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Tony the Tiger and Ronald McDonald are making you fat

Tony the Tiger and Ronald McDonald are making you fat | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Recognisable childhood figures such as Frosties' mascot Tony the Tiger could continue to influence the food choices people make even as adults, according to the results of a new study.
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Genel shares plunge after cut in oil estimate in Iraqi Kurdistan - BBC News

Genel shares plunge after cut in oil estimate in Iraqi Kurdistan - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Shares in Genel, the oil explorer chaired by former BP boss Tony Hayward, slump to a record low after it reduced the estimated value of a key field by $1bn.
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Cheap Oil Is Devastating North Dakota’s Shale Industry

Cheap Oil Is Devastating North Dakota’s Shale Industry | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
North Dakota’s shale industry will post its first year to year decline in production in over a decade as the global decline of oil prices forces companies to cut back operations. Output in the Ba
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This could be the beginning of the end for major oil companies

This could be the beginning of the end for major oil companies | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Exploration budgets reduced.
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Mining stakeholders urged to co-operate

Mining stakeholders urged to co-operate | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe urges stakeholders to overcome ‘trust deficit’ to promote growth and stem job lossees
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US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August - BBC News

US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
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What effect will an interest rate increase have for Malaysia? Will this be a strength, weakness, opportunity or threat for a Malaysian business?

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Fracking in the pipeline as exploration sites offered to firms - BBC News

Fracking in the pipeline as exploration sites offered to firms - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 27 more locations in England where licences to frack for shale oil and gas will be offered.
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Euro ministers give blessing to Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debt

Euro ministers give blessing to Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debt | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Euro zone finance ministers have agreed to lend Greece up to 86 billion euros ($96 billion) after Greek lawmakers accepted their stiff conditions despite a revolt by supporters of leftist Prime
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Do you think Greece should remain in the Euro? Should the Eurozone continue lending Greece money?

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Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria - Business News | The Star Online

Oil down as Obama seeks Congress approval on Syria  - Business News | The Star Online | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
oil prices, Syria, Obama
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Royal Mail flotation set to go ahead

Royal Mail flotation set to go ahead | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The process of selling off a majority stake in Royal Mail will begin on Thursday, the BBC's Newsnight programme has learned.
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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Video on TED.com

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong.
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Six years to fix Greece - Samaras

Six years to fix Greece - Samaras | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the debt-ridden country could return to pre-crisis living standards within six years.
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Consider the causes of Greece's predicament. How much of it is their own doing? How badly have they been affected by the Euro? What is the way out?

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Malaysia's Petronas Confirms Exiting Venezuela Crude Oil Project (Update) - Business News | The Star Online

Malaysia's Petronas Confirms Exiting Venezuela Crude Oil Project (Update) - Business News | The Star Online | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian state oil firm Petronas confirmed on Tuesday it would withdraw from its flagship Petrocarabobo crude oil project in Venezuela
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Lego full-year sales boosted by demand from Star Wars Falcon fans - BBC News

Lego full-year sales boosted by demand from Star Wars Falcon fans - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The eruption of Star Wars mania helped send Lego's sales up 25% last year, led by sales of the Millennium Falcon.
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Pfizer seals $160bn Allergan deal to create drugs giant - BBC News

Pfizer seals $160bn Allergan deal to create drugs giant - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
US drugs giant Pfizer agrees a takeover of Botox-maker Allergan for $160bn (£106bn) in a record pharmaceuticals deal.
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South African police gun down striking miners - YouTube

WARNING: DISTURBING FOOTAGE At least 30 people have been killed after police opened fire on striking platinum miners at the Marikana mine north west of Johan...
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​ISIS captures last oil field under Syrian government control

​ISIS captures last oil field under Syrian government control | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Syrian government's Jazal field near Palmyra falls to extremists, who appear set on expanding their already-profitable black market oil business
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It's a $15 billion oil mega-merger - Business Insider

It's a $15 billion oil mega-merger - Business Insider | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Schlumberger(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services company, said it will acquire oilfield equipment maker Cameron International C...
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China's Tencent takes $50m stake in messaging app Kik - BBC News

China's Tencent takes $50m stake in messaging app Kik - BBC News | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
Chinese internet giant Tencent takes a $50m stake in Canadian messaging company Kik Interactive.
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New Google CEO Pichai made ascent with low-key style and technical chops

New Google CEO Pichai made ascent with low-key style and technical chops | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, former colleagues said, cementing his successes such
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Fed warned of global risks to tapering

Fed warned of global risks to tapering | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
As the Federal Reserve prepares to gradually wind down its stimulus program, some fear that emerging economies could fall like dominoes.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

UK jobless total falls to 2.49m | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
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One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem

One Totally Overlooked Middle Class Problem | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have missed an important factor in this story.
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Royal Mail flotation set to go ahead

Royal Mail flotation set to go ahead | IB BIZ MKIS | Scoop.it
The process of selling off a majority stake in Royal Mail will begin on Thursday, the BBC's Newsnight programme has learned.
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