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Opec leader Saudi Arabia will not push for big production change

ft.com — Saudi Arabia, Opec's leader and largest producer, has signalled it will not push for a big change in production targets as the oil cartel prepares for its meeting on Thursday. Ali al-Naimi, the kingdom's oil minister, said he expected the oil market
Nov 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia's al-Naimi says he expects the oil market to "stabilise itself eventually". A hint that Opec won't cut? on.ft.com/1yXsDxP

Nov 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia, Opec’s leader and largest producer, has signalled it will not push for a big change in production ta... on.ft.com/1zXCYKU

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SeaDrill suspends dividend as falling oil price takes toll

ft.com — A "perfect storm" involving the declining oil price and Russian sanctions has prompted SeaDrill, the world's largest oil and gas rig operator, to suspend its dividend. SeaDrill's shares fell as much as 18 per cent on Wednesday morning following the
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: Another oil services company hit by the falling crude price: SeaDrill has suspended its dividend. on.ft.com/1ATM7Y7 $SDRL

Nov 26, 2014

#Oil services group SeaDrill suspends its dividend - via @Ed_Crooks on.ft.com/1ATM7Y7 How many other #commodities groups will follow?

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: Another oil services company hit by the falling crude price: SeaDrill has suspended its dividend. on.ft.com/1ATM7Y7 $SDRL

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: Offshore driller SeaDrill faces "perfect storm" of falling oil price, cost push from customers, and Russia sanctions: on.ft.com/1ATM7Y7

Nov 26, 2014

Offshore driller SeaDrill faces "perfect storm" of falling oil price, cost push from customers, and Russia sanctions: on.ft.com/1ATM7Y7

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Europe to push back US clearing decision

ft.com — Europe will formally push back next month's introduction of new capital rules for banks as it continues to argue with the US over recognition of the latter as having "equivalent" rules to oversee clearing houses. The disclosure, by Patrick Pearson,

ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’

ft.com — The European Central Bank will wait until the start of next year before considering whether to embark on mass government bond buying, according to a top official, who said arguments quantitative easing would not work in the currency bloc were "not
Nov 26, 2014

RT @ChassNews: FT Banking summit scoop: ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’ @sam1fleming FT.com on.ft.com/1zXsOtC via @FT

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ChassNews: FT Banking summit scoop: ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’ @sam1fleming FT.com on.ft.com/1zXsOtC via @FT

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ChassNews: FT Banking summit scoop: ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’ @sam1fleming FT.com on.ft.com/1zXsOtC via @FT

Nov 26, 2014

FT Banking summit scoop: ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’ @sam1fleming FT.com on.ft.com/1zXsOtC via @FT

German businesses suffer fallout as Ukraine sanctions take hold

ft.com — Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau has supplied pipe organs to cathedrals and concert halls for almost 200 years, surviving a wave of upheavals including war and nationalisation under the communist regime of the former East Germany. But the economic

Dangers of the dollar-bull consensus

ft.com — Predictions of exchange rates are notoriously unreliable. So much so that when analysts at BNP Paribas compared consensus forecasts for a set of emerging markets currencies with their actual movement over 12 months, the best they could say was that

S&P 500 bull run defies doubts over valuations

ft.com — Very rarely has a US equity bull market been this hot, testing the mettle of investors who focus on valuation as a guide for buying stocks. With 23 business days left until January, the S&P 500 has notched up 46 record closes so far this year, just

Red card for Venables’ football fund

ft.com — Terry Venables' football fund has been dealt a kick after an offshore regulator ruled it is not licensed to operate from the tax haven of Anguilla. The former England manager, known as "El Tel" after a stint managing FC Barcelona, launched the
Nov 26, 2014

RT @JonathanEley: Oi, ref! El Tel football fund shown red card in the Caribbean, via @emdunks (a gooner) on.ft.com/1zXrM0V

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JonathanEley: Oi, ref! El Tel football fund shown red card in the Caribbean, via @emdunks (a gooner) on.ft.com/1zXrM0V

Nov 26, 2014

Oi, ref! El Tel football fund shown red card in the Caribbean, via @emdunks (a gooner) on.ft.com/1zXrM0V

Nov 26, 2014

Exclusive: Terry Venables's Football Fund not licensed to operate in offshore tax-haven ft.com/cms/s/0/1512a2…

Thomas Cook CEO steps down

ft.com — Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, as the travel operator reported a fall in revenues, improved margins and reduced losses for the full year to September 30. Harriet Green, who joined Thomas Cook in 2012 from Premier Farnell,
Nov 26, 2014

RT @FT: Harriet Green describes herself as a “landa” – a cross between a lion and a panda: on.ft.com/1uGgBEw pic.twitter.com/Pz4FUYjBqK

Nov 26, 2014

RT @FT: Harriet Green describes herself as a “landa” – a cross between a lion and a panda: on.ft.com/1uGgBEw pic.twitter.com/Pz4FUYjBqK

Nov 26, 2014

RT @FT: Harriet Green, who saved Thomas Cook from near-collapse, steps down. Shares slump in response: on.ft.com/1Cf70P5

Russian economy: Buckwheat blues

ft.com — "No buckwheat", said the handwritten sign dangling from an empty shelf at the Dixy market in Murom, a town some 300km east of Moscow. At another supermarket nearby, buckwheat was available, but with a price tag of Rbs90 ($2) per kg - more than double what it was about a month ago.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @FT: News about a poor harvest sparks panic buying of buckwheat in Russia: on.ft.com/1viJBpR

Nov 26, 2014

RT @FT: News about a poor harvest sparks panic buying of buckwheat in Russia: on.ft.com/1viJBpR

Unrest takes its toll on Israel’s economy

ft.com — The souk of Jerusalem's Old City, where vendors sell T-shirts extolling the Israel Defence Forces alongside those calling for the liberation of Palestine, is largely bereft of tourists. Israeli tour operators, vendors and restaurants had welcomed a

Lawsuit alleges manipulation of precious metals benchmark

ft.com — A US jewellery company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Standard Bank and BASF alleging manipulation of benchmarks used to set the price of platinum and palladium. The lawsuit, filed in New York, seeks damages for what

China ‘fines’ Microsoft $140m for tax evasion

ft.com — Microsoft's fortunes in China have been dented after the Chinese government charged it $140m in back taxes in a rare case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country. A report in Xinhua, the official Chinese newsagency, did not name Microsoft
Nov 26, 2014

China fines Microsoft millions for tax evasion -- seeing the trend in Europe, is Beijing cracking down? ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d…

How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

ft.com — In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way our immigration rules work, without compromising our open economy - so critical to prosperity and jobs? So far the political
Nov 26, 2014

Nick Clegg sensible on EU migrants and benefits, though neglects that this has been UK policy all along. ft.com/cms/s/0/9bbbd8… (£)

Nov 26, 2014

How to tackle immigration without risking the economy: on.ft.com/1yTI9uv #FT

Nov 26, 2014

. @nick_clegg has written interesting piece in FT warning PM off overpromising & underdelivering on immigration ft.com/cms/s/9bbbd83e…

Russian economy: Buckwheat blues

ft.com — No buckwheat", said the handwritten sign dangling from an empty shelf at the Dixy market in Murom, a town some 300km east of Moscow. At another supermarket nearby, buckwheat was available, but with a price tag of Rbs90 ($2) per kg - more than double

Large UK supermarkets ‘uneconomic’, warns property chief

ft.com — The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets, a veteran property industry investor has warned, saying it is "only a matter of time" before store groups, property companies and pension funds will have to cut the
Nov 26, 2014

Will schemes invested in supermarket “sale and leaseback” deals have to write down assets? ft.com/cms/s/0/cdcf4e…

Nov 26, 2014

The growth of online grocery shopping is set to hit the value of large supermarkets on.ft.com/1tt5w9G

Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

ft.com — Carlyle, one of the world's largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after announcing its maiden deal in Nigeria. The buyout house has acquired TiAuto, a vehicle tyre and parts retailer in Johannesburg,
Nov 26, 2014

UPDATED: Carlyle makes first ever invest in #SouthAfrica - only days after maiden deal in #Nigeria -- by @cornishft ft.com/cms/s/0/e2b450…

How To Give It - Philanthropy - How To Spend It

howtospendit.ft.com — This is a very exciting month in the history of How To Spend It. We launched on the last Saturday of November 1994 and to mark our 20th anniversary we have created a very special edition of the magazine, entitled How To Give It, which will be published with the Financial Times on Saturday November 29.
Nov 26, 2014

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The growing absurdity of German energy policy

ft.com — At a time of mounting concern about climate change, governments are under pressure to introduce renewable sources of energy in order to cut greenhouse gas emissions. No nation has embraced the challenge more fervently than Germany. Under a policy
Nov 26, 2014

RT @drsimevans: .@FT really doesn't like the Energiewende, part 2 ft.com/cms/s/0/01e650… Here's what FT got wrong 1st time round ft.com/cms/s/0/9aaf18…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JoannaEHeath: Interesting analysis of German's renewables shift in FT editorial: The growing absurdity of German energy policy ft.com/cms/s/0/01e650…

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