Monthly Archives: May 2013

Telecom Italia shares fall more than 4 percent

MILAN (Reuters) – Shares in Telecom Italia fell more than 4 percent on Friday after being briefly halted from trading, a day after the company took the first step to spin off its fixed-line network. The Italian phone company said … Continue reading

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Apple raises prices as Abenomics bites

Japanese consumers experience Abenomics in action as Apple increases iPad prices by 20% owing to the weakening yen, prompting a rush on the devices Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Nordic American Tankers: Rise Of The Phoenix

By Bard Luippold: After a relentless, 68% total-return rout since May 2009, many are ready to throw in the towel on Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NAT) shares. Indeed, in an article from February 12th, Lambros Papaeconomou cited NAT’s practice of … Continue reading

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Suarez in quit threat

URUGUAY striker has threatened to leave Liverpool — because he feels PERSECUTED at Anfield Sport RSS feed

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Vietnamese masterpieces return home – VietNamNet Bridge

VietNamNet Bridge Vietnamese masterpieces return homeVietNamNet BridgeThe two paintings, both oils, are Lovers in a Landscape and Two Lovers by Vu Cao Dam and West Lake by Tran Quang Tran which were previously owned by foreign collectors. "I like Two … Continue reading

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Syria civil war: Russia’s S-300 anti-aircraft missiles won’t reach Assad until … – The Independent

The Independent Syria civil war: Russia's S-300 anti-aircraft missiles won't reach Assad until …The IndependentThe Syrian government won't receive Russia's controversial shipment of advanced missiles until the autumn, according to a Russian news agency. Interfax quotes an arms industry source, … Continue reading

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Producers pin hopes on jailed Bollywood actor Dutt’s new film

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The makers of actor Sanjay Dutt’s last completed screen role before going to prison are preparing for the release of “Policegiri” in July, hoping fans of the beefy Bollywood hero will boost ticket sales. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Vodafone and China Mobile pull out of Myanmar race

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Vodafone and China Mobile said on Friday they had pulled out of the battle to win a new license in Myanmar, saying the conditions set by the country did not suit the two operators. The Chinese … Continue reading

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Bond investors wake up to ‘QE’ withdrawal

Holders of Treasuries are nursing their worst monthly loss since December 2010, as prices have plunged, propelling yields sharply higher during May Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Long/Short Equity: This Strategy Has Paid Off Well In 2013 So Far

This is a free sample feature from Alternative Insights There’s more to this long/short business than meets the eye. Just think about this: nearly half of the money now invested in exchange-traded long/short equity products is committed to so-called “buy-write” … Continue reading

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