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Prime Minister May signs EU divorce papers

British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the EU divorce papers on Tuesday.

Brexit has officially begun as foreign exchange response seems to be muted as both the pound and euro traded off slightly against the dollar. 66 more words

Economy

Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy

An engaging look at what led to the financial turmoil we now find ourselves in Bailout Nation offers one of the clearest looks at the financial lenders, regulators, and politicians responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. 65 more words

Ebook

You want my vote? So take unpopular Decisions and Perform!

The base of former mainstream parties in Europe – mainly the social democrats and the conservatives – is eroding and their prime counter-strategy seems to be mimicking the messages and values of the political extremes. 1,064 more words

Allgemein

Obtala raises £4mln from Hong Kong investor share for Mozambican project

African forestry and agriculture group Obtala Ltd (LON:OBT) has raised £4mln through a share issue to a Hong Kong-based high net worth investor. 90 more words

Economy

The case against the Internet

Andrew Keen’s book, The Internet Is Not The Answer (2015), which I recently finished reading, is a good antidote to cyber-utopians such as Kevin Kelly… 1,653 more words

Economy

India's crackdown on abattoirs spreads, causing Muslim unease

 Reuters International

MAR 29, 2017 – 

By Rajendra Jadhav and Mayank Bhardwaj

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs in India’s most populous state has spread to other states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country’s Muslim minority. 468 more words

Asia

Both UK unsecured credit and car loans surge

After looking at US auto-loans yesterday attention shifts today to the consequences of the easy monetary policy of the Bank of England. This was where Bank of England Governor Mark Carney regularly gave Forward Guidance about interest-rate rises and then ended up cutting them to 0.25% in Bank Rate terms. 1,326 more words

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