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Sep 18, 2014

Sleepy pilots target of new Transport Canada rules

OTTAWA—Worried that sleepy pilots are flying Canadian skies, Transport Canada is proposing new rules to ensure commercial pilots spend less time in the cockpit and more time getting rest. But Canadian carriers and air operators are warning the new ru... #Canada #Canada

Sep 16, 2014

OECD planning big crackdown on multinational tax avoidance

MAJOR changes to the international tax landscape has been proposed by a global economic think-tank with major implications for Ireland. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) unveiled its first recommendations for a co-ordin... #OECD #Paris #Starbucks Corp #Google Inc. #Richard Bruton (politician) #Michael Noonan (politician)

Sep 18, 2014

World Investors Urge Leaders To Act On Carbon Pricing Ahead Of UN Climate Summit

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - More than 340 institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets on Thursday called on government leaders attending next week's United Nations climate summit to set carbon pricing policies... #United Nations #Barack Obama #World Bank #BNP Paribas #BlackRock, Inc. #United Nations Environment Programme #Achim Steiner #New York (state)

Sep 18, 2014

Investors confident Scots will vote to stay in the UK

Investors seem to be betting that Scots will vote to remain part of the UK as the nation takes to the polls today. Despite continued concerns and uncertainty surrounding an independent Scotland's re-entry to the EU and last minute jitters about curre... #European Union #Alex Salmond #FTSE #Betfair #National Party

Sep 17, 2014

McKenna: Feds must fight inter-provincial trade barriers

As we approach the 150th anniversary of Canada’s founding in 2017, we still have some unfinished business to deal with. It comes in the form of pernicious and persistent internal trade barriers between provinces, and the unfulfillment of a full-blown... #European Union #Alex Salmond #FTSE #Betfair #National Party

Sep 17, 2014

China hacked into U.S. military contractor networks, Senate probe says

WASHINGTON—China’s military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software... #Washington, D.C. #China #Beijing #The Pentagon #Carl Levin #Senate Armed Services Committee #U.S. Senate #Eric Holder #U.S. Democratic Party #National Research Council

Sep 17, 2014

Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels

Dozens of people have been killed in two days of fighting between Houthi rebels and government-allied forces at the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, sources tell Al Jazeera. The army on Wednesday shelled Houthi positions in the suburb of Wadi Dhahr a... #Yemen #Houthis

Sep 15, 2014

'Workers at major companies must get wage increases as Government defends corporate tax' - minister

Workers at major companies must benefit from wage increases as the Government works to defend Ireland's low corporation tax rate, according to Business and Employment Minister Ged Nash. The Labour Party minister said the State was paying out €500m a ... #Barack Obama #Irish Independent #Google Inc. #Labour Party (Ireland)

Sep 17, 2014

Scotland will struggle to make its way as a newly independent state

It is a tough world out there, and getting tougher the SNP has blithely assumed Scotland will be unquestioningly welcomed Newly independent states typically struggle to make their way in the world, even in the most favourable conditions. Kosovo's dec... #European Union #Bosnia #United Kingdom #East Timor #Kosovo #South Sudan #Alex Salmond #NATO #Europe #Scotland

Sep 16, 2014

Currency markets no place for Bank of Canada to intervene, Poloz says

DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE.—The Bank of Canada said it will continue to take a hands-off approach to influencing the Canadian dollar, saying it can’t replace markets in determining the level of the loonie. Targeting the exchange rate would see the bank lose ... #Canada #Bank of Canada