Early Bird Headlines 13 February 2015
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- German Growth Surges on Consumer Spending While France Slows (Bloomberg Business)
- HSBC whistleblower’s email to HMRC uncovered (BBC News) Government had denied its existence.
- German economy sees strong growth (BBC News) GDP grew with unexpected vigor in fourth quarter.
- Greece, Germany Said to Offer Compromises on Aid Terms (Bloomberg Business)
- ‘There is hope’: Syriza poised to improve situation of Greece’s immigrants (Al Jazeera) Hope for improvement of Greece’s poor record with foreigners, migrants and refugees.
- Ukraine’s Latest Peace Plan Inspires Hope and Doubts (The New York Times)
- Putin’s High Tolerance for Pain and Europe’s Reluctance to Inflict It (Bloomberg Business)
- Starved for Energy, Pakistan Braces for a Water Crisis (The New York Times) A combination of global climate change and local waste and mismanagement have led to an alarmingly rapid depletion of Pakistan’s water supply.
- Pakistan arrests Peshawar school massacre suspects (Al Jazeera) In cooperation with Afghanistan at least 12 Taliban fighters held for their alleged involvement in attack that killed 150 people in December.
- To Spend in India, First Cut Taxes (Bloomberg View) A more transparent direct tax system with moderate rates and no exemptions would greatly boost India’s competitiveness.
- What Happened to the Chinese Shopper? (Bloomberg View) A funny thing happened on the way to a consumer society – the middle class forgot to show up.
- Kaisa Investors Wary on Bond Coupon Payments Next Month (Bloomberg Business) Will the giant Chinese developer default on bonds?
- The Lure of the Gold Coast (The New York Times) Wealthy Chinese buyers are active in New York City’s suburbs.
- Japan Gets Ready to Fight (Bloomberg Business) Abe wants to unshackle Japan from its postwar pacifism.
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