Early Headlines: Aggressive White House Climate Change Goals, China Official Manufacturing PMI stays in Expansion and More

April 1st, 2015
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Early Bird Headlines 01 April 2015

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  • Thug Democracy (Foreign Policy) Nigeria is cheering its first legitimate and internationally praised election. But violent protests in the north make it clear just how divided the country still is.
  • Buhari wins – but the new president of Nigeria faces an enormous challenge (The Conversation) A historic win for a former military ruler in a democratic election and a man who ran out of luck. But Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out for him.

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India

  • Over 2,000 tribal farmers to form cooperative, trusts and company as part of NABARD’s plan (The Economic Times) Hat tip to Sanjeev Kulkarni. India's largest development lender, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, will fund a cooperative society of more than 2,000 tribal farmer organizations with the ultimate goal of growing it into a company. The objective is to improve the efficiency of agriculture by providing farmers with leverage of scale for acquiring equipment and input materials and in marketing their produce.

China

  • China official PMI rises in March (China Spectator) Large, mostly government owned firms remained just above 50 (50.1) in the latest official manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index) report, while the HSBC PMI of mid-size and smaller privately owned compaies remained below 50 (49.6), indicating contraction. The service sector PMI was well in the range for expansion, registering 53.7 for March, little changed from February.
  • China rebuffs Taiwan's AIBB application (The Australian Business Review)

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