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China’s Monetary-Policy Surprise

In economic policy, as in most other areas, actions speak louder than words. By cutting its policy benchmark interest rates, the People’s Bank of China has underscored the tactical focus of Chinese government’s stabilization policy: it aims to set a floor of around 7% on GDP growth. Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Marine Le Pen décroche les millions russes

La présidente du Front national a obtenu, en septembre, un prêt de 9 millions d’euros de la First Czech Russian Bank (FCRB). Le Front national, nouveau « parti de l’étranger » ? Les fonds ayant déjà été partiellement versés au parti, à hauteur de 2 millions d’euros, la nouvelle du déblocage de l’argent russe a fini par sortir du [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

China’s New Global Leadership

The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest economy. And, while China’s geopolitical status is rising rapidly, alongside its economic might, the US continues to squander its global leadership. Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

A wounded economy

VLADIMIR PUTIN is not short of problems, many of his own creation. There is the carnage in eastern Ukraine, where he is continuing to stir things up. There are his [...] Read more ...

via Economist
23 Nov 2014

Ian Geldard's news blog fund

I'm accepting donations to improve my news service. Any money raised will go towards subscriptions to services and technology I use to collect and/or manage the news feeds from which I make my selections. Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Marine Le Pen décroche les millions russes

La présidente du Front national a obtenu, en septembre, un prêt de 9 millions d’euros de la First Czech Russian Bank (FCRB). Les fonds ayant déjà été partiellement versés au parti, à hauteur de 2 millions d’euros, la nouvelle du déblocage de l’argent russe a fini par sortir du premier cercle des conseillers de Marine Le Pen. « Le pr [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Massive Rail Deal Gives China's Push Into Africa a Major Win

The China Railway Construction Corporation's eye-popping $12billion deal to build an 870-mile railroad in Nigeria is the biggest singleoverseas contract in Chinese history and will boost the country's manufacturingsector just as its overall economy shows some signs of slowing. That's not theonly upside for China, however: the deal will also give Ch [...] Read more ...

via Foreignpolicy
23 Nov 2014

Balls hits bar

EXCLUSIVE: LABOUR plans to sell off up to £100million of publicly-owned buildings to cut Britain’s national debt [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

Grimsby’s a different place now thanks to the renewable energy sector: with more investment to come #MintnotSkint

I have spoken to apprentices here, and we have unveiled an offshore wind strategy that identifies 30,000 more jobs. In August 2013 on the North Quay the Chief Executive of Centrica Sam Laidlaw welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey. Nick Clegg used Grimsby as the launchpad for a new industrial strategy for offshore [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014

EM press release

European Movement is the longest established campaign group to support the UK’s membership of the EU. I look forward to working with both of them in a truly cross-party endeavour to keep Britain in the EU”. Visit www.euromove.org.uk to see how you can join us and help keep Britain in the EU. Together as a team of effective campaigners we aim to [...] Read more ...

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23 Nov 2014