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Europe
Italian set for EU job despite Russia fear
Italian premier Matteo Renzi calms opposition to Federica Mogherini despite fears she lacks experience and will be too lenient on the Kremlin
... ether Dalia Grybauskaite, the Lithuanian president, strongly opposed her appointment. The momentum behind Ms Mogherini has turned EU leaders’ focus on the other top EU job to be decided on Saturday ... ... in in contention. Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Brussels and George Parker in London ... ... in in contention. Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Brussels and George Parker in London ... ... in in contention. Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Brussels and George Parker in London ... ... in in contention. Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Brussels and George Parker in London ... ... in in contention. Additional reporting by Christian Oliver in Brussels and George Parker in London ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:53:45 GMT

Iraq
Iraqi Kurds fear infiltration by Isis
Isis has shown that even if it cannot hold Kurdish territory, it will try its best to destabilise it. The question preoccupying locals is who might be helping from the inside
... ensions: a shepherd tending his flock holds a wooden staff in one hand, a Kalashnikov in the other. ... ... ensions: a shepherd tending his flock holds a wooden staff in one hand, a Kalashnikov in the other. ... ... ensions: a shepherd tending his flock holds a wooden staff in one hand, a Kalashnikov in the other. ... ... bled since Isis encroached on Kurdish territory early this month, and business has held steady over fears there could be Isis sympathisers within the region. “When Isis first attacked, I bought a Ka ... ... ensions: a shepherd tending his flock holds a wooden staff in one hand, a Kalashnikov in the other. ... ... ensions: a shepherd tending his flock holds a wooden staff in one hand, a Kalashnikov in the other. ...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:25:38 GMT

Banks
Indonesia falls behind in mobile banking
Central bank and recently established Financial Services Authority are still finalising the rules for branchless banking
... n remote and poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea. But cautious regulators have left Indonesia lagging behind. Having demanded a lengthy consultation process, the country’s central bank and recently es ... ... at of 219 such projects operating in 84 countries, only 13 have attracted more than 1m active users. ... ... at of 219 such projects operating in 84 countries, only 13 have attracted more than 1m active users. ... ... at of 219 such projects operating in 84 countries, only 13 have attracted more than 1m active users. ... ... at of 219 such projects operating in 84 countries, only 13 have attracted more than 1m active users. ... ... at of 219 such projects operating in 84 countries, only 13 have attracted more than 1m active users. ...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:09:21 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Women lag behind men in graduate job hunt
Oxford university’s career service found male undergraduates tend to focus on their careers earlier in their college education
... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ... ... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ... ... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ... ... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ... ... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ... ... reas where women want help. “It makes them realise they have a voice and can assert themselves.” ...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:46:19 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Companies fear radical turn in Argentina
Cristina Fernández seems to be abandoning efforts to court the business community and using her battle with hedge funds as a rallying cry to supporters
... ssue, it won’t last forever. “She may be laughing now, but it will all end in tears,” he said. ... ... ssue, it won’t last forever. “She may be laughing now, but it will all end in tears,” he said. ... ... ssue, it won’t last forever. “She may be laughing now, but it will all end in tears,” he said. ... ... enable the government to intervene in companies to control prices and profits. Some observers even fear a conflict is brewing on the scale of Ms Fernández’s damaging clash with the farming sector ... ... ssue, it won’t last forever. “She may be laughing now, but it will all end in tears,” he said. ... ... ssue, it won’t last forever. “She may be laughing now, but it will all end in tears,” he said. ...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:53:26 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Business voices fears on break-up of UK
There is widespread scepticism in corporate circles about the case for Scottish independence as debate rises in intensity before nest moth’s vote
... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ... ... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ... ... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ... ... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ... ... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ... ... have seen no analysis from any industry source that suggests a currency union is likely,” he says. ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:49:39 GMT

Film Amp Television
‘Sci-fi: Days of fear and Wonder’, London
A look at some of the weirder British contributions to science fiction
... ci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ... ... ci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ... ... ci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ... ... n and entrancing giddiness as these are as rare as creatures from black lagoons. ‘Sci-fi: Days of fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ... ... ci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ... ... ci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder’ begins in October bfi.org.uk Photograph: British Film Institute ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:35 GMT

Banks
US official behind $36bn bank settlements
Tony West, the number three official at the US Department of Justice, has hauled in $36bn by taking a tough line with banks in settlement talks
... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ... ... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ... ... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ... ... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ... ... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ... ... er is in the best interests of the American people,” he said when announcing the BofA settlement. ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:01:22 GMT

Media
TV lags behind Twitter in Ferguson
The story of the Ferguson protests was told first on the messaging platform with almost 1m tweets sent before CNN had spent a single minute reporting them
... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ... ... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ... ... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ... ... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ... ... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ... ... comment – how do you like a post about such a depressing topic, a young boy killed by police?” ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:48:09 GMT

Insurance
Quindell shares fall over cash flow fears
Revenues up 119%, but financials are doubted by some fund managers, who note sales are recognised months before payment is received
... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ... ... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ... ... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ... ... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ... ... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ... ... for the remainder of 2014. Quindell’s shares closed at 184p, down 71 per cent from an April peak. ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:30:43 GMT

Markets
fear gauge’ loses its punching power
Wall Street’s Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator as spikes within the CBOE index are proving shortlived and less potent
... gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... tility sustained Vix above 15 for seven straight days, before the tension dissipated. So much for a fear gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft ... ... gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ... ... gauge, Vix is a handy ‘buying on the dip’ indicator for equity bulls. michael.mackenzie@ft.com ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:51:47 GMT

Banks
fears StanChart looks accident prone
Investors concerned bank paying the price for not taking DFS seriously enough after regulatory crack down two years ago for sanctions violations
... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ... ... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ... ... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ... ... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ... ... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ... ... the latest failings in its transaction surveillance system, has had its term extended by two years. ...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:14:50 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
US shale activity helps Wood Group
A strong performance in the US allowed energy services company Wood Group to lift its dividend despite flat earnings in the first half
... target price is starting to look more compelling,” he said. Investec has a target price of 825p. ... ... target price is starting to look more compelling,” he said. Investec has a target price of 825p. ... ... target price is starting to look more compelling,” he said. Investec has a target price of 825p. ... ... target price is starting to look more compelling,” he said. Investec has a target price of 825p. ... ... target price is starting to look more compelling,” he said. Investec has a target price of 825p. ... ... id that in the first half it had acquired Meesters, a specialist fabrication business in the Bakken shale region, Cape Software, a Texas based training and process simulation company, and Sunstone, a ...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:12:26 GMT

Oil Amp Gas
Ineos licence purchase marks shale move
Move follows the group’s unveiling of an ethane storage plan for its Grangemouth complex in Scotland so it can import US shale gas to run the plant
... he group was reviewing its portfolio. The terms of the deal between BG and Ineos were not disclosed. ... ... he group was reviewing its portfolio. The terms of the deal between BG and Ineos were not disclosed. ... ... he group was reviewing its portfolio. The terms of the deal between BG and Ineos were not disclosed. ... ... he group was reviewing its portfolio. The terms of the deal between BG and Ineos were not disclosed. ... ... he group was reviewing its portfolio. The terms of the deal between BG and Ineos were not disclosed. ... ... aid it was building up a shale gas team and pointed out it was one of the few companies able to use shale gas as both a fuel and a feedstock. Gary Haywood, chief executive of Ineos Upstream, said the ...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:41 GMT

Pakistan
Pakistan protests raise coup fears
As protesters in Islamabad demand resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, spotlight turns to role and influence of military in country’s politics
... act,” he says of the current protests. “That’s why there is so much attention on the army.” ... ... act,” he says of the current protests. “That’s why there is so much attention on the army.” ... ... act,” he says of the current protests. “That’s why there is so much attention on the army.” ... ... rceful return to the centre stage. Although an outright coup remains unlikely, many local analysts fear that Pakistan may soon join Egypt and Thailand among the list of countries that have suffered r ... ... act,” he says of the current protests. “That’s why there is so much attention on the army.” ... ... act,” he says of the current protests. “That’s why there is so much attention on the army.” ...
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:43:23 GMT

Comment
Joseph Safra, the man behind banana bid
The Brazilian billionaire took many aback when he set out his stall to buy the Chiquita company
... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ... ... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ... ... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ... ... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ... ... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ... ... th the strength to sail safely through any storm.” The writer is the FT’s Brazil correspondent ...
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:57:40 GMT

Arab-Israel Conflict
fears grow over Jerusalem unrest
Weeks of daily riots by Arab youths and threats of a change of status at the al-Aqsa mosque lead to warnings that a new uprising could erupt
... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ... ... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ... ... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ... ... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ... ... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ... ... raeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. “It’s in the cards, given the trajectory of events.” ...
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:44:10 GMT

Europe
Russian convoy stokes Ukraine fears
A convoy of 280 lorries said to be carrying aid and Russian troops could provoke conflict as it heads towards the Ukrainian border
... source with knowledge of the situation told the FT: “This is nothing more than a mega PR stunt.” ... ... source with knowledge of the situation told the FT: “This is nothing more than a mega PR stunt.” ... ... source with knowledge of the situation told the FT: “This is nothing more than a mega PR stunt.” ... ... lyst, argues the Ukrainian government could withhold the aid. Some observers in Kiev and in Moscow fear that if no final agreement is reached quickly, the Russian government could re-route the transp ... ... source with knowledge of the situation told the FT: “This is nothing more than a mega PR stunt.” ... ... source with knowledge of the situation told the FT: “This is nothing more than a mega PR stunt.” ...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:54:01 GMT

UK Equities
Cash hoarding fears hit Hargreaves
UBS started coverage of Hargreaves Lansdown with ‘sell’ advice on concerns private investors would stay in cash rather than use platforms
... t to 38p after about 4 per cent of the company changed hands in block trades priced at 35.5p apiece. ... ... t to 38p after about 4 per cent of the company changed hands in block trades priced at 35.5p apiece. ... ... t to 38p after about 4 per cent of the company changed hands in block trades priced at 35.5p apiece. ... ... o 238.6p on a report that Carillion had ruled out launching a hostile takeover approach. Continued fears that a Chinese financing deal might collapse sent African Minerals, the Sierra Leone iron ore ... ... t to 38p after about 4 per cent of the company changed hands in block trades priced at 35.5p apiece. ... ... t to 38p after about 4 per cent of the company changed hands in block trades priced at 35.5p apiece. ...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:58:04 GMT

Financials
Growth fears weigh on Chinese trusts
The largest segment in the country’s burgeoning shadow-banking system grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the second quarter
... lending. But bankers now say that market conditions, rather than regulation, are the biggest factor behind the recent slowdown. Smaller real estate developers, under stress due to falling house prices ... ... avid Cui, strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, wrote in a recent research note. ... ... avid Cui, strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, wrote in a recent research note. ... ... avid Cui, strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, wrote in a recent research note. ... ... avid Cui, strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, wrote in a recent research note. ... ... avid Cui, strategist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, wrote in a recent research note. ...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:42:45 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
MPs voice fears over Bank of England FPC
Treasury select committee raises concerns about the checks and balances on one of the most influential committees of unelected officials in the UK
... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ... ... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ... ... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ... ... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ... ... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ... ... how different is it from what the insiders think?” The BoE and Treasury both declined to comment. ...
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:00:14 GMT

Technology
Court told of ‘fear’ of Apple’s Jobs
Judge rejects deal in class action brought on behalf of 64,000 tech workers over alleged collusion between Silicon Valley companies not to poach staff
... ly be reached for comment, while Google refused to comment. ... ... pokesperson for Apple could not immediately be reached for comment, while Google refused to comment. ... ... pokesperson for Apple could not immediately be reached for comment, while Google refused to comment. ... ... George Lucas, head of Lucasfilm. That became the model for agreements with other companies, with “fear of and deference to” Mr Jobs a big reason for the willingness of others to join in the allege ... ... pokesperson for Apple could not immediately be reached for comment, while Google refused to comment. ... ... pokesperson for Apple could not immediately be reached for comment, while Google refused to comment. ...
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:45:55 GMT

Europe
Russia stirs fears of repeat Georgia war
As 20,000 Russian troops mass on the Ukraine border, concern mounts that Vladimir Putin will launch an invasion to help separatists around Donetsk
... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ... ... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ... ... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ... ... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ... ... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ... ... t accepting it is inadmissible”. Coming days may show whether the Kremlin is heeding such advice. ...
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:44:37 GMT

UK Equities
Tesco at 10-year low on profit fears
A 34 per cent drop over the past year makes Tesco the FTSE’s second-sharpest faller, behind sector peer Wm Morrison
... ent in June. A 34 per cent drop over the past year makes Tesco the FTSE’s second-sharpest faller, behind sector peer Wm Morrison. The FTSE 100 ended Wednesday 0.7 per cent lower, down 46.32 points a ... ... .5 per cent to £10.33 after Numis added the fund trader to its “buy” list on valuation grounds. ... ... .5 per cent to £10.33 after Numis added the fund trader to its “buy” list on valuation grounds. ... ... h had slipped to a value of about £52 per Shire share. AstraZeneca lost 3.6 per cent to £41.90 on fears that Pfizer might abandon its pursuit while Smith & Nephew, previously an inversion target ... ... .5 per cent to £10.33 after Numis added the fund trader to its “buy” list on valuation grounds. ... ... .5 per cent to £10.33 after Numis added the fund trader to its “buy” list on valuation grounds. ...
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:07:32 GMT

Pharmaceuticals
Shire slides on ‘tax inversion’ fears
Political clampdown on American companies using overseas acquisitions to escape US taxes is taking its toll on a number of significant deals
... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ... ... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ... ... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ... ... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ... ... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ... ... uld do something as a consumer or as a provider of funding [to] the healthcare industry,” he said. ...
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:35:38 GMT

Banks
Regulator probes BES insider trading fear
CMVM said inquiry would look into ‘potential indications’ that rules governing use of privileged information were violated on Friday
... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ... ... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ... ... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ... ... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ... ... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ... ... upport the banking sector if repaying the €4.4bn loan were to threaten the industry’s stability. ...
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:18:14 GMT

US-Africa oil trade falls as shale grows
American imports from the continent have plunged to a 40-year low after the fracking revolution weakening the pair’s most important economic link
... f the largest investors in Africa, putting nearly $25bn into the continent over the past five years. ... ... f the largest investors in Africa, putting nearly $25bn into the continent over the past five years. ... ... f the largest investors in Africa, putting nearly $25bn into the continent over the past five years. ... ... f the largest investors in Africa, putting nearly $25bn into the continent over the past five years. ... ... f the largest investors in Africa, putting nearly $25bn into the continent over the past five years. ... ... . Europe, India and China have been able to absorb Africa’s surplus, cushioning the impact of US shale and keeping oil prices and revenues at historically high levels. “The Asians have covered th ...
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:13:50 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
‘Silicon Glen’ residents fear job losses
Voters try to understand whether independence would make it more or less likely that repeat of job losses following the dotcom crash would happen again
... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ... ... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ... ... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ... ... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ... ... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ... ... aking from us, or not giving to us,” she says. “But when it’s ours, anything’s possible.” ...
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:23:30 GMT

Opinion
Investors fear the risks in British politics
For once, the political risks hanging over the UK economy are larger than the economic ones
... ng-term in the union. The writer is chief market strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe ... ... ng-term in the union. The writer is chief market strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe ... ... ng-term in the union. The writer is chief market strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe ... ... to feel the same antipathy towards the EU that many Scots now feel towards the UK. Come September, fear of the unknown will probably win it for the No camp, even if the “friendly games”, as Glasg ... ... ng-term in the union. The writer is chief market strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe ... ... ng-term in the union. The writer is chief market strategist for JPMorgan Asset Management in Europe ...
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:08:53 GMT

Banks
BES shares tumble on fear of losses
Shares in BES fall near historic low on fears that Portuguese lender is set to post first-half losses that could eat through its €2.1bn capital buffer
... m on July 14, when all members of the Espírito Santo family stepped down from the executive board. ... ... m on July 14, when all members of the Espírito Santo family stepped down from the executive board. ... ... m on July 14, when all members of the Espírito Santo family stepped down from the executive board. ... ... ive board. ... ... m on July 14, when all members of the Espírito Santo family stepped down from the executive board. ... ... m on July 14, when all members of the Espírito Santo family stepped down from the executive board. ...
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:15:18 GMT

Opinion
fear of bubbles hides stagnation danger
The gloomier economic outlook is that interest rates are low for good reason, and likely to stay that way
... y envy the day when all we worried about was the risk that a bubble could pop. robin.harding@ft.com ... ... y envy the day when all we worried about was the risk that a bubble could pop. robin.harding@ft.com ... ... y envy the day when all we worried about was the risk that a bubble could pop. robin.harding@ft.com ... ... ssing mistake for the Fed and other central banks, of course, but it would suggest that more dismal fears, including those that go under the label of “secular stagnation”, are wrong as well. Those ... ... y envy the day when all we worried about was the risk that a bubble could pop. robin.harding@ft.com ... ... y envy the day when all we worried about was the risk that a bubble could pop. robin.harding@ft.com ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:09 GMT

Business
shale gas speed-up faces slow progress
Questions have been raised over how much environmental and operational constraints will handicap ambitions to replicate the US shale “revolution”
... g licensing rules – meaning fracking could take place there. Additional reporting by Jim Pickard ... ... g licensing rules – meaning fracking could take place there. Additional reporting by Jim Pickard ... ... g licensing rules – meaning fracking could take place there. Additional reporting by Jim Pickard ... ... g licensing rules – meaning fracking could take place there. Additional reporting by Jim Pickard ... ... g licensing rules – meaning fracking could take place there. Additional reporting by Jim Pickard ... ... ougher rules” to protect national parks were a sham. “Ministers have banged on for months about shale drilling being in the national interest,” he said. “Now, by introducing an exception unde ...
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:44:00 GMT

Energy
shale licences attacked as ‘reckless race’
In an effort to reassure environmental campaigners concerned about the contamination of water, special protection will be given to national parks
... e the use of shale gas as an alternative to coal as part of efforts to reduce severe air pollution. ... ... e the use of shale gas as an alternative to coal as part of efforts to reduce severe air pollution. ... ... e the use of shale gas as an alternative to coal as part of efforts to reduce severe air pollution. ... ... strongest Green party in Europe, with a tenth of seats in parliament. Opponents include brewers who fear the method, which involves water, sand and chemicals pumped underground at high pressure, could ... ... e the use of shale gas as an alternative to coal as part of efforts to reduce severe air pollution. ... ... e is less developed and state monopolies play a dominant role. Beijing wants to increase the use of shale gas as an alternative to coal as part of efforts to reduce severe air pollution. ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:02:40 GMT

Europe
Turkey’s Alevis fear Erdogan presidency
Members of religious minority feel marginalised after prime minister’s 11 years in office and are bracing for expected election victory
... ade its usage because of strong Alevi connotations. “Oppressed? I can’t even use my own name.” ... ... ade its usage because of strong Alevi connotations. “Oppressed? I can’t even use my own name.” ... ... ade its usage because of strong Alevi connotations. “Oppressed? I can’t even use my own name.” ... ... sses. He is campaigning for an executive style presidency that would bolster his power. Many Alevis fear that a prime minister who has presided over a deepening of social tensions and skirted the line ... ... ade its usage because of strong Alevi connotations. “Oppressed? I can’t even use my own name.” ... ... ade its usage because of strong Alevi connotations. “Oppressed? I can’t even use my own name.” ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:58:59 GMT

Investment Strategy
Scottish funds shrug off referendum fears
Scotland is keen to prove it can rival other large financial centres, despite uncertainty caused by the imminent vote on independence
... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ... ... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ... ... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ... ... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ... ... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ... ... ement industry. The second, which will focus on the referendum, will appear in next week’s FTfm. ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:22:50 GMT

Capital Markets
fears grow over decline in bond liquidity
Ease of trading corporate debt has fallen in past five years, prompting concerns investors could find exits crowded once sentiment or interest rates
... could even be an optimistic measure, because it prefers trades that have actually been executed.” ... ... could even be an optimistic measure, because it prefers trades that have actually been executed.” ... ... could even be an optimistic measure, because it prefers trades that have actually been executed.” ... ... d sharply in the five years since the financial crisis according to research that is likely to feed fears over the prospect of an intensified sell-off in the $9.9tn US market. RBS’s proprietary meas ... ... could even be an optimistic measure, because it prefers trades that have actually been executed.” ... ... could even be an optimistic measure, because it prefers trades that have actually been executed.” ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:14:52 GMT

Europe
fears rise of Russia-fuelled arms race
Downing of Kiev fighter jets adds to suspicions among western intelligence officials who point to an extensive weapons-smuggling operation
... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ... ... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ... ... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ... ... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ... ... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ... ... ke this happen. Nobody is going to be doing this without authority from an extremely high level.” ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:31:36 GMT

Arab-Israel Conflict
Israel fears damage from flight ban
FAA ‘working closely’ with Israeli government to review new information it has provided to determine potential risks to civil aviation
... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ... ... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ... ... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ... ... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ... ... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ... ... it was safe to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely,” said British Airways. More video ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:36:17 GMT

Currencies
Intervention fears hit Asian EM currencies
Many Asian currencies came off highs as risk of competitive devaluations appeared to heighten, though risk appetite on global markets continued to improve
... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ... ... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ... ... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ... ... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ... ... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ... ... up 0.6 per cent against the euro at TL2.8181. South Africa’s rand added 0.3 per cent to R10.4505. ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:32:50 GMT

Markets
Gold moves where dollars fear to trade
There is a quiet, but growing, market for settlement in gold, in those parts of the globe where traders do not share the US view of the world
... good, doesn’t it? You guarantee to pay the premiums and I’ll pay the claims. If I feel like it. ... ... good, doesn’t it? You guarantee to pay the premiums and I’ll pay the claims. If I feel like it. ... ... good, doesn’t it? You guarantee to pay the premiums and I’ll pay the claims. If I feel like it. ... ... lement in gold, in those parts of the globe where traders who do not share the US view of the world fear the consequences unless they do. This physical metal may merely wear a new label in the same b ... ... good, doesn’t it? You guarantee to pay the premiums and I’ll pay the claims. If I feel like it. ... ... good, doesn’t it? You guarantee to pay the premiums and I’ll pay the claims. If I feel like it. ...
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:09:52 GMT

Europe
Missile claims deepen escalation fears
Separatists have become more effective at downing aircraft, claiming at one point to have capture Ukrainian long-range missile systems
... e area at the same time as MH17. Both are large planes, approximately similar in profile and size. ... ... e area at the same time as MH17. Both are large planes, approximately similar in profile and size. ... ... e area at the same time as MH17. Both are large planes, approximately similar in profile and size. ... ... system of simple design – operable by individuals with little or no training. Kiev officials’ fears over a Buk system being used were also born out on social media sources. Around five hours bef ... ... e area at the same time as MH17. Both are large planes, approximately similar in profile and size. ... ... e area at the same time as MH17. Both are large planes, approximately similar in profile and size. ...
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:35:58 GMT

Currencies
EM stocks need not fear another tantrum
There have been three big Fed tightening cycles in the past quarter of a century, starting in February 1994, June 1999 and June 2004
... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ... ... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ... ... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ... ... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ... ... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ... ... ent, double that of developed market equities, “partly because EM equity valuations are lower”. ...
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:31:50 GMT

Shipping
US port strike fears hit supply chains
Shippers anticipating stoppage divert cargo to Canada, amid fears of strike at west coast ports that handle over 40% of container imports to US
... ort Metro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ... ... ort Metro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ... ... ort Metro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ... ... ro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ... ... ort Metro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ... ... ort Metro Vancouver confirmed it had seen diversions of US-bound cargo but could not quantify them. ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:04:43 GMT

Politics Amp Policy
Labour hits out at railway plan fears
Labour leader Ed Miliband’s plan involves creating a state-owned operator that would be able to compete for franchises as they come up for renewal
... ies reckon their profit margin is about 3 per cent. I don’t think that is excessive,” he said. ... ... ies reckon their profit margin is about 3 per cent. I don’t think that is excessive,” he said. ... ... ies reckon their profit margin is about 3 per cent. I don’t think that is excessive,” he said. ... ... into public hands as it came up for renewal. But Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, vetoed that plan, fearing it would sound too anti-business. Labour will argue its latest plan is a good compromise bet ... ... ies reckon their profit margin is about 3 per cent. I don’t think that is excessive,” he said. ... ... ies reckon their profit margin is about 3 per cent. I don’t think that is excessive,” he said. ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:04 GMT

Financial Services
Assets under management leave crisis behind
AUM rise to record levels on the back of an equities bull run but new investment flows still scarce and traditional mangers under pressure
... ise from $79bn the year before. Despite the advance, the global profit pool still lagged 7 per cent behind its historic peak before the financial crisis. Most of the new money also flowed into relativ ... ... ement market. The research focused exclusively on assets that are professionally managed for a fee. ... ... ement market. The research focused exclusively on assets that are professionally managed for a fee. ... ... ement market. The research focused exclusively on assets that are professionally managed for a fee. ... ... ement market. The research focused exclusively on assets that are professionally managed for a fee. ... ... ement market. The research focused exclusively on assets that are professionally managed for a fee. ...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:00:16 GMT

Banks
Goldman and JPMorgan beat trading fears
Profits rise following a boost in the value of the bank’s own investments as well as a drop in bond trading revenues that was smaller than feared
... ur central case that the third quarter will face a similar environment to the first half of 2014.” ... ... ur central case that the third quarter will face a similar environment to the first half of 2014.” ... ... ur central case that the third quarter will face a similar environment to the first half of 2014.” ... ... Street on Tuesday with healthier than expected revenues from a core trading business many investors feared was in rapid decline. The better than forecast performance from banks’ fixed income desks, ... ... ur central case that the third quarter will face a similar environment to the first half of 2014.” ... ... ur central case that the third quarter will face a similar environment to the first half of 2014.” ...
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:16:43 GMT

Europe
China courtship hits fear and mistrust
A visit to Pashkovo, on the Amur river that divides the two countries, suggests Mr Putin’s vision is still beset by longstanding rivalry and mistrust
... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ... ... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ... ... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ... ... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ... ... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ... ... scow visit in May: “You have the land and the resources, and we have the people and the money.” ...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:08:39 GMT

Middle East Amp North Africa
Iran’s businesses fear more uncertainty
Local companies fear any extension of nuclear talks will mean the economy will continue to suffer under sanctions imposed two years ago
... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ... ... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ... ... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ... ... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ... ... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ... ... n, the business community cannot gain anything.” Additional reporting by Geoff Dyer in Washington ...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:39:07 GMT

Banks
Banco Espírito Santo seeks to quell fears
Portuguese lender moves to return to trading with statement saying loans to Espirito Santo family group do not compromise its capital requirements
... nditions”. Mota-Engil Africa had been expected to list in London at a valuation of about €1.5bn. ... ... nditions”. Mota-Engil Africa had been expected to list in London at a valuation of about €1.5bn. ... ... nditions”. Mota-Engil Africa had been expected to list in London at a valuation of about €1.5bn. ... ... tement gave the most detailed breakdown to date of its exposure to Espírito Santo group companies. fears over the extent of this exposure have been one of the main triggers of the sell off in BES sha ... ... nditions”. Mota-Engil Africa had been expected to list in London at a valuation of about €1.5bn. ... ... nditions”. Mota-Engil Africa had been expected to list in London at a valuation of about €1.5bn. ...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:47:21 GMT

Equities
Portugal bank fears spark stocks sell-off
Shares in the Portugal bank plunged more than 17% to its lowest in a year before the country’s stock market regulator suspended trading
... Elaine Moore and Robin Wigglesworth in London, Tobias Buck in Madrid, and Rachel Sanderson in Rome ... ... Elaine Moore and Robin Wigglesworth in London, Tobias Buck in Madrid, and Rachel Sanderson in Rome ... ... Elaine Moore and Robin Wigglesworth in London, Tobias Buck in Madrid, and Rachel Sanderson in Rome ... ... co Espírito Santo is solid”. Intervention by the Portuguese government, however, could reignite fears about the potential exposure of weaker eurozone governments to bank sector problems. The US S ... ... Elaine Moore and Robin Wigglesworth in London, Tobias Buck in Madrid, and Rachel Sanderson in Rome ... ... Elaine Moore and Robin Wigglesworth in London, Tobias Buck in Madrid, and Rachel Sanderson in Rome ...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:48:37 GMT



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Markets
u.s. Probes Allegations Of Leaks At HSBC
LONDON—The u.s. Justice Department is investigating allegations that an employee of HSBC Holdings PLC leaked confidential client information to a major hedge fund, according to people familiar with the matter, a new twist in a cross-border government
... CEO Stuart Gulliver said this month. ... ... CEO Stuart Gulliver said this month. ... ... CEO Stuart Gulliver said this month. ... ... CEO Stuart Gulliver said this month. ... ... five-year agreement subjects HSBC to potentially greater penalties if it is found to have violated u.s. law again. “We don’t believe [the forex investigation] represents a criminal act that would ... ... CEO Stuart Gulliver said this month. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:25:23 EST

Business
behind App's Rise, Dark Side Looms
Combating social-media bullying is a significant part of Adam Choat’s job as a police officer based at an Iowa school district. But an incident this month involving the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak brought new challenges.
... s gaining popularity,” he said. ... ... s gaining popularity,” he said. ... ... s gaining popularity,” he said. ... ... s gaining popularity,” he said. ... ... s gaining popularity,” he said. ... ... s gaining popularity,” he said. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:25:00 EST

China S World
The Dangerous u.s.-China Perception Gap
China’s World: China exaggerates America’s weaknesses; America hypes China’s ascent. Both views are out of synch with reality—but they could prove a combustible mix.
... rue dilemma of contemporary East Asia. Write to Andrew Browne at andrew.browne@wsj.com ... ... rue dilemma of contemporary East Asia. Write to Andrew Browne at andrew.browne@wsj.com ... ... rue dilemma of contemporary East Asia. Write to Andrew Browne at andrew.browne@wsj.com ... ... rdained about either China’s rise, or America’s demise. The combustible mix of triumphalism and fear, though, are very real. That’s the true dilemma of contemporary East Asia. Write to Andrew B ... ... er co-written with fellow Harvard academic Lant Pritchett, the former u.s. Treasury secretary argues that after the greatest economic surge in history, China’s growth i ... ... icon Valley is filled with Chinese engineers who find more reward there than at home. Thanks to the shale-gas revolution, even manufacturing is making a modest comeback. America may become energy self ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:53:44 EST

Africa News
u.s. Buys Up Ebola Gear, Leaving Little for Africa
The few global suppliers are ramping up production, but they are still straining to meet demand, especially since anxiety has risen in the u.s.
... . Write to Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com and Jacob Bunge at jacob.bunge@wsj.com ... ... . Write to Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com and Jacob Bunge at jacob.bunge@wsj.com ... ... . Write to Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com and Jacob Bunge at jacob.bunge@wsj.com ... ... . Write to Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com and Jacob Bunge at jacob.bunge@wsj.com ... ... ea. Ebola has sickened more than 15,000 people in West Africa, more than 5,400 of them fatally. The u.s. has had six cases. Two people died. As demand grows, both sides are seeing lag times and, in s ... ... . Write to Drew Hinshaw at drew.hinshaw@wsj.com and Jacob Bunge at jacob.bunge@wsj.com ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:23:47 EST

Asia Stocks
Asian Shares Mixed Ahead of opec Meeting
Stocks in Japan edged lower while Australia climbed ahead of a closely watched opec meeting that could give indications of the world’s oil supply.
... in Hong Kong edged lower by 0.2%. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... Stocks in Japan edged lower while Australia climbed Wednesday, ahead of a closely watched opec meeting Thursday that could give indications of the world’s oil supply. The Nikkei Stock Aver ... ... in Hong Kong edged lower by 0.2%. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... in Hong Kong edged lower by 0.2%. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ... ... 17360.92 and Australia’s S&P ASX 200 was up 0.9% to 5381.60. The mixed performance came after u.s. stocks broke a three-session streak of record highs Tuesday, as a renewed slide in oil prices d ... ... in Hong Kong edged lower by 0.2%. Write to Chao Deng at Chao.Deng@wsj.com ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:45:40 EST

Economy
Amid Global Slowdown, u.s. Growth Keeps Looking Better
The economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than a decade during the spring and summer, showing the u.s. has strengthened its economic footing despite increasing global uncertainty.
... Kris Hudson contributed to this article. Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com ... ... Kris Hudson contributed to this article. Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com ... ... Kris Hudson contributed to this article. Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com ... ... Kris Hudson contributed to this article. Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com ... ... n,” said Sterne Agee economist Lindsey Piegza. But “we still need further confirmation that the u.s. economy—including the labor market—is on strong enough footing before the Fed can think abo ... ... Kris Hudson contributed to this article. Write to Eric Morath at eric.morath@wsj.com ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:38:17 EST

Commodities
opec Members Near Compromise on Supply Cuts
opec members are inching toward a compromise that could lead them to cut oil supplies by adhering more strictly to agreed production ceilings.
... faucon@wsj.com, Summer Said at summer.said@wsj.com and Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... in the first half of next year compared with a normal average of around 53 to 54 days, according to opec officials. Write to Benoît Faucon at benoit.faucon@wsj.com, Summer Said at summer.said@wsj.co ... ... faucon@wsj.com, Summer Said at summer.said@wsj.com and Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... faucon@wsj.com, Summer Said at summer.said@wsj.com and Sarah Kent at sarah.kent@wsj.com ... ... e and higher prices would “make it easy” for the u.s. to pump more, one Gulf oil official said. u.s. shale oil producers need oil prices in the range of $53 to $78 a barrel to break even, meaning ... ... higher prices would “make it easy” for the U.S. to pump more, one Gulf oil official said. U.S. shale oil producers need oil prices in the range of $53 to $78 a barrel to break even, meaning most ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:01:00 EST

Markets
u.s. Banks Show Continued Strength
The u.s. banking industry showed continued strength in the third quarter with broad-based revenue growth and a year-over-year jump in profits, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday.
... to Saabira Chaudhuri at saabira.chaudhuri@wsj.com and Ryan Tracy at ryan.tracy@wsj.com ... ... to Saabira Chaudhuri at saabira.chaudhuri@wsj.com and Ryan Tracy at ryan.tracy@wsj.com ... ... to Saabira Chaudhuri at saabira.chaudhuri@wsj.com and Ryan Tracy at ryan.tracy@wsj.com ... ... ng that banks are taking a prudent course in reserving for potential losses. The shift will counter fears by critics that the upturn in bank profits over the past years was a result of lower provision ... ... s to hold a minimum amount of safe assets that they can convert to cash in a pinch. The rule treats u.s. Treasury holdings favorably compared with other assets. FDIC officials said the increase in Tre ... ... to Saabira Chaudhuri at saabira.chaudhuri@wsj.com and Ryan Tracy at ryan.tracy@wsj.com ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:31:56 EST

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Inch Lower
u.s. stocks broke a three-session streak of record highs Tuesday, as a renewed slide in oil prices dragged down energy shares.
... man contributed to this article. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... than in recent sessions, Mr. Yu said, as investors hesitated to make big trades before Thursday’s opec meeting. Economic data was mixed Tuesday. The Commerce Department reported the U.S. economy gre ... ... man contributed to this article. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... man contributed to this article. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... trend continues, we should have better earnings going forward.” Wednesday will bring a flurry of u.s. economic reports, including readings on durable goods orders, personal income and new home sale ... ... man contributed to this article. Write to Alexandra Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:49:43 EST

Digits
Max Schrems Vs. Facebook: Activist Takes Aim at u.s.-EU Safe Harbor
The biggest threat to transatlantic data flows may come from an unusual place: an Austrian privacy activist.
... acebook declined to comment.)   ... ... acebook declined to comment.)   ... ... acebook declined to comment.)   ... ... acebook declined to comment.)   ... ... s revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. EU officials have demanded changes from the u.s., threatening to cancel the agreement. But tempers have since cooled somewhat, under pressure i ... ... acebook declined to comment.)   ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:48:24 EST

A-hed
House Flipping: u.s. Representatives Scramble for Prime Office Space
WASHINGTON—Newly elected Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey approached the hearing room dais, rubbed his bald head for luck, reached into the mahogany box and pulled out a token bearing the number 47. He grinned painfully.
... re gonna make it home,” he said. ... ... re gonna make it home,” he said. ... ... re gonna make it home,” he said. ... ... returned to Congress in 2013 after serving as governor. Mr. Sanford sleeps in his Cannon office and fears the renovation and its jackhammering places his live-work lifestyle in the cross hairs. “It ... ... the number 47. He grinned painfully. Of the 57 freshman lawmakers seeking office space through the u.s. House of Representatives lottery, only 10 would have a worse selection. Virtually all of those ... ... re gonna make it home,” he said. ...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:44:10 EST

Business
CEO: Volvo Needs More u.s. Market Share
The chief executive of Sweden’s Volvo Car said the auto maker needs to reverse a slump in u.s. market share and increase sales significantly around the globe in the next couple of years.
... owever, Mr. Samuelsson needs to turn around a U.S. unit that is losing market share and falling far behind German rivals he sees as setting the pace in the American luxury car business. Relying on Chi ... ... ite to John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com and Sven Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... ite to John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com and Sven Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... ite to John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com and Sven Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ... ... eting per car sold as competitors, Volvo’s overall marketing spending was just $76 million in the u.s. last year, compared with the premium brand average of $228 million, according to McKinsey’s s ... ... ite to John D. Stoll at john.stoll@wsj.com and Sven Grundberg at sven.grundberg@wsj.com ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:51:00 EST

World News
Leaders of u.s., Australia, Japan to Meet, With Eye on China
The u.s. is expected to urge Japan and Australia to step-up military and security cooperation to help contain simmering territorial tensions in Asia, as the leaders of the three allies meet for the first time in seven years.
... volved 30,000 soldiers and Marines. ... ... volved 30,000 soldiers and Marines. ... ... volved 30,000 soldiers and Marines. ... ... volved 30,000 soldiers and Marines. ... ... sources. That will build on existing military cooperation between Australia and the u.s., where the u.s. already maintains a rotating air force and Marine presence in northern Australia. Both Australi ... ... volved 30,000 soldiers and Marines. ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:57:20 EST

Digits
Survey: u.s. Adults Feel They Are Losing Control of Their Data
Adults living in the u.s. overwhelmingly feel that the government and private companies are violating their privacy, a new survey found.
... e of 607 U.S. adults, Pew said. ... ... e of 607 U.S. adults, Pew said. ... ... e of 607 U.S. adults, Pew said. ... ... e of 607 U.S. adults, Pew said. ... ... #8220;very sensitive information.” The results were drawn from a representative sample of 607 u.s. adults, Pew said. ... ... e of 607 U.S. adults, Pew said. ...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:51:09 EST

The 10-Point
The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on Net Neutrality, Relations Between u.s. Russia, China, Medicare Drug Tests and More
A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.
... iefing by email. ... ... iefing by email. ... ... iefing by email. ... ... iefing by email. ... ... Lords Mixes Politics and Business BUSINESS Continental Resources CEO Owes $1 Billion in Divorce u.s. Postal Service Says It Was Victim of Data Breach MARKETS ‘Too-Big-to-Fail’ Rule Would Rais ... ... iefing by email. ...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:18:00 EST

Middle East News
Tensions Muddle u.s.-Iran Dialogue
MUSCAT, Oman—Iran sent signals that it was open to overtures in a recent letter from u.s. President Barack Obama as talks kicked off here on Sunday, but tensions in both nations’ capitals are complicating attempts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program
... he 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ... ... he 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ... ... he 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ... ... he 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ... ... s repeatedly denied. Oman has played a central role in a growing rapprochement between Iran and the u.s. over the past year. Muscat was the scene of a string of secret talks between senior Iranian and ... ... he 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:37:05 EST

Digits
u.s. Venture Capitalists Grab a Bigger Share in Europe
u.s. venture-capital investment in Europe is increasing steadily, a new report by Germany’s Earlybird Venture Capital has found.
... ood companies are getting funded.” ... ... ood companies are getting funded.” ... ... ood companies are getting funded.” ... ... ood companies are getting funded.” ... ... ctor that’s maturing in Europe,” he said Thursday at the EVCA Venture Capital Forum. “u.s. venture capitalists have been raising their ninth, 10th and 11th funds—that’s 30, 40 years ... ... ood companies are getting funded.” ...
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:27:56 EST

Fashion Journal
With Flash and Cash, a Designer Targets u.s.
German fashion designer Philipp Plein, known for rock ‘n’ roll styles and splashy runway shows, is looking to expand, with new stores in the u.s.
... ed in selling luxury fashions. Write to Christina Binkley at christina.binkley@wsj.com ... ... ed in selling luxury fashions. Write to Christina Binkley at christina.binkley@wsj.com ... ... ed in selling luxury fashions. Write to Christina Binkley at christina.binkley@wsj.com ... ... ed in selling luxury fashions. Write to Christina Binkley at christina.binkley@wsj.com ... ... and Dolce & Gabbana. “It looks pretty derivative of brands we’ve seen in the past, and the u.s. is a highly competitive market, so creating a unique position is really the question.” Thoug ... ... ed in selling luxury fashions. Write to Christina Binkley at christina.binkley@wsj.com ...
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:37:00 EST

Digits
For German Healthcare Apps, u.s. Data Rules Are Hard to Swallow
Germany has become known for its strict data-protection measures, but for some of the country’s healthcare app developers, the u.s. has put up even bigger hurdles.
... tors send out “e-prescriptions.” ... ... tors send out “e-prescriptions.” ... ... tors send out “e-prescriptions.” ... ... tors send out “e-prescriptions.” ... ... ude a prescription but instead simply a recommendation as to whether or not to see a doctor. In the u.s., the app can take the place of a doctor’s visit, even letting doctors send out “e-prescript ... ... tors send out “e-prescriptions.” ...
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:35:29 EST

Digits
U.K. Intelligence Chief: u.s. Tech Companies Create Tools for Terrorists
A top British intelligence official said tools created by big u.s. technology firms are the “command-and-control networks of choice” for terrorists, and that they need to do more to allow investigations by security and law-enforcement agencies.
... the desktop version of this article. ... ... the desktop version of this article. ... ... the desktop version of this article. ... ... the desktop version of this article. ... ... companies had compromised their users’ data and privacy. But he suggested there might be ways the u.s. could work with the companies to get around encryption when needed. Hannigan, too, called for a ... ... the desktop version of this article. ...
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:53:10 EST

Digits
Meet the Team behind Google X’s Bet to Detect Cancer
Google’s research lab, Google X, is making a big bet on something tiny: nanoparticles that it hopes will patrol the body for early signs of killers like cancer and heart disease.
... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ... ... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ... ... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ... ... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ... ... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ... ... e came to Google from T2 Biosystems. ...
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:38:37 EDT

General News
New Alarm Sounds in u.s. Over 'Lone Wolf' Attacks
New York City’s top counterterrorism official went to Florida last week to warn a group of police chiefs about the growing threat of self-radicalized terrorists. Back home in New York on Thursday, a 32-year-old man provided Exhibit A, attacking two p
... khoul contributed to this article. ... ... khoul contributed to this article. ... ... khoul contributed to this article. ... ... khoul contributed to this article. ... ... eeted messages criticizing Islamic militants. The Twitter feed also included invectives against the u.s. on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and criticism of President Barack Obama’s ca ... ... khoul contributed to this article. ...
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:42:20 EDT

Technology
u.s. Fights Internet-Management Critiques
u.s. officials are battling rising dissent from nations irked by how the Internet is managed.
... erald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com ... ... erald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com ... ... erald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com ... ... erald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com ... ... laws about privacy and censorship. State Department Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, who is leading the u.s. delegation, said the ITU has already spread productive ideas about telecom regulation that made ... ... erald at andrew.fitzgerald@wsj.com ...
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:00:50 EDT

Markets
Investors Resume Rush for Stocks, but fears Lurk
The stock market soared this week, reclaiming ground lost earlier in the month. But many investors worried that, with stock prices high and the world economy unsettled, this year’s succession of sudden dips and sharp recoveries may not be over.
... . Browning at jim.browning@wsj.com ... ... . Browning at jim.browning@wsj.com ... ... . Browning at jim.browning@wsj.com ... ... enough to reassure investors. Manufacturing reports from Europe also have improved, relieving some fears, as have hiring, consumer-confidence and home-sales data in the U.S. Lower oil prices, meanwhi ... ... pulls money to u.s. Treasurys, supporting their prices and holding down yields. And as long as the u.s. economy can keep growing without recession, many investors consider a severe stock decline unli ... ... ... 10/09/14 Fracking Firms Get Tested by O... 09/23/14 Companies in Bakken shale Figh... More quote details and news » ...
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:06:37 EDT

Markets
Clamor for Stocks Resumes, But fears Lurk in Market
The stock market soared this week, reclaiming ground lost earlier in the month. But many investors worried that, with stock prices high and the world economy unsettled, this year’s succession of sudden dips and sharp recoveries may not be over.
... the 3% at which it began the year. ... ... the 3% at which it began the year. ... ... the 3% at which it began the year. ... ... enough to reassure investors. Manufacturing reports from Europe also have improved, relieving some fears, as have hiring, consumer-confidence and home-sales data in the U.S. Lower oil prices, meanwhi ... ... bdued: When inflation and global growth are low, there is little to push yields higher. The 10-year u.s. Treasury note yielded 2.273% Friday, up only slightly from its lows earlier this month and far ... ... the 3% at which it began the year. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:54:56 EDT

Technology
u.s. Web Firms' Expansion Leaves Germans Conflicted
Amazon.com said it would launch web-hosting services in Germany, pushing deeper into a country that has been openly hostile to u.s. Internet firms.
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:07:49 EDT

Digits
behind Twitter’s Move to Become a Mobile-Services Shop
Twitter is looking to have its Google moment, the time when the tech giant began pushing to become more than just an Internet search engine.
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:08 EDT

Middle East News
u.s. Airdrops Weapons, Supplies to Syrian Kurds
The u.s. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the embattled city of Kobani, u.s. officials said.
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:40:59 EDT

World News
u.s. Tugboat Tows Russian Vessel After Earlier Towline Snapped
A Russian container ship is being towed to a port in British Columbia by an American tugboat after a towline to a Canadian Coast guard vessel snapped Saturday and sent the Simushir with hundreds of tons of fuel on board adrift again on rough seas.
... mala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... mala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... mala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... mala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ... ... . “But as you can imagine, they’re anxious to end this whole incident,” he said. Canadian and u.s. rescue helicopters are on standby in case the crew has to be evacuated. The captain, who was in ... ... mala Menon at nirmala.menon@wsj.com ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:55:48 EDT

Una mala apuesta china por el esquisto en Bakken shale
Hace alrededor de una década, un magnate de los bienes raíces basado en Shanghai comenzó a acumular 40.450 hectáreas en Saskatchewan,Canadá. Sin embargo, la operación de Ni Zhaoxing —una incursión temprana en el sector energético de América del
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . En ese momento, pocas personas lo anticipaban, pero la circundante formación de esquisto Bakken shale, estaba a punto de revolucionar la industria energética y convertir a pequeñas empresas en g ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:44:43 EDT

Today S Markets
u.s. Stocks Surge
u.s. stocks rallied Friday, with the Dow industrials rising more than 250 points, as the market rebounded from sharp losses earlier in the week.
... gy stocks in the S&P 500 were up 3.1% since Tuesday, though their 0.9% advance on Friday lagged behind the broader index. Driller ... ... Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ... ... ce GE’s Results Improve on Industrial Strength Morgan Stanley’s Profit Jumps Growth fears Grip Europe (Oct. 16) ... ... icked up fewer new subscribers than expected in the third quarter. Volatility has resurfaced in the u.s. stock market this month, with the CBOE’s Volatility Index soaring 55% since the start of Octo ... ... Scaggs at alexandra.scaggs@wsj.com ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:26:59 EDT

NY Schools
Cooper Union's Student Trustee Feels 'behind Enemy Lines'
Devora Najjar, the school’s first and only student trustee, is hoping to help fellow board members reconsider the decision to charge tuition for the first time in the school’s history. Her latest plan: a student-trustee mixer.
... land native who now lives in Manhattan’s East Village, put it differently: “It feels like going behind enemy lines.” But overall, she said, board meetings have turned out to be less intimidating ... ... ensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ... ... ensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ... ... decision to charge undergraduate tuition for the first time in its 155-year history. Some students feared the creation of such a position might be more of a public-relations tactic than a vehicle for ... ... Greenwich Village that was founded in 1859. One of the last institutions of higher education in the u.s. to waive undergraduate tuition, the school has garnered widespread attention since administrato ... ... ensky at mike.vilensky@dowjones.com ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:18:04 EDT

Economy
Growth fears Grip a Divided Europe
Echoes of the debt crisis reverberated across the eurozone amid mounting concern about the region’s stalled economic recovery and gridlock in the political system called upon to fix it.
... Forelle at charles.forelle@wsj.com ... ... Forelle at charles.forelle@wsj.com ... ... Forelle at charles.forelle@wsj.com ... ... MF officials and the markets,” said Mr. Malkoutzis. Compounding Greece’s problems is a growing fear that Europe’s economic recovery, never strong, has stalled, putting the continent at risk of ... ... der keg.” Stock markets slid across the eurozone except in Germany, which eked out a small gain. u.s. stocks recovered from early losses to end the day mixed. ... ... Forelle at charles.forelle@wsj.com ...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:17:40 EDT

Economy
u.s. Jobless Claims Fall to 14-Year Low
The number of new claims for jobless benefits fell by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 264,000 last week, the latest sign of an improving labor market.
... Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ... ... New Push to Check Spread of Ebola Budget Deficit Returns to Prerecession Levels u.s. Retail Sales Falter Amid Signs of Global Slowdown 2014 Polls: Senate, Governors, More Sig ... ... Portlock at sarah.portlock@wsj.com ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:40:24 EDT

European Business News
Diageo Sales Drop Amid Weak u.s. Demand
Diageo, the world’s biggest liquor maker, reported a drop in sales as middle-income Americans reined in spending on spirits and the crisis in Ukraine hampered demand in Europe.
... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ... ... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ... ... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ... ... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ... ... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ... ... rall sales declined 1.4% in Europe. ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:49:00 EDT

Markets
Traders Fight to Keep Clients' fears in Check
Many trading and brokerage firms saw a sharp increase in calls from worried clients as stock-trading volume hit its highest level in nearly three years and the value of bonds changing hands reached its highest level in more than a decade.
... Cynthia Lin at cynthia.lin@wsj.com ... ... Cynthia Lin at cynthia.lin@wsj.com ... ... Cynthia Lin at cynthia.lin@wsj.com ... ... arger-than-normal drawdown and we don’t want people to make the wrong decisions based on panic or fear,” Mr. Chhabra said. ... ... LPL Financial Holdings Inc. u.s.: Nasdaq $41.18 ... ... Cynthia Lin at cynthia.lin@wsj.com ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:31:54 EDT

Economy
Deflation Risk Feeds Global fears
behind the spate of market turmoil lurks a worry that top policy makers thought they had beaten back a few years ago: the specter of deflation.
... behind the spate of market turmoil lurks a worry that top policy makers thought they had beaten back ... ... ckstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... ckstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... ckstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ... ... owed u.s. retail sales dropped in September, but many economists are sticking to estimates that the u.s. economy expanded at a rate in excess of 3% in the third quarter, potentially the fourth time in ... ... ckstone at brian.blackstone@wsj.com ...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:30:14 EDT



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