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posted on 16 May 2017

Early Headlines: Asia Stocks Up, US Stock Boom, Dollar Down, Gold And OIl Up,Trump Stirs The Pot, Airline Laptop Ban, Iran Election, And More

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Early Bird Headlines 16 May 2017

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  • Brace for Chaos If U.S. Expands Airline Laptop Ban (Bloomberg) The trans-Atlantic flight could soon become a gadget-free zone if U.S. officials press forward with a security ban on laptop computers and other larger electronic devices on airline flights from Europe.

Carriers are bracing for operational chaos at European airports after the Department of Homeland Security said last week it might expand to Europe a ban imposed in March on U.S.-bound flights from 10 Middle Eastern airports. The new security protocol could mean longer security lines, heightened delays, boarding gate confusion, and yet more hassles for fliers.

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Philippines

  • Philippines to save P10 B yearly on shift to renewable energy (Philstar Global) The Philippines stands to save over P10 billion ($20 million) a year if it replaces diesel generation in off-grid areas with renewables, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) said.

North Korea

  • In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea (The New York Times) Intelligence officials and private security experts say that new digital clues point to North Korean-linked hackers as likely suspects in the sweeping ransomware attacks that have crippled computer systems around the world. The indicators are far from conclusive, the researchers warned, and it could be weeks, if not months, before investigators are confident enough in their findings to officially point the finger at Pyongyang’s increasingly bold corps of digital hackers. The attackers based their weapon on vulnerabilities that were stolen from the National Security Agency and published last month.

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