asset management for Europe and Asia at Northern Trust, which manages $923 billion of assets ... ... wn 0.3% at $1,204.80 an ounce. Write to Tommy Stubbington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:45:31 EST

U S News
Obama Meets McConnell Ahead of Budget Deadline
President Barack Obama met with incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) at the White House, in a rare one-on-one conversation between the two leaders.
... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ... ... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ... ... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ... ... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ... ... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ... ... he left. I don’t know what we can expect in terms of reaching bipartisan agreement.” ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:48:59 EST

Europe News
ukrainians Face Blackouts as Power Plants Shut Down
Already facing a plunging currency and an armed conflict with pro-Russian militants, ukrainians are now enduring electricity blackouts after a fault knocked out a generator at a nuclear-power station and other plants ran low on coal.
... mber of shells being fired had declined. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... Wednesday, Ukrainian security spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the number of shells being fired had declined. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... mber of shells being fired had declined. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... mber of shells being fired had declined. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... mber of shells being fired had declined. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... ire in early September, but fighting has continued at hot spots along the front line. On Wednesday, ukrainian security spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said the number of sh ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:45:50 EST

Icons
Exhibitions Celebrate Artist richard Hunt
Exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrate the work of richard Hunt.
... re interested in making more things,” he said, “than in developing a legacy plan.” ... ... re interested in making more things,” he said, “than in developing a legacy plan.” ... ... ‘I Have Been to the Mountaintop’ | 1977 richard Hunt … ... ... re interested in making more things,” he said, “than in developing a legacy plan.” ... ... ‘Hero’s head’ | 1961 Richard Hunt … ... ... re interested in making more things,” he said, “than in developing a legacy plan.” ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:38:51 EST

Japan News
Japanese Media Under Pressure Ahead of Election
Critics have accused Shinzo Abe’s government of endangering press freedom, while the ruling LDP says it’s simply asking the networks for unbiased coverage.
... rmulated, but let the apology stand. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... a top aide to Mr. Abe and another party official, the letter made specific requests: balance in the number of appearances and total airtime given to candidates, for example, and in the political views ... ... rmulated, but let the apology stand. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... rmulated, but let the apology stand. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ... ... ay this refers to the 1993 election, when the LDP lost power for the first time in its history. The head of news coverage for a TV network allegedly boasted afterward about helping to bring down the g ... ... rmulated, but let the apology stand. Write to Toko Sekiguchi at toko.sekiguchi@wsj.com ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:06:40 EST

World News
Typhoon Hagupit heads for Central Philippines
Hagupit may make landfall in areas of central Philippines that were devastated last year by the deadly Supertyphoon Haiyan.
... to Cris Larano at cris.larano@wsj.com and Josephine Cuneta at josephine cuneta@wsj.com ... ... to Cris Larano at cris.larano@wsj.com and Josephine Cuneta at josephine cuneta@wsj.com ... ... to Cris Larano at cris.larano@wsj.com and Josephine Cuneta at josephine cuneta@wsj.com ... ... to Cris Larano at cris.larano@wsj.com and Josephine Cuneta at josephine cuneta@wsj.com ... ... Cedric Daep, head of the Public Safety and Emergency Management Office in Albay, a province in the southern tip o ... ... to Cris Larano at cris.larano@wsj.com and Josephine Cuneta at josephine cuneta@wsj.com ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:04:30 EST

Business
Abilify Maker Otsuka to Buy Avanir
Japanese drug maker Otsuka agreed to buy Avanir Pharmaceuticals of the U.S. in a deal that values Nasdaq-traded Avanir at $3.5 billion.
... ould seek to break down internal silos. —Anjie Zheng contributed to this article. ... ... e pharmaceutical companies have been reducing their involvement in those areas because of the large number of generic drugs available and the long period required for clinical trials and regulatory ap ... ... ould seek to break down internal silos. —Anjie Zheng contributed to this article. ... ... ould seek to break down internal silos. —Anjie Zheng contributed to this article. ... ... ounded in 1988 as Lidak Pharmaceuticals, is conducting trials of medicines for depression, migraine headaches and other neurological diseases. Some pharmaceutical companies have been reducing their i ... ... as acquisitions. “We’ll make a move when it should be done,” Mr. Higuchi said, adding that Otsuka would use funds it holds in dollars for part of the purchase. ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:27:22 EST

World News
ukrainian Billionaire, Wanted by U.S., Builds Ties in Britain
When the U.K. government wanted advice early in the ukraine crisis, it turned to a tycoon from the former Soviet republic, who was also a close associate of a British lord and a major donor to the University of Cambridge.
... Robert Halfon, from 2006 to 2013, according to U.K. electoral-commission records. Mr. Shetler-Jones says the donations were a personal choice, not made on behalf of Mr. Fir ... ... ite to Benoît Faucon at benoit.faucon@wsj.com and James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... Mr. Firtash and sits on the supervisory board of his holding company, Group DF. richard Spring, another member of the House of Lords, says he arranged Mr. Firtash’s Fe ... ... ite to Benoît Faucon at benoit.faucon@wsj.com and James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... BI statement adding him to its most-wanted list in 2009, the agency describes Mr. Mogilevich as the head of an “extensive international criminal network.” According to a U.S. diplomatic cable publ ... ... a wide range of contacts, including senior business figures.” The next month, Russia annexed the ukrainian region of Crimea. After a skiing trip in the French Alps, Mr. Firtash flew to Vienna. On M ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:16:59 EST

Middle East News
Israel Appears headed to Early Vote
Israel appeared headed toward early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his top coalition partner failed to resolve a crisis over domestic issues.
... that he is seen as the most suited to be prime minister compared with potential rivals. ... ... that he is seen as the most suited to be prime minister compared with potential rivals. ... ... that he is seen as the most suited to be prime minister compared with potential rivals. ... ... that he is seen as the most suited to be prime minister compared with potential rivals. ... ... TEL AVIV—Israel appeared headed toward early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... ... that he is seen as the most suited to be prime minister compared with potential rivals. ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:48:03 EST

Europe News
Ex-uk Prime Minister Brown to Leave Parliament
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would step down from parliament at next May’s general election, drawing the curtain on a three-decade-long parliamentary career.
... Scots voted to reject independence. Write to Nicholas Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Scots voted to reject independence. Write to Nicholas Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Scots voted to reject independence. Write to Nicholas Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Scots voted to reject independence. Write to Nicholas Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... former prime minister returned to the spotlight in the campaign against independence for Scotland ahead of last September’s historic referendum. After one poll suggested the nationalists could win, ... ... Scots voted to reject independence. Write to Nicholas Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 21:23:27 EST

Europe News
Moldova heads for Slim Pro-Europe Vote
Pro-European parties in Moldova are heading for a narrow victory over supporters of closer ties with Russia in parliamentary elections that took place Sunday amid a confrontation over the region’s future between the West and Moscow.
... tic Party and 9% for the Liberal Party. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... tic Party and 9% for the Liberal Party. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... tic Party and 9% for the Liberal Party. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... tic Party and 9% for the Liberal Party. Write to James Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... ne of the poorest countries in Europe, voted Sunday in a ballot offering a choice between pressing ahead with attempts to integrate with the EU or veering toward Moscow. Russia has opposed attempts by ... ... eal closer ties with countries in the region, seizing Crimea and backing separatists in neighboring ukraine after street protests ousted a pro-Moscow president who turned his back on an EU trade-and-p ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:37:50 EST

Review Outlook
Taiwanese Electoral Rebuke
A landslide verdict against growing dependence on China.
... the mainland is to respect the will of Taiwan’s people for democratic self-government. ... ... the mainland is to respect the will of Taiwan’s people for democratic self-government. ... ... the mainland is to respect the will of Taiwan’s people for democratic self-government. ... ... the mainland is to respect the will of Taiwan’s people for democratic self-government. ... ... reverse the cross-strait commercial cooperation of recent years. So both parties have challenges ahead: the DPP to recognize the economic and strategic importance of trade liberalization, and the KM ... ... the mainland is to respect the will of Taiwan’s people for democratic self-government. ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:54:00 EST

China News
Taiwan Voters head to Polls
Taiwanese voters have headed to the polls in local elections, with Beijing watching closely for signs the ruling party it prefers to deal with is losing its political grip.
... on China seeks. Write to Jenny Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com ... ... on China seeks. Write to Jenny Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com ... ... on China seeks. Write to Jenny Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com ... ... on China seeks. Write to Jenny Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com ... ... TAIPEI—Taiwanese voters have headed to the polls in local elections, with Beijing watching closely for signs the ruling party it ... ... on China seeks. Write to Jenny Hsu at jenny.hsu@wsj.com and Eva Dou at eva.dou@wsj.com ...
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:21:25 EST

U S News
Stockton: Bankruptcy Exit Should Move Ahead
City leaders in Stockton, Calif., are urging a federal judge to let the city exit bankruptcy with a court-approved reorganization plan, despite an appeal by mutual-fund giant Franklin Templeton Investments.
... be cut using bankruptcy’s power. ... ... be cut using bankruptcy’s power. ... ... be cut using bankruptcy’s power. ... ... be cut using bankruptcy’s power. ... ... kruptcy, or delay’s harm to a municipal administration whose roof is literally crumbling over its head,” the city’s lawyers said in their request to put the bankruptcy exit plan into action. On ... ... be cut using bankruptcy’s power. ...
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:04:50 EST

Today S Markets
Dow Edges Up to Another record
The blue-chip index closed out its second consecutive month of gains despite a selloff in oil prices and energy stocks.
... rose 2.5% in November after climbing 0.49 point, to 17828.24, on Friday. Twelve of this year’s 31 record finishes have occurred this month, illustrating the persistence of stocks’ rally following ... ... ntributed to this article. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... ntributed to this article. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... ntributed to this article. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ... ... ustrial Average rose to another record, closing out its second consecutive month of gains as stocks head into their historically best-performing month of the year. Helping to power the ascent were sha ... ... y. Shares of utilities, consumer staples and telecommunications companies rose as well. —Tim Puko contributed to this article. Write to Saumya Vaishampayan at saumya.vaishampayan@wsj.com ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:22:14 EST

U S News
Rising numbers of Veterans Seek Help Decades After War
SANDISFIELD, Mass.—Nightmares of a friend dying beside him in a bunker years ago now waken Donald Vitkus. “There is stuff that you carry from the war,” the 71-year-old Vietnam veteran said.
... for granted. “He’s fought for it in pretty much every way possible. He still is.” ... ... for granted. “He’s fought for it in pretty much every way possible. He still is.” ... ... for granted. “He’s fought for it in pretty much every way possible. He still is.” ... ... for granted. “He’s fought for it in pretty much every way possible. He still is.” ... ... he sleeps, he faces the wall and wears eye coverings, ear plugs and a sweatshirt zipped up over his head. “It makes me feel safe,” he said. “In Nam, there were flashes of lights, the missiles an ... ... for granted. “He’s fought for it in pretty much every way possible. He still is.” ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:51:01 EST

Europe News
ukraine Loans Depend on Reforms, Says EU Commissioner
The European Union will disburse a €500 million ($625 million) loan as part of an agreed lending package to ukraine “very soon,” but further assistance will depend on the pace of the reforms, the EU’s enlargement chief said.
... om the International Monetary Fund. ... ... om the International Monetary Fund. ... ... om the International Monetary Fund. ... ... om the International Monetary Fund. ... ... om the International Monetary Fund. ... ... v hopes to get at least €2 billion in extra financing from the European Union. Officials also say ukraine will need to increase its $17 billion loan program from the International Monetary Fund. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:28:34 EST

Ahead Of The Tape By Spencer Jakab
Crops Put Deere in the headlights
After trailing last year, CAT is now outpacing Deere handily.
... s, relative weakness in Deere’s stock presents a good opportunity for investors today. ... ... s, relative weakness in Deere’s stock presents a good opportunity for investors today. ... ... s, relative weakness in Deere’s stock presents a good opportunity for investors today. ... ... s, relative weakness in Deere’s stock presents a good opportunity for investors today. ... ... is reliably and sometimes brutally cyclical. Deere hasn’t hesitated to adjust its output and overhead correspondingly. Based on how it has weathered prior downturns, relative weakness in Deere’s ... ... s, relative weakness in Deere’s stock presents a good opportunity for investors today. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:25:26 EST



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Middle-east-and-africa
Crime and punishment in Saudi Arabia: The other beheaders
THE condemned may request a painkiller. Their end is not televised, and comes with a swift sword stroke from a skilled executioner rather than from hacking with a kitchen knife by an untutored brute. Otherwise there is not much difference between
... luding a drift into unbelief. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... luding a drift into unbelief. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... luding a drift into unbelief. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... luding a drift into unbelief. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ngely, “sorcery”. In one case the defendant was determined to be mentally unsound, but lost his head anyway. It was surprising, too, because the Saudi kingdom has in recent years gently relaxed so ... ... luding a drift into unbelief. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:07 GMT

Letters
On Azerbaijan, work, air traffic, interns, ukraine, heating, grades, batteries, Google: Letters to the editor
The West’s disengagementSIR – I wel
... rnSan Francisco * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... s have many more capable students than they did when they were “gentlemen’s clubs”, the large number of A grades may be deserved. Jennifer Brandsberg-EngelmannHead of humanitiesStrothoff Interna ... ... rnSan Francisco * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... rnSan Francisco * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... gentlemen’s clubs”, the large number of A grades may be deserved. Jennifer Brandsberg-Engelmannhead of humanitiesStrothoff International School Dreieich, Germany SIR – It is not just Ivy League ... ... invaded Lithuania, occupying key bits of its territory. Mr Putin is indeed playing the long game in ukraine. Dave GlantzFairfax, Virginia Clothing optional SIR – It was interesting to read abou ...
Thu, 18 September 2014 15:01:06 GMT

Banyan
Mr Abbott heads north
FOR four days this week A
... historical wrong”. IS, inflicting very present wrongs, is likely to divert his attention for now. ... ... arson, a north Queensland community leader.Australia’s 500,000 aborigines, about five times their number in 1901, comprise about 2.5% of Australia’s 23m people. The constitution still reflects the ... ... historical wrong”. IS, inflicting very present wrongs, is likely to divert his attention for now. ... ... historical wrong”. IS, inflicting very present wrongs, is likely to divert his attention for now. ... ... ey and Brisbane rallied in Australia’s biggest anti-terrorism raid: foiling an apparent plot to behead a member of the public, selected at random, in Sydney. The prime minister said that intelligenc ... ... historical wrong”. IS, inflicting very present wrongs, is likely to divert his attention for now. ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:49:23 +0000

Economist-explains
The Economist explains: How poor countries seemed to be catching up with rich ones—and why they are now falling behind again
IF THE 20th century belonged to the rich countries of North America and Europe, the thinking among some economists goes, then the 21st will be the era of the emerging world. Economic growth across emerging markets has been scorching since 2000. S
... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... rker harder to reform their economies and boost education in order to continue catching up with the rich world.Dig deeper:Ten years ago, developing economies were catching up with developed ones. It w ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ... ... oost their growth (September 2014)Why Asian and Western businesses will become more alike (May 2014) ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:50:00 +0000

Europe
Russia and ukraine: A brief intermission
Time for a cig
... then it will become part of Russia, he adds. From the print edition: Europe ... ... then it will become part of Russia, he adds. From the print edition: Europe ... ... then it will become part of Russia, he adds. From the print edition: Europe ... ... supplies to Poland in an effort to stop resupply back to Ukraine. The war has felt distant to most russians. State television has manipulated its narrative of the conflict to soothe viewers’ feelin ... ... Baryshnikov, a member of the rebel “parliament”, says a long military and political fight lies ahead. The rebel state of Novorossiya, he says, should eventually comprise all of the Black Sea coast ... ... kraine had to win the peace. That may be wishful thinking. Rebel leaders still aim to separate from ukraine. Sergei Baryshnikov, a member of the rebel “parliament”, says a long military and politi ...
Thu, 11 September 2014 14:54:23 GMT

Briefing
Economic convergence: The headwinds return
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  uk RIP? Fly Title: 
... ng reminded that catching up is hard to do. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... k of the convergence era in 2008 these tailwinds have flagged—a becalming that can be seen in the number of developing countries catching up with rich ones, which has fallen sharply (see chart 3). C ... ... levels of productivity and wages. But trade in services remains highly restricted. A club of mostly rich countries has made efforts to negotiate a Trade in Services Agreement to update an accord reach ... ... ng reminded that catching up is hard to do. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... facturing, help to anchor it in the broader economy. China and some other emerging markets used the heady catch-up years to develop underlying technological and managerial capabilities and invest in i ... ... ng reminded that catching up is hard to do. From the print edition: Briefing ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:54:22 +0000

Britain
Politics: A ukIP of the left
DISILLUSIONMENT with Britain’s ma
... imilar positions. That is a sort of justice. From the print edition: Britain ... ... imilar positions. That is a sort of justice. From the print edition: Britain ... ... imilar positions. That is a sort of justice. From the print edition: Britain ... ... imilar positions. That is a sort of justice. From the print edition: Britain ... ... imilar positions. That is a sort of justice. From the print edition: Britain ... ... ties want to let public outfits bid for private franchises, she would simply renationalise the lot. ukIP and the Greens have one other thing in common. After losing power in 1997 the Conservatives spe ...
Thu, 11 September 2014 14:54:22 GMT

United-states
The richest members of Congress: Money and power
IN SOME countries, t
... the boss of a publicly traded company. From the print edition: United States ... ... the boss of a publicly traded company. From the print edition: United States ... ... Peters, both lawyers, make the congressional top ten only because they married money. Ten of the 25 richest members got there via marriage or inheritance. The most troubling thing about the list is ho ... ... the boss of a publicly traded company. From the print edition: United States ... ... the boss of a publicly traded company. From the print edition: United States ... ... the boss of a publicly traded company. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 11 September 2014 14:54:22 GMT

Leaders
Scottish independence: uk RIP?
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  uk RIP? Fly Title: 
... ve together than they would be apart.   From the print edition: Leaders ... ... riumphs and eccentricities, belongs to Scots as much as it does to the English—even if increasing numbers of them seem ready to disown that glorious, hard-earned heritage, and to simplify their iden ... ... ances would be nuts. The nationalists’ economics are also flawed. Scotland would not, in fact, be richer alone. The taxes that would flow to it from the North Sea would roughly compensate for the ex ... ... ve together than they would be apart.   From the print edition: Leaders ... ... and’s nationalists have caught up with the unionist No camp in the opinion polls, and even edged ahead (see article). More and more Scots are deciding that the UK, which their soldiers, statesmen, p ... ... staying in, Scots will not just save the union but enhance it, as they have for 300 years. For the uk, with all its triumphs and eccentricities, belongs to Scots as much as it does to the English—e ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:03:13 +0000

Finance-and-economics
Brazil’s economy: Better than ukraine
“WE ARE not in a recession,” insi
... s helped the median income keep pace with stubbornly high inflation. Joblessness remains close to a record low of 4.9%, supporting Mr Mantega’s contention that things are not too bad—for now. ... ... ngs are not too bad—for now. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ngs are not too bad—for now. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ngs are not too bad—for now. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... infrastructure, tangles of red tape, rigid labour rules, a convoluted tax system. Add uncertainty ahead of a tightly contested presidential election in October and no wonder that confidence has plung ... ... tracked in our online indicators pages that have so far reported second-quarter GDP only Japan and ukraine have fared worse. If anything, the rest of the world has boosted Brazil’s performance: wer ...
Thu, 04 September 2014 15:08:06 GMT

Leaders
ukraine, Russia and the West: The long game
IN HIS undeclared, unprovoked, gr
... he price of inaction has always been higher. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... he price of inaction has always been higher. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... he price of inaction has always been higher. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... iliation, which it is his mission to reverse. He wants his neighbours to be weak more than he wants russians to be prosperous; he prefers vassals to allies. This world view—a noxious compound of KGB ... ... . And it should prepare its leaders for the longer and broader confrontation with Russia that lies ahead, which may stretch all round its borders. The fog of hybrid war Hopes of a ceasefire in Ukraine ... ... nk differently about him. There will be a price for the West too, of course. But as poor, benighted ukraine shows, the price of inaction has always been higher. From the print edition ...
Thu, 04 September 2014 08:03:06 GMT

Europe
ukraine and Russia: War, not peace
THE war in ukraine is intensifying, as Russia’s incursio
... g a show of washing the pavement behind them. From the print edition: Europe ... ... g a show of washing the pavement behind them. From the print edition: Europe ... ... g a show of washing the pavement behind them. From the print edition: Europe ... ... chieved little. Russia’s interests—keeping Ukraine out of NATO—have not changed. Even if many russians are ready to buy claims of soldiers “accidentally” crossing the border, the rest of the ... ... ter, and “Russia will certainly use that to influence the situation,” says Vitaliy Vavryshchuk, head of research at SP Advisors in Kiev. If the conflict drags on into winter, leverage could swing ... ... s the rest of ukraine marked independence with a military parade in Kiev, rebels in Donetsk marched ukrainian prisoners down a central street, exposing them to abuse from locals before making a show o ...
Thu, 28 August 2014 12:18:10 GMT

Freeexchange
New numbers, same conclusion
THE ECONOMIST recently published an article about the costs and benefits of variou
... ions reductions from any source, rather than focus on boosting certain kinds of renewable energy.” ... ... and the others is still fairly large.Readers may be forgiven for being baffled by these conflicting numbers, which also change all the time. The original Economist article conceded that “there are, ... ... ions reductions from any source, rather than focus on boosting certain kinds of renewable energy.” ... ... ions reductions from any source, rather than focus on boosting certain kinds of renewable energy.” ... ... ions reductions from any source, rather than focus on boosting certain kinds of renewable energy.” ... ... ions reductions from any source, rather than focus on boosting certain kinds of renewable energy.” ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:59:49 +0000

Europe
ukraine and Russia: Battering on
IN A dusty Russian field close to
... emy state, but it can’t be a strong one.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... emy state, but it can’t be a strong one.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... emy state, but it can’t be a strong one.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... emy state, but it can’t be a strong one.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... g Red Cross inspection. But if many cross into Ukraine, they are unlikely to leave, becoming a beachhead for a long-term Russian presence that turns the war into a frozen conflict, which would suit Mr ... ... Korotchenko, editor of a defence magazine who is close to the Russian defence ministry, puts it, “ukraine can be an enemy state, but it can’t be a strong one.” From the print ed ...
Thu, 21 August 2014 15:15:12 GMT

Europe
Spanish politics: A hot year ahead
SPANIARDS call a chat between two
... gos will have to start talking to each other. From the print edition: Europe ... ... gos will have to start talking to each other. From the print edition: Europe ... ... gos will have to start talking to each other. From the print edition: Europe ... ... gos will have to start talking to each other. From the print edition: Europe ... ... y. The latter resigned after winning just 23% of the vote in European elections in May. Mr Sánchez heads a new generation of party leaders, but must still play by old rules. He is still only party se ... ... gos will have to start talking to each other. From the print edition: Europe ...
Thu, 14 August 2014 14:59:23 GMT

United-states
Gun control: Bullets to the head
WHEN James Brady (pictured, l
... wtown. Like so many before, it failed. From the print edition: United States ... ... make it impossible to know for sure how many Americans own guns, but polling data suggest that the number who do has decreased since Mr Brady was shot. Rather than make it easier to pass laws, this h ... ... wtown. Like so many before, it failed. From the print edition: United States ... ... wtown. Like so many before, it failed. From the print edition: United States ... ... ners, claims that its membership increased. This is not as strange as it seems. Shootings that make headlines lead to calls for gun control. Though these mostly fail, they provoke a pushback from pro- ... ... wtown. Like so many before, it failed. From the print edition: United States ...
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:10 GMT

Books-and-arts
Revolution and war in ukraine: I witness
ukraine Diaries: Dispatch
... civil war, and of Ivan Bunin’s journal of Odessa during that conflict. In mid-February, Mr Kurkov records, comes a “night of warfare” that “transformed the city centre to ruins”. Increasingl ... ... rceny as Ukraine has been by his war. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... rceny as Ukraine has been by his war. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... rceny as Ukraine has been by his war. From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... y this sort of account can offer, more than compensating for the lack of hindsight—is to show how headline history intertwines with ordinary, private lives. “Life goes on,” Mr Kurkov says. “No ... ... r ukraine, but also, in the end, for Russia itself—as scarred by Mr Putin’s lies and larceny as ukraine has been by his war. From the print edition: Books and arts ...
Thu, 07 August 2014 15:01:09 GMT

Newsbook
The week ahead: July 31st: Erdogan's constitutional assault
TURKEY'S first direct presidential election and 100 years after the outbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe Comment Expiry Date:  Fri, 2014
... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ... ... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ... ... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ... ... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ... ... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ... ... utbreak of the first world war, a look at how the conflict is still viewed differently across Europe ...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:16:48 +0000

Britain
richard III: A can of worms
BURYING a king is a bothersome business—especially one who died half a millennium ago. Several designs for the tomb of richard III, whose skeleton turned up in 2012 beneath a car park in Leicester, have been rejected as too medieval or too modern.
... er: “Anything else would be a pastiche”. From the print edition: Britain ... ... er: “Anything else would be a pastiche”. From the print edition: Britain ... ... f Britain’s national church. But John Ashdown-Hill, a historian whose research helped to identify richard’s remains, is lobbying for a Catholic ceremony at a nearby monastery or, failing that, Cat ... ... er: “Anything else would be a pastiche”. From the print edition: Britain ... ... er: “Anything else would be a pastiche”. From the print edition: Britain ... ... er: “Anything else would be a pastiche”. From the print edition: Britain ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Europe
The war in ukraine: Closing in
THE battle for e
... border—perhaps not even Mr Putin yet knows. From the print edition: Europe ... ... border—perhaps not even Mr Putin yet knows. From the print edition: Europe ... ... border—perhaps not even Mr Putin yet knows. From the print edition: Europe ... ... border—perhaps not even Mr Putin yet knows. From the print edition: Europe ... ... g from the strategically important towns of Sloviansk, which had been the insurrection’s military headquarters, and Kramatorsk. Confidence was high that the separatists, armed mainly with light weap ... ... atured pretty indiscriminate use of artillery. By July 26th 1,129 people had been killed in eastern ukraine, 799 of them civilians, the UN has reported. Mr Mihnenko says that in order to avoid killing ...
Thu, 31 July 2014 15:00:42 GMT

Letters
On FATCA, heads of state, Arabs, bees, match-fixing, youth, placenames: Letters to the editor
FATCA and tax evade
... , Vermont  * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... , Vermont  * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... ost of the “progressive” republics created in the aftermath of European colonialism. Unlike oil-rich Arab states, Morocco has no option but to balance security and openness in a “sultanic democr ... ... , Vermont  * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... ja OsterhausProgramme Manager for Europe and Central AsiaTransparency InternationalBerlin Wise heads SIR – I have my own theory about why today’s young are increasingly well-behaved (“Oh! Y ... ... , Vermont  * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ...
Thu, 24 July 2014 14:58:42 GMT

Briefing
MH17 and the war in ukraine: Collateral damage
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A web of lies Fly Title: 
... s has only been thrown into sharper relief. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... the preparation of targeted measures” which had been agreed at an earlier summit, increasing the number of people and entities “materially or financially supporting” Russia’s policy of destab ... ... s has only been thrown into sharper relief. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... proval rating is a remarkable 83%. Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin consultant, wrote recently that russians see the war as a “bloody, tense and emotionally engaging” television drama that has lit ... ... he day after the foreign ministers’ meeting Germany’s mass-circulation Bild, unimpressed, ran a headline mocking the EU for its Empoerend Untaetig—outrageous inactivity. But if this signals a ne ... ... ning point. There is a depressing chance, though, that MH17 will remain an unfathomable aberration. ukraine, the rebels and Russia show every sign of eschewing any opportunity it might offer for refle ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:03:15 +0000

Americas
Panama hats: Hold onto your headwear
Teddy and his Montecristi H
... Homero Ortega, a family-owned hatmaker. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... Homero Ortega, a family-owned hatmaker. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... Homero Ortega, a family-owned hatmaker. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... Homero Ortega, a family-owned hatmaker. From the print edition: The Americas ... ... ing. The country exported finished hats worth $6m in 2013, up from a piffling $517,000 in 2003. The headwear goes mostly to Italy, Britain and the United States, where they can fetch anything from a f ... ... Homero Ortega, a family-owned hatmaker. From the print edition: The Americas ...
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Britain
Snooping: record time
ON JULY 10th David Cameron an
... aw compelling phone companies, e-mail providers and some other internet firms to store for one year records of all their customers’ communications (such as details about who contacted whom, when and ... ... aw. DRIP is hardly a springboard for reform. From the print edition: Britain ... ... aw. DRIP is hardly a springboard for reform. From the print edition: Britain ... ... aw. DRIP is hardly a springboard for reform. From the print edition: Britain ... ... arify Britain’s surveillance laws. The draft bill sailed through the Commons on July 15th and was heading through the House of Lords as The Economist went to press. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime mini ... ... aw. DRIP is hardly a springboard for reform. From the print edition: Britain ...
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Europe
Eastern ukraine: Fighting on
THE two presidents could not have offered a greater c
... s against. He promises to stand till the end. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s against. He promises to stand till the end. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s against. He promises to stand till the end. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s against. He promises to stand till the end. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s against. He promises to stand till the end. From the print edition: Europe ... ... assessment. “It’s completely fucked up.” A brawny ex-paratrooper, he once served in the same ukrainian army he now fights against. He promises to stand till the end. From the p ...
Thu, 17 July 2014 15:01:36 GMT

Freeexchange
Measuring inequality: A three-headed hydra
IT'S a rare economics tome that makes the New York Times bestsellers list, but Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has done it, keeping inequality at the forefront of the political discourse. Yet the book raises key questions
... estseller, but they can be every bit as important to how we confront the trend of rising inequality. ... ... eople’s living standards depend on the amount of goods and services they consume, rather than the number of dollars in their wage packet. Consumption is also thought to have diminishing marginal uti ... ... g marginal utility, i.e. a poorer person will value an additional unit of consumption more than his richer cousin. Thus spreading consumption equally will maximise aggregate welfare. Consumption inequ ... ... estseller, but they can be every bit as important to how we confront the trend of rising inequality. ... ... estseller, but they can be every bit as important to how we confront the trend of rising inequality. ... ... estseller, but they can be every bit as important to how we confront the trend of rising inequality. ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:33:11 +0000

Graphicdetail
Gaza, in numbers
A quantified look at the situation in Israel and Gaza
... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ... ... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ... ... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ... ... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ... ... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ... ... s designed to defend more heavily populated areas. The vast majority of the rest have struck Israel. ...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:30:24 +0000

Europe
War in ukraine: The turn of the tide
THE ukrainian flag flies again ov
... n with potentially catastrophic consequences. From the print edition: Europe ... ... t he thinks they can afford to be patient, because the insurgents have little local support and may number no more than about 15,000, a third of them from Russia. Mr Sutyagin reckons that, although Mr ... ... n with potentially catastrophic consequences. From the print edition: Europe ... ... aces only unpalatable options. Having used state media to propagate the myth of a “genocide” of russians in eastern Ukraine, he may find dumping the rebels outright to be politically untenable. Ma ... ... n with potentially catastrophic consequences. From the print edition: Europe ... ... Russia. Mr Sutyagin reckons that, although Mr Putin is happy for instability to continue in eastern ukraine, he will not do a lot more to help the rebels. Russian forces over the border have turned ba ...
Thu, 10 July 2014 14:59:13 GMT

Leaders
Conflict in ukraine: The siege
THANK goodness for P
... ted to Ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ted to Ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ted to Ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ted to Ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ted to Ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... he blame belongs to Russia’s paranoid, vengeful leader, the West’s reticence has contributed to ukraine’s tragedy. Now it must act. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 10 July 2014 14:59:13 GMT

Banyan
Indonesia and the environment: A sorry record on deforestation
DOUBTLESS timed to coincide with Indonesia’s election campaign, the release this week of a new report about the rate of destruction of the country’s tropical rainforests has certainly caught the eye. According to a paper published in the June 29t
... row. Last year the air pollution in Singapore and Malaysia as a result of the haze was the worst on record.But don’t expect this report to have much of an impact on Indonesia’s election campaign. ... ... ans’ lists of priorities, and the competing candidates know that.  (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... ans’ lists of priorities, and the competing candidates know that.  (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... ans’ lists of priorities, and the competing candidates know that.  (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... ans’ lists of priorities, and the competing candidates know that.  (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... ans’ lists of priorities, and the competing candidates know that.  (Picture credit: AFP) ...
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:20:21 +0000

Blighty
The ukIP effect
FOR the first time since Ap
... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ... ... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ... ... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ... ... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ... ... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ... ... avid Cameron, who loudly opposes his candidacy, and who looks almost certain to lose over the issue. ...
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:24:39 +0000

Graphicdetail
heads they win
A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy
... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ... ... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ... ... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ... ... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ... ... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ... ... A new measure shows the financial sector’s expanding share of the economy ...
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:49:00 +0000

Leaders
Russia and ukraine: Unblinking Putin
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How far can Amazon go? Fly Titl
... raine. Anything else would be an invitation. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... kely to work (see article). Evidence of deeper Russian involvement is ever clearer: not just rising numbers of Chechen and other Russian mercenaries but also the supply of weapons, including missiles ... ... raine. Anything else would be an invitation. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... nd to renewed Russian meddling would be dangerous and wrong. If the rebels start losing ground, the russians may step up their support. Mr Poroshenko still plans to sign the trade deal with the EU tha ... ... raine. Anything else would be an invitation. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... st should make good on its threats—unless and until Mr Putin stops nakedly interfering in eastern ukraine. Anything else would be an invitation. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:59:45 +0000

Letters
Letters: On ukraine, Singapore, employment, housing, food trucks, the John Birch Society, football
Viewing ukraine and Russia SIR – Anna Reid asks “Former ambassadors to Ki
... GoodhartLondon * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... le works SIR – It is time you abandoned the bugbear of the declining dependency ratio between the numbers of those working and those supported by them (“Quality time”, May 31st). The fact that ... ... GoodhartLondon * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... GoodhartLondon * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... GoodhartLondon * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... hat its people want. Russia has no right to veto its aspirations. Roland SmithBritish ambassador to ukraine, 1999-2002 London The government of Singapore * SIR – I refer to the article “A but ...
Thu, 19 June 2014 14:59:45 GMT

Gulliver
Think of a number
LATE next year Amer
... already using a pin with your credit cards, get used to the idea—and start thinking of a good one. ... ... -copy magnetic strips that dominate in America today. Instead of transferring an entire credit card number during each transaction, the new cards will generate unique authorisation codes. The goal is ... ... already using a pin with your credit cards, get used to the idea—and start thinking of a good one. ... ... already using a pin with your credit cards, get used to the idea—and start thinking of a good one. ... ... already using a pin with your credit cards, get used to the idea—and start thinking of a good one. ... ... already using a pin with your credit cards, get used to the idea—and start thinking of a good one. ...
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:36:31 +0000

Europe
The curse of corruption in ukraine: Ostrich zoo and vintage cars
THE Mezhyhirya compound, the resi
... the higher up you go, the fewer there are.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... hat archives the thousands of documents found at Mezhyhirya, talks of the “power of documents, of numbers, of knowing how politicians spend money”. Ms Babinets says that first walking through the ... ... the manicured grounds and take pictures in front of Mr Yanukovych’s vintage-car collection and ostrich zoo. Sitting in a guesthouse on the property, Anna Babinets, one of the founders of YanukovychL ... ... the higher up you go, the fewer there are.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... ted by corruption that it would be better to start all over,” says Yegor Sobolev, an activist who heads an unofficial body on “lustration”, an initiative to remove bureaucrats tainted by corrupt ... ... ht in December, at the height of Maidan, she was beaten nearly to death by unknown men. After Mr Yanukovych fled, the interim government appointed her to lead the state’s anti-corruption committee. ...
Thu, 12 June 2014 14:59:41 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Qatar: Too rich for its own good
Tamim, still a
... eat a little more humble pie. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... where foreign workers, many of them ill paid, harshly treated and denied basic rights, massively outnumber its 280,000 privileged citizens. In February the Brussels-based International Trade Union Con ... ... Qatar’s population quadrupled. Its GDP grew sixfold to $200 billion, making its 2m-odd people the richest per person on Earth. The emirate’s Al Jazeera satellite channel, though it enraged many, w ... ... eat a little more humble pie. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... nal football body, FIFA, picked Qatar to hold the World Cup in 2022. Sheikh Hamad quit when he was ahead, abruptly abdicating last June in favour of his son Tamim, now 34. Poor fellow. Barely a week i ... ... eat a little more humble pie. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:55 GMT

Letters
Letters: On Google, India, Chile, ukraine, Italy, Thomas Piketty, smart meters, German humour
Google and privacy SIR – Your leader on the landm
... OME LANGEBerlin * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... il war” is completely false. The pro-Russian thugs who took over government buildings were few in number. The British media have not stressed enough that a majority of easterners, though distrustful ... ... OME LANGEBerlin * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... OME LANGEBerlin * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... OME LANGEBerlin * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... rs will surely sleep better at night with more money in their wallets and a better deal. SACHA DESHMukHChief executiveSmart Meter Central Delivery BodyLondon SIR – The idea that people should run th ...
Thu, 05 June 2014 14:59:54 GMT

Finance-and-economics
The German economy: Clouds ahead
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Beautiful game, dirty business
... t afford to become complacent. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... is lower than it is in other rich countries, with only part of that gap warranted by the dwindling number of children. An OECD survey of working-age adults in rich countries found that Germans were a ... ... of that gap warranted by the dwindling number of children. An OECD survey of working-age adults in rich countries found that Germans were a little more numerate than the average but a bit less litera ... ... t afford to become complacent. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nclined to respond to the demand for payback after previous painful reforms, notes Michael Hüther, head of IW Köln, an economic think-tank. A case in point is the recent backpedalling on pension ref ... ... t afford to become complacent. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:18:10 +0000

Prospero
The rebirth of records
record Store Day is an
... ound because its physical nature requires intention and attention.""Vinyl: the Sound and Culture of records" is at the Oakland Museum of California until July 27th ... ... ntum also brings problems. Smaller record shops don't have the resources needed to handle the large number of records for a one-off day devoted to vinyl: they end up with "Record Store Day Graveyards" ... ... Vinyl: the Sound and Culture of Records" is at the Oakland Museum of California until July 27th ... ... Vinyl: the Sound and Culture of Records" is at the Oakland Museum of California until July 27th ... ... ghed about which ones were most important to them in their teenage years. Museum staff occasionally head to the turntables to put on records and dance. Songs from artists ranging from Steely Dan to Ju ... ... alent week last year.Vinyl sales so far in 2014 are the best they have been for ten years. The uk's Official Charts Company predicts 900,000 vinyl albums will be sold this year in Brita ...
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:17:09 +0000

Britain
ukIP and the economy: Enjoy it while it lasts
THE rule of thum
... it lasts: 2015 could be Mr Osborne’s year. From the print edition: Britain ... ... f the vote. Overall, the party has done well in areas where workers are faring worst. For a growing number of Britons, wages do not matter. The baby-boomers are retiring. They are a wealthy lot: a rec ... ... it lasts: 2015 could be Mr Osborne’s year. From the print edition: Britain ... ... it lasts: 2015 could be Mr Osborne’s year. From the print edition: Britain ... ... it lasts: 2015 could be Mr Osborne’s year. From the print edition: Britain ... ... will be a fillip to savers, warming another chunk of the electorate to the Conservative chancellor. ukIP’s success, like that of its peers on the continent, depends on economic grumbles. Unlike in I ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 GMT

Europe
ukraine’s presidential poll: A two-tone election
“AS I set off on a spring journey into the world, my
... uild a new one,” says Yulia Mostovaya, editor of Zerkalo Nedeli, a magazine. Ukraine has a dismal record of missing historic opportunities. It has done little with the independence it received almos ... ... lution. It can ill afford to mark time again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... her than try to reform it. Mr Poroshenko is unlikely to see his presidency as a route to personal enrichment, which would mark a big improvement to previous governments. Economic reforms and less corr ... ... lution. It can ill afford to mark time again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... lution. It can ill afford to mark time again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... system, we need to build a new one,” says Yulia Mostovaya, editor of Zerkalo Nedeli, a magazine. ukraine has a dismal record of missing historic opportunities. It has done little with the independe ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 GMT

Leaders
A chocolate baron wins in ukraine: Sweet victory
WHEN a country has had to attack
... their country could irrevocably fall apart. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... their country could irrevocably fall apart. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... their country could irrevocably fall apart. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... their country could irrevocably fall apart. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... omy and a free-falling currency, it is commendable that the presidential election of May 25th went ahead at all. Likewise it is a good thing that Mr Poroshenko won in the first round, sparing the coun ... ... ght have the guts to do it. His Western allies must urge him on—because if he fails, and ordinary ukrainians are once again disappointed, their country could irrevocably fall apart. ...
Thu, 29 May 2014 15:00:03 GMT

Blighty
Here's looking at ukIP
AS THE dust settles after the recent euro elections, which saw the polls topped by ukIP, attention inevitably turns to what it all means for the 2015 general election
... was downright dangerous; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other parties. ... ... was downright dangerous; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other parties. ... ... was downright dangerous; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other parties. ... ... was downright dangerous; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other parties. ... ... was downright dangerous; a view not shared by any measurable proportion of voters for other parties. ... ... strikes and stagflation). And most remarkably, on a non-political issue, almost five times as many ukIP voters were inclined to think the MMR jab (for mumps, measles and rubella) was unsafe (28% vers ...
Wed, 28 May 2014 12:20:43 +0000

Democracyinamerica
Deceptive numbers
AT THE start o
... ent. Tellingly the NYPD reported a 50% drop in assaults between 1999 and 2006 even though hospital records showed a 90% increase in assault-related visits to the emergency room. Another sign of a pro ... ... ly said it will create a specialised unit in the city to deal with violent crime. Regardless of the numbers, it hardly looks like Chicago's police department has its crime problem under control. ... ... f the numbers, it hardly looks like Chicago's police department has its crime problem under control. ... ... f the numbers, it hardly looks like Chicago's police department has its crime problem under control. ... ... in blanket on March 17th 2013. Though her death certificate says she died by homicide, from a blunt head and neck trauma, she was not counted as a murder by the CPD. On April 8th 2014, however, the CP ... ... f the numbers, it hardly looks like Chicago's police department has its crime problem under control. ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 20:06:00 +0000

Europe
ukraine’s election: Vote late, vote seldom
PETRO POROSHENKO
... ebels, and above all just wants “no war”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ebels, and above all just wants “no war”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... people are getting fed up with protracted instability. One of these is Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, who is based in Donetsk and is said to employ some 300,000 people. He has been trying t ... ... ebels, and above all just wants “no war”. From the print edition: Europe ... ... voters will not be able to get to them. In Bilovodsk, in the north of Luhansk, Vladimir Nesmiyanov, head of the regional election commission, said on May 17th that he had not been able to deliver voti ... ... hoolgirl, speaks for many when she says that she is “fed up”, does not care much for either the ukrainian government or the rebels, and above all just wants “no war”. From the ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:19 GMT

Europe
France and Europe: Shocks ahead
Le Pen sends a mes
... en the government a sharper, more decisive tone. Yet the president’s popularity remains at 18%, a record low in the Fifth Republic, according to Ifop, a pollster—and fully 38 points below Mr Valls ... ... e’s mentor, President François Mitterrand. From the print edition: Europe ... ... turned out to be zero. He has not done much better on taxes. In 2012 his government vowed that the richest 10% would pay for almost all its tax increases; yet last year, 840,000 extra households star ... ... e’s mentor, President François Mitterrand. From the print edition: Europe ... ... e bad news in the European elections. Their goal had been to beat the 16% they got in 2009, barely ahead of the Greens. Now some have lowered the bar, hoping merely to do better than in 1994 when, und ... ... e’s mentor, President François Mitterrand. From the print edition: Europe ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:19 GMT

Letters
Letters: On Piketty, ukraine, Big Data, Singapore law, crop research, Azerbaijan, ratings industry, trunks
Too finicky about Piketty SIR – Your leader assessi
... s swimwear. Nevis HulmeGairloch, Wester Ross From the print edition: Letters ... ... s swimwear. Nevis HulmeGairloch, Wester Ross From the print edition: Letters ... ... exington (May 3rd) that excluding bias from data analyses is very difficult, as observed in 1974 by richard Feynman. Even expert data scientists are hard pressed to understand data. However, the colum ... ... where Ukrainian nationalists set fire to a building and then sang their national anthem as the pro-russians inside burned to death. This is not to claim that right has been entirely on the Russian si ... ... ar from our partners in the Council of Europe is a message of encouragement and support as we move ahead in our journey towards achieving these goals. Polad MammadovSecond SecretaryEmbassy of Azerbaij ... ... a. Some newspapers even tried to give an “even-handed” account of the atrocity in Odessa, where ukrainian nationalists set fire to a building and then sang their national anthem as the pro-Russian ...
Thu, 22 May 2014 14:39:11 GMT

Europe
ukraine’s troubles: Into battle
ukRAINE is at war. The fighting d
... ing it has so far spectacularly failed to do. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ing it has so far spectacularly failed to do. From the print edition: Europe ... ... aya, editor of Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper. Many Ukrainians hoped that Rinat Akhmetov, the country’s richest tycoon, who owns industrial assets in Donetsk, could use his influence and money to stamp ou ... ... o spread the conflict to other parts of the south-east have fizzled. Odessa, where more than 40 pro-russians died in a horrific fire, remains pro-Ukranian. Kharkiv, which borders Russia, has not been ... ... he presidential election on May 25th matters so much. And there is a risk that, whereas it will go ahead in most of the country, the Donbas will not vote, leaving the winner (most likely Petro Poroshe ... ... er. This is playing into the hands of Mr Putin, who has always excelled in spotting weaknesses. The ukrainian government has given him many opportunities. After the election on May 25th, it could at l ...
Thu, 15 May 2014 14:59:16 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Iran nuclear talks: Moving ahead
A MOOD of workmanlike optimis
... re is still a long way to go. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ncomfortable with conceding what Iran insists is its right under the NPT to enrich, only a very low number of centrifuges will be acceptable; people close to the talks suggest between 3,000-4,000 of t ... ... a’s team, says Mr Samore, is to be able to say that the breakout period (the time Iran needs to enrich enough uranium for just one nuclear device after throwing out the IAEA inspectors) is at least ... ... re is still a long way to go. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... re is still a long way to go. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 15 May 2014 14:59:16 GMT



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