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Debt swap aims to ease Greece's bail-out exit pathNov 17, 2017
...Event Greece launched a EUR##bn debt swap on November ##th, in an attempt to reduce its reliance on rescue funds and to boost market liquidity ahead of a planned exit from its third bail-out programme in August ####. Analysis...
Investec's H1 operating profit rises by 12%Nov 17, 2017
...On November ##th Investec Ltd announced that its statutory operating profit increased by ##% to £###.#m (US$###.#m) for the six months ended September ##th, partly owing to favourable currency movements. The specialist bank and asset manager benefitted...
Old Mutual Wealth to be rebranded ahead of spin-offNov 17, 2017
...On November ##th Old Mutual Wealth Management Ltd (OMW), the wealth management division of Old Mutual Plc, said that it would change its name to Quilter Plc to reflect the separation from its parent next year. OMW added that it...
Prudential's nine-month profit boosted by strong Asia salesNov 17, 2017
Deutsche B÷rse names new chief executiveNov 17, 2017
...On November ##th Deutsche Borse AG announced that it had appointed Theodor Weimer as its chief executive officer (CEO). Mr Weimer, who is currently the boss of the German subsidiary of UniCredit SpA- HypoVereinsbank, will commence a three-year stint...
Americas/World politics: The voteathonNov 18, 2017
...Bello: The voteathon Anger at corruption is not the only factor in a slew of elections IN THE annals of Latin American democracy, Marcelo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction magnate, will occupy a place of unique infamy. From Mexico to Argentina...
Americas politics: Half of democracy is showing upNov 18, 2017
...Voter turnout: Half of democracy is showing up Satisfaction, not protest, usually drives Latin American voters to the polls THE flurry of elections coming up in Latin America will not only choose new leaders. It will also provide a check...
Asia economy: Under a cloudNov 18, 2017
...Banyan: Under a cloud As South Asians gasp for breath, governments sit on their hands THROUGHOUT its steep climb away from Delhi, the plane remained enveloped in an acrid fug. It was not until it reached cruising altitude that sunlight...
New Zealand economy: Cows and seepNov 18, 2017
...New Zealand's water: Cows and seep Dairy farming is polluting rivers NICK SMITH may be the first politician to be immortalised in horse manure. Before the recent general election, a super-sized sculpture depicting the environment minister, trousers down...
India politics: Ode to cloyNov 18, 2017
...Geographical indications in India: Ode to cloy West Bengal wins culinary vindication THE bowl filled with rasgulle at the counter of the K.C. Das sweet-shop wears a bejewelled turban, as if it were a human head. Its contents...
Myanmar economy: Cash in handNov 18, 2017
...Collecting tax in Myanmar: Cash in hand Burmese have got out of the habit of paying taxes INSIDE a noodle house in central Yangon, business is buzzing. Customers huddle over tables, slurping down chicken soup or gobbling dumplings. Everyone pays...
Japan economy: Flower powerNov 18, 2017
...Sexism in Japan: Flower power Women are working more, but few are getting ahead WHEN Kanako Kitano was job-hunting, she looked for a company that would not treat her differently because she is female. "The companies talked about how...
UK politics: Power to the peopleNov 18, 2017
...Bagehot: Power to the people British politics is being profoundly reshaped by populism BRITAIN should have been better placed than any other country to fight off the populist fever that is spreading around the world. The House of Commons is...
US economy: Oversold and over hereNov 18, 2017
...Black Friday: Oversold and over here Seven years after importing the tradition, retailers wish it would go away JUST as Christmas seems to come earlier each year, so it is with Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving frenzy of discounts and...
UK/EU industry: Withdrawal symptomsNov 18, 2017
...Brexit and pharmaceuticals: Withdrawal symptoms Pharma firms trigger their contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit ONE of the first tangible consequences of Britain's exit from the European Union will be made clear on November ##th, when the EU...
UK economy: Up to the top of the hill…Nov 18, 2017
...Inflation: Up to the top of the hill... Britain may be through the worst of its bout of inflation SINCE November #### the pound has depreciated by over ##% against other currencies, mainly because of worries caused by last year...
Iran/UK politics: Held to ransomNov 18, 2017
...Iran and Britain: Held to ransom What lies behind Iran's imprisonment of a British citizen? BEHIND the grimy frosted windows of an abandoned shopfront in the backstreets of central London lies a plush modern office, full of banks of...
China politics: Torture condonedNov 18, 2017
...Homosexuality: Torture condoned Many people in China believe gays can be "cured" by painful therapy AFTER undergoing hypnosis at a clinic in Chongqing, Peng Yanhui--who goes by the name Yanzi--was told to lie on a sofa, think about...
Sweden economy: Sucking up carbonNov 18, 2017
...Combating climate change: Sucking up carbon Cutting emissions will not be enough to keep global warming in check. Greenhouse gases must also be scrubbed from the air SWEDEN'S parliament passed a law in June which obliges the country to...
Europe economy: Size mattersNov 18, 2017
...ABP: Size matters Europe's largest pension fund shows the pros and cons of being big EUROPE'S largest pension fund, a scheme for Dutch public-sector workers called ABP, is much feted abroad for its efforts in "sustainable" investing...