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  1. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    LME faces new battle in Washington after UK court victory

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington London bourse caught between a rock and a hard place as US politicians call for a cap on its warehouse rents to discourage stockpiling LME faces new fight after U.K. victory Fresh from a court victory in Britain, the London Metal Exchange now faces one of the biggest hurdles yet in its years-long crisis over its warehousing policy that consumers say has ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - APPLE

    Apple launches new thinner, faster iPads amid drop in tablet sales

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:56am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cupertino, California iPad Air 2 among slew of new products and updates as tablet sales drop 13pc since last year Apple unveiled a thinner iPad on Thursday ... a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the internet. The new iPad Air 2, at a quarter of an inch “thin,” also adds many of the features previously available ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned ...

  4. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    AIA’s third quarter new business up 23pc to record US$468m

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 09:15am by Sophie Yu

    ... in terms of market value, reported 23 per cent year-on-year growth in the value of new business (VONB) for the three months ended August 31, reaching a record high of US$468 million. “Substantial ... of outbound telesales earlier in the year. Other markets, including Indonesia, continued to be affected by unfavourable exchange rate movements and from liquidity tightening in the banking sector, ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    City ready to give Edin Dzeko new five-year deal

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:45am

    ... victory at Newcastle United, is on the verge of signing a new contract that will keep him at the club for the next five years. The Bosnian international’s current deal has only 10 months to run ... the strength in depth in the City squad, who successfully negotiated a difficult game against a Newcastle side featuring five of their new signings. “I’m very happy,” said Pellegrini. “It is always ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Extract from new book about Pep Guardiola's first season in charge of Bayern Munich

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 08:48pm by EXTRACT

    ... concepts. We might even lose more matches but our overall game will improve. The players will have one year of this new language behind them and they will be much more solid from the outset. ... him complete behind-the-scenes access to his first season in charge of Bayern Munich. Over the next year, Perarnau would be privy to every training session and team-talk, an unprecedented ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Flying Lotus explores the afterlife in new album

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by NYT

    ... Randall Roberts Flying Lotus' new album, inspired by a death, ponders ideas of an afterlife Intimations of mortality Asked about the genesis of his trippy, atmospheric beat-based ... the stuff". "We were driving around listening to George Duke, and there was a moment when we were tripping on how crazy all that playing was," says the 31-year-old artist born Steven ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    New iPads could bolster Apple's lead in China’s tablet market

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:08am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... year, according to IDC. READ MORE: Apple launches new thinner, faster iPads amid drop in tablet sales The mainland’s top five tablet suppliers during the first six months of this year ... Low-cost Android smartphones from the likes of Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics have outsold Apple’s iPhone on the mainland in recent years. The new iPhones with larger ...

  9. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    New Zealand, Turkey, Spain vie for places on UN Security Council

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... taken the spotlight in this year's campaign for coveted seats on the UN Security Council, but the hottest race is between New Zealand, Spain and Turkey, whose foreign ministers are in New ... Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, was torpedoed by the United States. But the US chose not to publicly oppose its candidacy this year. That means all eyes will be on New Zealand, Spain and Turkey, ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    FBI chief says new smartphone encryption could thwart crime probes

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... FBI Director James Comey has made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google and Apple, warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child-exploitation cases. Speaking before an audience at the Brookings Institution think tank, Comey said on Thursday that the new phones, which limit the ability of the companies ...




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