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Europe
Suicide bomber kills 5 police officers
Attack is first major violent incident in Chechnya for 4 years
... rganisations say his rule is marked by suppression of all dissent and omnipresent security services. ... ... rganisations say his rule is marked by suppression of all dissent and omnipresent security services. ... ... rganisations say his rule is marked by suppression of all dissent and omnipresent security services. ... ... sian news agencies quoted Mr Kadyrov as saying that the professionalism and vigilance of the police officers had prevented the attacker from hurting civilians. The investigative committee identified t ...
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:21:13 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
May dusts off plan to control fraud office
Home secretary wants to make SFO part of the National Crime Agency
... hat it should have more resources and be able to keep some of the penalties it successfully imposes. ... ... hat it should have more resources and be able to keep some of the penalties it successfully imposes. ... ... hat it should have more resources and be able to keep some of the penalties it successfully imposes. ... ... een has got the SFO travelling forward with a sense of purpose. To distract it with having to fight off the NCA now, in the middle of the Libor criminal trial, would in my opinion be a disaster and da ...
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:10:46 GMT

North Korea
North Korea officials make rare visit to South
North Korea has launched a high-profile diplomatic outreach in recent weeks
... ation that he may be in bad health. The North’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva denied Kim was ill. ... ... ation that he may be in bad health. The North’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva denied Kim was ill. ... ... ation that he may be in bad health. The North’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva denied Kim was ill. ... ... h sides, and in 2010 civilians were killed when the North bombed a Southern island. South Korea cut off political and commercial ties with the North that year, when one of its navy ships was torpedoed ...
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:47:47 GMT

Europe
Cork brushes off Apple tax claims

... ealy, chief executive of the Cork Chamber of Commerce. “Apple is intrinsic to the economy here.” ... ... ealy, chief executive of the Cork Chamber of Commerce. “Apple is intrinsic to the economy here.” ... ... here are any sweetheart deals related to “transfer pricing”, and the company is adamant that it pays all the taxes owes on the operations it carries out behind Hollyhill’s corporate-grey walls. ... ... ercial thoroughfare. “In certain circumstances I think it [jobs versus taxes] can be a fair trade-off.” At Cork’s magnificent City Hall, mayor Mary Shields does not go quite that far. “I would ...
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:28:54 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Salmond vows to write off unpaid poll tax
Community charge rises from grave to haunt Scottish politics
... to oppose the charge, with some members angry at the leadership’s refusal to endorse non-payment. ... ... to oppose the charge, with some members angry at the leadership’s refusal to endorse non-payment. ... ... to oppose the charge, with some members angry at the leadership’s refusal to endorse non-payment. ... ... rights. If that is not an accepted principle, we are very worried about the precedent that writing off this debt would create.” Cosla quotes government data as showing that about £425m is owed in ...
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:32:57 GMT

Financial Services
Wonga to write off £220m of loans
UK payday lender to wipe out debts of 330,000 customers
... 18m compensation to customers who were sent fake legal letters demanding repayment of their debts. ... ... 18m compensation to customers who were sent fake legal letters demanding repayment of their debts. ... ... 18m compensation to customers who were sent fake legal letters demanding repayment of their debts. ... ... ay their debts without interest or charges. These customers will also be given the option of paying off their debt over an extended period of four months. The company would not comment further how muc ...
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:37:14 GMT

Financial Services
Fannie and Freddie sold off as suit fails
Fairholme, Perry and Pershing Square hit by ruling to dismiss shareholder grievance case
... d to be taken up again once a new Congressional session begins after the November midterm elections. ... ... d to be taken up again once a new Congressional session begins after the November midterm elections. ... ... d to be taken up again once a new Congressional session begins after the November midterm elections. ... ... d to be taken up again once a new Congressional session begins after the November midterm elections. ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:28:07 GMT

US Economy
Fed official calls for patience on rates
Chicago president at ease with overshooting inflation target
... Well, asset purchases are about to end so it’s a considerable time relative to what benchmark?” ... ... Well, asset purchases are about to end so it’s a considerable time relative to what benchmark?” ... ... Well, asset purchases are about to end so it’s a considerable time relative to what benchmark?” ... ... uld focus on inflation, because unemployment may get down to 5.5 per cent – a level that some Fed officials think is full employment – before prices start to accelerate. That will make inflation a ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:05:13 GMT

Banks
Royal Bank of Canada’s US drive pays off
Canadian lender now earns more than half its investment banking revenue in US
... fight hard to preserve. In the end RBC chose to side with Tyson, the successful buyer of Hillshire. ... ... fight hard to preserve. In the end RBC chose to side with Tyson, the successful buyer of Hillshire. ... ... fight hard to preserve. In the end RBC chose to side with Tyson, the successful buyer of Hillshire. ... ... e operator Rural/Metro Corp on its sale to private equity buyer Warburg Pincus. RBC, which was also offering to fund Warburg’s acquisition, a practice known as staple financing, was accused of pushi ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:28:30 GMT

Industrial Goods
Siemens pays top price to pursue US dream
Dresser-Rand acquisition could help the German conglomerate achieve its goal
... nge the fact that Siemens is paying top whack to get there. Tony Barber is the FT’s Europe editor ... ... nge the fact that Siemens is paying top whack to get there. Tony Barber is the FT’s Europe editor ... ... nge the fact that Siemens is paying top whack to get there. Tony Barber is the FT’s Europe editor ... ... ell out billions in pursuit of its dream of making it in the US. Unlike past gambles, Dresser-Rand offers Siemens a genuinely promising platform to achieve this goal. But that does not change the fac ...
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:34:39 GMT

Technology
Ebay defends spin-off plan for PayPal
Move follows pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn
... . 2014: eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate business in 2015. Source: PayPal ... ... . 2014: eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate business in 2015. Source: PayPal ... ... . 2014: eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate business in 2015. Source: PayPal ... ... 013: Mobile payments almost double again year-on-year, to $27bn. 2014: eBay announces plans to spin off PayPal into a separate business in 2015. Source: PayPal ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:42:22 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off
Ebay chief kept pushing case for keeping businesses under single ownership
... unit more competitive. “This is not a case where we’re trying to pursue cost-saving measures.” ... ... unit more competitive. “This is not a case where we’re trying to pursue cost-saving measures.” ... ... unit more competitive. “This is not a case where we’re trying to pursue cost-saving measures.” ... ... st-saving measures.” ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:20:15 GMT

Commodities
Coffee boosts Louis Dreyfus profits

... significant increase in volumes shipped by its metals platform, an area where it is seeking to grow. ... ... significant increase in volumes shipped by its metals platform, an area where it is seeking to grow. ... ... significant increase in volumes shipped by its metals platform, an area where it is seeking to grow. ... ... s from oilseeds, boosted by high crop volumes, while US exports boosted its performance in cotton. Coffee, one of the few agricultural commodities not blighted by record or near-record crops, was anot ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:09:50 GMT

Globaleconomy
Sell-off in emerging currencies deepens
Slowing China and US rate prospects spark jitters
... earlier strong portfolio inflows turn from an indication of resilience to a vulnerability worry”. ... ... earlier strong portfolio inflows turn from an indication of resilience to a vulnerability worry”. ... ... earlier strong portfolio inflows turn from an indication of resilience to a vulnerability worry”. ... ... ik Narain, strategist at UBS, said many still felt that the impact of US policy tightening would be offset by further easing from the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan. However, analysts at JPM ...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:49:14 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Osborne to offer pension pot palliative

... that it wasn’t in Britain’s interests to be in the EU I wouldn’t argue for us to be in it.” ... ... that it wasn’t in Britain’s interests to be in the EU I wouldn’t argue for us to be in it.” ... ... that it wasn’t in Britain’s interests to be in the EU I wouldn’t argue for us to be in it.” ... ... id Cameron is now under pressure from Tory rightwingers to harden his stance towards Europe to head off further defections. He came close to saying that he would recommend Britain should leave the EU ...
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:38:18 GMT

US Politics Amp Policy
Obama tries to shake off Carter aura
Risk of mission creep in president’s embrace of force in Syria
... . “So there will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy.” ... ... . “So there will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy.” ... ... . “So there will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy.” ... ... whether this is just an optical adjustment, to keep a lid on the problem until the president leaves office, or if it is really the start of a decisive new strategy.” In depth Iraq crisis As lethal ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:23:02 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Morgan: schools run for profit off agenda
Education secretary looks to defuse tensions with teachers
... nk all the clothes I was wearing were so old that the Daily Mail was unable to label any of them.” ... ... nk all the clothes I was wearing were so old that the Daily Mail was unable to label any of them.” ... ... nk all the clothes I was wearing were so old that the Daily Mail was unable to label any of them.” ... ... by female ministers on “the Downing Street catwalk” on the day of the reshuffle? She laughs it off: “I think all the clothes I was wearing were so old that the Daily Mail was unable to label an ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:41:05 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
UK passport office to be abolished
Home office to take control after backlogs chaos
... e move minutes before parliamentary debate on Iraq.” helen.warrell@ft.com Twitter: @helenwarrell ... ... e move minutes before parliamentary debate on Iraq.” helen.warrell@ft.com Twitter: @helenwarrell ... ... e move minutes before parliamentary debate on Iraq.” helen.warrell@ft.com Twitter: @helenwarrell ... ... port office staff, tweeted: “Cynical and shameless move by @ukhomeoffice to announce the Passport office move minutes before parliamentary debate on Iraq.” helen.warrell@ft.com Twitter: @helenwar ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:23:51 GMT

Financial Services
BlueCrest spins off trend-following fund
Systematica Investments to take over $8.9bn of assets
... nt in the year up to the end of August, while BlueMatrix is up by 5.1 per cent over the same period. ... ... nt in the year up to the end of August, while BlueMatrix is up by 5.1 per cent over the same period. ... ... nt in the year up to the end of August, while BlueMatrix is up by 5.1 per cent over the same period. ... ... nt in the year up to the end of August, while BlueMatrix is up by 5.1 per cent over the same period. ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:17:37 GMT

Opinion
The discomfort of the comfortably off
The last time similarly privileged people felt such fear was a century ago, writes Danny Dorling
... The writer is professor of geography at Oxford university and author of ‘Inequality and the 1%’ ... ... The writer is professor of geography at Oxford university and author of ‘Inequality and the 1%’ ... ... The writer is professor of geography at Oxford university and author of ‘Inequality and the 1%’ ... ... re on the resulting rents. Those in the classes that were only recently described a “comfortably off” are no longer sure of themselves. The last turning point came when they last felt this way ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:12:51 GMT

Mining
BHP offers to list spin-off in London
BHP Billiton bows to pressure after some UK investors complain about its plans to list spin-off in Australia and South Africa only
... p of about $160bn, is focusing on about a dozen core assets in coal, copper, iron ore and petroleum. ... ... p of about $160bn, is focusing on about a dozen core assets in coal, copper, iron ore and petroleum. ... ... p of about $160bn, is focusing on about a dozen core assets in coal, copper, iron ore and petroleum. ... ... t the miner did not start a share buyback programme as well as by the structure chosen for the spin-off. BHP said on Wednesday that it had previously thought there would be little appetite for a Londo ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:56:17 GMT

Financial Services
KPMG offers mortgage help to employees
The initiative, which KPMG unveiled to staff on Wednesday, is part of a private banking package for employees that includes preferential mortgage rates
... l to charge council tax on unbuilt homes, to encourage housebuilders to speed up their developments. ... ... l to charge council tax on unbuilt homes, to encourage housebuilders to speed up their developments. ... ... l to charge council tax on unbuilt homes, to encourage housebuilders to speed up their developments. ... ... than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, according to figures from the office for National Statistics published last week. UK house prices surged 11.7 per cent in the year ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:55:33 GMT

Asia-Pacific
Thai officials keep eye on foreign polls
Ballot organisers from Thailand enjoy trips to Scotland and Scandinavia to observe electoral processes, despite polls being scrapped at home
... k to Sweden and Norway to see how things are done there. Additional reporting by Panvadee Uraisin ... ... k to Sweden and Norway to see how things are done there. Additional reporting by Panvadee Uraisin ... ... k to Sweden and Norway to see how things are done there. Additional reporting by Panvadee Uraisin ... ... uropean grand tour, attention may turn to a fresh Scandinavian sojourn by emasculated Thai civilian officials. While the country’s courts labour under martial law and a constitution that places few ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:50:14 GMT

Personal Amp Household Goods
Philips to split off lighting business
Electronics group to consider ‘alternative ownership structures’ for standalone unit including possibility of an initial public offering
... , tax and amortisation for the second half of 2014 will be “slightly below” the previous year.  ... ... , tax and amortisation for the second half of 2014 will be “slightly below” the previous year.  ... ... , tax and amortisation for the second half of 2014 will be “slightly below” the previous year.  ... ... offering. Management did not take the step lightly, according to Frans van Houten, chief executive officer. “I do appreciate the magnitude of the decision we are taking, but the time is right to ta ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:37:52 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Balls offers flat speech mixed with mush
Britain’s Fuchsia: one sensed a subtle piece of manipulation: Labour trying to look more radical to comrades in the hall but more middle-roaders to folks back home
... Guys for a few short weeks. This is not a happy situation for Labour, whichever colour you paint it. ... ... Guys for a few short weeks. This is not a happy situation for Labour, whichever colour you paint it. ... ... Guys for a few short weeks. This is not a happy situation for Labour, whichever colour you paint it. ... ... Guys for a few short weeks. This is not a happy situation for Labour, whichever colour you paint it. ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:52:33 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Tension rises in Glasgow stand-off
Police form cordon to keep rival groups apart after polling day passed off with little violence and few arrests, despite the fractious final days of campaigning
... e to do with the Old Firm [Rangers and Celtic football clubs] and tribalism than the referendum.” ... ... e to do with the Old Firm [Rangers and Celtic football clubs] and tribalism than the referendum.” ... ... e to do with the Old Firm [Rangers and Celtic football clubs] and tribalism than the referendum.” ... ... in an effort to keep apart rival Yes and No supporters. Scuffles broke out away from the main stand-off. As darkness fell, the square – which had been the main location for independence rallies in r ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:25:45 GMT

Business
Asda offers price pledge to Scotland
British retail group chief Andy Clarke says it’s ‘now business as usual’, while Scottish Retail Consortium calls for sensible use of new devolved powers
... ion retailers can go back to worrying about the impact of the warm September weather.” More video ... ... ion retailers can go back to worrying about the impact of the warm September weather.” More video ... ... ion retailers can go back to worrying about the impact of the warm September weather.” More video ... ... ion retailers can go back to worrying about the impact of the warm September weather.” More video ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:09:46 GMT

Basic Resources
Evraz to spin off North American business
Russian group has been linked to a potential US initial public offering that would value the unit at about $2bn as it seeks to pay down pre-crisis debt
... ich, Alexander Abramov, who is also chairman of the company, and Alexander Frolov, chief executive. ... ... ich, Alexander Abramov, who is also chairman of the company, and Alexander Frolov, chief executive. ... ... ich, Alexander Abramov, who is also chairman of the company, and Alexander Frolov, chief executive. ... ... ertain market rumours, Evraz announces that it is currently considering a registered initial public offering of ordinary shares of its North American subsidiary, Evraz North America. “The company ha ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:04 GMT

Food Amp Beverage
Coffee groups seek bids for French brands
Sale of Café Grand’Mère and L’Or units could fetch about €480m and ease regulatory concerns over proposed creation of joint venture
... the $340m acquisition of the Caribou Coffee chain and the Peet’s Coffee & Tea chain for $1bn. ... ... the $340m acquisition of the Caribou Coffee chain and the Peet’s Coffee & Tea chain for $1bn. ... ... the $340m acquisition of the Caribou Coffee chain and the Peet’s Coffee & Tea chain for $1bn. ... ... r €7.6bn last year, following the $340m acquisition of the Caribou Coffee chain and the Peet’s Coffee & Tea chain for $1bn. ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:12:41 GMT

Business
Scots tee off with historic Yes for women
Female members are to be admitted to the Royal and Ancient club in St Andrews, the traditional ‘home of golf’, ending 260 years of male exclusivity
... sibility to a group of companies called R&A, which it spun off on its 250th anniversary in 2004. ... ... sibility to a group of companies called R&A, which it spun off on its 250th anniversary in 2004. ... ... sibility to a group of companies called R&A, which it spun off on its 250th anniversary in 2004. ... ... iation. The club devolved this responsibility to a group of companies called R&A, which it spun off on its 250th anniversary in 2004. ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:16:05 GMT

Construction
Kier offers hope for construction sector
Revenues and profits at Bedfordshire-based group rise 50%, amid improvement in the construction market in the south and some recovery in the north
... t for Mr Mursell, who had been finance director before replacing Paul Sheffield as chief executive. ... ... t for Mr Mursell, who had been finance director before replacing Paul Sheffield as chief executive. ... ... t for Mr Mursell, who had been finance director before replacing Paul Sheffield as chief executive. ... ... reased 13 per cent. Statutory pre-tax profit fell from £26m last year to £15m, after £58m of one-off charges related to the acquisition. Analysts at Liberum praised the “stellar organic growth” ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:24:57 GMT

India
Stand-off overshadows Xi’s India deals
Himalayan border troop confrontation threatens to be one of the most serious for years as the Chinese president Xi Jinping visits New Delhi
... blem is a problem in India. Before 1950, the whole northern border [of India] was very peaceful.” ... ... blem is a problem in India. Before 1950, the whole northern border [of India] was very peaceful.” ... ... blem is a problem in India. Before 1950, the whole northern border [of India] was very peaceful.” ... ... ressive patrolling by the Indian army on the orders of the nationalist Mr Modi. Indian media quoted officials as saying hundreds of Chinese soldiers had crossed the line and were faced with Indian for ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:13:19 GMT

Politics Amp Society
Al-Qaeda groups offer support to Isis
The call for unity behind Isis is a sign of how US military intervention in Iraq may serve to unite rival jihadi groups
... – and Syria’s Jabhat al-Nusra has led to increased terrorism concerns across Europe and the US. ... ... – and Syria’s Jabhat al-Nusra has led to increased terrorism concerns across Europe and the US. ... ... – and Syria’s Jabhat al-Nusra has led to increased terrorism concerns across Europe and the US. ... ... kistani leadership. In the past, AQAP and its leader, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, has been relied upon as an official mediator of disputes within the jihadi group’s international network. Mr Wuhayshi fulfils ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:55:16 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path
While his party is trailing in the polls, the former central bank president wins market kudos with his promise to end government interference
... t private sector by lending to the biggest and best companies. • Introduce single value added tax. ... ... t private sector by lending to the biggest and best companies. • Introduce single value added tax. ... ... t private sector by lending to the biggest and best companies. • Introduce single value added tax. ... ... r cent plus or minus 2 percentage points. • Restore credibility to fiscal policy by including all off-budget subsidies and “creative accounting” tricks with a view to reducing government debt. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:38 GMT

Beyondbrics
Rate-recoil prompts another EM sell-off
After a bruising nine-day sell-off in which a big EM index lost 5%, investors are asking whether the volatility is US rate-related or simply a correction
... nue to have cash, so I think the volatility is merely a short-term consolidation of recent gains.” ... ... nue to have cash, so I think the volatility is merely a short-term consolidation of recent gains.” ... ... nue to have cash, so I think the volatility is merely a short-term consolidation of recent gains.” ... ... et companies have suffered investor routs before, but few have been quite so relentless as the sell-off this September. For nine working days the FTSE emerging market index – a composite of stock m ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:31:16 GMT

Commodities
Coffee experts fear for Brazil harvest
In the past, the main weather problems for growers have been frosts – few farmers and traders have had to deal with consequences of heat and dryness
... thing is if it rains and rains, then you have funds liquidating their longs,” warns one trader. ... ... thing is if it rains and rains, then you have funds liquidating their longs,” warns one trader. ... ... thing is if it rains and rains, then you have funds liquidating their longs,” warns one trader. ... ... est since 2007, just before the disease hit the country’s coffee farms. For now, all eyes in the coffee market are on the rains and flowering in Brazil which will give a clearer indication of the 20 ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:51:39 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Heavyweights lined up to look at sell-offs
Independent panel of bankers and academics have been asked to investigate whether taxpayers are getting value for money from state asset sales
... , he was called in to conduct a review of the Co-operative Group, a job he walked out on this year. ... ... , he was called in to conduct a review of the Co-operative Group, a job he walked out on this year. ... ... , he was called in to conduct a review of the Co-operative Group, a job he walked out on this year. ... ... some or all of their holdings quickly to take advantage of the high trading price. A National Audit office report in April criticised the flotation. “The [business] department’s approach was marke ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:57 GMT

Industrials
KKR offers structured credit deal to GMR
Rights issue will allow GMR, the Hyderabad-based infrastructure group, to bring its net debt-to-equity ratio down to 2.9, from 3.5 in March 2014
... , who used to shy away from these sectors in the past as being too risky, are getting involved.”  ... ... , who used to shy away from these sectors in the past as being too risky, are getting involved.”  ... ... , who used to shy away from these sectors in the past as being too risky, are getting involved.”  ... ... but now we see a lot of these headwinds going away,” he said. “As part of our capital solutions offering, we’d like to continue to look at opportunities like this.” Signs that global private e ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:47:27 GMT

Technology
Bouygues to offer Netflix service
Bouygues Telecom’s decision to carry Netflix’s services on its set-top boxes could potentially encourage other French providers to follow suit
... o continue enhancing our offer so that customers can enjoy the best innovative content,” he said. ... ... o continue enhancing our offer so that customers can enjoy the best innovative content,” he said. ... ... o continue enhancing our offer so that customers can enjoy the best innovative content,” he said. ... ... hat he was “delighted” to announce the partnership deal. “We intend to continue enhancing our offer so that customers can enjoy the best innovative content,” he said. ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:41:46 GMT

Capital Markets
Europe junk bonds recover from sell-off
European high-yield bonds have made a partial – albeit incomplete – recovery from a summer sell-off, with a little help from Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank
... atility is likely to increase, particularly in the riskier portion of the credit market,” he says. ... ... atility is likely to increase, particularly in the riskier portion of the credit market,” he says. ... ... atility is likely to increase, particularly in the riskier portion of the credit market,” he says. ... ... increased this month when Mr Draghi, president of the ECB, unexpectedly announced a further cut in official eurozone interest rates, taking the main policy rate to just 0.05 per cent. The ECB’s in ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:02:16 GMT

EU Economy
Deflation takes shine off sales for Italy’s shopkeepers
Business owners are finding it impossible to raise prices as the economy stagnates – and some are cutting them
... s tough. I am thinking of liquidating,” Ms Limentani says. “I can’t keep going like this.” ... ... s tough. I am thinking of liquidating,” Ms Limentani says. “I can’t keep going like this.” ... ... s tough. I am thinking of liquidating,” Ms Limentani says. “I can’t keep going like this.” ... ... along with the eurozone more generally, could fall into a deflationary spiral, where consumers hold off purchases on the expectation that prices would fall even further. Deflation would also raise the ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:10:44 GMT

Business
Kingfisher chief rejects Whitehall offer
John Manzoni, head of the Major Projects Authority, is now considered the front runner, but his appointment would create another key vacancy
... has been positive and we are confident of appointing a candidate of the necessary high calibre.” ... ... has been positive and we are confident of appointing a candidate of the necessary high calibre.” ... ... has been positive and we are confident of appointing a candidate of the necessary high calibre.” ... ... nsible for addressing some of the biggest weaknesses we have in the civil service”. The Cabinet office said: “The process of recruiting the new civil service chief executive is ongoing. We will ...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:49:57 GMT

Retail Amp Consumer
Russian authorities raid Ikea office
Furniture retailer confirmed that the Investigative Committee – Moscow’s equivalent of the FBI – had conducted a search of premises in Khimki, to the northwest of capital
... d of arbitration, a Moscow court sided with Ikea. Additional reporting by Courtney Weaver in Moscow ... ... d of arbitration, a Moscow court sided with Ikea. Additional reporting by Courtney Weaver in Moscow ... ... d of arbitration, a Moscow court sided with Ikea. Additional reporting by Courtney Weaver in Moscow ... ... t from Ingvar Kamprad, the company’s octogenarian founder, who admitted that Ikea had “wandered off course”. Russia has become one of Ikea’s biggest markets and the Swedish company now operate ...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:54:29 GMT

Canada
Quebec offers lessons for Scots
Most of the money that fled the province made its way to Toronto, and some of Canada’s largest financial institutions shifted their bases there too
... land today. “[But] if they do not have access to credit, sovereignty becomes a costly illusion.” ... ... land today. “[But] if they do not have access to credit, sovereignty becomes a costly illusion.” ... ... land today. “[But] if they do not have access to credit, sovereignty becomes a costly illusion.” ... ... land today. “[But] if they do not have access to credit, sovereignty becomes a costly illusion.” ...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:45:31 GMT

Markets
US rate traders dust off their playbooks
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve as Treasury bond yields begin to rise, reflecting a higher risk of policy change at the US central bank
... Fed face a testing period with volatile swings in sentiment back in play. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... Fed face a testing period with volatile swings in sentiment back in play. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... Fed face a testing period with volatile swings in sentiment back in play. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... e made in the attempted normalisation of front-end rates, and it may become disruptive, but we [Fed officials] warned of this in our SF Fed paper of Sept 8.” As football often reveals, a fumble of t ...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:08:51 GMT

Mining
Paulson attacks AngloGold spin-off plan
Hedge fund billionaire warns any benefits from restructuring of international assets would be outweighed by dilution from equity issue
... Denver Gold Forum, one of the gold sector’s largest annual conferences for investors and miners. ... ... Denver Gold Forum, one of the gold sector’s largest annual conferences for investors and miners. ... ... Denver Gold Forum, one of the gold sector’s largest annual conferences for investors and miners. ... ... r cent increase in the shares in AngloGold. “The limited benefits of the partial 35 per cent spin-off are outweighed by the dilution,” he said. The comments were first reported by Bloomberg. Paul ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:52:20 GMT

Financial Services
Alibaba defends payments arm split-off
Chinese group defends 2011 transfer of its corporate arm after investors expressed concern about corporate governance during its fundraising roadshow
... sko expects the company will price the shares above the range, but not push the utmost outer limits. ... ... sko expects the company will price the shares above the range, but not push the utmost outer limits. ... ... sko expects the company will price the shares above the range, but not push the utmost outer limits. ... ... ees. “The roadshow has been interesting in its conservatism,” said Mark Yusko, chief investment officer at Morgan Creek Capital Management, which has invested in Alibaba in the past through privat ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:02:05 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Salmond shrugs off ‘brass plate’ issue
Scottish first minister shrugs off claims that independence would lead to a flight of banks from Edinburgh and said Scots would rise above ‘scaremongering’
... take a softer line than London towards Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine. Mr Salmond said No. ... ... take a softer line than London towards Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine. Mr Salmond said No. ... ... take a softer line than London towards Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine. Mr Salmond said No. ... ... ter of extraordinary gravity”. The Treasury declined to comment. Meanwhile he said Mr Cameron’s office had tried to orchestrate a scare campaign by “trying to galvanise leading business people t ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:19:49 GMT

The Commodities Note
Scientists unlock secrets of coffee DNA
Scientists hope that by sequencing DNA of the coffee bean they will be able to produce hybrid plants that yield higher and are more disease-resistant
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UK borrowing costs shrug off Scots vote
UK borrowing costs are still lower than at the start of the year and Scotland is only one of many factors that will influence their direction
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The Irish Post office Has a Plan To Tell One Murphy From Another

... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... ost had already developed its own private code system, kept hidden from the public, to help sorting-offices quickly route mail. But it relies on the knowledge of the men and women on the ground to com ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:06:15 EDT

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The Irish Post office Has a Plan to Tell One Murphy From Another
In many parts of rural Ireland, towns don't use house numbers. Some addresses don't even carry street names, and Ireland also doesn't have postal codes. The government wants to end the confusion, and plans to roll out the country's first postal-code
... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... d the other fella mightn't be." ... ... ost had already developed its own private code system, kept hidden from the public, to help sorting-offices quickly route mail. But it relies on the knowledge of the men and women on the ground to com ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:04:09 EDT

NY Giants
A Giant Boost for Playoff Hopes
The Giants, who many had left for dead just two weeks ago, are officially in playoff contention.
... so long ago. —Michael Salfino ... ... so long ago. —Michael Salfino ... ... so long ago. —Michael Salfino ... ... concern about this Thursday-night trend. There are two teams on the list who failed to make the playoffs despite the early Thursday road win, and one of them was the 2012 Giants. After smashing Caroli ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:16:35 EDT

U S News
Thousands of Migrants Failed to Report to Immigration offices
Thousands of families apprehended for entering the country illegally and then released by U.S. authorities have subsequently failed to report to immigration offices as required.
... iam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... iam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... iam Jordan at miriam.jordan@wsj.com ... ... en coming to the U.S. has subsided, from a peak of 16,329 in June to 3,296 in August. The Executive office of Immigration Review, which oversees immigration courts, said in a statement that it continu ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:03:39 EDT

Markets
BlueCrest Spins off Fund
BlueCrest Capital Management is spinning off a computer-driven fund that recently has seen poor performance and investor redemptions.
... tly said it was a $900 billion fund. ... ... tly said it was a $900 billion fund. ... ... tly said it was a $900 billion fund. ... ... n a stake in BlueCrest. He declined to give further details. Separately, BlueCrest on Thursday laid off four equities portfolio managers in the U.S. and saw the resignation of ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:07:53 EDT

General News
Former Federal official Indicted Over 2010 Conference
A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted the former federal official in charge of the General Services Administration unit that came under fire in 2012 for holding a lavish Las Vegas conference.
... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... Grossman at andrew.grossman@wsj.com ... ... 59 years old, allegedly filed false expense reports claiming he was traveling on official business, then lied about it when questioned by the GSA's inspector general. Mr. Neely head ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:00:26 EDT

China News
India, China Cool off Border Dispute
India said the recent standoff on the country's disputed border with China has been resolved, with both sides agreeing to pull back their security forces.
... rvedi at Saurabh.Chaturvedi@wsj.com ... ... rvedi at Saurabh.Chaturvedi@wsj.com ... ... rvedi at Saurabh.Chaturvedi@wsj.com ... ... trolled and resolved, and the two countries' border region is peaceful," said Ms. Hua. Indian officials said the confrontation began after Chinese soldiers attempted to build a road in territory ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:54:17 EDT

New York
NYPD officer Remembered at Funeral
The police officer who died this week in a vehicle accident in the Bronx was remembered at his funeral as having achieved his life's dream: becoming a member of the New York Police Department.
... the crash and the officer's death. ... ... the crash and the officer's death. ... ... the crash and the officer's death. ... ... h a window. Police are investigating whether seat belts and speed were factors in the crash and the officer's death. ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:03:00 EDT

Markets
RAC Listing Is off the Road
Singapore's sovereign-wealth fund and Carlyle Group are to become co-shareholders in British roadside-assistant provider RAC, in a deal that puts the latter's planned initial public offering on ice.
... to P.R. Venkat at venkat.pr@wsj.com ... ... to P.R. Venkat at venkat.pr@wsj.com ... ... to P.R. Venkat at venkat.pr@wsj.com ... ... 09/25/14 Carlyle to Sell Stake in U.K.'... 09/25/14 RAC Listing Is off the Road in... More quote details and news » ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:27:21 EDT

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Trabant offers Soviet Bloc Nostalgia
Trabants, described by one car collector as 'weedwackers in a plastic box,' live on in the hearts of those seeking Soviet Bloc nostalgia.
... ncer Jakab at spencer.jakab@wsj.com ... ... ncer Jakab at spencer.jakab@wsj.com ... ... ncer Jakab at spencer.jakab@wsj.com ... ... On the drive into Manhattan, he also showed off some of the Trabi's advantages. Dwarfed by other cars on the road, it adeptly snaked through gri ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:18:56 EDT

Ahead Of The Tape
Nike pays to Play
Ahead of the Tape: Nike considers athlete endorsements essential for building demand for its products. But investors wouldn't be out of line in scrutinizing such expense.
... the possibility of nasty headlines. ... ... the possibility of nasty headlines. ... ... 09/24/14 Nike pays to Play -- Ahead of ... 08/22/14 Corporate Watch 08/21/14 Shareholders ... ... the possibility of nasty headlines. ...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:33:13 EDT

U S News
Federal officials Outline Great Lakes Strategy
After growing fears about invasive species and toxic algal blooms, the Obama administration said more must be done over the next five years to protect the Great Lakes, the Earth's largest source of fresh surface water.
... thew Dolan at matthew.dolan@wsj.com ... ... thew Dolan at matthew.dolan@wsj.com ... ... thew Dolan at matthew.dolan@wsj.com ... ... l build on past efforts to clean up polluted sections, prevent invasive species, reduce nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful and nuisance algal blooms and restore habitat to protect native spec ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:24:06 EDT

NY Crime
officers' Actions Probed in Arrest of Pregnant Woman
The New York Police Department's Internal Affairs unit is investigating whether officers used excessive force when they brought a pregnant woman to the ground, stomach first, during an altercation in Brooklyn this weekend.
... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at pervaiz.shallwani@wsj.com ... ... s a criminal record going back to 2013. Ronel Lemos and Mr. Payamps were charged with assaulting an officer, obstructing governmental administration and second-degree harassment. Ronel Lemos was also ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:48:42 EDT

Markets
Dow Index Overseers Make It official: U.S. Firms Only
The keepers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average have made it clear that companies that do business in the U.S. but are incorporated overseas aren't eligible for the stock-market benchmark.
... Telis Demos at telis.demos@wsj.com ... ... Telis Demos at telis.demos@wsj.com ... ... Telis Demos at telis.demos@wsj.com ... ... 500 are headquartered outside the U.S., and four more are incorporated overseas but still have main offices in the U.S., according to S&P Capital IQ. Seven companies in the S&P 500 have recent ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:43:46 EDT

Business
Wal-Mart to offer Checking Accounts
Wal-Mart plans to begin offering checking accounts by the end of next month that don't charge overdraft fees, a contrast to the banks currently housed within the retailer.
... Tess Stynes at tess.stynes@wsj.com ... ... Tess Stynes at tess.stynes@wsj.com ... ... Tess Stynes at tess.stynes@wsj.com ... ... 09/24/14 Wal-Mart Plans to Begin offeri... More quote details and news » ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:34:58 EDT

Europe Markets
European Stocks Recover From Two-Day Selloff
European stocks recovered from a two-day selloff, but the euro came under renewed pressure after disappointing economic data out of Germany.
... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... and Josie Cox at josie.cox@wsj.com ... ... NV rose sharply after the company announced plans to spin off its lighting business on Tuesday. "We view the announcement as a positive shift in the port ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:32:54 EDT

Europe News
Czech Airlines to Lay off Staff
The Czech Republic's struggling flag carrier has joined the ranks of European airlines announcing staffing and cost cuts amid growing competition from low-cost carriers.
... Sean Carney at sean.carney@wsj.com ... ... Sean Carney at sean.carney@wsj.com ... ... Sean Carney at sean.carney@wsj.com ... ... 09/24/14 Czech Airlines to Lay off Abou... 08/07/14 Russia Bans Food Imports in Re... 08/07/14 Boeing, Unit ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:07:00 EDT

Technology
Oracle pays Ellison $67.3 Million
Oracle paid Larry Ellison, who vacated the chief executive post last week, $67.3 million for his final full year in the job, the company said.
... Shira Ovide at shira.ovide@wsj.com ... ... Shira Ovide at shira.ovide@wsj.com ... ... 09/24/14 Stocks to Watch: Citizens Fina... 09/23/14 Oracle pays Larry Ellison $67.... 09/23/14 Oracle Co-CEOs to Receive Opti... More q ... ... rt of the equity previously granted to Mr. Ellison in keeping with his new post as chief technology officer, the company said. Write to Shira Ovide at shira.ovide@wsj.com ...
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:44:54 EDT

Health
Diabetes Rates Shown Leveling off
After doubling over nearly two decades, rates of diabetes in the U.S. may be leveling off, a tentative sign of progress against a debilitating, costly condition, according to a new study by federal researchers.
... more than five cases per 100 people. ... ... more than five cases per 100 people. ... ... more than five cases per 100 people. ... ... are leveling off, they are still very high. Both he and Dr. Albright said that rather than backing off of efforts to prevent diabetes, now is the time to double down. In a 2002 study published in the ...
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:39:09 EDT

NY Yankees
Yankees Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
Behind a dazzling start from pitcher Michael Pineda, the Yankees kept their microscopic playoff hopes alive with a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
... streak into his career's last week. ... ... streak into his career's last week. ... ... streak into his career's last week. ... ... d into the final six games of the season chasing the Kansas City Royals for the final wild-card playoff spot, but also trailing the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners in that race. Still, perform ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:35:30 EDT

NY Culture
The Horrors of Treadmills and office Chairs
In his new novel, 'Horrorstör,' Grady Hendrix shows how big-box stores like IKEA can invite supernatural mayhem.
... ke, what are they waiting for?" ... ... ke, what are they waiting for?" ... ... ke, what are they waiting for?" ... ... der forms and illustrations for imaginary furnishings such as the Müskk, a bed, and the Hügga, an office chair, that satirize IKEA's Scandinavian product-naming conventions. "They were so much ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:35:49 EDT

Journal Reports
Art Glass offers Clear Advantages to Collectors
Dealers and collectors agree there are opportunities for collecting art glass at all points on the price spectrum.
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:43:13 EDT

NY Region
New York Police officer Dies in Bronx Van Crash
A rookie New York Police Department officer was killed and eight other officers were injured after their police van hit a traffic barrier in the Bronx on Sunday morning.
... say a prayer for this family." ... ... say a prayer for this family." ... ... say a prayer for this family." ... ... ult job, they're going to square their shoulders, wipe their tears, to show respect for this police officer and his family," Mr. Lynch said. "We ask the public when they go to bed tonight, ...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:48:41 EDT

General News
Democrats Use Cash to Fend off GOP
Strong fundraising by Democrats and their allies—including a super PAC run by people close to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—is helping the party compete where other factors favor GOP candidates
... idn't have enough money to respond. ... ... idn't have enough money to respond. ... ... idn't have enough money to respond. ... ... idn't have enough money to respond. ...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:27:30 EDT

NY Lunch Box
Midtown Eatery offers Cuban-Chinese Fusion
Owner of Calle Dao, a lunch spot that opened earlier this month, created a menu based on his memory of a strong Chinese influence in Havana when he lived in Cuba years ago.
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:01:00 EDT

Wealth Effect
A Full Night's Sleep Can Really Pay off
Being well rested can make people more productive and valuable at work, as well as smarter in their investing, research suggests.
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:59:36 EDT

European Business News
Vodafone offers to Buy 140 Phones 4u Stores
Vodafone Group PLC said it has made an undisclosed offer to buy 140 Phones 4u stores, which has been accepted by the stricken British cellphone retailer's private-equity owners.
... on Zekaria at simon.zekaria@wsj.com ... ... on Zekaria at simon.zekaria@wsj.com ... ... on Zekaria at simon.zekaria@wsj.com ... ... 09/19/14 Vodafone offers to Buy 140 Pho... 09/15/14 Vodafone Defends Behavior Over... More quo ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:16:11 EDT

Politics And Policy
official: 7.3 Million Who Picked Health Plans Paid Premiums
The Obama administration said Thursday that 7.3 million people who have picked health plans through the new insurance exchanges paid premiums, suggesting around 700,000 people later dropped out.
... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... dnofsky at louise.radnofsky@wsj.com ... ... being overloaded by returning users at the same time that millions of newcomers arrive. But federal officials and insurers are now saying they want people who bought coverage last year to come back to ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:27:33 EDT

U S News
officials: California Wildfire Was Set
A raging wildfire in Northern California was purposely sparked, setting off a blaze now threatening 12,000 homes and costing around $5 million a day to fight, fire officials alleged
... o Tamara Audi at tammy.audi@wsj.com ... ... o Tamara Audi at tammy.audi@wsj.com ... ... o Tamara Audi at tammy.audi@wsj.com ... ... ve gained if the fire continues to grow. By Thursday afternoon, the fire was 5% contained, but fire officials said that percentage could drop as the perimeter grows. "You've seen the conditions t ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:57:28 EDT

U K News
Victory Won't Take Pressure off Cameron
Scotland's vote to remain part of the U.K. is a big relief for British Prime Minister David Cameron but his fight is far from over.
... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... las Winning at nick.winning@wsj.com ... ... voters in the final weeks of referendum campaigning, he and the leaders of the other three parties offered greater transfer of powers from Westminster to Scotland. To bolster their message, both Mr. ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:57 EDT

Credit Markets
U.S. Treasury Market Goes off Script
The gap between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed in the latest sign of uncertainty over the pace of U.S. growth.
... rise to 3% at the end of this year. ... ... rise to 3% at the end of this year. ... ... rise to 3% at the end of this year. ... ... adjust, which means higher yields." Another attraction to buying long-term U.S. bonds is they offer superior yields compared with government bonds in Germany and Japan. Traders said this will co ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:25:55 EDT

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U.S. Treasury Market Goes off Script
The gap between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed in the latest sign of uncertainty over the pace of U.S. growth.
... ite to Min Zeng at min.zeng@wsj.com ... ... ite to Min Zeng at min.zeng@wsj.com ... ... ite to Min Zeng at min.zeng@wsj.com ... ... adjust, which means higher yields." Another attraction to buying long-term U.S. bonds is they offer superior yields compared with government bonds in Germany and Japan. Traders said this will co ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:05:05 EDT

Markets
Regulators Probe Goldman's Internship for Brother of Libyan Ex-official
A yearslong probe of Goldman Sachs Group's ties to Libya's sovereign-wealth fund is focusing on an internship and other perks allegedly offered by the Wall Street bank to win business from the Gadhafi regime.
... Eaglesham at jean.eaglesham@wsj.com ... ... Eaglesham at jean.eaglesham@wsj.com ... ... Eaglesham at jean.eaglesham@wsj.com ... ... May of that year. In the email, the Goldman employee relays a conversation he had with an authority official and indicated to Mr. Kabbaj that the sovereign-wealth fund's managers hadn't initially unde ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:45:36 EDT

Middle East News
U.S. official: Iran Nuclear Talks Were Constructive
Bilateral nuclear discussions with Iran over the last 24 hours have been "constructive," a senior U.S. official said.
... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... e Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com ... ... s touched on Friday's U.S.-led U.N. ministerial meeting on Sunni extremist group Islamic State. The official said the U.S. expects to discuss the challenge posed by Islamic State with Iran, as well as ...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:03:49 EDT

NY Crime
officers Train With NYPD's Twitter Police
The New York Police Department's commanders are highly trained veterans capable of wrangling hardened criminals. Now they are getting training in how to share their thoughts in 140 characters.
... llwani at Pervaiz.Shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at Pervaiz.Shallwani@wsj.com ... ... llwani at Pervaiz.Shallwani@wsj.com ... ... urth so far this year, Mr. Tumin worked to calm the concerns of many commanders. Community-affairs officer Fred Mitchell, whose specialty is interacting with the public, seemed daunted. "I have ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:44:48 EDT

Experiential
A 1980s Corporate Raider Holds off the SEC
Paul Bilzerian, convicted of fraud in 1989 for his corporate takeover attempts, has used a network of trusts and partnerships to frustrate securities regulators' attempts to collect a $62 million civil judgment for illicit profits, in an example of h
... another round at it?" he says. ... ... another round at it?" he says. ... ... another round at it?" he says. ... ... a baseball cap, and rides around in a golf cart. As he has since he was young, he eschews alcohol, coffee and anything that might impair his faculties. For months last year when his wife was in the U. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:14:17 EDT

Markets
In Alibaba IPO, Investors offer Views of Risk and Opportunity
The Wall Street Journal talked with a variety of people about their outlook on the Chinese e-commerce company ahead of its potentially historic IPO.
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