The dismal Liz Truss is a wash out, and the EU's latest fishing fiasco


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The dismal Liz Truss is a wash out, and the EU's latest fishing fiasco
How perfectly symbolic was that picture of our Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, standing next to the remains of a 200-year-old bridge whose collapse into the River Wharfe has condemned the residents of Tadcaster to a 12-mile detour to get from one …
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US Tries To Reassure Japan After Wikileaks Reveal Spying On Japanese
Abe had expressed deep concern about the documents WikiLeaks published last week, and vowed to bring up the issue with the U.S. The response appeared to come in the phone call with Biden, who has an established relationship with Abe after years of in …
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Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange Hung Out in London and Grabbed This Epic Selfie
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist who has been called his country's most dangerous man, is in London, where he's apparently been hanging out with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In a picture Ai posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday night, the two …
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What do we actually know about the Gitmo detainees?
On Wednesday the Department of Defense announced 10 additional detainees would be released from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, lowering the population of detainees to 93. All of the 10 people released Wednesday were from Yemen, a country …
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Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric

Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric
Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 people put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass …
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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil, Mexico markets fall as oil slump weighs
(Updates Mexican peso losses, adds dollar auction) SAO PAULO, Dec 30 Stocks and currencies in Brazil and Mexico weakened on Wednesday, as a slide in crude prices to near 11-year lows hit demand for riskier assets. The Brazilian real weakened the …
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Fitch Takes Actions on Financial Institutions Following Brazilian Sovereign
These actions also reflect factors considered in Fitch's negative outlook for the Brazilian banking industry (see '2016 Outlook: Brazilian Banks' dated Dec. 01, 2015). In Fitch's view, despite the system's relatively comfortable capitalization and …
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Julian Assange Cannot Leave the Ecuadorean Embassy for Medical Treatment, UK Says
The U.K. has refused a request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London to receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury, the South American country said Wednesday. British authorities denied “safe passage” to …
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Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning
QUITO Ecuador and Sweden have signed a pact that would allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish authorities at Ecuador's embassy in London where he has been holed up for more than three years since facing sexual assault …
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Biggest Ecological Disaster in Brazil's History
A flood of contaminated water moving downstream from the site of a mining dam breach in Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais on Nov. 5 has reached the Atlantic Ocean, bringing a mudslide of environmental devastation in its path. The dam rupture …
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Brazil studies bolstering credit to stoke economy: source
BRASILIA Brazil might press state-run banks to use billions of dollars recently obtained from the government to increase credit to consumers and businesses in order to avoid pressuring its overdrawn public accounts, a government official with knowledge …
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Dam bursts in Brazil swamping nearby homes
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Assange on 'US Empire,' Assad govt overthrow plans & new book 'The WikiLeaks


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Assange on 'US Empire,' Assad govt overthrow plans & new book 'The WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has opened up about his new book, 'The WikiLeaks Files,' speaking about the 'US empire' and telling RT's 'Going Underground' program that Washington had plans to overthrow Syria's government long before the 2011 …
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Indigenous 'Olympics' to open in remote Brazilian city
The demonstrators' grievances ranged from a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right to demarcate indigenous lands to a rash of suicides among indigenous people in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state, where land conflicts …
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Pensioner shot dead after following phone app through Brazil favela
A Brazilian marine takes part in an operation at the Vila Olimpica shantytown, in the Mare favela complex, in Rio de Janeiro, after a heavy shooting incident last month (AFP) Photo: CHRISTOPHE SIMON. Linked to the notorious Comando Vermelho (“Red …
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Brazil Has Second Highest Murder Rate For Children And Teens
GettyImages-457887236 The murder rate for children and teens in Brazil has doubled since 1990. Above, a Guarani native child plays at an indigenous reserve near the hamlet of Bracuhy, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, on the eve of the …
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Brazil launches impeachment process against president Dilma Rousseff
President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha leaves his official residence in Brasilia, Brazil. Cunha opened impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff Photo: REUTERS. The Audit Court recommended that the accounts were …
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Samarco restart on the cards

Samarco restart on the cards
BHP Billiton and Vale appear determined to resume mining at the tragic Samarco operations in Brazil, with officials from the various companies beginning to discuss a return to business. A giant mud plume from the deadly dam collapse is continuing to …
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Blockchain Panel Draws Capacity Crowd at Finnovasia
A blockchain-focused panel at Finnovasia yesterday drew so many interested FinTech professionals extra chairs needed to be brought into the auditorium. The panel session at the Hong Kong conference centered on how blockchain is changing banking in …
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Bitcoin Price Drops 13% to Fall Below 0
The price of bitcoin on the CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index fell more than 13% today to reach a seven-day low of $ 329.12. At press time, bitcoin was trading at an average of $ 332.89 across major USD bitcoin exchanges, a 13.16% decline from the day's …
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Why it's not an oil breakdown story, it's a money story

Why it's not an oil breakdown story, it's a money story
The BRL and CAD have weakened year-to-date by 45% and 14%, respectively, and it is no surprise that 2015 supply growth in regions facing sharp currency depreciation such as Brazil and Russia have been persistently revised higher by the IEA, by a …
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Junior Trader Snafu Sees Billion Transfer at Deutsche Bank FX Desk
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JCap on Wirecard: a search for the Asian business
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Further reading
… – “I dread to think what the merger will do to my platinum-for-life status.” – US Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Pres. Obama's plan to change how U.S. multinational companies are taxed is a “giant wet kiss” to tax avoiders. – Ben Carson's campaign made a U …
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How to build a portfolio of P2P lenders – and earn a tasty income
Over the last year, the alternative finance (altfi) sector has grown at a staggering pace. The lending side, once dominated by Zopa, RateSetter and Funding Circle, has seen a flood of new competitors. Rates on offer have widened too – you can get …
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Cattle Prices Reach 3-Year Low in September
However, from a pure volume perspective, America is the biggest consumer of beef in the world with approximately 11 million tonnes consumed, followed by nearly 8 million tonnes in Brazil and Europe. It is well known that the U.S. population has a love …
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The declining velocity of end of year predictions… and money
However by the time we rule-out G4 plus Australia, NZ, Canada and most other European nations as well as China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Russia and Turkey, the rest of the global economy (i.e. low and low middle …
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FT Opening Quote – Grid sale, Deutsche Zig Zag, bored whales
Profits before tax have fallen around $ 70m in the first half to $ 458m. Benchmark profits were 4 per cent higher at $ 541m at constant rates. The company has also been held back by Brazil where it expanded at a time when economic prospects there were …
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Banking may seem down, but it's not out

Banking may seem down, but it's not out
The best known Wall Street banks generally reported bleak earnings last month, and four big UK and European lenders — all with new chief executives — have embarked on strategic reorganisations accompanied by mass lay-offs.
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Brazilian bank employees go on strike
Posters (in red) read 'We are on Strike' are displayed as citizens withdraw money at automatic teller machines (ATM) at a bank in Sao Paulo, October 7, 2015. — Reuters pic RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 7 — Brazilian bank employees went on strike yesterday to …
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China's Hundsun Freezes Stock Platform Accounts Amid Scrutiny
HOMS and similar order-management systems enable a single registered trading account with a brokerage to be divided into multiple sub-accounts that can be used by retail investors in the P2P market. The CSRC on Sunday ordered brokerages to clean out …
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PayPal-Xoom Deal Now Official
… capabilities will expand the set of offerings that PayPal's existing user base in the U.S. can leverage, not to mention fast track its ability to enable global money transfer in attractive “receive” markets such as Mexico, India, the Philippines …
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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android
A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also "virtually impossible to uninstall," requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google's open-store Android app model …
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Brief: Bondora Opens European Personal Loan Marketplace Platform to U.S
Bondora, a pan-European marketplace lender, opens to accredited investors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. Bondora Management The platform now allows global accredited …
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Activision Blizzard accepts Candy Crush invite to buy parent company for .9
Angola; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Brazil; Bulgaria; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Croatia; Cuba; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Hong …
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Net Operating Revenue of BRF Grows 14.4% to R$ 8.3 Billion in 3Q15

Net Operating Revenue of BRF Grows 14.4% to R$ 8.3 Billion in 3Q15
In Brazil, NOR reached R$ 3.954 billion, a 3.8% increase compared to 3Q14. This result was driven by growth of 7.8% in revenue from processed products and of 8% in fresh poultry. …. P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from …
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Cancana Secures US00000 Short-Term Loan
As of the date of this news release, Ferrometals has contributed US$ 21,570,000 and Cancana has contributed US$ 7,500,000 to the Brazil Manganese Corp joint venture ("BMC"). Based on these contributions, Ferrometals owns approximately …. P2P RTC will …
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Global Market Study on Shavers: Latin America to Witness Highest Growth by
Brazil is one of the largest markets for non-electric shavers. However, women account for less than 10% of the consumers in the country. Several campaigns organized by shaver manufacturers are alluring male and female consumers to use high-end …
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Titan International, Inc. Announces License Agreement With Goodyear
We plan to add manufacturing of Goodyear-brand farm tires to our facility located in Russia to go along with our existing production in the US and Brazil. By adding production to our Russian facility it will enable us to provide our customers …. P2P …
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Global Commercial Vehicle Fans & Blowers Market – Medium Trucks, Heavy Trucks
… Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and The United Kingdom; North America – Canada, Mexico and The United States; South America – Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela; and Rest of World – Russia …
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MiX Telematics Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are …
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