Monthly Archives: September 2013

US stock markets fall sharply as deadlock over shutdown intensifies – The Guardian

The Guardian US stock markets fall sharply as deadlock over shutdown intensifiesThe Guardian'In 2011 we didn't end up with a government shutdown but we still lost 1% of GDP that quarter and the stock markets dipped 16%,' Ablin said. Photograph: … Continue reading

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Google pays $55 million tax in Britain on 2012 sales of $5.5 billion

By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) – Google, which has been grilled twice in the past year by a UK parliamentary committee over its tax practices, had a UK tax bill of 35 million pounds ($ 55 million) in 2012, on … Continue reading

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Anxiety grows over US budget stand-off

The Republican House speaker worries that his party will be blamed for a shutdown and will eventually have to concede to the Democrats Asia homepage

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Coffee: Short The Commodity, Long The Companies – An International Insight

By Drew Hutcheson: As a friend of mine says “You can’t eliminate risks, you can only move around them.” When it comes to the price of coffee beans per pound compared to the price of coffee per cup, the risk … Continue reading

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United’s problems are chronic – and Evra’s at the heart

United’s problems are chronic – and Evra’s at the heart – originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United lost at the weekend. A torrent of statistics clutter the pages of the morning’s papers. The worst start to a Premier League by … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Wutip Lashes Vietnam’s Coast – Huffington Post

Economic Times Tropical Storm Wutip Lashes Vietnam's CoastHuffington PostHANOI, Vietnam — Tropical storm Wutip lashed central Vietnam on Monday after sinking at least two Chinese fishing boats near the Paracel Islands, leaving 75 fishermen missing, officials said. The storm uprooted … Continue reading

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Amanda Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins in Italy – CNN

Washington Post Amanda Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins in ItalyCNN(CNN) — The latest chapter in Amanda Knox's long legal battle began Monday in Florence, Italy, with a retrial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate Meredith … Continue reading

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Siemens’ new CEO riles labor reps with news of job cuts

MUNICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Weekend news of 15,000 job cuts at Germany's Siemens has put the German engineering group's new chief executive, Joe Kaeser, on a collision course with workers' representatives only two months after he took the helm. "We oppose … Continue reading

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Rosneft bids for minority TNK-BP stakes

Russian group’s offer for ordinary and preferred shares sets price at $ 1.5bn with minority investors saying it is a starting point for negotiations Asia homepage

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The Battle For Bond Investors’ Hearts – Bond Funds Vs. Individual Bonds

By The Financial Lexicon: I recently came across the Seeking Alpha article, “5 Reasons To Buy Bond Funds And ETFs Instead Of Individual Bonds In 2013 And 2014,” which took a stab at answering the question many investors have likely … Continue reading

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