Early Headlines: Housing Bank Proposed in China, Fear of ECB 'Taper Tantrum', Kenya Bombs Somalia and More
Early Bird Headlines 07 April 2015
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- Dollar Drop Signals World’s Best Forecaster to Start Buying (Bloomberg) It's time for investors who bailed on the dollar in the past few weeks to get back in, says the most-accurate currencies forecaster.
- Virginia fraternity in retracted rape story to sue Rolling Stone (Reuters) Fallout from discredited rape story.
- 'Taper tantrum’ fear if eurozone QE is ended too early (The Telegraph)
- What Is the Final Deadline for Greece? (Bloomberg)
- Poland to build Russia border towers at Kaliningrad (BBC News) Increased observation of Russian teritory follows reports that Russia has installed missles there.
- Kenya says it destroys two al Shabaab camps in Somalia (Reuters)
- Kenya is losing the plot against Al-Shabab (Al Jazeera) Security sector corruption and the lack of an exit plan from Somalia has made Kenya a vulnerable target.
- UN demands access to Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus (BBC News) UN Security Council wants humanitarian access to the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus now reportedly 90% occupied by ISIS..
- Jaw-jaw still beats war-war (The Conversation) The agreement may not be perfect but is better than the alternative, says the author.
- Call made in China for national housing bank to prop up property (The Business Times) China should establish a national housing bank to optimize use of the country's housing provident funds, which have over 3.7 trillion yuan (S$825 billion) at their disposal, according to an article written by an official with Ministry of Housing and Urban, Rural Construction.
- China corruption: Nanjing mayor jailed for 15 years (BBC News)
- City clusters to lift Yangtze economy (China Daily) The plan envisions urban clusters around Wuhan in Hubei province, the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan city group in Hunan province and clusters around Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province.
- The right prescription: pharmacy sector in dire need of reform (The Conversation)
- Reserve Bank leaves interest rates on hold at 2.25pc (abc News)
- Is climate change to blame for outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease? (The Conversation)
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