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Aug 26, 2014

BOJ Pushing for Greater Yen Role

By trying to overhaul the international trading process for Japanese government bonds and the yen, the BOJ is quietly supporting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic growth strategy...

Aug 26, 2014

French Government Crisis Is About Power, Not Economy

France is about to get a third center-left government under Socialist President François Hollande in an internal party power play that risks to aggravate the country's economic predicament and add turmoil to confusion in a political cacophony set to ...

Aug 29, 2014

Russia: It's Going To Get A Lot Worse

Ever since the start of the crisis in Ukraine, investors (to say nothing of the people who actually live there) have been hoping that the tension would dissipate, not escalate: that Russia, having proved a point in Crimea, would take note of internat...

Aug 21, 2014

How High Can the Utilities Go?

Wednesday's release of the FOMC minutes revived the debate over when the Fed might raise rates and has added further focus on Friday's Jackson Hole meetings. The Nasdaq 100, which has been leading the market, was flat for the day while the small-cap ...

Aug 11, 2014

Orient Overseas Swings to Profit

Orient Overseas swung to a profit on improved international trade, signaling an upbeat outlook for Asian shipping companies as the global economic recovery continues...

Aug 29, 2014

The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help

As prime minister of Samoa I urge the global leaders who will gather at our small islands summit next week to rise above the rhetoric and forge binding agreements on climate change Seeing is believing, it is often said, so I want world leaders to see... #Samoa #Ban Ki-moon #United Nations

Aug 23, 2014

Nassau OTB hires Las Vegas consultant for planned mini-casino

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has hired a Las Vegas research group to provide consulting advice as it prepares to build a mini-casino with 1,000 video slot machines and table games. Union Gaming Analytics LLC won a request for proposals by Nassau... #Cairo #Delaware #Playboy Enterprises, Inc. #New York (state) #MGM Resorts International

Aug 29, 2014

Iranian film director attacks US sanctions

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad says she holds America accountable for delays in medical supplies endangering the lives of children, but expresses optimism about the role of women in Iranian society Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad has hit out at the impac... #Iran #Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Aug 24, 2014

Yemen's Shiite rebel group refuses to stop rallies

(AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebel group called for new protests Sunday after rejecting a draft proposal by a presidential delegation to stop their demonstrations in return for a new government and a review of the country's economic policies. The delegatio... #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Ali Abdullah Saleh #Facebook

Aug 25, 2014

Briefs: Obama pressure slowing inversion; NY alcohol biz doubles; Uber launches in Israel

Here's what's happening in the world of business on Aug. 25, 2014. NEW RECORD The S&P traded above 2,000 for the first time in its history . HAVING IT THEIR WAY Burger King is reportedly in talks to buy Canadian coffee and baked goods chain Tim H... #Israel #Burger King #Barack Obama #Indonesia #Bloomberg News #Jakarta #Sony Online Entertainment #Malaysia Airlines #John Smedley #Tim Howard #Tim Hortons Inc. #Federal Reserve #United States national football team #Tel Aviv