Early Bird Headlines 11 February 2015
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- Apple Clinches $850 Million Deal With First Solar for Renewable Energy (Bloomberg Business) The utility scale solar boom is just starting.
- HSBC’s Swiss tax scandal is part of a global pattern of avoidance (The Conversation)
- Greece to push for revision of bailout by EU partners (BBC News)
- Germany rejects Greece’s demands for $11 billion of Second World War reparations (The Independent)
- Greek government wins confidence vote – as it happened (The Guardian)
- Senior European official: ‘The Greeks are digging their own graves’ (Business Insider)
- Greece to Proceed With Piraeus Port Privatization (The Wall Street Journal) Backtracking on previous statements about stopping the process.
- Greece ‘may go elsewhere for new deal on debt’ (BBC News) Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone.
- Greek banks solvent at the moment: ECB’s Jazbec (Reuters)
- Getting Rich Greeks to Pay Taxes Is Tsipras Biggest Test at Home (Bloomberg Business)
- New Face of Greece via Twitter:
- Why Norway is not panicking about the oil price collapse (The Conversation)
- Madrid Ready to Party as Spain’s Recovery Bolsters Spending Mood (Bloomberg Business)
- The search for an Ebola cure is gearing up — but there may be too few patients. (The Washington Post)
- Britain withdraws embassy staff from Yemen over security concerns (Reuters) Follows move by the U.S. yesterday.
- Ukraine: Everything you need to know about how we got here (CNN) Hat tip to Alun Hill.
- Russia stands firm in Ukraine as Minsk truce talks begin (BBC News) As leaders head to Belarus capital, the question remains – is Russia interested in changing tack in Ukraine?
- Chinese economy more sustainable now: China central bank (Reuters)
- CICC Said to Prepare $1 Billion IPO for Second Half (Bloomberg Business) The first Sino-foreign investment bank seeks investors wanting to get in on China’s foreign investment boom.
- Trick or treat? India’s strong GDP figures mask economic reality (Reuters) The revised growth numbers are at odds with evidence on the ground.
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