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BP under fresh pressure over Russian links

BP CEO Bob Dudley has rebuffed shareholder anxieties about the supermajor’s Russian exposure, saying the company stands by its investments in the country. After a buffeting at a shareholder meeting last week, when he had to deflect questions about the oil company’s vulnerability to the regional crisis, Dudley said that Western sanctions on Russia over the latter’s Ukraine actions had not impacted BP’s business. 311 more words

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Ernesto Laclau

It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Ernesto Laclau on Sunday in Seville. Ernesto supported the creation of the Radical Americas network from the outset, and we are deeply grateful for that.  346 more words

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India’s New Government Must Confront Expropriation

As Indians go to the polls to elect a new government, many will be hoping that the winner of May’s election will get a grip on the corruption blighting foreign firm’s attempts to break into the Indian market.  520 more words

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Survey reveals mining investment challenges

Mineral investors are turning away from countries where governments failed to provide attractive tax and regulatory environments, says a new survey of global mining companies. 261 more words

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Corporate human rights court decision attacked

Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, is claiming its “human rights” have been infringed in a dispute with the London Metal Exchange (LME), relating to a plan to reduce metals hording. 190 more words

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Bob Crow (1961 - 2014)

Caribbean Labour Solidarity mourns the passing of Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT.

They just didn’t manage to make him biddable enough to co-opt him into… 12 more words

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Pancakes aplenty but what do you really know about Shrove Tuesday?

If you need a sure sign that Spring is here or not far away, Shrove Tuesday – or ‘Pancake Day’, is it.

Whilst for many today means gorging out on pancakes with a multitude of fillings, here’s some bits and pieces about Shrove Tuesday which you may not know.  760 more words

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