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Planes, Boats, Choppers Readied to Bring In Scots Votes

bloomberg.com — Living on the edge of the North Atlantic, islanders off the west coast of Scotland are used to watching the weather. They're doing so more keenly this week as the world's eyes turn to their country's decision on its future.
Sep 17, 2014

Planes, Boats, Choppers Readied to Bring In Scots Votes bloom.bg/Zpc02e via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

Planes, Boats, Choppers Readied to Bring In Scots Votes bloom.bg/Zpc02e via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

What about pedalos? Planes, Boats, Choppers Readied to Bring In Scottish Votes#indyref #Scotland #UK bloom.bg/Zpc02e

Sep 17, 2014

RT @LondonBC: Planes, Boats, Choppers Readied to Bring In Scots Votes bloom.bg/Zpc02e via @BloombergNews

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How Billionaire Bill Koch Fights Fake Wine

bloomberg.com — The University of Bordeaux campus resembles a weekend estate in the Gironde: sprawling gardens suffused with the smell of geraniums, scattered chateaux co- opted as classrooms or labs. Tucked away in a leafy grove is an incongruously modern research facility known as the Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, or CENBG, home to the sleek, wood-sided lab of physicist Philippe Hubert.

Goldman Trader Swaps Financial Services for Speedy Food Delivery

bloomberg.com — Rahul Parekh became used to long hours and late nights at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) in London, where he was executive director of equity-derivatives trading. It was the food that took its toll. "I remember when I was at Goldman Sachs, working late in the evening and nothing was open nearby," he said in an interview.
Sep 17, 2014

Goldman Trader Swaps Financial Services for Speedy Food Delivery bloom.bg/1s5DPJH via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

He quit Goldman earlier this year and co-founded EatFirst, promising food-delivery-in-15-minutes service. bloom.bg/1s5DPJH v

Sep 17, 2014

Our restaurant critic writes: Goldman trader swaps financial services for speedy food delivery bloom.bg/1s5DPJH by @richardvines

Sep 17, 2014

Goldman Trader Swaps Financial Services for Speedy Food Delivery bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 17, 2014

Goldman trader goes for speedy food delivery rather than equity derivatives bloom.bg/1s5DPJH by @Richardvines

Scots Nationalists Rely on Optimistic Oil Data: Chart of the Day

bloomberg.com — Scottish government estimates of the oil income an independent Scotland would receive are based on figures from an industry lobby whose projections in past years have proven optimistic. The CHART OF THE DAY shows actual oil and gas production in the North Sea, marked in pink, has fallen more sharply than the annual projections by the Oil & Gas U.K.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @wenkennedy: CHART: Scotland relies on oil targets with rose-colored history | bloom.bg/1s5DJ4M

Sep 17, 2014

CHART: Scotland relies on oil targets with rose-colored history | bloom.bg/1s5DJ4M

Sep 17, 2014

RT @TimothyCoulter2: Have a look at this chart: Scots Nationalists Rely on Optimistic Oil Data: Chart of the Day bloom.bg/1s5DJ4M via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

RT @TimothyCoulter2: Have a look at this chart: Scots Nationalists Rely on Optimistic Oil Data: Chart of the Day bloom.bg/1s5DJ4M via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

How reliable is the oil output data Scottish nationalists base their assumptions on? #indyref bloom.bg/1s5DJ4M via @BloombergNews

Food Babe’s Starbucks Attacks Draw ‘Quackmail’ Backlash

bloomberg.com — Food Babe breezes into a public radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina, clutching a $10 jar of raw juice and dressed from her morning workout -- Lululemon tank, sequined black Uggs and a charm necklace blessed in India.

Data Flaws in China Cities With Worst Air Risk Xi Pledge

bloomberg.com — China 's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution. The world shouldn't hold its breath waiting for him to declare victory.
Sep 17, 2014

China's biggest challenge in fighting pollution is getting reliable data bloom.bg/1ycoDgl via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

RT @haasbenjamin: Data shows Chinese polluters in no hurry to clean up air. by my former partner n crime @hjesanderson edit by @Westyhk bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 17, 2014

Data shows Chinese polluters in no hurry to clean up air. by my former partner n crime @hjesanderson edit by @Westyhk bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-1…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @hjesanderson: Can open data help solve chinas pollution crisis? Me and Zhou Xin take a look, edited by @Westyhk bloom.bg/1ycoDgl

Sep 16, 2014

Data Flaws in China Cities With Worst Air Risk Xi Pledge bloom.bg/1ycoDgl

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China Provides 500 Billion Yuan Liquidity to Five Banks

bloomberg.com — China provided 500 billion yuan ($81.4 billion) of liquidity to the country's five biggest banks as Premier Li Keqiang steps up stimulus to support economic growth, Sina.com reported yesterday. The People's Bank of China yesterday started providing the banks with 100 billion yuan each through standing lending-facilities with durations of three months, the news website said, citing banking analyst Qiu Guanhua at Guotai Junan Securities Co.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @scottlanman: RBS economist on PBOC action: ``It's like quantitative easing with Chinese characteristics" bloom.bg/XcLCGQ

Sep 17, 2014

China joins ECB in adding stimulus as Fed scales back bloom.bg/XcLCGQ via @BloombergNews

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Bill Gross Used $45 Billion Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain

bloomberg.com — Bill Gross is relying on derivatives rather than Janet Yellen to raise his returns on government bonds. The co-founder of Pacific Investment Management Co. sold most of the $48 billion of U.S. Treasuries held by his $221.6 billion Pimco Total Return Fund (PTTRX) in the second quarter, replacing them with about $45 billion of futures, according to an August filing.
Sep 17, 2014

Bill Gross used $45 billion derivatives to lift Pimco fund gains bloom.bg/1DiTFDi via Miles Weiss and @SuziAnn2

Sep 17, 2014

Bill Gross Used $45 Billion Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain bloom.bg/1uFuTJB via @BloombergNews

Scotland Chooses: 10 Factors for Independence Referendum Voters

bloomberg.com — Here are some of the fault lines in tomorrow's referendum on Scottish independence. "Yes" side: Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond says the pound is just as much as Scotland 's currency as the rest of the U.K.

Softbank’s Masayoshi Son Becomes Japan’s Richest Person With $16.2 Billion

bloomberg.com — Masayoshi Son surpassed Fast Retailing Co. Chairman Tadashi Yanai as Japan's richest person yesterday after SoftBank Corp. surged 16 percent since the start of last week. Son, 57, has a net worth of $16.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Yanai, the country's second-richest person, controls a $16.2 billion fortune.

Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth

bloomberg.com — Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate or growing the world's economy. They can do both, according to a new study. Countries can expand their economies through emissions reductions in cities, land use and energy, according to a report released today by the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate, a panel set up by seven nations including the U.K.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: REPORT: $90 trillion will be invested in city infrastructure over the next 15 years: bloom.bg/1m9Uzwx pic.twitter.com/hYVWnOBpug

Sep 16, 2014

RT @jen_keesmaat: Leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the economy. Building public #transit does both. bloom.bg/1m9Uzwx

Sep 16, 2014

RT @jen_keesmaat: Leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the economy. Building public #transit does both. bloom.bg/1m9Uzwx

Sep 16, 2014

RT @BarackObama: This study concludes that no one has to choose between fighting climate change and growing the economy: ofa.bo/q0u5 #ActOnClimate

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Banks See ‘Art of Possible’ in $100 Billion Deal: Credit Markets

bloomberg.com — One year after pulling off the largest bond offering ever, Wall Street debt underwriters are pitching their clients on the possibility of something even bigger. With investors clamoring for higher-yielding assets and companies on the biggest acquisition spree since 2007, bankers are talking up the ability of credit markets to fund a "mega deal" that Citigroup Inc.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @JCMcCracken: Bankers at $JPM, elsewhere dream big -- pitch the $100b deal. $ABI-$SAB anyone? ow.ly/BzfAP

Sep 16, 2014

Bankers at $JPM, elsewhere dream big -- pitch the $100b deal. $ABI-$SAB anyone? ow.ly/BzfAP

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Mosul Schools Go Back in Time as Militants Impose New Curriculum

bloomberg.com — Students returned to schools in parts of northern Iraq ruled by Islamic State militants to find lessons including history, geography and literature are off the timetable. The al-Qaeda breakaway group has ordered schools to open in the territory under its control, and issued a ban on most subjects except religious studies, according to a letter sent to the local education ministry office in Mosul.
Sep 17, 2014

“It’s 2014 but I feel we went back 14 centuries”: teacher in Mosul on Islamic State schools crackdown bloom.bg/1BJLwGu @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

Students went back to school in #Mosul, #Iraq to find that the #IslamicState banned history, geography & literature bloom.bg/1BJLwGu

Sep 16, 2014

'It’s 2014 but I feel we went back 14 centuries.' bloom.bg/1BJLwGu Mosul Schools Go Back in Time as Militants Impose New Curriculum

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Deeper Saudi Oil Cuts Seen After Biggest Drop Since ’12: Energy

bloomberg.com — Saudi Arabia will need to keep cutting oil output to sustain prices above $100 a barrel, even after the kingdom's largest reduction in two years, according to BNP Paribas SA and Societe Generale SA. The world's biggest crude exporter told OPEC last week it pumped 408,000 barrels a day less last month, about as much as Australia produces.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @ja_herron: "We are swimming in crude. History shows that the Saudis will just do what's necessary" bloom.bg/1s67br7

Sep 17, 2014

"We are swimming in crude. History shows that the Saudis will just do what's necessary" bloom.bg/1s67br7

Sep 17, 2014

Saudi Arabia needs to trim oil output to keep prices above $100/b, even after biggest cut in 2 yrs bloom.bg/1wBdhB1 via @BloombergNews

Sep 17, 2014

RT @ja_herron: Saudis cut oil output by 408k b/d in Aug, analysts say it'll need to do the same again to keep prices above $100 bloom.bg/1s67br7

Sep 17, 2014

Saudis cut oil output by 408k b/d in Aug, analysts say it'll need to do the same again to keep prices above $100 bloom.bg/1s67br7

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