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China’s Consumer Inflation Continued Firming Trend in April

China’s Consumer Inflation Continued Firming Trend in April | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
China’s consumer prices continued rising at a healthy clip, though still below the government’s target pace, while factory-gate deflation narrowed more than expected.
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Proton gets $384m state bailout

Proton gets $384m state bailout | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Government funds conditional on ailing carmaker undertaking comprehensive reforms
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Govt. bailouts plus Malaysian consumers face high prices for all imported cars. Reallocate your resources!
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Volkswagen: The scandal explained - BBC News

Volkswagen: The scandal explained - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
The scandal over VW cheating pollution emissions tests in the US is casting a cloud over the whole car industry.
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Meet the Architect of China's Economic Policies

Meet the Architect of China's Economic Policies | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
What you need to know about Liu He, Xi Jinping's top economic advisor.
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Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill

Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
The Department of the Interior conditionally granted Shell permits for oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska.
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China to Break Electricity Distribution Monopoly Over Sales

China to Break Electricity Distribution Monopoly Over Sales | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
China said it will end the monopoly of state-owned power distributors over electricity sales by allowing end users to negotiate prices directly with generators, pressing ahead with reforms the State Council flagged in March.
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Price controls on drugs discourage breakthroughs: Guest commentary

Price controls on drugs discourage breakthroughs: Guest commentary | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Researchers at UC San Diego and health centers across Los Angeles are testing a potential treatment for lupus, an autoimmune disease that afflicts 1.5 million Americans with pain, fatigue, rashes and organ damage. If the clinical trials pan out
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Everything you need to know about the Trans Pacific Partnership

Everything you need to know about the Trans Pacific Partnership | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
It'll cover 40 percent of U.S. trade. It's mostly being conducted in secret. And it's almost done.
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Particularly relevant for Grade 12s doing International Economics

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UK inflation rate falls back to 0% - BBC News

UK inflation rate falls back to 0% - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
A smaller rise in clothing prices from a year ago and cheaper fuel prices helped to cut the UK's inflation rate to 0% in August.
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Wall Street hit by falling oil prices - BBC News

Wall Street hit by falling oil prices - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Shares in oil companies see big falls on Wall Street after the price of crude drops sharply.
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Automation angst

Automation angst | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
AS FAR back as the Industrial Revolution there have been periodic panics about the impact of automation. Handloom weavers’ resistance to new machines earned them a...
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Riek Machar to return to S Sudan's capital on April 18

Riek Machar to return to S Sudan's capital on April 18 | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Former vice president says he will arrive in Juba to form transitional government with rival after two years of war.
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Eurozone unemployment rate falls to 10.3% - BBC News

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to 10.3% - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Unemployment in the eurozone dropped again in January to its lowest rate since August 2011.
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Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill

Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
The Department of the Interior conditionally granted Shell permits for oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska.
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Canada's oil pain: Unemployment hits 3-year high

Canada's oil pain: Unemployment hits 3-year high | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Canada's unemployment rate rose to a three-year high of 7.3% in February, reflecting the enormous amount of pain being inflicted by the crash in oil prices. Unemployment rose sharply in Alberta, home to the oil hubs of Calgary and Edmonton.
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China smog: "The air is so polluted it's darkened the sky" - BBC News

China smog: "The air is so polluted it's darkened the sky" - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
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Yuck! Who would choose to live there??

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Without carbon pricing, subsidies to renewables can be counterproductive

Without carbon pricing, subsidies to renewables can be counterproductive | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Subsidies reduce electricity costs, encouraging more usage and continued dependence on dirty energy
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Meet the Architect of China's Economic Policies

Meet the Architect of China's Economic Policies | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
What you need to know about Liu He, Xi Jinping's top economic advisor.
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Oil sector 'has lost 65,000 jobs' - BBC News

Oil sector 'has lost 65,000 jobs' - BBC News | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
The contraction of Britain's offshore oil sector is already stripping out 65,000 jobs, according to a new report.
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Shearing a profit off Mongolia's goats - Al Jazeera English

Shearing a profit off Mongolia's goats - Al Jazeera English | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
Despite falling prices, cashmere still provides steady income to help goat herders make it through the winter.
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Ringgit falls to new low, below 3.05 against Singapore dollar - The Malaysian Insider

Ringgit falls to new low, below 3.05 against Singapore dollar - The Malaysian Insider | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
The ringgit, at its 17-year low to the US dollar, slid further to new lows below RM3.05 to the Singapore dollar as foreign exchange markets opened today.…
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The mysterious 21% plunge in GE's stock

The mysterious 21% plunge in GE's stock | IBECO MKIS | Scoop.it
On Monday shares of GE mysteriously suffered their biggest decline since Black Monday of 1987
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