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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... a significant increase in the price of Highland cattle. This in turn encouraged the cultivation of more land that brought dramatic improvements to the Scottish economy and raised living standards. ... two pounds of the best white bread; and in plentiful years it is sometimes worth three or four pounds." Not only did the union lead to greater trade and a more open economy, but the free ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Obama defends Iran nuclear deal and praises diplomacy

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 10:56am by Reuters in San Francisco

    ... a nuclear bomb. Under the interim deal, Iran will accept restrictions on its nuclear programme in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions that have gradually crippled its economy ... place in a matter of weeks. Obama is in the middle of a three-day western swing to raise money for the Democratic Party while promoting his policy priorities on the economy. The Iran deal could ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    CLSA's Chris Woods assesses death and markets

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Howard Winn

    ... to cause markets to unravel, such as a war between Russia and Nato, or if Russia was levelled with hard-hitting sanctions as Iran was, which in turn would lead to a counter reaction by Russia. ...

  4. News - China - CLIMATE CHANGE

    China cautious on fresh commitments ahead of climate change summit

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:43pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... be a significant step forward for China’s domestic climate policy. Asked whether China will set an economy-wide absolute cap on CO2 emissions, Xie said “we are indeed planning for it”, but would not commit to a date. The senior official admitted that coal consumption would continue to rise in China for many years, although China is striving to decouple coal and GDP growth, which would allow its economy ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Structural change in United States will impact on China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Howard Winn

    ... says Napier. The consequent surpluses earned by emerging economies allowed liquidity creation and stable exchange rates. However, according to Napier that model has already started to change. ... of this is that emerging market economies have embarked on a borrowing binge of US dollars to make up the shortfall of earned US dollars. Napier believes many economies are contracting as a result of this dynamic. ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    The rapid pace of technology is hollowing out the middle class

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by Howard Winn

    ... economy is underestimated. Since the end of the second world war, the health of the US economy could be gauged by considering real GDP, labour productivity, private employment and median household ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong won't be fooled by Beijing's offer of warped democracy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says Beijing seeks confrontation to bring city under control HK won't be fooled by the offer of warped democracy So it's come to this- Hong Kong's democrats are being called upon to accept a deformed version of universal suffrage that closely resembles the warped system devised by the ruling theocracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama vows to keep Iran from nuclear weapon

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 08:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama will tell the United Nations on Tuesday that the United States will “do what we must” to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear ... before the November 6 US election. “Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran eyes nuclear deal but accuses Israel of sabotage

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... hopes of a deal. Years of US and EU sanctions have more than halved Iran’s oil sales and crippled its economy. An accord in Geneva would be a major breakthrough after years of tense brinkmanship ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif remains upbeat about the possibility of a deal over Iran's nuclear programme but accuses Israel of attempting ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Trade boost fails to dispel fears over contraction in German economy

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... is not seriously hurting Europe's largest economy but failing to dispel concerns of a contraction in the second quarter. Seasonally adjusted imports rose 4.5 per cent in June, their strongest ... to a poll of economists, the preliminary GDP data is expected to show the economy stagnated in the second quarter after powering ahead in early 2014 owing to mild weather. But many economists now ...




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