Archive for August, 2014

China slams door on full Hong Kong democracy in 2017 vote

August 31, 2014
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By Michael Martina and James Pomfret
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Israel appropriates West Bank land for possible settlement use

August 31, 2014
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war.
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Insight – Passive funds an active threat for Europe’s fund managers

August 31, 2014
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By Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar
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Passive funds an active threat for Europe’s fund managers

August 31, 2014
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By Simon Jessop and Nishant Kumar
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Obama’s cool head an asset or liability?

August 31, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – He doesn’t bluster and he doesn’t strut and President Barack Obama certainly isn’t panicking, though he admits it feels like the world is falling apart.
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U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq’s Amreli, airdrop aid

August 31, 2014
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By Raheem Salman and Matt Spetalnick
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Dubai’s Emaar to launch malls unit IPO in Sept, list it in Oct

August 31, 2014
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DUBAI, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Emaar Properties will launch an initial public offer to sell at least 15 percent of its shopping malls and retailing unit on Dubai’s main stock market in September, and plans to list the shares in October.
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Dubai’s Emaar to launch long-awaited malls unit IPO in Sept

August 31, 2014
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* Emaar to offer at least 15 pct of Emaar Malls Group
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European Union sets Russia ultimatum

August 31, 2014
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
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Fresh U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq

August 31, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.
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