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Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada

online.wsj.com — A Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project is now in limbo.
Jul 29, 2014

Leaving oil sands deal, and econ ties, in question --> Chinese corruption probe stretches into Canada on.wsj.com/1o7M0wu

Jul 29, 2014

RT @WSJ: Chinese corruption probe stretches into Canada leaving billion-dollar project in limbo on.wsj.com/1zoDim1 pic.twitter.com/4SnsCpmTgE

Jul 29, 2014

China corruption probe stretches far beyond the mainland -- all the way to Canada. on.wsj.com/1o7M0wu

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Japan’s Midnight Hours Thwart Abe’s Plans for More Working Moms

bloomberg.com — Hiroko Yano, who's worked 20 years at the same company, was recently told she could become a manager. The mother of three, who puts in an average of two hours overtime a day, rejected the idea, saying she doesn't want to be stuck in the office until midnight like the other managers.
Jul 29, 2014

“I don’t think Abe gets how things work in the world at all,” 38-year-old mother of two says bloom.bg/1uznq0Y

Jul 29, 2014

RT @MichaelTCucek: So many "problems of working moms in Japan" stories printed past 20 years. Cooper and Hagiwara finally get it right mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

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Iraq Gets Court Order Seizing Kurdish Crude Off Texas

bloomberg.com — The Iraqi Oil Ministry persuaded a U.S. judge to issue an order for the seizure of more than $100 million of oil in a tanker waiting off Galveston, Texas, that it claims was illegally pumped from wells in Kurdistan.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @mashabani: Important development: Iraq gets court order seizing Kurdish crude off Texas bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2… Only buyer of KRG oil so far Israel.

Jul 29, 2014

RT @JavierBlas2: A key legal case -- Ministry of #Oil of the Republic of #Iraq v. 1,032,212 Barrels of Oil Aboard the United Kalavrvta bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 29, 2014

A key legal case -- Ministry of #Oil of the Republic of #Iraq v. 1,032,212 Barrels of Oil Aboard the United Kalavrvta bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

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Germany Inc. Says Time’s Finally Up for Putin After Crash

bloomberg.com — Germany 's business and political leaders are lining up to support a tougher stance on Russia, giving Chancellor Angela Merkel critical backing as she pushes her European Union counterparts to expand sanctions. Industry group chiefs and lawmakers from Merkel's governing coalition are expressing the need for deeper measures targeting Russia's economy following the downing of Malaysia Air (MAS) Flight 17.

In Inversion Tax Deals, U.K. Is a Winner

online.wsj.com — The U.K. is emerging as the most popular destination for U.S. companies buying foreign companies in countries with lower tax rates so they can switch their legal home and cut their tax bills.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @DJMatthewDalton: U.S. "once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them." @tomfairless on.wsj.com/1o7qec5

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DJMatthewDalton: U.S. "once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them." @tomfairless on.wsj.com/1o7qec5

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DJMatthewDalton: U.S. "once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them." @tomfairless on.wsj.com/1o7qec5

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DJMatthewDalton: U.S. "once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them." @tomfairless on.wsj.com/1o7qec5

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. "once went to war to escape British taxes. Now, U.S. companies are moving to the U.K. to pay them." @tomfairless on.wsj.com/1o7qec5

German Bund Yield Falls to Record, Surpassing Euro-Crisis Levels

bloomberg.com — German 10-year government bonds rose, sending yields to the lowest on record, surpassing levels set at the worst of the European sovereign-debt crisis. Unprecedented European Central Bank stimulus measures imposed to stave off deflation are boosting bonds across the region, with yields on debt from Finland to Italy falling to new lows today.

China Trade Numbers Still Don’t Add Up Post-Fake Exports

bloomberg.com — China's trade numbers still don't add up. A discrepancy between Hong Kong and Chinese figures for bilateral trade remains even after a crackdown last year on Chinese companies' use of fake export-invoicing to evade limits on importing foreign currency.

UBS, Deutsche drawn into ‘dark pool’ probes

ft.com — UBS and Deutsche Bank have been drawn into an expanding investigation of the anonymous

Geopolitical Risk Rises for Global Investors

bloomberg.com — Since the start of the year, conflicts in Syria, Gaza and Iraq have escalated, China has become more assertive in pursuing territorial claims against Japan, Thailand reverted to military rule, Russia annexed Crimea and separatists in Ukraine downed a civilian airliner. These crises have had little lasting impact on major financial markets in the U.S., Europe and in Asia.

U.K. Retail's 'Ramadan Rush' Goes Mass-Market

online.wsj.com — LONDON-The "Ramadan rush" isn't just for luxury retailers anymore. Gift buying around the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, just ending Monday with the start of the three-day Eid al-Fitr celebration, has long drawn well-heeled Muslim tourists and locals to the British capital's high-end stores.
Jul 29, 2014

Good story on how more retailers are experiencing a ‘Ramadan rush’ on.wsj.com/1zpv64N ($) By star intern @Ese_Journo #onetowatch

Jul 29, 2014

Eid Mubarak for retailers! London's 'Ramadan rush' of sales to Muslim tourists is starting to go mass-market on.wsj.com/1zpv64N via @WSJ

Jul 29, 2014

RT @johnjedwards3: London's 'Ramadan rush' of sales to wealthy Muslim tourists is starting to go mass-market on.wsj.com/1zpv64N via @WSJ

Jul 29, 2014

London's 'Ramadan rush' of sales to wealthy Muslim tourists is starting to go mass-market on.wsj.com/1zpv64N via @WSJ

Morgan Stanley Said to Boost Junior Banker Salaries 25%

bloomberg.com — Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25 percent as part of an effort to improve working conditions and retention, according to people briefed on the matter. The firm is boosting salaries for associates and vice presidents worldwide in its investment banking and capital markets divisions, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions weren't public.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25 percent to improve retention bloom.bg/1k4zORU

Jul 29, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25 percent to improve retention bloom.bg/1k4zORU

Jul 29, 2014

RT @tedfinetv: Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25% as part of an effort... bloom.bg/1k4zORU via @BloombergNews

Jul 29, 2014

Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25% as part of an effort... bloom.bg/1k4zORU via @BloombergNews

Jul 29, 2014

Morgan Stanley Said to Boost Junior Banker Salaries 25%: bloom.bg/1lOWLUy

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UBS Says SEC Has Been Investigating its Dark Pool Since 2012

bloomberg.com — UBS AG (UBSN) said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating its dark pool since early 2012, the first time the Swiss bank has acknowledged the probe now in its third year.
Jul 29, 2014

UBS, Deutsche Bank Cooperating Cooperating in Trading Pro bloom.bg/1qIgCfK

Jul 29, 2014

RT @ELogutenkova: #UBS Says SEC Has Been Investigating its Dark Pool Since 2012 $UBS tinyurl.com/o5s789p

Jul 29, 2014

#UBS Says SEC Has Been Investigating its Dark Pool Since 2012 $UBS tinyurl.com/o5s789p

BP Reports Rise in Second-Quarter Profit

online.wsj.com — LONDON-BP PLC on Tuesday reported a rise in second-quarter profit, boosted by its investment in Russian energy group OAO Rosneft, despite lower production in the period. The oil major said replacement-cost profit came in at $3.18 billion for the quarter, compared with $2.4 billion in the same period last year.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @lalpert1: Not surprising, but BP warns on further Russia sanctions, after seeing 2Q profit rise with boost from Rosneft on.wsj.com/1AsF9aJ

Jul 29, 2014

Not surprising, but BP warns on further Russia sanctions, after seeing 2Q profit rise with boost from Rosneft on.wsj.com/1AsF9aJ

Jul 29, 2014

With the stain of the Gulf spill faded, $BP moves onto its next PR homerun: cozy Russia ties on.wsj.com/1AsF9aJ via @WSJ

Jul 29, 2014

BP's 2Q results boosted by Rosneft, but warns on effect of further sanctions on Russia on.wsj.com/1AsF9aJ

China Puts Ex-Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation

online.wsj.com — BEIJING-China's leadership ordered retired leader Zhou Yongkang placed under investigation for suspected "serious disciplinary violations," the government's Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. Xinhua reported that the Communist Party's Central Committee gave approval to its anticorruption agency to investigate Mr. Zhou, who once headed the country's largest oil company before rising in the political ranks to the top...
Jul 29, 2014

RT @WSJAsia: China puts former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation (photo: Reuters) on.wsj.com/UIb7P2 pic.twitter.com/iV2nAz4ccN

Jul 29, 2014

RT @WSJ: China puts former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation (photo: Reuters) on.wsj.com/1tmoTpM pic.twitter.com/MbQGlopvMs

Jul 29, 2014

RT @WSJ: China puts former security chief Zhou Yongkang under investigation (photo: Reuters) on.wsj.com/1tmoTpM pic.twitter.com/MbQGlopvMs

How Much Do You Know About Air Pollution in China? Take the CRT Challege

blogs.wsj.com — You've read about it, you've lived it, you've breathed it - or at least seen grim photos like the one above. But how much do you really know about China's air quality? With the AQI in Beijing today hitting above 200 - surely not the most harrowing levels the city's seen, but still pretty darn gross - China Real Time is putting readers to the test.
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