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Politics Amp Policy
Q&A: How strong is uk economy?
Chancellor’s numbers conceal worrying trends
... scal Studies, said: “That is huge by any standards, and bigger than the cuts so far delivered.” ... ... scal Studies, said: “That is huge by any standards, and bigger than the cuts so far delivered.” ... ... scal Studies, said: “That is huge by any standards, and bigger than the cuts so far delivered.” ... ... scal Studies, said: “That is huge by any standards, and bigger than the cuts so far delivered.” ... ... scal Studies, said: “That is huge by any standards, and bigger than the cuts so far delivered.” ... ... tability in the public finances was the result of extremely heavy engineering. 1 How strong is the uk economy? The chancellor may have boasted of managing the “fastest growing of any major advanced ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:21:13 GMT

Markets
An active headache for fund managers
2014 has been bad thanks to lower volatility and dispersion
... ir respective benchmarks by 2.5 percentage points or more. That makes this the second worst year on record, after 1998. Previous years where so many managers entered the quarter lagging this badly hav ... ... e in 2015 — and whether there are ways for the rest of us to profit before the year ends. The raw numbers are astonishing. Different databases come up with different figures but all agree that activ ... ... intensify. In the very short term, it may be best to join them for the ride. john.authers@ft.com ... ... intensify. In the very short term, it may be best to join them for the ride. john.authers@ft.com ... ... intensify. In the very short term, it may be best to join them for the ride. john.authers@ft.com ... ... intensify. In the very short term, it may be best to join them for the ride. john.authers@ft.com ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:06:38 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk ‘Non-doms’ face higher charges
Tax on expensive homes held through ‘envelopes’ rises, as does annual resident charge
... g scrapped altogether. “I’m obviously very pleased they’ve decided to preserve it,” he said. ... ... K after a specific time”. Some 5,000 people paid the remittance charge in 2012-2013, according to numbers obtained by Mark Davies Associates through a freedom of information request. They still pay ... ... the last tax year. Mr Osborne has been fighting accusations that his Conservative party favours the rich and has placed the burden of government spending cuts unfairly on the poor. Mr Davies said ther ... ... g scrapped altogether. “I’m obviously very pleased they’ve decided to preserve it,” he said. ... ... n of travel if they want to attract people to come and live in this country,” said Jason Collins, head of tax at law firm Pinsent Masons. Foreigners living in the UK can opt to pay an annual charge ... ... ained by Mark Davies Associates through a freedom of information request. They still pay tax on any uk earnings. Mr Collins said the stereotype of non-doms as jet-setting oligarchs was unfair: “We a ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:16:16 GMT

FT View
Struggle ahead for Israel’s soul and future
Election risks being bidding war over religion and identity
... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ... ... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ... ... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ... ... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ... ... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ... ... should not allow their politicians to narrow their horizons and compromise their future in this way. ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:09:15 GMT

Financial Services
Qatar replaces head of $300bn fund
Member of royal family takes helm at global investor QIA
... the history of the London market. Additional reporting by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Roula Khalaf ... ... the history of the London market. Additional reporting by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Roula Khalaf ... ... investors since it was founded by the Gulf state in 2005 with a mandate to use the country’s gas riches to invest in a diversified portfolio of long-term holdings. But its ascendence as one of the ... ... the history of the London market. Additional reporting by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Roula Khalaf ... ... interest. In a recent addition to its portfolio of holdings, the QIA agreed to buy HSBC’s global headquarters for £1.1bn, the largest transaction for a single building in the history of the London ... ... the history of the London market. Additional reporting by Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Roula Khalaf ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:05:32 GMT

Business
uk gives £5.9bn boost to science spending
Cash for advanced materials institute in Manchester and big data centre Cheshire
... to provide an answer early next week when it publishes a long-term Science and Innovation Strategy. ... ... to provide an answer early next week when it publishes a long-term Science and Innovation Strategy. ... ... to provide an answer early next week when it publishes a long-term Science and Innovation Strategy. ... ... to provide an answer early next week when it publishes a long-term Science and Innovation Strategy. ... ... to provide an answer early next week when it publishes a long-term Science and Innovation Strategy. ... ... es the government’s growing enthusiasm for space, with a £200m package including £48m to ensure uk leadership of the European Space Agency’s existing ExoMars programme. This will land a rover on ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:56:34 GMT

Business
uk plans to raise £1bn with ‘Google tax’
Osborne to make sure that multinationals ‘pay their fair share’
... duty on takeovers; and unfair benefits from the transfer of some intangible assets on incorporation. ... ... duty on takeovers; and unfair benefits from the transfer of some intangible assets on incorporation. ... ... duty on takeovers; and unfair benefits from the transfer of some intangible assets on incorporation. ... ... duty on takeovers; and unfair benefits from the transfer of some intangible assets on incorporation. ... ... x on multinationals appears narrowly focused as it will raise about £300m a year.” Chris Sanger, head of global tax policy at Ernst & Young, said more information on the new tax was likely to b ... ... of aggressive tax planning techniques used by multinational enterprises to divert profits from the uk”. The new tax is set to be introduced using a rate of 25 per cent from next April. The Treasur ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:27:36 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Loans to support uk postgraduate study
Students to be offered up to £10,000 for masters courses under new funding scheme
... and wanted to see “a big change, and big possibilities opening up for people at masters level”. ... ... university fell 10 per cent in the two years between 2010-11 and 2012-13. There are fears that the numbers could drop even further when undergraduates who paid the higher £9,000 tuition fees, introd ... ... and wanted to see “a big change, and big possibilities opening up for people at masters level”. ... ... and wanted to see “a big change, and big possibilities opening up for people at masters level”. ... ... and wanted to see “a big change, and big possibilities opening up for people at masters level”. ... ... overdrafts and personal loans.” Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the sector body Universities uk, said she supported the government’s recognition of the “substantial benefits” arising from ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:19:55 GMT

Business
uk to cut air travel tax for children
Airlines have long pushed for reform of Air Passenger Duty
... t 1,000 jobs and £400m gross value added by 2025. Additional reporting by Chris Tighe in Newcastle ... ... t 1,000 jobs and £400m gross value added by 2025. Additional reporting by Chris Tighe in Newcastle ... ... t 1,000 jobs and £400m gross value added by 2025. Additional reporting by Chris Tighe in Newcastle ... ... t 1,000 jobs and £400m gross value added by 2025. Additional reporting by Chris Tighe in Newcastle ... ... t 1,000 jobs and £400m gross value added by 2025. Additional reporting by Chris Tighe in Newcastle ... ... any devolution settlement and ensure that reductions in Scotland will be matched in the rest of the uk. Newcastle International Airport estimates that if Scotland abolished the tax and attracted more ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:18:02 GMT

World
This year set to be warmest on record
Human activity likely to be cause of exceptional temperatures, says Met Office
... nt Atlantic storms hit the UK last winter. Global sea surface temperatures were also the highest on record, the WMO said, at about 0.45C above the 1961-1990 average. Scientists say about 93 per cent o ... ... se gases produced by burning fossil fuels and other human actions ends up in the oceans. More video ... ... se gases produced by burning fossil fuels and other human actions ends up in the oceans. More video ... ... se gases produced by burning fossil fuels and other human actions ends up in the oceans. More video ... ... ng these records without human influence on the climate,” said Peter Stott, the UK Met Office’s head of climate attribution, an emerging field of research enabling the rapid detection of a link be ... ... , a pattern seen in many other regions around the world. Twelve significant Atlantic storms hit the uk last winter. Global sea surface temperatures were also the highest on record, the WMO said, at ab ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:00:45 GMT

Business
R&D tax relief a big uk attraction
Chief of fuel cell company wants support for bringing products to market
... is positive.” However, he would also like to see companies encouraged to manufacture in the UK. ... ... is positive.” However, he would also like to see companies encouraged to manufacture in the UK. ... ... is positive.” However, he would also like to see companies encouraged to manufacture in the UK. ... ... is positive.” However, he would also like to see companies encouraged to manufacture in the UK. ... ... tax credit of £3.4m. About a quarter of its 400 staff are involved in research at the company’s headquarters in the Loughborough University science park, where it is developing fuel cell power sys ... ... e uk is positive.” However, he would also like to see companies encouraged to manufacture in the uk. ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:44:27 GMT

uk
uk targets multinationals with ‘Google tax’
Chancellor announces 25% levy on profits ‘artificially shifted’ out of the country
... ; 10 per cent up to £1.5m; and then finally 12 per cent for the remainder of the price over £1.5m. ... ... ; 10 per cent up to £1.5m; and then finally 12 per cent for the remainder of the price over £1.5m. ... ... ; 10 per cent up to £1.5m; and then finally 12 per cent for the remainder of the price over £1.5m. ... ... ; 10 per cent up to £1.5m; and then finally 12 per cent for the remainder of the price over £1.5m. ... ... ; 10 per cent up to £1.5m; and then finally 12 per cent for the remainder of the price over £1.5m. ... ... -up of the existing structure of stamp duty which was a “badly designed tax on aspiration”. The uk will replace the so-called “slab system”, where taxes were levied on the whole value of house ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:01:55 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
ukip pays six-strong retinue for Farage

... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... donors, Andrew Reid, the treasurer, gave £6,498, and Robin Birley, a long-term supporter, £5,000. ... ... of the £2.3m in total donations the party has reported. He spent that money on a poster campaign ahead of the European elections, in which Ukip was successful. Mr Sykes supports a push to challenge ... ... y is yet to taste victory in the North. The closest it came was in Heywood and Middleton, where the ukip candidate came within 617 votes of taking the seat from Labour. Mr Sykes has said he does not e ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:22:56 GMT

uk Economy
Data show uk economy continues to grow
PMI figures for November point to rising employment and strong demand
... w to the economy,” he said. Investors do not expect the Bank of England to raise rates from their record low of 0.5 per cent until next autumn, but Mr Clarke said: “Data like these suggest to me t ... ... atched survey of activity in the services sector – rose from 56.2 in October to 58.6 in November. numbers above 50 show activity is expanding. The uptick follows a few months of slightly lower readi ... ... ption and healthy expansion in the services sector, but a drop in business investment and net trade. ... ... ption and healthy expansion in the services sector, but a drop in business investment and net trade. ... ... ption and healthy expansion in the services sector, but a drop in business investment and net trade. ... ... ion for the first time in five years, but the official data suggest they remain extremely weak. The uk economy is expected to grow about 3 per cent this year, faster than any other large advanced econ ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:38:38 GMT

uk Economy
uk to pay back all first world war debts
Treasury to examine whether to repay all ‘perpetual’ bonds, some of which date back to 18th century
... s that the country has paid about £5.5bn in interest on two main War Loans since they were issued. ... ... s that the country has paid about £5.5bn in interest on two main War Loans since they were issued. ... ... s that the country has paid about £5.5bn in interest on two main War Loans since they were issued. ... ... s that the country has paid about £5.5bn in interest on two main War Loans since they were issued. ... ... s that the country has paid about £5.5bn in interest on two main War Loans since they were issued. ... ... there are about £435m of perpetual gilts outstanding. The War Loan is by far the most widely held uk government bond, with more than 120,000 individual holders. Almost 100,000 of these hold less tha ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:01:12 GMT

Low inflation good news for uk finances
If trends persist, the public sector debt burden will ease
... uivalent of a tax cut, giving many a pre-Christmas pay rise. We should rejoice. chris.giles@ft.coms ... ... purchases, and the combination of the two factors would imperil corporate finances, increasing the number of insolvencies, further reducing demand and prices. It would be a miserable trap from which ... ... uivalent of a tax cut, giving many a pre-Christmas pay rise. We should rejoice. chris.giles@ft.coms ... ... uivalent of a tax cut, giving many a pre-Christmas pay rise. We should rejoice. chris.giles@ft.coms ... ... everses the experience of the past four years, when families have faced consumer prices rising far ahead of wages. Falling inflation is thoroughly welcome, and the level of concern over deflation or l ... ... eakness in prices for the first time. The word “deflation” is also climbing rapidly as a Google uk search term. But, in a reverse of the normal cliché, we can definitively say this is a time for ...
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:00:21 GMT

uk
uk agrees ‘patent box’ tax break deal
Compromise over incentive to commercialise intellectual property
... normal tax policy making process, it would consult on the legal changes that will begin next year. ... ... normal tax policy making process, it would consult on the legal changes that will begin next year. ... ... normal tax policy making process, it would consult on the legal changes that will begin next year. ... ... normal tax policy making process, it would consult on the legal changes that will begin next year. ... ... normal tax policy making process, it would consult on the legal changes that will begin next year. ... ... tion tax regime and companies that have been delaying decisions can move forward . . . Many uk groups have significant historic R&D spends which will translate into substantial future pate ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:32:40 GMT

Business
Victoria’s Secret reveals all with uk show
US lingerie brand seeks to entice European market
... sy Bra worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000 is the most expensive item of lingerie ever created at $15m. ... ... sy Bra worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000 is the most expensive item of lingerie ever created at $15m. ... ... sy Bra worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000 is the most expensive item of lingerie ever created at $15m. ... ... sy Bra worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000 is the most expensive item of lingerie ever created at $15m. ... ... sy Bra worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000 is the most expensive item of lingerie ever created at $15m. ... ... ew year. It’s not hard to see why the British market appeals: sales of women’s underwear in the uk are forecast to exceed £2bn for the first time in 2014, up from estimated sales of £1.96bn in 2 ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:26:32 GMT

Developing Markets Amp Asia
Mexico exchange names Sacristán as new head
Mexico’s stock exchange names former banker Sacristán as its new chief executive
... kes the helm of a stock market that has had a volatile year with fewer big deals than last year’s record, but has built up a flourishing market in so-called Fibras, akin to real estate investment tr ... ... s on major Latin American bourses in a bid to position Brazil as the hub of Latin American trading. ... ... s on major Latin American bourses in a bid to position Brazil as the hub of Latin American trading. ... ... s on major Latin American bourses in a bid to position Brazil as the hub of Latin American trading. ... ... s on major Latin American bourses in a bid to position Brazil as the hub of Latin American trading. ... ... s on major Latin American bourses in a bid to position Brazil as the hub of Latin American trading. ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:28:59 GMT

Commodities
China metals loan case heads to court
Citi and Mercuria in dispute over $270m deal
... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ... ... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ... ... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ... ... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ... ... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ... ... e metal. The case, which is being heard in the High Court, is expected to last at least three days. ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:48:56 GMT

uk Equities
Commodity slump hits resource-rich FTSE
Oil and basic resources make up a quarter of the uk index
... pital? Brokers dismiss the suggestion. More important, they say, are London’s liquidity and track record. On that criteria 2014’s flotations have, like the wider market, been mediocre rather than ... ... too small for global index inclusion. It’s not the case yet, but could be the end consequence.” ... ... too small for global index inclusion. It’s not the case yet, but could be the end consequence.” ... ... too small for global index inclusion. It’s not the case yet, but could be the end consequence.” ... ... too small for global index inclusion. It’s not the case yet, but could be the end consequence.” ... ... ates to a global benchmark,” says Gerard Lane. “If extended too far this process may leave some uk companies starved of access to equity capital as they are too small for global index inclusion. I ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:03:08 GMT

uk
Skeleton confirmed as richard III
Scientists close 500-year-old missing person case after tests yield 99.999 per cent certainty
... ompleted during his lifetime. Richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ... ... ompleted during his lifetime. Richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ... ... ed 20 to 30 years after his death, probably based on a lost portrait completed during his lifetime. richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ... ... ompleted during his lifetime. Richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ... ... ompleted during his lifetime. Richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ... ... ompleted during his lifetime. Richard’s bones will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in March. ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:59:51 GMT

Financial Services
Cenkos heads north to tap into regions
Small-cap broker is establishing office in Liverpool in the wake of rising demand for capital
... he best year since 2007. Total fundraising was £4.9bn, ahead of the £3.9bn for the whole of 2013. ... ... he best year since 2007. Total fundraising was £4.9bn, ahead of the £3.9bn for the whole of 2013. ... ... he best year since 2007. Total fundraising was £4.9bn, ahead of the £3.9bn for the whole of 2013. ... ... he best year since 2007. Total fundraising was £4.9bn, ahead of the £3.9bn for the whole of 2013. ... ... aised by flotations on Aim up to October, the best year since 2007. Total fundraising was £4.9bn, ahead of the £3.9bn for the whole of 2013. ... ... the north of England, the second London group in as many months moving to harness the spread of the uk’s economic revival to its regions. The company has chosen Liverpool, home city of chief executi ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:19:45 GMT

Pharmaceuticals
Otsuka to buy US drugmaker Avanir
Pharma group to make third-biggest outbound Japanese purchase this year ahead of patent expiry
... ted by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $13.7bn purchase of Nycomed, the Swiss drugmaker, in 2011. But the record has been mixed. For Daiichi Sankyo, the $5bn purchase of Ranbaxy in 2008 in India ended badly ... ... he deal and Avanir was advised by Centerview Partners. Additional reporting by Jennifer Thompson ... ... eimer’s disease. “This has a potential to become a blockbuster drug,” Mr Nakazawa said. Cash-rich Japanese drugmakers have been on a spending spree ahead of the so-called “patent cliff”, hi ... ... he deal and Avanir was advised by Centerview Partners. Additional reporting by Jennifer Thompson ... ... lockbuster drug,” Mr Nakazawa said. Cash-rich Japanese drugmakers have been on a spending spree ahead of the so-called “patent cliff”, highlighted by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $13.7bn purchase ... ... h a sale this year following regulatory setbacks caused by quality issues. Goldman Sachs advised Otsuka on the deal and Avanir was advised by Centerview Partners. Additional reporting by Jennifer Tho ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:04:22 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Black Friday breaks records at John Lewis
uk department store chain rings up highest weekly sales in 150-year history
... s offering cut-priced electrical goods as customers scuffled to grab the best bargains. Despite the record-breaking performance, retail analysts have warned that Black Friday is eating into Christmas ... ... d between 8am and 9am on Friday, and on the following Saturday there was an 87 per cent rise in the number of online parcels processed in its distribution centres. Howard Archer, chief economist at IH ... ... pulled away from other high street retailers by that huge Black Friday spike remains to be seen.” ... ... pulled away from other high street retailers by that huge Black Friday spike remains to be seen.” ... ... pulled away from other high street retailers by that huge Black Friday spike remains to be seen.” ... ... with customers enjoying extended opening hours and the great offers to be had.” Elsewhere in the uk, police were called to deal with scenes of chaos at supermarkets offering cut-priced electrical ...
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:09:11 GMT

The Big Read
The migration numbers game
Heated political debate obscures economic impact of immigration
... countries where the recovery is strongest. Britain last week reported that net migration reached a record 260,000 in the year to June 2014, a result derided by critics as a government failure and hai ... ... d The battle is on to attract skilled migrants and it shows in the data. According to the OECD, the number of tertiary-educated migrants to its largely rich member countries has risen by 70 per cent i ... ... t shows in the data. According to the OECD, the number of tertiary-educated migrants to its largely rich member countries has risen by 70 per cent in the past decade. Some 35m of the 115m migrants liv ... ... xes. The OECD last year found that if there was a cost from new migrants it was generally small. ... ... xes. The OECD last year found that if there was a cost from new migrants it was generally small. ... ... of non-EU migrants coming to the uk has been declining, even as the number of people moving to the uk from other EU member states has been rising. Educated and mobile: Skills are coveted The battle ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:27:50 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Voters split on approach to uk economy
Tory policy seen to be only for London, big business and rich, suggests Populus voters’ survey
... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ... ... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ... ... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ... ... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ... ... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ... ... ps most likely to say that the chancellor’s policies were neither helping them nor their family. ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:25:50 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk-China row over Hong Kong escalates
Downing Street describes Chinese ban on MPs’ visit as ’mistaken’ and ‘counter-productive’
... phone link if necessary. He also intends to push for a parliamentary debate this week on the issue. ... ... phone link if necessary. He also intends to push for a parliamentary debate this week on the issue. ... ... ission, they believe it would be impossible to carry out their inquiries under such a scenario. Sir richard said on Monday he intended to conduct interviews with people in Hong Kong over video by tele ... ... phone link if necessary. He also intends to push for a parliamentary debate this week on the issue. ... ... phone link if necessary. He also intends to push for a parliamentary debate this week on the issue. ... ... nese foreign ministry hit back. “For those who are committed to and sincere about promoting China-uk friendship, China’s door is always open,” a spokesman said. “However, we do not welcome tho ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:01:40 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
uk study spotlights problem gamblers
Bookmakers relieved after study of fixed-odds betting terminals supported arguments on all sides
... cts of the research, but said it backed its case for maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to £2. ... ... cts of the research, but said it backed its case for maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to £2. ... ... cts of the research, but said it backed its case for maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to £2. ... ... cts of the research, but said it backed its case for maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to £2. ... ... cts of the research, but said it backed its case for maximum stakes to be reduced from £100 to £2. ... ... individual bets across more than 32,000 machines to tackle one of the most controversial aspects of uk gambling, the fixed-odds betting terminals that provide bookmakers with substantial profits from ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:04:49 GMT

Banks
Co-op Bank set to fail uk stress test
It would be ‘no surprise’ if lender falls short, chief says
... ng a member, with 58 per cent saying the principle was more important than the size of the payment. ... ... ng a member, with 58 per cent saying the principle was more important than the size of the payment. ... ... next year all 8m members will be eligible to vote for the first time as part of governance reforms. richard Pennycook, chief executive of the food, funerals and insurance group, said: “The response ... ... ng a member, with 58 per cent saying the principle was more important than the size of the payment. ... ... ng a member, with 58 per cent saying the principle was more important than the size of the payment. ... ... t to undershoot the capital buffer needed in adverse economic conditions, a scenario thought by the uk’s regulator to occur once in every 25 years. Niall Booker, chief executive of the bank, admitt ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:55:15 GMT

uk Economy
Data point to uk housing slowdown
Mortgage approvals fall to lowest level since June 2013 as PMI survey shows exporters struggling
... et into new markets is a target for further action in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement,” she said. ... ... et into new markets is a target for further action in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement,” she said. ... ... et into new markets is a target for further action in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement,” she said. ... ... et into new markets is a target for further action in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement,” she said. ... ... ongest for the sector since 2010. “The chancellor can ensure this growth continues in the years ahead by ensuring the right business environment for companies planning to invest, recruit and get in ... ... ix months, indicating that consumers remain keen to spend. Separate data also confirmed that while uk manufacturing exports continue to struggle, the sector’s domestic demand-led recovery remains i ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:11:17 GMT

Business
uk no longer top for company tax regimes
Survey finding comes despite Osborne’s policy of cutting levies to attract business
... nesses were asked to name which three countries they thought most attractive from a tax perspective. ... ... nesses were asked to name which three countries they thought most attractive from a tax perspective. ... ... nesses were asked to name which three countries they thought most attractive from a tax perspective. ... ... nesses were asked to name which three countries they thought most attractive from a tax perspective. ... ... vernments over the “double Irish” structure used to route profits to tax havens, multinationals headquartered outside the US are not affected. Over 100 of the largest British-based businesses, inc ... ... ommitment to retain its 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate – one of the lowest in the world. In the uk, there was greater uncertainty about corporate tax policy. Labour has promised to maintain the ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:13:13 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Student vote to decide at least 10 uk seats
University-goers likely to vote according to parties’ policies on tuition fees
... ents. Students hold the key to the next general election, and we will be making sure they use it.” ... ... ents. Students hold the key to the next general election, and we will be making sure they use it.” ... ... ents. Students hold the key to the next general election, and we will be making sure they use it.” ... ... ents. Students hold the key to the next general election, and we will be making sure they use it.” ... ... ents. Students hold the key to the next general election, and we will be making sure they use it.” ... ... the 2014 European Parliament elections, students were more than twice as likely to vote Green than ukip. The National Union of Students has carried out its own polling, showing that the rising cost o ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:04:53 GMT

World
rich nations rebuked over climate cash
China and Brazil say promised £10bn falls far short of $100bn fund target
... mate policies of earlier governments, he said: “Some countries are just doing the bare minimum.” ... ... ward into fighting climate change.” Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief climate negotiator, said: “The number is not ideal because $10bn is still far away from $100bn.” Their comments are a reminder o ... ... mate policies of earlier governments, he said: “Some countries are just doing the bare minimum.” ... ... mate policies of earlier governments, he said: “Some countries are just doing the bare minimum.” ... ... $10bn is still far away from $100bn.” Their comments are a reminder of the hurdles that remain ahead of a global climate deal due to be signed in Paris at the end of next year, despite the excitem ... ... and includes $3bn from the US, $1.5bn from Japan and roughly $1bn each from Germany, France and the uk. The funding is supposed to smooth negotiations in Lima that are due to produce a draft text of t ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:02:13 GMT

uk Economy
uk manufacturers lower their expectations
number of companies expecting rise in output and orders plunges
... e increased caution for 2015 follows a strong year for the UK manufacturing sector, which is set to record its highest annual growth rate since 2010. Companies ended the year with production rising, a ... ... back their expectations for growth next year as economic and political uncertainties intensify. The number of companies expecting an increase in output and orders has fallen sharply, according to a qu ... ... markets, the government needs to bridge this structural gap in research and development funding.” ... ... markets, the government needs to bridge this structural gap in research and development funding.” ... ... es are maintaining their investment and hiring plans shows they have some optimism about prospects ahead - Lee Hopley, chief economist of the EEFStephen Harris, chief executive of Bodycote, a speciali ... ... the world. Now, among advanced industrial economies, it is one of the least,” he said. “If the uk is going to punch its weight in the global economy, and help our businesses succeed in internatio ...
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:01:11 GMT

FT View
The collapse of ukraine must be halted
The IMF and western donors need to inject $15bn of emergency funding
... e country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is worth taking the risk. ... ... e country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is worth taking the risk. ... ... e country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is worth taking the risk. ... ... e country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is worth taking the risk. ... ... ll dangerously inflame east-west tensions. But granting $15bn to Ukraine might allow the country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is worth taking the risk. ... ... ying arms to the Kiev government will dangerously inflame east-west tensions. But granting $15bn to ukraine might allow the country to head off the Kremlin’s political and economic challenge. It is ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:13:05 GMT

Europe
russians find the good life in Bulgaria
Residency makes it easy to travel around EU
... or France,” Mr Gubov said. “Getting his degree at an EU university is a necessary first step.” ... ... ture feels familiar.” An estimated 400,000 Russians own properties in Bulgaria and an increasing number are becoming year-round residents, thanks to the easy availability of long-term residence per ... ... or France,” Mr Gubov said. “Getting his degree at an EU university is a necessary first step.” ... ... tructor, moved two years ago from Moscow to the Black Sea resort of Pomorie, where a steady flow of russians buying seaside apartments has increased the town’s official population by half. “We hav ... ... or France,” Mr Gubov said. “Getting his degree at an EU university is a necessary first step.” ... ... or France,” Mr Gubov said. “Getting his degree at an EU university is a necessary first step.” ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:03:46 GMT

Business
Eurozone fears weigh on uk plc
Largest companies less optimistic about prospects for uk and global economies, according to FT/ICSA Boardroom Bellwether survey
... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... points out that it represents a step backwards, compared with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... d with this time last year, when twice that number expressed confidence in their executive pipeline. ... ... would address the question of the referendum if and when that arose. “If there is a referendum on uk membership of the EU then it will be for business to be an advocate for Europe and be counted at ...
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:09:18 GMT

Business
Cars fall short in uk fuel economy tests
‘Gentle’ EU regime blamed for gap between advertised and real performance
... they face the same level of scrutiny as in the US, where Hyundai and Kia agreed this month to pay a record $300m in fines for overstating fuel economy performance. The result is a gap between stated a ... ... , chief executive of MiraThis matters because of a surge in sales of diesel vehicles, which have outnumbered new petrol cars in the UK for the past three years, largely because they use less fuel and ... ... added that the new test procedure “should reflect better modern driving conditions and styles”. ... ... added that the new test procedure “should reflect better modern driving conditions and styles”. ... ... added that the new test procedure “should reflect better modern driving conditions and styles”. ... ... ” he said. “They probably get better at measuring and optimising around that test cycle.” The uk’s Department for Transport said it was aware that the current test procedure was “outdated an ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:23:39 GMT

Letters
It is a myth that uk laws emanate from Europe
From Denis Macshane, London SW1, uk
... f to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, UK ... ... f to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, UK ... ... f to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, UK ... ... f to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, UK ... ... f to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, UK ... ... self to be a true MEP in repeating such euro myths. But myths they are. Denis Macshane London SW1, uk ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:13:24 GMT

Business
uk will still lure migrants, says business
Companies relieved that David Cameron did not propose a cap on numbers
... he thing that starts putting people off coming to work in the UK, and I think that’s a concern.” ... ... rwhelming reaction from employers was relief that the prime minister did not propose to cap migrant numbers. Even employers in the sectors that rely on low-skilled workers from abroad – such as hosp ... ... he thing that starts putting people off coming to work in the UK, and I think that’s a concern.” ... ... he thing that starts putting people off coming to work in the UK, and I think that’s a concern.” ... ... he thing that starts putting people off coming to work in the UK, and I think that’s a concern.” ... ... s attitude towards migrants might be the thing that starts putting people off coming to work in the uk, and I think that’s a concern.” ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:46:59 GMT

Telecoms
Vodafone looks at options in the uk
BT’s merger talks prompt rival to eye acquisitions and add-ons to mobile business
... ould lead to regulatory scrutiny if it owns a dominant mobile business integrated into this network. ... ... le business as “the start of a significant transformation in the UK mobile telecoms market with a number of the key players looking to secure their current market positions through further M&A a ... ... ould lead to regulatory scrutiny if it owns a dominant mobile business integrated into this network. ... ... ould lead to regulatory scrutiny if it owns a dominant mobile business integrated into this network. ... ... ould lead to regulatory scrutiny if it owns a dominant mobile business integrated into this network. ... ... increasingly aligned. Hutchison Whampoa, which owns Three, the smallest of the mobile groups in the uk, is also reported to be considering the implications of a potential BT deal. The group, which is ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:11:24 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Politicians rue faux pas in class-bound uk
Andrew Mitchell has become the latest senior Conservative to taste defeat in the libel courts
... snobby” by the home’s owner. Then, David Mellor, a former Conservative minister, was secretly recorded lambasting a London cabbie as a “sweaty, stupid little shit”. Mr Mellor claimed to know ... ... l case in London, there are no assurances of a positive result – except, perhaps, for the lawyers. ... ... l case in London, there are no assurances of a positive result – except, perhaps, for the lawyers. ... ... l case in London, there are no assurances of a positive result – except, perhaps, for the lawyers. ... ... l case in London, there are no assurances of a positive result – except, perhaps, for the lawyers. ... ... l case in London, there are no assurances of a positive result – except, perhaps, for the lawyers. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:04:35 GMT

Commodities
Gold dips ahead of Swiss vote
Enthusiasm wanes for central bank keeping 20% of assets in the metal
... m, encouraging other central banks to step up or consider buying the precious metal, said Mr Steel. ... ... m, encouraging other central banks to step up or consider buying the precious metal, said Mr Steel. ... ... m, encouraging other central banks to step up or consider buying the precious metal, said Mr Steel. ... ... m, encouraging other central banks to step up or consider buying the precious metal, said Mr Steel. ... ... choppy trading. Volumes remained relatively thin as many investors chose to sit on the sidelines ahead of the Swiss referendum, especially given Thanksgiving holidays in the US. A Yes vote will mean ... ... m, encouraging other central banks to step up or consider buying the precious metal, said Mr Steel. ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:15:47 GMT

uk Economy
uk house prices hit record but growth slows
Values of average uk houses increase at a slower rate
... se price index produced by the Land Registry, also on Friday, reported that in October house prices recorded an annual 7.7 per cent increase, with the average price at £177,377, down from a peak of ... ... ng income growth.” The housing market turnover rate was also still low, Nationwide said, with the number of mortgage transactions currently equal to about 4 per cent of the housing stock, two percen ... ... consumer confidence, markedly rising employment and still low mortgage interest rates,” he said. ... ... consumer confidence, markedly rising employment and still low mortgage interest rates,” he said. ... ... n good shape and mortgage rates do not rise sharply, activity is likely to pick up in the quarters ahead,” he said. Another positive sign, Mr Gardner said, was that “affordability does not appear ... ... cent of the housing stock, two percentage points below the long-term average. Howard Archer, chief uk and European economist, said the falling mortgage approvals “point to a clear underlying modera ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:47:09 GMT

Retail
uk’s Black Friday sales descend into chaos
Retailers’ websites brought close to collapse by surge in demand for pre-Christmas offers
... Staffing at each of our stores was individually assessed before Back Friday.” In the US Walmart recorded its second-highest online sales in history on Thursday as Americans took advantage of the h ... ... ohn Lewis were among the retailers experiencing such heavy traffic their websites were limiting the number of online shoppers to prevent a crash. The restrictions had been lifted by late morning. ... ... the number of online shoppers to prevent a crash. The restrictions had been lifted by late morning. ... ... the number of online shoppers to prevent a crash. The restrictions had been lifted by late morning. ... ... on in Peterborough, UK, pushes a cart between racks of merchandise as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping©BloombergPrevious imageNext imageNext ThumbnailsPrevious Thumbnails Police shut a ... ... e the cosmetic counters looking for good discounts©BloombergAn employee at Amazon in Peterborough, uk, pushes a cart between racks of merchandise as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping©Bl ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:40:23 GMT

Business
More employers trying to dump uk pensions
Pension Protection Fund says number of companies attempting to dodge obligations to staff is rising
... rch pilots from the PPF are limited at £26,572 a year if the scheme has a normal pension age of 55. ... ... as to do a lot of gatekeeping, and be really awake to all these attempts to bring things in.” The number of UK company insolvencies is actually falling year on year, thanks to the relatively benign ... ... rch pilots from the PPF are limited at £26,572 a year if the scheme has a normal pension age of 55. ... ... rch pilots from the PPF are limited at £26,572 a year if the scheme has a normal pension age of 55. ... ... mpensation to members of final salary schemes when their employers become insolvent. Malcolm Weir, head of restructuring and insolvency at the PPF, told the Financial Times that since August it has h ... ... F’s behalf, because of the possibility that the parent “could just pull the plug” and let the uk subsidiary collapse. “We encourage early engagement but we’ve set out some very clear guidanc ...
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:04:38 GMT

Business
uk’s pro-EU business lobby chief quits
Alisdair McIntosh to leave post of director at BNE after less than a year
... r the Treasury and the UK representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ... ... r the Treasury and the UK representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ... ... r the Treasury and the UK representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ... ... r the Treasury and the UK representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ... ... r the Treasury and the UK representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ... ... aller companies. Mr McIntosh, a public policy expert who previously worked for the Treasury and the uk representation to the EU and the European Commission, declined to comment. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:06:45 GMT

uk
Hohn in record-breaking $530m divorce
Hedge fund billionaire’s ex-wife wins largest award given by English court
... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ... ... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ... ... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ... ... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ... ... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ... ... tlement figure – to be reported and will hand down a public version of her ruling on December 12. ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:54:29 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Lukoil VP sees fall in Russian oil output
Bigger than expected drop in production predicted and blamed on falling prices and sanctions
... surprise you, but Chinese banks are in very active discussions with Russian companies,” he said. ... ... surprise you, but Chinese banks are in very active discussions with Russian companies,” he said. ... ... surprise you, but Chinese banks are in very active discussions with Russian companies,” he said. ... ... surprise you, but Chinese banks are in very active discussions with Russian companies,” he said. ... ... surprise you, but Chinese banks are in very active discussions with Russian companies,” he said. ... ... US equipment in developing new resources in Russia, even if sanctions persisted. He admitted that Lukoil, similar to other Russian companies, was having difficulty tapping western financing. But the ...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:33:39 GMT



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Yahoo’s Alibaba IPO riches: $6.3 Billion
Yahoo's official haul from the Alibaba IPO: $6.3 billion. Now the question is what it will do with all that money.
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:17:56 EDT

Digits
How Good Were Apple’s numbers? That’s a Lot of Cash (Flow)
Apple generated $59.7 billion in cash from operations in the fiscal year, more than any other U.S. company in the past 12 months. Only 44 U.S. companies generated more than $59.7 billion in revenue over that period.
... ts had been projecting $63.4 billion. ... ... Press Just how good were Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter results? Here are a few tidbits from the numbers: *- Apple generated $59.7 billion in cash from operations in the fiscal year. That’s more ... ... ts had been projecting $63.4 billion. ... ... ts had been projecting $63.4 billion. ... ... ts had been projecting $63.4 billion. ... ... ts had been projecting $63.4 billion. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:32:18 EDT

NY Sports
Rangers Tie record for Goals in Shutout Win
Solid Lundqvist leads Rangers to second straight win after a three-game losing streak that saw them allow 17 goals.
... etween Stalock’s legs at 19:20. Nash has scored in five of the Rangers’ first six games, a team record. He has seven goals on the season. Carl Hagelin and rookie Kevin Hayes also scored for the Ra ... ... sted the 51st shutout of his career. ... ... sted the 51st shutout of his career. ... ... sted the 51st shutout of his career. ... ... sted the 51st shutout of his career. ... ... sted the 51st shutout of his career. ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:38:19 EDT

Wealth Adviser
Morgan Stanley’s Adviser Productivity Up, headcount Down
Third-quarter productivity among the firm’s 16,662 financial advisers increased 10% from a year ago, but headcount dropped 2%.
... earlier and 2% from the second quarter to $3.79 billion. Its pretax profit margin rose 22%, another record high for the firm. Of its $2 trillion in client assets, Morgan Stanley said fee-based account ... ... han 7,000 through the second quarter and Wells Fargo Advisors, which doesn’t release productivity numbers, said Tuesday that it had 15,163 advisers. Morgan Stanley’s wealth-management unit was a ... ... sthorn at michael.wursthorn@wsj.com ... ... sthorn at michael.wursthorn@wsj.com ... ... ne 30. Morgan Stanley continues to field the most advisers of the traditional wirehouses, although headcount dropped by 2% from a year ago and by 1% from the second quarter. Merrill Lynch’s “thun ... ... sthorn at michael.wursthorn@wsj.com ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:08:00 EDT

Digits
Alibaba heads Into the Cloud
Among the lesser-known arms of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is a business called AliCloud, which operates data centers -- facilities that house computing equipment such as servers.
... de updates on the mobile OS business. ... ... de updates on the mobile OS business. ... ... de updates on the mobile OS business. ... ... de updates on the mobile OS business. ... ... de updates on the mobile OS business. ... ... de updates on the mobile OS business. ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:55:20 EDT

20 Odd Questions
richard Flanagan on a Writer's Life
The Man Booker Prize winner talks about writing in a shack, white-water kayaking in Tasmania and his secret skill.
... Lord Norman Foster on Good Design ... ... Lord Norman Foster on Good Design ... ... on’ (2014); ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’; rafting in Tasmania; a quoll. richard Wastell/Bett Gallery; Randomhouse; Alamy (2) ... ... Lord Norman Foster on Good Design ... ... Lord Norman Foster on Good Design ... ... Lord Norman Foster on Good Design ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:30:38 EDT

Europe News
Putin Trip Sparks Flurry of Diplomacy Over ukraine
The Russian president is due to meet in Milan with an array of European leaders, including his ukrainian counterpart, in the most intense period of diplomacy between the Kremlin and Western capitals in months.
... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... across the border to the separatists. Russia has denied providing support or troops to the rebels. Ahead of the meeting, EU officials said they expect no major announcements on other issues. Tensions ... ... into the EU. “As for the future of Russian gas exports to Europe, the problem of transit across ukrainian territory remains. One of the more obvious solutions might be to diversify the routes,” ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:25:23 EDT

Asian Business News
TSMC Posts record Profit
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s net profit rose to a new high in the third quarter, propelled by a massive computing-chip order for Apple’s new iPhones.
... 10/16/14 TSMC Posts record Profit 10/15/14 Intel Gains New Foothold in U.... 10/14/14 Intel Post ... ... to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ... ... to Aries Poon at aries.poon@wsj.com ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:03:00 EDT

Markets
China Puts Stability Ahead of Reform With Chaori Bailout
Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science Technology’s debt restructuring plan, and the state’s conspicuous presence in it, suggests Beijing is now prioritizing economic stability and issuers’ access to capital over reform.
... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ... ... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ... ... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ... ... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ... ... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ... ... te to Shen Hong at hong.shen@wsj.com ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:37:19 EDT

Art Auctions
A Rare Talk With Gerhard richter as a London Show Opens
As a Gerhard richter gallery show opens in London, a chat with the artist as he looks back on his career at age 82.
... ing artist at auction. Last year’s $58 million sale of Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog” beat that record. But Mr. Richter, 82, remains conflicted about his superstar status. In a rare interview, he ... ... I’d like that. It would be lovely. ... ... t that I have, that everyone has, this unfaltering need to believe in something. Caspar David Friedrich influenced your glass and steel construction in the show. After his death he became known as a ... ... I’d like that. It would be lovely. ... ... an idea of a non-abstract picture or object in your head first. Do you still need a picture in your head? No, that’s changed now. Do you think your impulse to hold on to figurative works in your m ... ... I’d like that. It would be lovely. ...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:30:57 EDT

Business
Airbus Gains record Jet Order
India’s leading budget airline, IndiGo, agreed to buy a record 250 single-aisle planes from Airbus.
... 10/15/14 Airbus Gains record Order for ... 10/12/14 Corporate Watch: New Digest 10/10/14 Tiger Air ... ... i Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com ... ... i Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com ... ... i Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com ... ... i Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com ... ... i Landauro at inti.landauro@wsj.com ...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:22:23 EDT

Europe Markets
German Bonds Surge to record Levels
German government bonds surged to their strongest level on record and U.S. Treasury bonds soared, with investors fleeing to the safety of high-grade debt amid further signs that the economic recovery in the eurozone has hit the buffers.
... tries perceived as safe by investors, including Austria, Finland, and the Netherlands, also sank to record lows Tuesday. “Bonds are currently finding support from a multitude of sources, and even t ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... are ahead,” said Jan von Gerich, chief strategist at Nordea. “ ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... Guy Foster, head of portfolio strategy at Brewin Dolphin, which manages £26 billion ($41.8 billion) of assets. ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:10:44 EDT

Europe News
Rebel Figure in ukraine Injured
The Donetsk official was said to be in intensive care in Russia after his car was shot at and crashed. Armed groups in the separatist territories are vying for power ahead of elections.
... vel Gubarev’s first name as Paval. ... ... vel Gubarev’s first name as Paval. ... ... vel Gubarev’s first name as Paval. ... ... vel Gubarev’s first name as Paval. ... ... tical disputes with the country whose products are restricted. Corrections & Amplifications A headline on an earlier version of this article misspelled Pavel Gubarev’s first name as Paval. ... ... ia’s consumer-protection regulator said Monday it was banning all imports of cheese products from ukraine, citing sanitary issues and other alleged violations. Bans by the regulator, Rospotrebnadzo ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:39:48 EDT

Business
Etihad Airways Boosts Passenger numbers
Etihad Airways said it carried 30% more passengers in the third quarter of the year, as its strategy of buying into other airlines continued to feed customers on to its network and boost earnings
... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ... ... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ... ... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ... ... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ... ... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ... ... to Rory Jones at rory.jones@wsj.com ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:33:58 EDT

Life Style
Being rich in Asia Just Got Cheaper
For the first time since 2011, it costs less than the previous year to live a millionaire’s life in Asia. According to Julius Baer’s 2014 Lifestyle Index, the cost of living the luxury life in 11 Asian cities fell 5.3% in U.S. dollar terms.
... Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... y are also the most eager for their children to have an overseas education. More than two-thirds of rich Indians and Chinese want their children to study abroad. Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ... ... Kaven Leung, deputy regional head for Asia at Julius Baer. “When other prices have fallen, they are still increasing by double ... ... Write to Wei Gu at wei.gu@wsj.com ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT

NY Sports
Pulling Off the Rare New York Football Doubleheader
On this particular Sunday, the pigskin universe aligned for a rare football doubleheader: The Jets hosted the Broncos at 1 p.m., and the Giants played in Philadelphia at 8:30. It was a test to see if I could cover both games.
... Write to Stu Woo at Stu.Woo@wsj.com ... ... Write to Stu Woo at Stu.Woo@wsj.com ... ... Write to Stu Woo at Stu.Woo@wsj.com ... ... Write to Stu Woo at Stu.Woo@wsj.com ... ... walked back to the car and headed to Philadelphia. When Fox TV announcer Joe Buck did his own doubleheader in 2012, covering an afternoon 49ers game and an evening San Francisco Giants playoff game, h ... ... Write to Stu Woo at Stu.Woo@wsj.com ...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:29:04 EDT

Africa News
Some Ebola-Stricken African Families Pay Bribes for Fake Death records
Some of the teams sent to retrieve bodies of suspected Ebola victims in Liberia are collecting cash instead, allegedly accepting bribes to issue death certificates to families saying their loved ones died of other causes and leaving the body, locals
... to Heidi Vogt at heidi.vogt@wsj.com ... ... ional burial. “We are not receiving the amount of community calls that we should be,” given the number of people showing up in treatment centers with Ebola, she said. When people do call, it is us ... ... to Heidi Vogt at heidi.vogt@wsj.com ... ... to Heidi Vogt at heidi.vogt@wsj.com ... ... to Heidi Vogt at heidi.vogt@wsj.com ... ... to Heidi Vogt at heidi.vogt@wsj.com ...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:22:36 EDT

China News
China Steel Exports Hit record
China’s exports of steel products rose to a fresh record last month, up sharply from a year earlier, as steelmakers burdened by China’s slowdown boosted cheap exports to make up for price cuts at home.
... t 550 million tons. Measured on a daily average basis, the country’s mills are still producing at record levels. Five-year lows in prices of iron ore, the key raw material for steel, are also spurr ... ... , which is used to make transformers. Last year, U.S. steelmakers filed 38 trade cases, the highest number of such complaints in more than a decade, calling for the government to impose higher tariffs ... ... in-Wei Yap at chuin-wei.yap@wsj.com ... ... in-Wei Yap at chuin-wei.yap@wsj.com ... ... August, prompting worries about a prolonged slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy. While headline trade data Monday exceeded expectations, economists say they still worry about soft economi ... ... in-Wei Yap at chuin-wei.yap@wsj.com ...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:21:12 EDT

World News
Tropical Storm heads for Bermuda
Bermuda braced for heavy rains and winds late Saturday as Tropical Storm Fay approached the British island territory.
... was likely to absorb Fay on Monday. ... ... was likely to absorb Fay on Monday. ... ... was likely to absorb Fay on Monday. ... ... was likely to absorb Fay on Monday. ... ... ... ... was likely to absorb Fay on Monday. ...
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:17:47 EDT

Europe News
German-French Plan to Send Drones to ukraine Faces Problems
A plan to send military-surveillance drones to monitor the cease-fire in eastern ukraine is running into security and legal problems, underscoring the obstacles facing Europe as it tries to tamp down violence in the region.
... many on the need to send armed troops to protect drone operators. At least 331 fatalities have been recorded in eastern Ukraine amid ongoing violence since the agreement to end fighting was signed on ... ... novski at anton.troianovski@wsj.com ... ... novski at anton.troianovski@wsj.com ... ... novski at anton.troianovski@wsj.com ... ... m with Berlin and is therefore waiting for Germany to secure the necessary approvals before moving ahead, a French official said. France and Germany eventually intend to send about 10 drones each, th ... ... send armed troops to protect drone operators. At least 331 fatalities have been recorded in eastern ukraine amid ongoing violence since the agreement to end fighting was signed on Sept. 5, the United ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:03:25 EDT

Russia News
Russian Rock Stars Run Afoul Of Kremlin Over ukraine
MOSCOW—Russian rock icon Andrei Makarevich was working the crowd between songs at the House of Music one evening last month[CQ-SEPT] when five rough-looking men hurled fruit at him, sprayed pepper gas and yelled: “Makarevich is a traitor to the mothe
... ’t want anything to do with politics.” Soviet authorities used to restrict his performances and recordings, but as Russia opened up in the late 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Makarevich joined the mainstrea ... ... worth appealing to the president.” ... ... worth appealing to the president.” ... ... vor on its propaganda channels, there is no space left for those not toeing the official line. Most russians appear in favor: Mr. Putin’s approval rating jumped to 86% in September, from 65% in Janu ... ... worth appealing to the president.” ... ... a critic of Mr. Putin for years, supports the government line on ukraine and penned a screed in a pro-Kremlin newspaper calling for Mr. Makarevich to be made “an o ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:01:22 EDT

NY Culture
richard Gere Disappears in New Role
Famous actor plays a homeless man in new movie, “Time Out of Mind,” and goes largely unrecognized when filming in Grand Central Terminal.
... arbara Chai at barbara.chai@wsj.com ... ... at everyone has their story. Everyone is coming from their place, wherever that may be. An infinite number of lifetimes of experience have led to them being what they are right now. The film shows h ... ... aid any attention to me were African-Americans. It was basically just in passing. They said, “Hey rich, how you doing, man?” They would keep walking. But it was an acknowledgment. Us white people ... ... arbara Chai at barbara.chai@wsj.com ... ... arbara Chai at barbara.chai@wsj.com ... ... arbara Chai at barbara.chai@wsj.com ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:21:22 EDT

Russia News
Russian Rock Stars Run Afoul of Kremlin Over ukraine
After Russian rocker Andrei Makarevich played for refugees in ukraine, he was denounced as a “traitor.”
... ’t want anything to do with politics.” Soviet authorities used to restrict his performances and recordings, but as Russia opened up in the late 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Makarevich joined the mainstrea ... ... ames Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... ames Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... vor on its propaganda channels, there is no space left for those not toeing the official line. Most russians appear in favor: Mr. Putin’s approval rating jumped to 86% in September, from 65% in Janu ... ... ames Marson at james.marson@wsj.com ... ... a critic of Mr. Putin for years, supports the government line on ukraine and penned a screed in a pro-Kremlin newspaper calling for Mr. Makarevich to be made “an o ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:08:32 EDT

World News
EU Commission Ready to Consider Further ukraine Assistance
The European Union’s executive remains ready to consider additional assistance to ukraine, but the bloc appears unlikely to accept an additional loan request of €2 billion that officials say Kiev is seeking.
... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... the Commission’s earmarked funding. Any package would have to be approved by EU member states, a number of whom have voiced growing concerns about the pace of economic reforms by Mr. Poroshenko’s ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... nts and grants in the next few years to Ukraine from various regional institutions if Kiev pressed ahead with reforms. The bloc also has signed a broad trade and political accord with Ukraine. The Eur ... ... le have been driven from what it calls “the temporarily occupied territories” to other parts of ukraine. Those still in Donetsk and Luhansk also have needs, Mr. Groysman said. “I am thinking con ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:13:06 EDT

U K News
Victory for ukIP Makes U.K.'s Conservatives Nervous
As the small right-wing anti-EU United Kingdom independence party gained its first parliamentary seat, the governing Conservative Party warned a vote for ukIP was a vote for the left.
... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Ed Miliband closer to number 10,” Mr. Shapps said. Mr. Shapps wasn’t immediately for available for comment. Mr. Camero ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... and, while confident, he acknowledged Rochester was a tougher battle on paper. The UKIP leader was heading to Rochester on Saturday to canvas voters there all weekend in what the party leader describ ... ... of days for ukIP and, while confident, he acknowledged Rochester was a tougher battle on paper. The ukIP leader was heading to Rochester on Saturday to canvas voters there all weekend in what the part ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:58:35 EDT

Sports
NCAA Lawsuits on Pay to Go Ahead
A pair of lawsuits arguing that the NCAA illegally caps college scholarships will move forward, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ... ... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ... ... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ... ... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ... ... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ... ... ron Terlep at sharon.terlep@wsj.com ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:18:40 EDT

Latin America News
Mexico Arrests Alleged head of Juárez Drug Cartel
Federal police arrested alleged Juárez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes in the northern city of Torreón on Thursday, Mexican officials said.
... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ... ... rrillo Fuentes, who like many top drug lords was from Sinaloa state, had a $5 million reward on his head from U.S. authorities and $2.2 million in Mexico. He faces a forty-six count indictment in Texa ... ... Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:58:54 EDT

Europe Markets
Fed Minutes Send German Bunds to record High
The cautious tone adopted by the Federal Reserve in the minutes of its latest policy meeting continued to reverberate around markets Thursday, pinning the dollar lower and boosting stocks.
... allied on the news, tracking gains on Wall Street Wednesday, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its largest point and percentage gain since December while the S&P 500 saw its largest ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ... ... ington at tommy.stubbington@wsj.com ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:00:13 EDT

Canada News
U.S. Imports record Amount of Canadian Crude Oil in Latest Week
U.S. imports of Canadian crude oil rose to a record 3.25 million barrels a day last week, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data.
... ... ... er Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com ... ... er Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com ... ... er Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com ... ... er Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com ... ... er Dawson at chester.dawson@wsj.com ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:21:23 EDT

U K News
ukIP Eyes First Parliamentary Seat
Voters in the English seaside constituency of Clacton-on-Sea headed to the polls in a keenly watched by-election that is expected to usher in the first elected parliamentarian for the U.K. Independence Party.
... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... Europe, but it has yet to win a U.K. parliamentary seat. Although Clacton is likely to dominate the headlines in Britain on Friday, the parties will also be contesting another by-election on Thursday ... ... were part of a vocal and rebellious euroskeptic wing of the Conservative party, many of whom share ukIP’s desire to see Britain leave the EU. That by-election is due to take place in early November ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:14:38 EDT

A-hed
Many Drone Makers Will Hate This headline
As the drone industry takes off, many people in it say it needs a different name. But fans of unmanned aircraft have another problem: Few agree on what the devices should be called.
... to Jack Nicas at jack.nicas@wsj.com ... ... h as the Wasp, TigerShark, Predator and Reaper. Other technical names for the devices touch on the number of propellers they have, such as a quadcopter or an octocopter. And then there’s Deutsche P ... ... to Jack Nicas at jack.nicas@wsj.com ... ... to Jack Nicas at jack.nicas@wsj.com ... ... nswer session with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) at a drone conference this year, Dick Rumpf, head of a consulting firm, took the congressman to task for using the term drone. “If you guys sto ... ... to Jack Nicas at jack.nicas@wsj.com ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:44:26 EDT

A-hed
Many Drone Makers Will Hate This headline
At a drone conference in Washington, D.C., last year, the trade group running the event sent a not-so-subtle message to the journalists there: The Wi-Fi password was DONTSAYDRONES in the press room.
... e is over and drone won,” he said. ... ... h as the Wasp, TigerShark, Predator and Reaper. Other technical names for the devices touch on the number of propellers they have, such as a quadcopter or an octocopter. And then there’s Deutsche P ... ... e is over and drone won,” he said. ... ... e is over and drone won,” he said. ... ... nswer session with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) at a drone conference this year, Dick Rumpf, head of a consulting firm, took the congressman to task for using the term drone. “If you guys sto ... ... e is over and drone won,” he said. ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:10:30 EDT

Hong Kong News
Hong Kong Protest Groups Show Strains Ahead of Talks
Students and government officials in Hong Kong sniped at one another on Wednesday, a day after agreeing to formal talks, as strains showed among protest groups that have paralyzed parts of the city for 11 days.
... to Jason Chow at jason.chow@wsj.com ... ... to Jason Chow at jason.chow@wsj.com ... ... to Jason Chow at jason.chow@wsj.com ... ... to Jason Chow at jason.chow@wsj.com ... ... New Wave of Civil Disobedience’ Joshua Wong: Protesters Will Come Back Mistrust Sets In Ahead of Hong Kong Protest Talks Hong Kong Leader Leung Faces Scrutiny Over Payment China’s ... ... called on his followers to hold a big rally when the talks take place. That move drew a rebuke from government representative Lau Kong-Wah, who said the rally could “hijack” the talks. ...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:22:32 EDT

Europe News
Hundreds Killed During ukraine Truce
Hundreds of people have been killed in eastern ukraine since a cease-fire was signed Sept. 5, bringing the overall death toll since the start of the six-month-old conflict to more than 3,500, the United Nations reported.
... It cautioned that some of the deaths may have occurred before the start of the cease-fire but were recorded later. At least 3,660 people have been killed since the start of the conflict in mid-April, ... ... of abuses. The U.N. report also noted that in the two weeks before the cease-fire, “an increasing number of foreign fighters, including citizens believed to be from the Russian Federation,” arrive ... ... s denounced the criticism as biased. ... ... s denounced the criticism as biased. ... ... s denounced the criticism as biased. ... ... ion to join the rebels. Moscow has denied sending troops into the region. Meanwhile, in Crimea, the ukrainian region annexed by Russia in March, “the human-rights situation continued to be market by ...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:09:04 EDT

Business
GE Deals head John Flannery to Lead Health Care
GE’s head of business development, John Flannery, will immediately take the top job at its $18.2 billion health-care operation, succeeding John Dineen, who is leaving the company.
... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ... ... businesses by 2016, compared with just over half at the end of last year. Before serving as GE’s head of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Flannery ran GE’s business in India. He has 27 years of expe ... ... Dulaney at Chelsey.Dulaney@wsj.com ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:17:20 EDT

Digits
In San Francisco, Airbnb Legal Debate Heats Up Ahead of Tuesday Hearing
A debate about how to regulate room-rental sites like Airbnb is heating up in San Francisco.
... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ... ... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ... ... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ... ... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ... ... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ... ... ontinuing to drive up housing prices. ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:45:53 EDT

World News
Brazil Presidential Vote heads to Runoff
Incumbent Dilma Rousseff got the most votes in the first round of voting, and will be joined in the runoff by Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, according to an exit poll.
... to John Lyons at john.lyons@wsj.com ... ... to John Lyons at john.lyons@wsj.com ... ... emarks from Brasilia. The tight election reflects uncertainty about the path forward in a resource-rich nation coming to grips with a waning commodities boom. Just four years ago, Brazil’s economy ... ... to John Lyons at john.lyons@wsj.com ... ... oming to grips with a waning commodities boom. Just four years ago, Brazil’s economy was surging ahead at a 7.5% pace as the boom promised to lift millions from poverty and speed development. But th ... ... to John Lyons at john.lyons@wsj.com ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:35:33 EDT



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Gametheory
Poor little rich kids

... when to fold. Particularly when they already have such a fat stack of chips piled in front of them. ... ... when to fold. Particularly when they already have such a fat stack of chips piled in front of them. ... ... s who have spent heavily to ensure the championship. In Germany, Bayern Munich, by far and away the richest club in the Bundesliga, are 19 points clear at the top. In Italy, Juventus, the club with th ... ... when to fold. Particularly when they already have such a fat stack of chips piled in front of them. ... ... when to fold. Particularly when they already have such a fat stack of chips piled in front of them. ... ... when to fold. Particularly when they already have such a fat stack of chips piled in front of them. ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000

Europe
Russia and ukraine: Putin’s gambit
IN SUSPENSE thrillers, timing is
... is that release is followed by more tension. From the print edition: Europe ... ... is that release is followed by more tension. From the print edition: Europe ... ... is that release is followed by more tension. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ng, without too much effort on their part, to continue,” says Mr Rogov. It also explains why most russians were not prepared to bear the real cost of a war in Ukraine in human or financial terms. Be ... ... s an act of liberation by its own people but as a defeat imposed on Russia by the West. Lev Gudkov, head of the Levada Centre, a pollster, says this trauma was deeper than anyone could have imagined. ... ... means the long ukraine suspense story is over. Mr Putin has plenty of tools at his disposal to keep ukraine unstable and off limits for the West. There is no guarantee that the presidential election o ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:48:42 GMT

Europe
Battered ukraine: Fighting on—or off?
THE news came as
... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s ramping up, in cyberspace and the media the “information war” is in full swing. When inflated numbers of deaths at Sloviansk were circulated, both sides latched onto them. For the rebels they sh ... ... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s low-intensity war could yet flare up again. From the print edition: Europe ... ... them. For the rebels they showed that Russia must send troops to save people from Nazi attack. For ukraine’s interior ministry the figures showed its anti-terrorist operation was working. Despite M ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:48:40 GMT

Leaders
Russia and ukraine: Putin’s ukrainian U-turn
A DEFINING feature in the diploma
... has suddenly offered you a bucket of water? From the print edition: Leaders ... ... has suddenly offered you a bucket of water? From the print edition: Leaders ... ... has suddenly offered you a bucket of water? From the print edition: Leaders ... ... has suddenly offered you a bucket of water? From the print edition: Leaders ... ... has suddenly offered you a bucket of water? From the print edition: Leaders ... ... as easily as he seems to have turned it down. He has not relinquished Crimea, and his treatment of ukraine has betrayed the nature of his regime (see article). Therefore, the West should maintain tod ...
Thu, 08 May 2014 09:18:39 GMT

Europe
ukraine’s turmoil: Chaos out of order
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  What would America fight for? F
... down or detonating bigger and cruder devices. From the print edition: Europe ... ... down or detonating bigger and cruder devices. From the print edition: Europe ... ... down or detonating bigger and cruder devices. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s, which are designed to hurt Mr Putin and his closest allies but to minimise the pain for ordinary russians. This week America imposed extra sanctions against seven individuals, including a deputy pr ... ... planned something bolder but got cold feet. Officials hinted at the inclusion of a big bank and the head of Gazprom, but neither was on the list. Anders Aslund, of the Peterson Institute for Internati ... ... tough language (John Kerry, the American secretary of state, this week called on Russia to “leave ukraine in peace”), but rather weaker measures. The hope seems to be that careful calibration will ...
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:00:12 +0000

Easternapproaches
ukraine's turmoil: Chaos out of order
IT IS death by a thousand cuts. Each day sees more bad news for ukraine’s government in the east. This week buildings were seized in Konstantinovka, armed men backed by 2,000 cheering anti-government protesters took control of government offices
... s. If not, the West will have to choose between backing down or detonating bigger and cruder devices ... ... s. If not, the West will have to choose between backing down or detonating bigger and cruder devices ... ... s. If not, the West will have to choose between backing down or detonating bigger and cruder devices ... ... s, which are designed to hurt Mr Putin and his closest allies but to minimise the pain for ordinary russians.This week America imposed extra sanctions against seven individuals, including a deputy pri ... ... planned something bolder but got cold feet. Officials hinted at the inclusion of a big bank and the head of Gazprom, but neither was on the list.Anders Aslund, of the Peterson Institute for Internatio ... ... tough language (John Kerry, the American secretary of state, this week called on Russia “to leave ukraine in peace”), but rather weaker measures. The hope seems to be that careful calibration will ...
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:57:00 +0000

Letters
Letters: On the World Bank, college, Germany, ukraine, offices, prices
Structural adjustment SIR – “
... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... Brussels   * Letters appear online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... tremely sensitive to energy prices and cannot simply be closed down. Decreasing energy intensity in ukraine would take much more than withdrawing subsidies and reducing wasteful energy. It would requi ...
Thu, 24 April 2014 15:01:05 GMT

Obituary
Eleanor Drew: Rags, riches and “Salad Days”
VIVACITY and mischief were in sho
... Variety Performance in 1955, and bands have played it at royal events ever since. But the show’s record-breaking success was the end of her career. The producers refused to release her from her con ... ... nd her, lightly, gracefully and decisively. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... ely. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... nd her, lightly, gracefully and decisively. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... nd her, lightly, gracefully and decisively. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... nd her, lightly, gracefully and decisively. From the print edition: Obituary ...
Wed, 16 April 2014 14:55:18 GMT

Europe
ukraine and Russia: Wearily back to the battlefield
PETRO POROSHENKO, the front-runne
... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ut the intervention of Ukrainian oligarchs has made it harder. Consider Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest businessman and Mr Yanukovych’s former backer, who emerged as an important power-broker in ... ... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s Tymoshenko, who would also be more palatable to the Kremlin. In the polls, Mr Poroshenko is well ahead, even though Mrs Tymoshenko’s core support is more enthusiastic, especially in rural areas. M ... ... g with separatism, outside aggression and economic pressure may prove all but impossible. Now, with ukraine’s existence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: ...
Thu, 10 April 2014 14:59:07 GMT

Europe
ukraine and Russia: Wearily back to the battlefield
PETRO POROSHENKO, the front-runne
... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... ut the intervention of Ukrainian oligarchs has made it harder. Consider Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest businessman and Mr Yanukovych’s former backer, who emerged as an important power-broker in ... ... xistence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: Europe ... ... s Tymoshenko, who would also be more palatable to the Kremlin. In the polls, Mr Poroshenko is well ahead, even though Mrs Tymoshenko’s core support is more enthusiastic, especially in rural areas. M ... ... g with separatism, outside aggression and economic pressure may prove all but impossible. Now, with ukraine’s existence at stake, there may be no other way. From the print edition: ...
Thu, 10 April 2014 14:59:07 GMT

Leaders
Nigeria: Africa’s new number One
HEY PRESTO: as if by magic, Nigeria has d
... of living up to being Africa’s Number One. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... ew-found status for a moment. And then let it get on with the task of living up to being Africa’s number One. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... only $2,700; South Africans are more than twice as rich. Whereas large parts of South Africa have a rich country’s infrastructure, Nigeria suffers from clogged traffic and chronic power cuts. Lack o ... ... of living up to being Africa’s Number One. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... and the number of people in poverty has actually increased. Even with the revised figures, GDP per head is only $2,700; South Africans are more than twice as rich. Whereas large parts of South Africa ... ... of living up to being Africa’s Number One. From the print edition: Leaders ...
Thu, 10 April 2014 14:59:07 GMT

Democracyinamerica
By the numbers
APRIL has been a chee
... Advantage. Just don’t expect Republicans to mention that on the campaign trail.(Photo credit: AFP) ... ... Advantage. Just don’t expect Republicans to mention that on the campaign trail.(Photo credit: AFP) ... ... Advantage. Just don’t expect Republicans to mention that on the campaign trail.(Photo credit: AFP) ... ... Advantage. Just don’t expect Republicans to mention that on the campaign trail.(Photo credit: AFP) ... ... s many anxious Democrats implored CMS not to lower payments. In February 40 senators, including the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, wrote to CMS to ask as much. On April 3rd 29 c ... ... Advantage. Just don’t expect Republicans to mention that on the campaign trail.(Photo credit: AFP) ...
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:28:49 +0000

Banyan
Uneasy lies the head
THE politic
... ent of elected upstarts, led by Thaksin Shinawatra and his family; counter-revolutions have a track record of success in Thailand. This time however the protesters—the counter-revolutionaries, as it ... ... o try quashing the red shirts at this point, the army itself would split. (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... o try quashing the red shirts at this point, the army itself would split. (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... o try quashing the red shirts at this point, the army itself would split. (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... o try quashing the red shirts at this point, the army itself would split. (Picture credit: AFP) ... ... o try quashing the red shirts at this point, the army itself would split. (Picture credit: AFP) ...
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:33:58 +0000

Newsbook
The week ahead: April 6th 2014: Africa's biggest economy
NIGERIA becomes the biggest economy in Africa, India holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP Comment Expiry Date:  Mon, 2014-04-21
... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ... ... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ... ... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ... ... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ... ... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ... ... dia holds the world's largest ever election, Britain squeezes booze and Microsoft retires Windows XP ...
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:37:30 +0000

Business
Petrobras: Two heads are worse than one
“UNIQUE.” That is how Credit Suis
... nusual—perhaps even unusually profitable. From the print edition: Business ... ... nusual—perhaps even unusually profitable. From the print edition: Business ... ... ng for it. It boasts reserves equivalent to 17 billion barrels, not counting the potential pré-sal riches which could be the world’s biggest. Last year it managed to install nine platforms at sea, ... ... nusual—perhaps even unusually profitable. From the print edition: Business ... ... government owns a majority stake in the company and makes most of the strategic decisions over the head of Maria das Graças Foster, the chief executive. These, the market feels, have been disastr ... ... nusual—perhaps even unusually profitable. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 03 April 2014 14:57:37 GMT

Democracyinamerica
Crackheads will come for you

... not to satisfy police and prosecutors. In this, strict sentencing guidelines have a checkered track record. For example, mandatory minimums put Patrick Matthews in prison for life when he was 22 years ... ... would be an act of justice if the Senate were to ignore the NAAUSA and FLEOA and pass this act soon. ... ... would be an act of justice if the Senate were to ignore the NAAUSA and FLEOA and pass this act soon. ... ... would be an act of justice if the Senate were to ignore the NAAUSA and FLEOA and pass this act soon. ... ... of those other namby-pamby ideals, or we might as well leave the prison doors open and let the crackheads come for you and your family. A recent letter to Messrs Leahy and Grassley from FLEOA fol ... ... would be an act of justice if the Senate were to ignore the NAAUSA and FLEOA and pass this act soon. ...
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:13:02 +0000

Middle-east-and-africa
Burundi: Trouble ahead
LONE joggers have become a co
... t stay within our borders.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... t stay within our borders.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... t stay within our borders.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... t stay within our borders.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... that day have since been jailed for life for “insurrection”. The party has been suspended, its headquarters placed under police guard. Its leader, a lively former radio journalist, Alexis Sinduhi ... ... t stay within our borders.” From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 27 March 2014 15:58:21 GMT

Newsbook
The week ahead: March 22nd 2014: Avoiding the issue
WORLD leaders meet in Europe, Microsoft launches Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder
... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ... ... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ... ... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ... ... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ... ... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ... ... es Office for the iPad, France holds local elections and a Jamaican musician is sentenced for murder ...
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:51:33 +0000

Books-and-arts
New York’s mega-rich: Boom with a view
New York leisu
... le while you’re being miserable.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... le while you’re being miserable.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... tower of power”. If anyone needs convincing that the richest of the rich have continued to get richer, unaffected by the financial crash of 2008 and the subsequently misfiring economy, here is th ... ... le while you’re being miserable.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... le while you’re being miserable.” From the print edition: Books and arts ... ... le while you’re being miserable.” From the print edition: Books and arts ...
Thu, 20 March 2014 16:01:13 GMT

Democracyinamerica
Game theory in ukraine: Monopoly v chess
TYLER COWEN had an interesting piece in the New York Times over the weekend arguing that like the cold war, the conflict between America and Russia over ukraine should be seen through the lens of game theory. Three of the game-theory concepts Mr
... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... pipelines, it will be impossible to stop Russia from exporting its oil, which can be shipped to any number of countries that would never participate in sanctions. In the long run, financial and energy ... ... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... k negotiated compromises that could achieve its declared interests (protecting the rights of ethnic russians, getting paid for its gas, securing its naval bases in Crimea, or sketching out a road ... ... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... ns to maximise the interests of stakeholders without the use of force. Since the overthrow of Mr Yanukovich, Russia has been doing the opposite: rather than seek negotiated compromises that could achi ...
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:50:11 +0000

Democracyinamerica
Game theory in ukraine: Monopoly v chess
TYLER COWEN had an interesting piece in the New York Times over the weekend arguing that like the cold war, the conflict between America and Russia over ukraine should be seen through the lens of game theory. Three of the game-theory concepts Mr
... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... pipelines, it will be impossible to stop Russia from exporting its oil, which can be shipped to any number of countries that would never participate in sanctions. In the long run, financial and energy ... ... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... k negotiated compromises that could achieve its declared interests (protecting the rights of ethnic russians, getting paid for its gas, securing its naval bases in Crimea, or sketching out a road ... ... yer game with Mr Putin, but if he keeps playing chess, we will eventually have to start playing too. ... ... ns to maximise the interests of stakeholders without the use of force. Since the overthrow of Mr Yanukovich, Russia has been doing the opposite: rather than seek negotiated compromises that could achi ...
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:50:11 +0000

Business
Mobile telecoms: Four is a magic number
IN AMERICA, a price war is threat
... . And if only, thinks Mr Son, I could, too. From the print edition: Business ... ... urope, combatants in a bloody conflict hope for peace. Both struggles have the same cause: that the number of big mobile-phone operators might be cut from four, the norm in many countries, to three. R ... ... . And if only, thinks Mr Son, I could, too. From the print edition: Business ... ... . And if only, thinks Mr Son, I could, too. From the print edition: Business ... ... . And if only, thinks Mr Son, I could, too. From the print edition: Business ... ... . And if only, thinks Mr Son, I could, too. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 13 March 2014 16:00:44 GMT

Europe
Russia and ukraine: The home front
NOBODY, apart from Vladimir Putin
... worse every year, our agriculture is dead.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... worse every year, our agriculture is dead.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... worse every year, our agriculture is dead.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... Mr Putin by a journalist from Vologda, the heart of Russia, provides a clue as to how some ordinary russians feel. “Could you also send the troops to the Vologda region?” it said. “We are all Ru ... ... worse every year, our agriculture is dead.” From the print edition: Europe ... ... gues that the war in Georgia served as a patriotic accompaniment to Russia’s economic resurgence. ukraine serves as its substitute. Russia’s economic stagnation has exposed the limits of Mr Putin ...
Thu, 13 March 2014 16:00:44 GMT

Leaders
Russia, ukraine and Crimea: Asymmetric wars
IT’S not the voting that matters,
... nd ultimately reverse—Mr Putin’s crimes. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... nd ultimately reverse—Mr Putin’s crimes. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... nd ultimately reverse—Mr Putin’s crimes. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... tch: a way of life, based on rules and freedom, that people all over the world crave. That includes russians, many of whom long to escape Mr Putin’s corrupt and increasingly repressive authoritarian ... ... nd ultimately reverse—Mr Putin’s crimes. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... nians, some of whom have recently died in the streets in their quest for better government. Helping ukrainians to achieve that goal is the surest way to resist—and ultimately reverse—Mr Putin’s ...
Thu, 13 March 2014 16:00:43 GMT

Middle-east-and-africa
Kenya: Trotting ahead
AS THE sun goes down over Nairobi
... ide, he will have no excuses. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... ide, he will have no excuses. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... Kenya remains split along tribal lines (see table). Mr Kenyatta’s fellow Kikuyu, the largest and richest group, are perceived by members of other tribes to be “eating”—as the Kenyan metaphor ... ... ide, he will have no excuses. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ... ... pro-democracy activist. Nonetheless, in its usual inequitable and patchy manner, Kenya is powering ahead. The vitality and reach of social media make it impossible for Mr Kenyatta to acquire the sort ... ... ide, he will have no excuses. From the print edition: Middle East and Africa ...
Thu, 13 March 2014 16:00:43 GMT

Leaders
Crisis in ukraine: Kidnapped by the Kremlin
AS YOU read this, 46m people are being held hostage in U
... rence. This week Mr Putin proved them wrong. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... rence. This week Mr Putin proved them wrong. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... rence. This week Mr Putin proved them wrong. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... o host in June, is not enough. It is time to impose visa bans and asset freezes on regime-connected russians (the craven parliamentarians who rubber-stamped their army’s deployment should be among t ... ... rence. This week Mr Putin proved them wrong. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... programme. But Russia is fuelling the war in Syria, and it has just torn up the deal that promised ukraine security after it surrendered its nuclear weapons—a terrible precedent. For too long Weste ...
Thu, 06 March 2014 16:01:17 GMT

Letters
Letters: On ukraine, Scotland, oceans, Cyprus, India, San Francisco, Lego
Dividing ukraine SIR – What is so special about the current borders of ukraine (“
... KopeckyChicago * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... n a part of Ukraine since 1954. It is one of several areas in the country where Russian speakers outnumber their Ukrainian-speaking countrymen. Do they not have the right to secede from the country if ... ... his country’s largest media conglomerate, perhaps one could conclude that Silvio Berlusconi was a rich source of inspiration for the producers. There are no Lego bunga bunga parties, but it is a chi ... ... KopeckyChicago * Letter appears online only From the print edition: Letters ... ... itics of little bricks”, February 22nd). However, given its portrayal of the harmful effects of a head of government owning his country’s largest media conglomerate, perhaps one could conclude tha ... ... from the country if they wish? Borders are merely lines on a map. A split would allow a portion of ukraine to rejoin Russia if it wished, while the balance of the nation would be far better off embra ...
Thu, 06 March 2014 16:01:17 GMT

United-states
Lexington: The ukraine blame-game
TO SOME critics, ukraine’s agonie
... orts to contain Mr Putin’s mischief. From the print edition: United States ... ... orts to contain Mr Putin’s mischief. From the print edition: United States ... ... orts to contain Mr Putin’s mischief. From the print edition: United States ... ... ussia took effective control of a fifth of Georgia after a peace deal brokered by European leaders. russians control that territory to this day. Now Washington is alive with politicians suggesting fie ... ... orts to contain Mr Putin’s mischief. From the print edition: United States ... ... cannot always choose where to expend time and energy. Mr Obama did not cause Russia’s assault on ukraine: that has roots which long predate him. But now he must lead efforts to contain Mr Putin’s ...
Thu, 06 March 2014 16:01:17 GMT

Leaders
Saving ukraine: How the West can help
A MAN goes bankrupt, Ernest Hemingway wrote, gradually
... how that the West is still a force for good. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... how that the West is still a force for good. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... how that the West is still a force for good. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... how that the West is still a force for good. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... how that the West is still a force for good. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... est, competent government, devoted to the well-being of its people, is the best way to persuade all ukrainians that they are better off without the kleptocrats—and, incidentally, to show that the We ...
Thu, 27 February 2014 16:07:01 GMT

Business
Company headquarters: Here, there and everywhere
The great esca
... g them, more are likely to do so in future. From the print edition: Business ... ... the most industrious executive cannot be in three places at once, but his employer might well be. A number of multinationals have recently opted to split their legal, fiscal and other personalities be ... ... g them, more are likely to do so in future. From the print edition: Business ... ... g them, more are likely to do so in future. From the print edition: Business ... ... lly had to pass through Heathrow anyway. Other multinationals that had put their global or regional headquarters in Switzerland over the past decade are now looking to move elsewhere, in part because ... ... g them, more are likely to do so in future. From the print edition: Business ...
Thu, 20 February 2014 15:58:34 GMT

Business
Three-wheeled transport: Tuk-tuking the world by storm
Three wheels on my
... ar, with an enclosed cabin and four wheels. From the print edition: Business ... ... ar, with an enclosed cabin and four wheels. From the print edition: Business ... ... ar, with an enclosed cabin and four wheels. From the print edition: Business ... ... ar, with an enclosed cabin and four wheels. From the print edition: Business ... ... ar, with an enclosed cabin and four wheels. From the print edition: Business ... ... Solar, is developing sunlight-powered tuk-tuks. Thailand’s Tuk Tuk Factory is designing a “tuk-tuk limo” to hold six people rather than two. But Bajaj is hedging its bets. Its latest auto-ricksh ...
Thu, 20 February 2014 15:58:34 GMT

Leaders
ukraine in flames: Putin’s inferno
CIVIL strife often f
... at the heart of Europe, he has gone too far. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... at the heart of Europe, he has gone too far. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... at the heart of Europe, he has gone too far. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... at the heart of Europe, he has gone too far. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... at the heart of Europe, he has gone too far. From the print edition: Leaders ... ... rd parts of his patrimony, are sovereign nations. There is a kind of rough justice in the timing of ukraine’s turmoil. In 2008 Russia invaded Georgia, its tiny southern neighbour, just as the Olympi ...
Thu, 20 February 2014 15:58:34 GMT

China
Tourism and the trade balance: A number of great import
NOT long ago, China’s cheap currency and its large current-account surplus were the biggest controversies in global economics. American policymakers accused China of manipulating its currency for competitive gain and flew to Beijing to convey thei
... ayments re-emerges as a problem for the world. From the print edition: China ... ... increase in global demand. Strong export figures in January seem to support this view, assuming the numbers were not flattered by faulty invoicing and a rush to fulfil orders before the Chinese New Ye ... ... ayments re-emerges as a problem for the world. From the print edition: China ... ... ayments re-emerges as a problem for the world. From the print edition: China ... ... ayments re-emerges as a problem for the world. From the print edition: China ... ... ayments re-emerges as a problem for the world. From the print edition: China ...
Thu, 13 February 2014 15:59:50 GMT

Europe
ukraine’s protests: Praying for peace
ONLY a few weeks ago the dismissa
... essed they will be by any of his concessions. From the print edition: Europe ... ... weeks at least five people have been killed in clashes and another 20 have gone missing. The exact number of injured is unknown, because most refuse to go to hospital for fear of being abducted by pr ... ... he people and the regime, the oligarchs scored over the family.” Even Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest oligarch and the president’s closest ally, appears to be distancing himself from Mr Yanuko ... ... essed they will be by any of his concessions. From the print edition: Europe ... ... mit with the EU in Brussels on January 28th, Mr Putin appealed to Ukrainians over Mr Yanukovych’s head. He said Russia’s help was to the nation, not to a particular government. A day later Mr Puti ... ... er the Maidan. The people on the barricades are not about to go home and they will not accept Mr Yanukovych’s authority. The longer he waits, the less impressed they will be by any of his concession ...
Thu, 30 January 2014 12:03:15 GMT

Finance-and-economics
Bankers’ pay: The law of small(er) numbers
uk Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Europe’s Tea Parties Fly Title:
... nks are in no mood to be nice. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... ch as computer systems and compliance departments that are difficult to shrink. Simply thinning the numbers of traders and bankers often results in revenues falling faster than costs. A failure to cut ... ... nks are in no mood to be nice. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nks are in no mood to be nice. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nks are in no mood to be nice. From the print edition: Finance and economics ... ... nks are in no mood to be nice. From the print edition: Finance and economics ...
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:00:51 +0000

Newsbook
The week ahead: November 29th 2013: Don't forget to remember
JOE BIDEN visits China, the British government issues an economic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships
... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ... ... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ... ... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ... ... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ... ... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ... ... mic update, World AIDS Day is marked and "mental athletes" gather for the World Memory Championships ...
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:06:07 +0000

Obituary
Erich Priebke: Just following orders
A MAN without a leg is easy to spot;
... e, to think that they assumed such a thing. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... e, to think that they assumed such a thing. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... e; Josef Mengele, the “doctor” of Auschwitz, twice took his driving test at the town hall. And Erich Priebke, an SS captain stationed in Rome during the German occupation, ran the yellow-brick Vie ... ... e, to think that they assumed such a thing. From the print edition: Obituary ... ... Priebke had been there, as a young man, doing it. “No, no,” he answered, laughing, turning his head as if to bat off a troublesome fly. “Not at all.” He then backtracked a little, struggling ... ... e, to think that they assumed such a thing. From the print edition: Obituary ...
Thu, 24 October 2013 15:01:56 GMT

Briefing
Coal in the rich world: The mixed fortunes of a fuel
IN A high-tech world, dirty black
... be down in America. But it is not yet out. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... increasingly attractive to power companies, which have been switching away from coal in increasing numbers. At its peak, in 1988, coal provided 60% of America’s electricity. Even in 2010, when the ... ... as a whole (burning coal produces carbon dioxide, the most important long-lived greenhouse gas). In rich countries you might expect the cost-benefit balance to tip the other way, and coal use to be dr ... ... be down in America. But it is not yet out. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... be down in America. But it is not yet out. From the print edition: Briefing ... ... be down in America. But it is not yet out. From the print edition: Briefing ...
Thu, 03 January 2013 16:05:39 GMT

Clausewitz
Fewer nukes, more security
HAVING based much of
... in real world traction, they will need a committed second-term Obama playing at the top of his game. ... ... tingencies threatening America or its strategic allies, Mitt Romney maintains that Russia is “our number one geopolitical foe”. Most Republicans (though not Reagan and Bush Senior era grandees) we ... ... in real world traction, they will need a committed second-term Obama playing at the top of his game. ... ... in real world traction, they will need a committed second-term Obama playing at the top of his game. ... ... ns for the future ranging from an arsenal that stayed at New START levels to one with 300 to 400 warheads, so it is not wholly fanciful. General Cartwright suggests that Global Zero's thinking is ... ... n over the next decade.The most eye-catching part of the report is the elimination of all tactical nukes and all fixed, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), such as America's Mi ...
Wed, 16 May 2012 16:30:41 +0000

Leviathan
Is the working woman allowed to get rich on screen?
IN THE same week that Theresa May, a senior Conservative, ditched a Labour drive for equal representation on company boards on the grounds that it might "frighten the horses" comes the film release of "I Don't Know How She Does It"—th
... orses will observe that she did it all without quotas. But then, she had Pierce Brosnan on her side. ... ... orses will observe that she did it all without quotas. But then, she had Pierce Brosnan on her side. ... ... orses will observe that she did it all without quotas. But then, she had Pierce Brosnan on her side. ... ... orses will observe that she did it all without quotas. But then, she had Pierce Brosnan on her side. ... ... Girl" with Melanie Griffiths in the 1980s firmly established the successful working woman with “a head for business and a bod for sin” as desirable, both financially and sexually. In the current r ... ... orses will observe that she did it all without quotas. But then, she had Pierce Brosnan on her side. ...
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:56:57 +0000

Leviathan
Can beheading save the Scottish Tories?
AS IF by magic...no sooner had Leviathan blogged on David Cameron's decision to step up the fight to save the union, than the man most likely to lead the Sco
... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ... ... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ... ... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ... ... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ... ... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ... ... nbsp;state too. The pro-union parties will have to start to hang together, or prepare to fall apart. ...
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:30:06 +0000



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