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The Rubes

They are the gullible rubes of the trout family; the hayseeds, hicks, hillbillies, yokels, rustics, provincials, buffoons, bumpkins, country cousins and clodhoppers. Mountain cutthroat, convention holds, are so unsophisticated that even novice anglers had better brace for action. 425 more words


The Regional Octopus to merge with rivals to create mega Islamic bank

July 11, 2014

The Regional Octopus to merge with rivals to create mega Islamic bank

by Reuters-www.themalaysianinsider.com

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is seeking to acquire two lenders to create the country’s biggest bank in a move that is likely to push larger rival Maybank and others in the region to bulk up too. 772 more words


Whitehall No Longer Knows Best

The dominance of Whitehall over local government spending eased slightly when the Government unveiled its £350 million “growth deal” for Greater Birmingham. This has emerged at a time when the three major parties are pledging to devolve more power away from Whitehall and to local governments. 480 more words

Greater Birmingham Chambers Of Commerce

Local Identity

I think that a lot of smaller communities are currently suffering culturally from globalization all around the world. I see it all the time in the towns I visit in the United States. 83 more words

Where Collaboration Shapes Success

I don’t know about you but I’m enjoying my Michigan summer so far. Our state has so much to offer in both things to do and people to meet. 339 more words

Voter turnout and the Modi Wave

The 2014 General Election generated India’s highest ever voter turnout rate, at 66%, a sharp increase from the 58% turnout in 2009. However, many questions remain about the precise relationship between turnout and the outcome of the election. 1,378 more words

Lok Sabha Election 2014

China’s James Shoal Claim: Malaysia the Undisputed Owner

July 4, 2014

RSIS presents the following commentary China’s James Shoal Claim: Malaysia the Undisputed Owner by B.A.Hamzah.  Kindly forward any comments or feedback to the Editor RSIS Commentaries, at RSIS Publication@ntu.edu.sg. 1,174 more words

International Affairs