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The 11 top U.S. companies targeted by China The 11 top U.S. companies targeted by China
China is looking to buy American - at a never-before-seen clip. Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) is just the biggest and latest target. Chinese investors and buyers have announced plans to spend $39 billion so far this year buying U.S. companies, says Richard Peterson, senior director at S&P Global Market Intelligence. This whopping total includes Anbang Insurance Group's offer for hotel chain S...
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Bank of England governor says EU has helped UK economy Bank of England governor says EU has helped UK economy
The governor of the Bank of England has said that Britain's membership of the EU has reinforced the "dynamism of the UK economy". In a pre-hearing letter to the Treasury Committee, Mark Carney said that the relationship had helped the UK to grow. In a sometimes fractious exchange with MPs on the committee, Mr Carney denied claims he was "pro-EU". Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg accused hi...
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Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax
Facebook is set to pay millions of pounds more in tax in the UK after a major overhaul of its tax structure. After heavy criticism that it was avoiding tax, the BBC can reveal that profits from the majority of Facebook's advertising revenue initiated in Britain will now be taxed in the UK. It will no longer route sales through Ireland for its largest advertisers. That includes major busin...
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New iPhone could debut March 21 New iPhone could debut March 21
SAN MATEO, Calif. ó A new, small-screen iPhone and new iPad are reportedly coming March 21, the day before Apple is scheduled to joust with the federal government over its request to crack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The long-rumored iPhone with 4-inch screen and faster chip, and a next-generation iPad Pro, headline Apple's first product announcement/extravaganza of the ...
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US raises growth estimate for the last quarter of 2015 US raises growth estimate for the last quarter of 2015
The US economy grew at a faster pace than previously thought in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the latest official figures. The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1% in the quarter, compared with an initial estimate of 0.7%. Most economists had taken a more pessimistic view, expecting the figure would be revised downwards. But businesses bought more stock than previously e...
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Saudi oil minister: Cuts 'will not happen' Saudi oil minister: Cuts 'will not happen'
The Saudi oil minister on Tuesday ruled out the prospect of production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, saying that a production freeze is a more realistic possibility. Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and mineral resources for Saudi Arabia, told conference-goers at 35th annual IHS Energy CeraWeek event in Houston that ongoing efforts to keep product...
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IEA warns consumers of spike in oil prices IEA warns consumers of spike in oil prices
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is warning consumers not to let cheap oil lull them into a false sense of security amid forecasts of a price spike by 2021. In a report, the IEA said it expects prices to start recovering in 2017. But it forecasts that will be followed by a sharp jump in price as supply shrinks following under-investment by struggling producers. Brent crude touched a ...
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Dow futures fall 100 points as oil slide weighs Dow futures fall 100 points as oil slide weighs
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday as low oil prices weighed. U.S. crude oil futures for March delivery traded 3.5 percent lower below $30 a barrel as of 8:57 a.m. ET. Dow futures were off by about 100 points. Traders also eyed CPI which showed a 0.3 percent rise ex-food and energy in January. The headline figure was unchanged from the previous month. Year-over-year, t...
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Asia drives demand for international schools Asia drives demand for international schools
Another top boarding school in England is setting up a school in China, travelling the path taken by schools such as Harrow, Dulwich College, Malvern and Wellington. But when Wycombe Abbey, a girls' boarding school in Buckinghamshire, opens its doors in China in September, it will be not be launching a replica. Wycombe Abbey International in Changzhou near Shanghai will be co-educational, an...
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Why OPEC deal may not increase oil prices Why OPEC deal may not increase oil prices
Gleaning insight into the direction of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is a favored parlor game of the oil markets, as evidenced by three separate incidents recently in which oil prices spiked on hopes of a production cut. But faith in OPECís ability to prop up oil prices may prove fleeting, as the global energy markets weigh the possibility of an OPEC production deal agai...
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