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Successful Poland braces for change

Successful Poland braces for change If it wins power, Law and Justice must govern better than last time ©EPA Andrzej Duda, Poland’s president I t is a measure of Poland’s weight on the European stage that its October 25 parliamentary … Continue reading

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South Korea draws up $13 billion budget boost as MERS bites into growth

A man wearing a mask to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rides on an escalator in Seoul, South Korea, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI South Korea announced a financial package of more than 15 trillion won ($13 billion) … Continue reading

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Africa’s GDP Is Bigger Than You Think

Africa’s GDP Is Bigger Than You Think By Matt Mossman October 09, 2014 Getty Images (Corrects timing of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war in the 2nd paragraph.) On Sept. 30, Kenya announced the results of its “rebasing”—a recalculation of … Continue reading

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Yuan to euro in one step

Yuan to euro in one step China starts direct currency trading with euro From September 30, China will begin direct trading between its yuan currency and the euro Photo: Shutterstock Published on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014 at 09:29 (AFP/JB) China … Continue reading

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All Eyes On Kenya: The Next Big Oil Exporter

All Eyes On Kenya: The Next Big Oil Exporter By James Stafford | Tue, 23 September 2014 23:11 | 1 Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial … Continue reading

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India over the moon after Mars satellite success

India over the moon after Mars satellite success By Victor Mallet in New DelhiAuthor alerts Five years after it sent the cheapest-ever mission to the moon, India has launched a bargain Mars mission for just $72m ©AFP Scientists and engineers … Continue reading

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Brazil’s economy slips into recession

By Joe Leahy in São PauloAuthor alerts ©Bloomberg Brazil’s economy suffered a technical recession in the first half of this year, with two consecutive quarters of contraction, dealing a blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s bid for re-election in October. Gross … Continue reading

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The future of humanity is increasingly African — UN

The future of humanity is increasingly African — UN SHARE BOOKMARKPRINTRATING By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent Posted  Saturday, August 16  2014 at  17:46 IN SUMMARY In the next 35 years, 1.8 billion babies will be born in Africa, while the continent’s population … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s annual inflation rises to 63.4%

When scarce staples become available, Venezuelans often take advantage and buy in bulk Venezuela’s annual inflation rate has risen to 63.4%, the highest in Latin America, according to official figures published on Tuesday. The figures are the first released by … Continue reading

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Carney warns Scots over currency union

By Jim Pickard in Liverpool and Emily Cadman in LondonAuthor alerts ©AFP The governor of the Bank of England has warned that a currency union between England and an independent Scotland would be “incompatible with sovereignty”. Mark Carney cited the … Continue reading

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