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Bin Laden Family Jet Crashes In England

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A private jet has crashed in southern England, killing four people on board. The Saudi Ambassador to Britain confirmed that among the victims were members of the bin Laden family.




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What We Read Today 31 July 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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The New Silk Road - A Chinese Style New Deal

by LEAP/Europe 2020, Leap2020.eu

Historians will remember that the Chinese President Xi Jinping officially launched the new 'Silk Road' with a 30 minute speech at the Boao Economic Conference on Hainan Island the 28 March 2015, in front of 16 heads of State or government and 100 or so ministers from the 65 countries which are on the path, land or sea, of this new trade route







Infographic Of The Day: Earth's Cousin Exoplanet Kepler-452b

 Announced on July 23, 2015, planet Kepler-452b is larger than Earth and orbits a star nearly identical to the sun, but older and therefore hotter.

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A private jet has crashed in southern England, killing four people on board. The Saudi Ambassador to Britain confirmed that among the victims were members of the bin Laden family.


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Dollar’s Momentum in Overdrive

The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.

Fed Still On Line for September Rate Increase

The U.S. economy continues to improve with decreasing unemployment and improvement in the housing sector.

Japan Moves to Eclipse China in Retail Sales

Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.

Yen Dips as Safe Haven Appeal Wanes

The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.

Will Fed Hint at Rate Increase at Wednesday Meeting

The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
. For us, involved in political anticipation, what a challenge we have been given! China is suggesting that we imagine the future by stepping back several centuries, even two millennia.</p><p><img alt='' src='http://econintersect.com/images/2015/7/83437731ztemp.png' style='height:150px; width:380px' /></p><p> <p><a href='http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201508010608 ' >Read more ...</a></p>
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Investing.com Weekly Wrap-Up 31 July 2015



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India: The Pharmacy of the World Where 'Crazy Drug Combinations' Go Unregulated

by Patricia McGettigan, The Conversation

India has been called the pharmacy of the world. Many generic drugs are made there and much of its drug production is exported internationally. Thousands of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs - where two or more drugs are combined in a set ratio in a single dose form, usually a tablet or capsule - are formulated, made and sold within India.

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Leading Index Review: June 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Showing Stable Rate of Economic Growth

Written by Steven Hansen

This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively week growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.

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